Weekend Fun

September 26th, 2011

Hey all, hope you had a great weekend!  I spend it with my good friend and fellow blogger Rhoda visiting from Atlanta playing tour guide and I gave her the whirlwind tour of our region.  Here’s a peek what we’ve been up to for the last few days. 

Any visit to my place begins with a glass of something special in the backyard, time to shake off all of the discomforts of travel and chill, relax, chillax!  

rhoda chillin in cgs yard

 

I took her on my favorite quick tour of the WC which includes Viansa . . .

rhoda viansa

ivy at viansa

 

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BOTB 9.25.11

September 25th, 2011

Good day, all, how’s your fall?  This morning, Rhoda and I off to the Antique Faire (with a chance of rain, yikes) so we’ll see how far we get.  We’re also working on two mantels this afternoon!  Meanwhile, let’s take a peek at more inspiring projects from this week.

There’s a lovely dining room over at From the Right Bank you won’t want to miss, I am especially smitten with that Barbara Barry chandy and those coffered ceilings.

from the right bank dining room

 

Cassie makes the case for painting a brick fireplace over at Hi Sugarplum, and isn’t that black and gold mirror a fabulous accent?

hi sugarplum brick makeover

 

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Plush Pumpkins Giveaway

September 23rd, 2011

Hi y’all, thanks for all of your congratulations from yesterday, it’s so very nice to read all of your kind comments.  In other news, guess who’s in my house?  Rhoda, that’s who!  Yep, my good friend Rhoda from Southern Hospitality arrived yesterday from Georgia and I’m going to play tour guide for a few days and take her to visit all my favorite places while she’s here.  We’re going thrifting, antiquing, and to both Sonoma and San Francisco, so follow me and follow Rhoda on Twitter and we’ll share all of our Northern Cali adventures with you.

I’ve got a fantastic seasonal giveaway for you today.  One of my sponsors Love Feast Table sells the cutest velvet pumpkins you ever did see made by Plush Pumpkins with ‘real and spectacular’ stems which brings to mind a certain Seinfeld quote but I will spare you from spinning off into a Seinfeld quote frenzy which I am prone to do often, crazed fan that I am.

I love these!

plush brown pumpkin

 

Perhaps you’ve spied them over at Nester’s place or in Layla’s cute basket.  Well today is my turn to giveaway a set of six!  How sweet are these authentic stems?

plush pumkins on mantel

 

These pumpkins were recently featured in Better Homes & Gardens and now’s your chance to get your hands on them!

These velvet pumpkins come in several sizes and plenty of colors like Lagoon, Stone, Curry, Chocolate, and Spice to name a few.  They’re perfect for your fall mantel, sideboard, or Thanksgiving table, and you’ll be so tempted to leave them out all year long.

set of six plush pumpkins

There are so many color combinations to choose from, here is just a small sampling!

plush pumpkin medleys

 

Good news, there’s a set of six up for grabs ( $148 value) !

Eligibility to win a set of Six Plush Pumpkins – you choose the set:

1.  Leave a comment with the word ‘pumpkin’ in it.  Or you can leave your favorite Seinfeld quote, either will qualify!

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

Giveaway ends Monday September 26th at 8 p.m. PST, one winner chosen at random.

Two more quick things, the winners of the Style Package Giveaway and the Decorative Pillow Giveaway have been added to the original posts.  Winners notified via email.

Also, don’t forget, the Fall Link Parties start next week, with Layla hosting Mantels on Tuesday the 27th and Rhoda hosting Door Décor on Thursday the 29th.  See you there!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

Winner, #1,328 Aly, notification sent via email!

Cheers and happy fall weekend y’all!

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