See You Monday!

November 3, 2010

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.

See You Monday!

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…)


  • Reply juliette November 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Viel Spaß!

  • Reply flowing moments November 3, 2010 at 8:23 am

    lucky girl, have a delightful turkish voyage :)

  • Reply Raina Kattelson November 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Have a great time and RELAX!!

  • Reply laura trevey November 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Ahhh… Istanbul! Have a wonderful time ~~

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente November 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Hope you have an absolutely beautiful trip hun! Lots of love right back atcha! :)

  • Reply Brigitte November 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Have a fab mini-break, love!

  • Reply Samhain Moon November 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I’m going crazy with patterns!

    Mm, Paris… : >

  • Reply BODIE and FOU November 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

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

  • Reply Margarita Lorenzo November 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    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.

  • Reply Ebru Goktan November 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    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

  • Reply Anna November 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    have an enchanting time!

  • Reply janis - pinecone camp November 3, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    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.

    • Reply decor8 November 3, 2010 at 11:10 pm

      @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. :)

  • Reply frauheuberg November 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    have a great time there…magical moments with your sweetheart and relax…;)…hugs and cheers…i…

  • Reply Marianne November 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Have a nice vacation!

  • Reply Krista November 3, 2010 at 10:26 pm

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

  • Reply alli November 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm

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

  • Reply alis November 4, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Welcome to my city :) I’m excited to see what gems you will discover that I take for granted :)

  • Reply {COZAMIA} November 4, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I swear finding the right rug is the hardest part for me…I really love these, specially the pink one :)

  • Reply Rebecca Newport November 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Have a great time Holly! I have always wanted to go Istanbul!

  • Reply Selen Atac November 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm


    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.


  • Reply Katie - Coco Målé November 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    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…

  • Reply handmadeflowers November 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Oh, a vacation sounds great! Have a lovely time!

  • Reply Jacqueline November 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Hope you are having a lovely time and enjoy all the great patterns. Looking forward to learn more about your trip.

  • Reply Leigha November 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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


  • Reply thedoodlegirl November 5, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Have a lovely time!

  • Reply Erica Cooper November 5, 2010 at 2:31 am

    ooh, I don’t know which sounds more fun, a weekend in Istanbul or a week in Paris…
    Enjoy, relax and safe travels!

  • Reply viviane feijo November 5, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Muito interessante este post ….

  • Reply Lilla huset på prärien November 5, 2010 at 7:36 am

    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!


  • Reply Ludmila {} November 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Have a great time, Holly! xo

  • Reply Melanie Adams November 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sofie from November 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    enjoy! especially the wonderful sweets and desserts…

  • Reply Lana November 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Have a lovely trip Holly!

    Those images / designs are gorgeous!

  • Reply Becky D @ KingsDownRoad November 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Oh – lovely!! Have a nice trip!

  • Reply sinem inugur November 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

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

  • Reply tracey November 6, 2010 at 11:59 am

    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.

  • Reply guliz November 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    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 =)

  • Reply Flock of Tea Cosy November 7, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Turkey, r u kidding? How wonderful! It’s on my list…

  • Reply AmyC November 8, 2010 at 2:57 am

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

  • Reply Tina in Boston November 8, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Have fun! Love the rugs!

  • Reply Casa e Cose November 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    oh those rugs just looks amazing. i am on a hunt for a good rugg to warm my freezing floors….

  • Reply Bieb November 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    HI Holly,
    That sounds GREAT! And going to blue skies is nice as well!

  • Reply Glamourshoes November 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    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?

  • Reply Ingen vanlig dag November 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    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…


  • Reply interior ideas November 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

    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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