Inspired by Nailhead Trim

July 6th, 2009

Nailheads are popping up everywhere, and they’re back in a big way.   Nailheads are no longer just for dark leather sofas in club rooms filled with cigar smoke.   Here are a few gorgeous objects out there that feature this fabulous finish.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s chair, House and Garden, 2006

gwyneth paltrow chair house and garden

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Doll of a Wall Mirror

July 5th, 2009

I’ve got this thing for wall mirrors in sets of three.  Come to think of it, I try to display anything in sets of three.  To me, in décor, odd numbers reign, and trios are just more interesting than pairs. 

So I found this set of mirrors last week at the local Goodwill that called out my name.  “Kate, over here, over here !”   Alas, the poor downtrodden mirrors had been sitting in a corner all by themselves.  Apparently, from what history I could gather, these mirrors used to belong to a dresser, but sadly had been abandoned by their bigger mate.  But oh, the potential within !  You know I have a soft spot for hidden potential, so naturally I brought said mirrors home with me.   

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Stars and Stripes Centerpieces

July 2nd, 2009

Last year, we had a huge Fourth of July barbeque for fifty friends.  It was so much fun.  We can see our local fireworks from our front porch, so we’re a great place for an evening party.  Every year, all the kids from the neighborhood end up at our house for Mr. CG’s street fireworks show.  This year, I skipped throwing a party, but I still like to add a festive touch to my table.

I bought some basic canisters from Michaels in white and red, and a few spools of ribbon. 

supplies

This is not a novel concept to use ribbon for decorating centerpieces, but this is my simple and easy approach.   Read the rest of this entry »

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