December 2, 2011

All I Want For Christmas Is…..

by Shelly

I haven’t been around here much I know.  Work has been quite busy…which is GOOD!  I just LOVE being busy and doing what I enjoy most, designing!  But the husband was wondering what I want this Christmas and thought you might want to see what I’m aching for this year.

I know plenty about how to design, but I’m still a new business owner and figuring out how to actually make money at what I’m doing…well I think this book may help. 1 The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Amazon $26.40 Gone are the days when heels were my go to shoe of choice. I pretty much live in sandals, ballet flats and boots.  These caught my eye the minute I saw them. CUTENESS! 2 Minnetonka Kilty Suede Moc, Zappos $45.00 Boy do I wear out m wallets! I’ve had my existing paprika colored leather wallet from Banana Republic for three year now. But it’s dirty, worn and tired. I’ve sort of always wanted a Kate Spade one. This is cute and it zips, which would help with my overflowing wallet situation. 3 Cobble Hill Lacey Wallet, Kate Spade $136.00 Well, to tell the truth we really need to add gutters to our fixer upper. But when we do I totally want a few of these, so that the rain will make music as it comes down. I’m going for cottage at our new place and these seem just that.  4 Hammered Cup with Rain Chain, Rain Chains Direct $89.95 This year was a difficult one with big decisions to make, bold steps to take and a lot of learning and growing. But it was GOOD…even if it was a bit painful at times.  This bracelet is just what I need to keep my mind going in the right direction.  The second bracelet is just SO me. My close friends know that I am very much a downtown meets uptown kinda girl.  I definitely like nice things…food, clothes, homes, wine, etc.  But I am your girl if you want to head to a dive bar, play shuffleboard and drink beer! This Is The Year To Idiom Bracelet, Kate Spade $58.00 AND/OR Go The Extra Mile Idiom Bracelet, Kate Spade $40.00 I’ve decided that our home needs a bit more orange going on.  I’m thinking a few pops would work great and this throw is just so classic AND orange. And we could always use another throw around here. 6 Draper Stripe Persimmon Throw, Dwell Studio $150.00 Recently, I purchased a very cool reclaimed wood printer cabinet sideboard piece to house my fabrics in our living room..which happens to also be my office.  Our existing barley twist lamp is just not doing it for me.  I’m thinking some BIG and glass would look really great in it’s place. And I saw a guy that made these last time I hit the Rose Bowl. 7 French Wine Jug Lamp, Rose Bowl Flea Market $ ?? Thanksgiving weekend was spent in Central California at the in laws place…Fresno to be exact. I know, I know Fresno. It honestly gets a bad wrap. There are some really cool things about Fresno, but that’s for another post. Anywho, we went to dinner with some dear friends one night and had the most AMAZING Italian food.  Yes, in Fresno! So, now I’m all gung ho about making fresh pasta.  I want to recreate that dinner experience! 8 Imperia Pasta Machine, Williams Sonoma $69.95 As are most women right now, I am having a serious love affair with animal print.  I love this skinny belt for adding definition to a boxy dress or over a cardigan. So classic! 9 Skinny Calf Hair Belt, J.Crew $60.00

So what’s on your wish list? I’d love to know what you are asking for this year.

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Diane December 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Great list! What I really want is a new food processor!

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Dee December 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Hi. I think you know we moved back to Denver? We did a remodel, took a wall out to make two tiny bedrooms one decent size. Now I need window coverings. I clicked on the side for “Blinds Chalet” and the link is closed? Who else do you recommend? Have you talked with Verena? I think about you and Verena often. Happy Holidays, Dee

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