My Little Corner of the World

I’ve been in my apartment for about two months now, and I am still trying to figure things out.  But I am loving that it is all mine.  I picked the colors on the walls.  I picked all of the food in the fridge (all gluten-free!).  The mess is all mine.

The one thing I haven’t done?  Decorate!  I am finding it hard to find things that I want filling in my apartment.  One minute, I see something and immediately want it.  The next?  I don’t know if I feel like living with it for the next year.

Working with luxury home accessories, it is sometimes hard to remove myself from the “$500 for a teapot is nothing!” feeling.  (I mean, I can’t afford that, even though I would LOVE to!).  Here are my picks for my apartment.  Some are dreams…some might be reality.

Love Replica in Silver from ABC Home

Hermes Bleus D’Ailleurs Coffeepot from Michael C. Fina

Ampersand Pillow from Etsy

Vintage Birdcage Chandelier X-Small from Restoration Hardware

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A Little Bit of Romance…

These heels would be perfect for an outdoor summer wedding!

Forget-me-knot…Such a delicate bow!

A lemony fresh wedding!

Say, “I Love You,” in a new way…

Such a cute rug for a bedroom!

Because I have issues with hand-holding.

A blog dedicated to the author’s love of Pride and Prejudice (basically the best love story ever!).

A chance for your love story to be featured in windows on Fifth Avenue.

I normally don’t like country music at all, but I am kind of loving this song….

Cheese!

Have yourself a very cheesy Valentine’s Day! Go over the top and be extra corny and romantic this year.

Sweet Nothing Heart Necklace
Unique and very cute! I love how random some of the messages are! My favorite? “Fireworks” – such a simple, yet heartfelt message.
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Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate
If you can’t make it into NYC for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, bring it home! Serendipity is famous for their frozen hot chocolate – my friends love it! I just love the two straws…such a 50’s diner feel to it!
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Pride and Prejudice
My favorite novel (and one of my favorite love stories!)…with a vintage look! This would be the best Valentine’s Day gift ever.
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International Love Pillow
Say “love” in 19 languages. How many people can do that?
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Ruby Readers
A really subtle and dorky way to add some red to your wardrobe on Valentine’s Day. Fabulous!
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What to get?

I am really bad this year. I have not purchased any Christmas presents…and it is next week. So I have turned to online browsing and shopping to get everything done. Here’s a preview of some great gift ideas for my friends and family.

Audrey Hepburn: Int’l Cover Girl
Great for my friend C. She idolizes Audrey, so this book is perfect for her.
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Shipwrecked Necklace
My friend M loves anchors. Cute enough to wear out. Subtle enough that she can wear it to work.
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Fit-to-be-Tied Headband
My sister B is forever borrowing my headbands. This one would be great for her to wear to school…the color would look great with her uniform!
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Talking Moo Mixer

This is just annoying and funny enough to give to my brother. And he would use it.
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Always Cardigan
Perfect for mom. You can lounge around in it, or just throw it on to run errands or go to dinner with friends.
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Pen Pot Cognac
To help dad keep his desk a little more organized.
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Happy Thanksgiving

I spent Thankgiving Eve with some of my best friends, and now am spending Thanksgiving day with my family. I could not ask for anything better!
We all have a lot to be thankful for this year!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

I know it is not even Thanksgiving…or November, for that matter. However, I am the type of person that starts listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. With the chilly days and the various holiday items popping up in some stores, I have gotten into the holiday mood already.

So here is a preview…


Victorian holiday card set

Santa is real!
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This Tree Needs You mini

Do I really need to explain this?
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Blinking Rudolph lip gloss
It blinks! So childish, but I absolutely love it!
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Snowball Throw
Love the pompom snowballs!
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Colossal Sweater Stocking
I have always wanted a stocking that looked like this.
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The Wall

I share a room with my sister, so it has always been difficult to agree on what we want decorating the walls of our room.  We have different styles for the most part, so I always enjoy imagining what my room will look like when she goes away to college and I move her stuff out. (Just kidding, B!)


Love Birds Wall Art by Geninne Zlatkis

I am terrified of birds, but this adorable piece doesn’t bother me at all. So innocent and quaint, I wouldn’t mind seeing these birds every day.
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Paper Dolls Wall Art by Alexander Girard
How cute is this? It is such a simple concept, but it can make a wall really pop at the same time. This is also something that could easily transition from a young girl’s room into a more adult one.
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Dandelions Wall Art by Devyn Waitt
Make a wish! This piece reminds me of a scene in Beauty and the Beast, my favorite Disney movie. (I know I am in my early 20s…don’t judge.)
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Under My Umbrella

The amount of rain that we have gotten this summer has been absolutely INSANE. I am so sick of becoming completely soaked as I walk to work in the morning. While I always have an umbrella on hand, I can never seem to find an umbrella that actually keeps me dry while looking cute.

Here are some great ones from Totes.


Vintage Fashion Stick Umbrella

Love the lace trim and the black-and-white floral design!
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Clear Bubble Umbrella with Primary Dots
I really want one of these bubble umbrellas! I just love them! The polka dots make this one so much more fun!
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Rihanna Satin Stick Umbrella
So basic, but fun! This umbrella has a fushia inside!
This was also designed for Rihanna for her performance of “Umbrella” during the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
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Things I Want This Week…

Twinkle Twinkle The Mad Hatters Tea Party Large Charm Necklace
Weird, whimsical, and adorable. I absolutely love the little teacup and saucer charm and the etching on the others! I have no idea where I would wear this, but I definitely think people would be talking about it.
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I Heart Jim
I would never wear it. I just want to own it. Just because it’s Jim and I love him, as you all know. I am pretty sure J would love this as well.
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Vintage Dictionary WASP Electrical Outlet Cover
Vintage and from a dictionary? Can you get any better? I am such a huge English dork, so this would be perfect for my room.
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Glittered Postal Canvas

So beautiful. So classy. So different. I wish more people wrote actual letters and postcards these days. I would love that. Also, this would totally match the decor at The Red Door!
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