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Back Home Again

Excuse me for feeling a little retro/country today, but Back Home Again is another charming etsy store I couldn’t resist telling you about. There’s nothing like lavender sachets tucked away between your clothes, towels, and bed linens, and if you promise not to tell my husband, he uses them too. So it’s not a girl thing. These also make great gifts since they’re super affordable at only $12 for 3. Back Home Again sews up throw pillows, bags, and other pretty things that I think you’ll like.


(images from back home again)

Posted in etsy, textiles on August 24, 2007

Lindy Lou 2

Lindylou2 is such a sweet little etsy shop! This Austin-based crafter specializes in handmade coasters, bags, fat quarters, pillowcases, and other pretty things – lots of Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics – yay! I love the frayed edges of these coasters (so boho!) and for $7 for a set of 4, they’d make a great gift.


(images from lindylou2)

Posted in etsy, textiles on August 24, 2007

Moroccan Style on HGTV

Interested in Moroccan decor? Here are a few pieces written by yours truly that recently went live over on HGTV.com, this time about, surprise, Moroccan style: Be Seduced by Moroccan Style and What We Love: Affordable Moroccan Decor.


A special thanks to Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise L.A. for her contribution, and of course Maryam from My Marrakesh and The View from Morocco for the constant flow of inspiration as both bloggers report live from Morocco daily giving us an insider’s view of this enchanting country.

(images from graham and green)

Posted in travel, trends on August 24, 2007

Rice *New* Winter Collection ’07

Blogging about Susanne Schjerning made me think of Rice in Denmark and how excited I am to soon be in on of my favorite shops in Hannover again. I can’t wait to go away next month, this time of year is filled with much excitement and anticipation for me because I love spending the autumn months with my husband’s family and our friends in Germany. It’s all such a special, almost magical time for us.


Germany is so beautiful in the cooler months (ah, Oktoberfest!) and I love watching everything change from green to gold. It’s like one big Robert Frost poem unfolding before our eyes. And when I arrive, since we sublet a 2-room suite, I always head to Esplanade for Rice stuff. I buy inexpensive candle holders, a few pillows, and a vase for fresh flowers. You can’t spend time in Europe without flowers in your room. And for our balcony, I always buy a few pretty plants. I find that I have to do these things to make it feel more personal and cozy. We have some things there in storage that I pull out to, which helps me make a very quick mental transition from our home here to our place there.

Here are some product shots from the Rice winter collection. This is one of those lines where I find myself liking everything and the best part, it’s all so affordable.


I’m not sure where it’s sold in the states, but if you are interested, perhaps you can contact Rice directly for store location information.

(images from rice)

Posted in inspiration on August 23, 2007

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