April 25, 2010

A few of my favorite things….

by Shelly

I’ve decided I am going to start a monthly posting called “A Few of My Favorite Things”.  This will be a collection of things that I’m loving at the current time. It may be clothing, food, music, home stuff, whatever… But it will always be new and different. I might also ask my fellow blogger friends to guest blog their “favs” to make it fun and interesting.  So let’s kick it off with some things I’m crushing on right now….

Galbraith and Paul Fabrics

I spotted this line in one of my design mags recently and immediately set up a trade account with them and got samples. Once I got the samples I was in AWE!!! So fun, so pretty, and so unique. I’m considering using the green tile fabric and the aqua and green medallion fabric on the lower left for pillows and/or to recover an accent chair in my living room.

The fabric is designed by Liz Galbraith and is hand blocked. They also do beautiful custom rugs and wallpaper!

Domino Feb.2008
 Domino March 2009
Better Homes and Gardens October 2006



English Gardens
I’ve always loved English garden design, but it wasn’t until we moved to our new home that I became a serious fan.  Our backyard was remodeled by the previous owners in an English style. Although they attempted to recreate this look, they sort of fell short. I’ve spent the last few months ripping out the old plants that were not right and overgrown and put in lots of fresh herbs, lavender, lamb’s ear…you get the picture. Its coming together slowly. And I can’t wait for the weather to really warm up so we can sit back there with friends, have wine and appetizers and enjoy the scenery. Here are some gardens that have really inspired me.
Ina Garten’s garden 
 More of Ina’s garden via Food Network
via Velvet and Linen…
Yes, I know..not really an English garden, but I’m loving pea gravel right now and this looks SO cozy!

Miss Trish for Target 

 via target addict blogspot

I bought a pair of these cuties for my little cutie right before Easter. Every time I go into Target I now run to the shoe section because our awesome babysitter Liz somehow always scores the cutest shoes there. Or maybe its just that whatever she puts on looks super cute. One of the two…I’m going with the latter. Anywho, I was SHOCKED when I saw these and for the price how could I resist!? I’ve been wanting a pair of Trish’s for a few years now, but can never come up with a good enough excuse to buy a pair of sandals over $100. My husband would kill me..literally. When I bought a pair for my toddler they didn’t yet have the women’s version in store yet. They do now though!
What things have you been obsessing over lately? I’d love to hear!

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