In My Home {Christmas}

I should be nominated for Worst Blogger of 2014.  Regardless, I am here to share some Christmas corners around my home with a little link love sprinkled thoughout.  Here’s a glimpse of the living room, with my recently acquired vintage slat bench and Roger Folco abstract nudes painting. I am in love with this painting.  It has such an interesting patina and texture up close.

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Crate and Barrel helped bring Christmas cheer to the dining area – I love the pattern of this ‘Snowy Forest’ table runner.  It complements my newly painted Celery Green kitchen pretty well.  My paperwhites are starting to grow – too late for blooms by Christmas, but I’m hoping by New Year’s my house will smell like Spring with the help of these lovely bulbs!

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And finally, a little white branchy wreath in the bedroom.  If you look closely, you can see a Duiker pillow on the bench by Skinny Laminx.  I have this out all year but it seems especially festive during winter.  And while I’m at it, I should throw a shout out to Lamp Shade Designs.  I’ve had two custom shades made for my vintage lamps, and I have been very pleased with both of them.  Dana is easy to work with and she’ll send free samples of the fabrics, which is awesome!

Verdibou_Christmas Wreath

I hope everyone has a cozy holiday season!  See you next year!

In My Home {Vintage} Mod Table Lamp

It’s embarrassing how long I’ve neglected the blog but here I am, easing back into the blogosphere.  I’ve had a very busy and exciting year with a major life change that has kept me occupied elsewhere.  The shop is still active but the blog, I’m afraid has suffered.  I thought I’d start by sharing a vintage addition to my homethis lovely bright orange table lamp.  I can’t stop looking at it. 😀

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And there are two new lamps in the shop as well.  Click the photos below to go the listings!

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Color Theory: Orange

My living room has never been so cheerful!  Last weekend Verdibou purchased the coolest set of orange airport seats and they’ve been sitting in my living room all week.  Every night when I come home, I catch a glimpse of the bright orange and it makes me smile – partially because I think it’s funny that my living room looks like a bus station with all those seats but also because orange is such a fun, stimulating color.  I’m partial to the cooler end of the spectrum myself, gravitating towards greens and purples and grays…but having all this orange around me is a nice change of pace.

I looked up some of the color psychology of orange, and here are some of the words associated with the color:

Uplifting, Optimistic, Rejuvenates the Spirit, Brings Spontaneity and a Positive Outlook on Life

What a great color to have around!  Click on the photo to go to the listing.

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Snow Covered Christmas Tree

E wanted a real Christmas tree this year so we brought one home this week.  It makes the house smell so wonderful I think it might be our new standard.  I decided to keep it simple and only add a few clear ornaments, which I already had, and decorate it with hand-cut white paper snowflakes.  I cut a few new ones each night so by the 25th, we should be having a White Christmas even though we’re in Florida. 😉

Verdibou Simple Christmas Tree

Tuesday’s Treasury {Christmas Decor}

So much cuteness in this Christmas treasury by Vanessa Sicotte!

‘Christmas decor’ by vsicotte

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Red Burlap Christmas Stockin…

$87

Advent Calendar Bags – Chris…

$34.99

custom christmas stocking : …

$15

Holiday Wreath – Christmas, …

$85

Wooden Christmas Ornaments K…

$18

Mistletoe Holiday Garland. H…

$45

Set of three geometric ornam…

$46

Joy Christmas Phone Case – i…

$26.5

Vintage Shiny Brite Ornament…

$12

Pair of Vintage Christmas De…

$42

Reindeer antlers pillowcase …

$14

Christmas Pillow,Merry Chris…

$28

Felted Ball Christmas Garlan…

$24

Scandinavian Christmas Ornam…

$12

Woodland Moose Christmas Orn…

$26

Large Homespun Red and White…

$28

Unconventional Gift Boxes for the Holidays

Since the gift-giving season is upon us, I’ve been re-imagining some of our Verdibou finds as gift boxes.  Although I love wrapping gifts in beautiful decorative papers with ribbons and bows, I also feel guilty because all that paper just ends up in the garbage!  I like the idea of just putting a ribbon on a gift or putting it in a re-usable gift bag.  But for that extra-special person, wouldn’t it be fun to have two gifts in one?  I’m thinking a cigar enthusiast would love opening this vintage stogies box to find a special present inside.  And then, the box can be used as storage for small keepsakes afterwards or some other purpose.  What do you think?  Do you have any ideas for other unconventional gift boxes?

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