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See You Monday!

I’m taking a long weekend (ha ha beginning on a Wednesday, it’s nice to own your own company isn’t it?!?) and flying to Istanbul in a few hours! I’ll be in Turkey on a long overdue vacation since I’ve not taken a single one this entire year. By the time most of you read this post I’ll be there and I’m staying until Monday so I’ll blog again as soon as I get home to share trip highlights with you. I plan to use all of the wonderful links you left here on this post, so thanks for your amazing help. I can’t wait to see such a vibrant, historical and lovely city by the sea. It should be quite an experience.

Going to Instanbul!

I will meet you back here again on Monday and then I’ll be blogging again full-time until my next trip in January where I’ll be spending a week in Paris but until then, you have me 100% — just like old times! :)

Much love to you, dear readers.

(image: rugs from dhoku – I plan to check them out while there…)

Posted by decor8 in travel on November 03, 2010

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  1. juliette commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 8:06am

    Viel Spaß!
    juliette´s last blog post ..PSA- Gifted Magazine Amazing new free online mag!

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  2. flowing moments commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 8:23am

    lucky girl, have a delightful turkish voyage :)
    flowing moments´s last blog post ..haïku

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  3. Raina Kattelson commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:36pm

    Have a great time and RELAX!!
    Raina Kattelson´s last blog post ..desks and tables

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  4. laura trevey commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 1:44pm

    Ahhh… Istanbul! Have a wonderful time ~~
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Color Inspiration- Silver and Gold

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  5. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 2:48pm

    Hope you have an absolutely beautiful trip hun! Lots of love right back atcha! :)
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Pairs

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  6. Brigitte commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 3:33pm

    Have a fab mini-break, love!
    Brigitte´s last blog post ..Wont You Meet Me at One Sydney Road

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  7. Samhain Moon commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 5:29pm

    I’m going crazy with patterns!

    Mm, Paris… : >

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  8. BODIE and FOU commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 6:04pm

    Lucky you! Make the most of it :-)
    Lots of love

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  9. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 6:49pm

    have a lot of fun, Istambul is one of my next destinations!! Need to save money before even buying the ticket too many gorgeous things to buy, enjoy your break.
    Margarita Lorenzo´s last blog post ..Where chocolate creative happens

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  10. Ebru Goktan commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 6:59pm

    So you are here in Istanbul already…Welcome! Am a bit sad that you never got back to my invitation to take you to a couple of must-see places in our great city but I hope you will enjoy it anyway…best, your BYW student

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  11. Anna commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:08pm

    have an enchanting time!
    Anna´s last blog post ..found!

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  12. janis - pinecone camp commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:17pm

    Hello Holly! Pardon my ignorance, but those are carpets/rugs are they not? I love the pink one….whatever it may be. ;)
    Have a fun long weekend, you lucky girl. It must be fantastic living in Europe, as you’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from so many incredible cultures.
    janis – pinecone camp´s last blog post ..Baked On Monday – Short Black Cupcakes

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  13. frauheuberg commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 8:21pm

    have a great time there…magical moments with your sweetheart and relax…;)…hugs and cheers…i…
    frauheuberg´s last blog post ..Welcome in Zakka Heavenor a visit to Hirondelle

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  14. Marianne commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 9:34pm

    Have a nice vacation!

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  15. Krista commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 10:26pm

    I can’t wait to see what kind of visual treasures you come back with to share with all of us! Safe travels, Holly!

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  16. alli commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 11:03pm

    What fun! I’ve always wanted to explore the world and cultures!

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  17. decor8 commented
    November 3rd, 2010 at 11:10pm

    @Janis – Hi! Yes they are rugs… we are going to that store either tomorrow or Friday so I will take photos for decor8 to post next week. :)

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  18. alis commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 12:12am

    Welcome to my city :) I’m excited to see what gems you will discover that I take for granted :)
    alis´s last blog post ..Rustic

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  19. {COZAMIA} commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:21am

    I swear finding the right rug is the hardest part for me…I really love these, specially the pink one :)
    {COZAMIA}´s last blog post ..Gorgeous Interiors- Toronto Photographer Brandon Barré

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  20. Rebecca Newport commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 9:51am

    Have a great time Holly! I have always wanted to go Istanbul!
    Rebecca Newport´s last blog post ..Doily wedding idea

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  21. Selen Atac commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 12:27pm


    This is Selen from Istanbul, Turkey. I’ve been following your blog for a long time. I am working at an art gallery located in Taksim/Beyoglu area and we’re having an opening tomorrow, would love to welcome you here. You can contact me through my e-mail for details. Hope you have a great time in Istanbul.


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  22. Katie - Coco Målé commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:09pm

    aah, I’m SO jealous… first Marrakech, now Istanbul!! I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time, it is one of my favourite cities in the world, really East meets West…
    Katie – Coco Målé´s last blog post ..Progress on our flat renovation…

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  23. handmadeflowers commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:39pm

    Oh, a vacation sounds great! Have a lovely time!
    handmadeflowers´s last blog post ..Chiffon Flower Hair pins accessories with a crystals and beads

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  24. Jacqueline commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 5:57pm

    Hope you are having a lovely time and enjoy all the great patterns. Looking forward to learn more about your trip.
    Jacqueline´s last blog post ..Splendid Free Ebook on Time Management for Creative People

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  25. Leigha commented
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:19pm

    Enjoy Istanbul Holly…I will live vicariously through you. Smile.

    Leigha´s last blog post ..Oh Oliver

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  26. thedoodlegirl commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 12:14am

    Have a lovely time!

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  27. Erica Cooper commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 2:31am

    ooh, I don’t know which sounds more fun, a weekend in Istanbul or a week in Paris…
    Enjoy, relax and safe travels!
    Erica Cooper´s last blog post ..Chocolate Guinness Cake… A Re-Post

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  28. viviane feijo commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 3:37am

    Muito interessante este post ….

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  29. Lilla huset på prärien commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 7:36am

    Wow… Isanbul… would love to go there some day! Wonder if it’s a nice place to visit with kids? Maybe you can report that later?! :) Wishing you a happy trip!

    Lilla huset på prärien´s last blog post ..Aj- aj

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  30. Ludmila {} commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 11:52am

    Have a great time, Holly! xo
    Ludmila {}´s last blog post ..Classic Glamor

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  31. Melanie Adams commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 12:41pm

    Enjoy your time off – Turkey is a gorgeous country with some inspirational designs and patterns – much like those above! Very jealous, and look forward to hearing all about it.

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  32. Sofie from commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 2:28pm

    enjoy! especially the wonderful sweets and desserts…

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  33. Lana commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 3:55pm

    Have a lovely trip Holly!

    Those images / designs are gorgeous!
    Lana´s last blog post ..Feed Readers- Giveaways &amp Guest Artists

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  34. Becky D @ KingsDownRoad commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 5:08pm

    Oh – lovely!! Have a nice trip!
    Becky D @ KingsDownRoad´s last blog post ..For Their Anniversary

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  35. sinem inugur commented
    November 5th, 2010 at 7:26pm

    Hi from Istanbul!!! also I have a ‘dhoku’ rug in my house !! Have a nice vacation!!!

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  36. tracey commented
    November 6th, 2010 at 11:59am

    have fun in Instanbul, never wished any one that before! :) The raspberry flavors of those rugs…DELICIOUS! The last image, the quilt like pattern, sooooo cool, my fave.

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  37. guliz commented
    November 6th, 2010 at 6:13pm

    Hi Holly i”m a really big fan of your blog and and happy that you come to my city have a wonderful holiday! and welcome to Istanbul =) you’re so lucky because its november and the weather is from spring in Istanbul now =)

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  38. Flock of Tea Cosy commented
    November 7th, 2010 at 1:50am

    Turkey, r u kidding? How wonderful! It’s on my list…
    Flock of Tea Cosy´s last blog post ..SMALL TEA COSY Cornflower Blue &amp Tomato Soup Orange

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  39. AmyC commented
    November 8th, 2010 at 2:57am

    Love your blog! Jealous of your great va-cay! Have fun and look forward to reading all about it!

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  40. Tina in Boston commented
    November 8th, 2010 at 5:00am

    Have fun! Love the rugs!
    Tina in Boston´s last blog post ..BostonSewer at Fabric 20

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  41. Casa e Cose commented
    November 8th, 2010 at 10:55am

    oh those rugs just looks amazing. i am on a hunt for a good rugg to warm my freezing floors….
    Casa e Cose´s last blog post ..Circus dreams…

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  42. Bieb commented
    November 8th, 2010 at 1:24pm

    HI Holly,
    That sounds GREAT! And going to blue skies is nice as well!
    Bieb´s last blog post ..Ill take it sugarless

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  43. Glamourshoes commented
    November 9th, 2010 at 3:38pm

    I hope you had a wonderful trip! I am really looking forward to seeing your post about the trip. You always seem to capture the very special character of the places you visit. Perhaps a travel guide when you retire?
    Glamourshoes´s last blog post ..The Art of Vivienne Strauss

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  44. Ingen vanlig dag commented
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:09pm

    It will be interesting to see what kind of inspiration you bring back home.

    Love your blog. I´m often here but I´m not the best to leave you a comment…

    Ingen vanlig dag´s last blog post ..Snö ute- rosor inne

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  45. interior ideas commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:54am

    I hope you are enjoying your trip in Istanbul I will definitely look forward for your next blog and by the way ,the patterns you have shown in this blogs are awesome.

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