Dear Santa

Earlier this week I had this not so brilliant idea for us to make Christmas wish lists.  I had just told my husband I didn’t really want anything for Christmas, then I came into the office and said “let’s make wish lists for the blog”.  Well, that was easier said than done… but without further adieu, a few things we have our eyes on…

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I do not know a thing about sewing machines (other than the kid-friendly one my grandmother gave to me when I was younger!). I would just wish for a good sewing machine to get me through my projects. Emissary “Crisscross Lamp” – I can’t get over the silhouette and color! Baggu No.6 “Constellation” – just a favorite between Paula and I. Trench coat -I LOVE COATS. I am in love with these vintage-inspired earrings. Auburn Tigers #90 jersey – if you know who is selling them let me know, WAR EAGLE! “Mary McDonalds Interiors” She has such an elegant design style – I would love to peruse through this book. TOMS! “Recipes from an Italian Summer”- I love Italian meals. Fresh “Citron De Vigne Eau De Parfum” – Erika brought us all back a sampler after her New York trip, and this scent smells heavenly!

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The flats, good (comfortable) flats are hard to find. I bet Frye knows how to do flats, if Santa brings them, I’ll let you know. The simple little earrings, versatile. The Katie Ridder fabric, fresh pillows for my sofa perhaps?  The throw is 100% cotton and that turquoise stitching… yum.  I think I need two of these.  The watch, I have one similar with a green face, but I like the white face. The ipad case, truth be known I need the ipad to go inside too.  The boots, I think these would be a nice addition to my collection.  Spoon rest… I have one of these and love it,  but sometimes your pot needs a lid and that means you need a traditional spoon rest.  The plaid Shaw Couture Carpet would be nice bound for an area rug for my bedroom.  The rain jacket, mine died this year and my mom has this one, simple and practical.  I like practical… most of the time. ;)

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I have been in love with the supple looking Lucky purse forever. That Soap and Paper factory Roland Pine scented candle was updated this year in a fun, new package. It has the perfect non-fake Christmas tree scent. One of Katrina Schmidt-Rinke’s dreamy watercolors would be the best Christmas present ever. That spindle leg table- obsessed. My Dad’s old Seiko watch, which I stole and have been meaning to get repaired and resized…sorry Dad! I can’t help but want these moose mugs… Christmas Vacation classics. Essie’s “Steel-ing the Scene” is my favorite winter nailpolish. My childhood is filled with recipes from Tea-Time at the Masters. Norma Jean’s Ham Rolls, which has to be one of the best recipes of all time, are always present on Christmas morning. I love my Lucchese boots and these have such great detail. However when you get down to it, what I really want is for my grandma to hand over that loveseat she’s been hoarding and to get it recovered in this Mally Skok fabric.

some mother’s day ideas…

I’m on a blogging roll.  If I try to dye a wool rug I will let you know… I’m the type who would go for a graphic pattern, like a plaid on the diagonal, and make myself crazy in the process.  Speaking of pattern… did everyone see Mrs. Blandings’ floor cloth she created for Dining By Design?  I painted a floor cloth once and the process about broke my back, but it was a fun alternative to an area rug, less expensive, and pretty durable too.

As I mentioned yesterday it’s almost Mother’s Day, and I now qualify as a gift recipient.  The best gift of all is my daughter who qualifies me as such, but a few other little morsels that might bring a smile…

a. Chan Luu b. gold wishbone on tobacco c. bungalow 5 gray lamp, love the pleated shade (I sense a comeback)   d. WSHome Meade e. Essie Peach Daiquiri f. John D g. books from my wish list h. a pair of tall cast iron planters, can’t remember where I found the picture

Okay, so the bedside table may not classify as a “little morsel”, but love the lines.  Those are all really fun, but in all seriousness… when my husband asked last week what I wanted, I mentioned a bird bath for my garden.

That one is from Wisteria, but I am a bit concerned about the depth of the bowl (mosquito breeding ground?).  I saw a great concrete faux bois birdbath at KMart last year (with a shallower basin), so if my gift giver is reading: check KMart first.  Oh and one more little item that my sister turned me onto: Cooks Country magazine… a subscription would be welcomed.