Possible Curtain Fabric

12 November 2010

Readers, I need your help! I am almost ready to pull the trigger on fabric for curtains for our dining area, but wanted to ask your opinion first. Just to refresh your memory, here’s my inspiration for our living room/dining room, which is really just one large, open room:

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And here’s the fabric I’m considering:

Here it is in the iPhone pic I took at the store:

It’s Khandar Indigo by Robert Allen. The usual price is $34.99 per yard, but it’s 50% off until Saturday, which puts it under my self-imposed limit of $20 per yard. BUT since the sale is only until Saturday, I must make a decision soon! So tell me: should I go for it?

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

11 November 2010

After the response to my Minted post, I feel more comfortable talking about all things holiday cards since I know a few of you are thinking about them, as well! My family used Shutterfly for our holiday photo cards last year, and we were very pleased! Quick turnaround, pretty designs to choose from, and excellent customer service. The best part? Since we’re lucky enough to now have gorgeous family photos from Jenna Cole and & Unlimited, our send-outs are going to look good no matter which design we pick!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Starlight Joy, from $1.91. I generally prefer the flat v. folded designs, but this one was too simple + pretty to pass up.

Holiday Window, from $1.75

Pretty Package, from $1.75

Christmas 2010, from $1.75

Swirl Greetings, from $1.75

I even doctored a few to see how they might look with our chosen photo…

Peace and Joy, from $1.75

Partridge Pear Tree, from $1.75

Swirls and Dots, from $1.75

What do you think? Which is your favorite?

Ed note: Shutterfly is providing me with 50 free cards as compensation for this post, but the sentiment is all my own. As I said, my family used Shutterfly for our holiday cards last year, and are thrilled to do so again! Bloggers, if you’re interested in hashing out a similar deal, click here.

Thanksgiving table inspiration

10 November 2010

Have we discussed yet how I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? No, I don’t think so. Though I should probably be more worried about getting a large bird*, multiple side dishes, and three different kinds of pie (J’s request) into stomachs, I am somehow more interested in thinking about the table decor. Here are a few ideas I’ve gathered!

Jose Villa (See more here!)


Pottery Barn

via Timeless Paper

Sunday Suppers

via JolieJolie

Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings

Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

Good Housekeeping

Martha Stewart Living

Jordan Ferney for Project Wedding

The underlying theme seems to be neutrals, golden accents, and nuts… let’s see what I come up with! I will, of course, be sharing the finished design — that is, if I don’t burn down my kitchen first. Here’s hoping!

*My mother’s stated goal in life (one of them, anyway) is to never cook a turkey. Somehow she’s escaped thus far, so I don’t think she’ll be much help! Then again, she always knows what to do. Love you, Mom!