Fall Decor Giveaway

September 18th, 2013

Is your fall nesting instinct taking over? Mine certainly is. I’ve been pulling out all the linens I tucked away at winter’s end in preparation for the fast approaching cooler weather and evenings spent fireside. Autumn is on its way!

Today’s giveaway is brought to you by my lovely sponsor Love Feast Shop. Of course you know them from their series of original velvet pumpkins (with authentic stems) they’ve offered for sale every year, perfect for mantel, tabletop, or fall vignette.

velvet pumpkins

The online boutique also has a shop filled with beautiful home accessories and jewelry, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye to accent your own home or give as a gift!

love feast shop giveaway


Two lucky winners will receive a $100 shop credit, you’re free to spend it on anything in the shop.

Eligibility to win one of two $100 shop credits to Love Feast Shop:

1) Visit Love Feast Shop and pick a favorite item. Will it be a velvet pumpkin set, a piece of jewelry, or something else for your home? Name it in a comment on this blog post.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment here telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Two winners chosen at random. Giveaway ends Saturday September 21, 2013 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.


Winners: #287 Kati; #506 Erika W. Winners notified via email.



Etsy Art I Heart

September 17th, 2013

I’ve taken a few art classes at the local junior college on painting and color theory and really want to take more, but it seems I forget to enroll with each new semester, so I have to live out my dream vicariously through the talented artists I find on Etsy. 

Art can be a jumping off point for an entire room’s design, whether it’s the palette or subject matter. Art in all its mediums is subjective, but I always say if you’re truly drawn to a piece it has touched something deep inside and you should make it yours (budget permitting). I love discovering artists from all around the world on Etsy and the fact that this forum and community makes it possible for artists to sell their creative works to the world. 

blue sofette and gallery wall above

Etsy is one of the first places I turn when I want to fill a wall, so today I’m starting a series (probably irregular and on a whim) that features prints, photographs, paintings, and artists you might consider for your growing collection. All of these prints would be cool in the right spaces, let’s get started with today’s favorites! 

Watercolor botanicals at The Joy of Color.

watercolor botanicals joy of color


Beautiful pressed leaf prints at Flat Flower Designs.

pressed leaf prints flat flower designs

(I bought this print for my home – thinking I’ll use it on my fall mantel !)


City love art by Lucius Art.

city art lucius art

(I bought this one last year – see it here.)


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