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

Color Talk {The Purple House}

For the past year, E and I have been tackling small projects around the house and it is finally starting to come together (at least the exterior, that is).  I’m hoping to “reveal” the backyard/deck transformation in a coming post very soon.  But first, I thought I’d share our most recent update, which was having a fresh coat of paint put on the house.

E had the house painted about 7 or 8 years ago, a nice “eggplant” purple but after years in the Florida sun, it had started to fade (especially in the backyard where it gets direct sunlight throughout the day).  So, the once eggplant house had turned into more of a burgundy/brown color and was looking a little sad.

Instead of keeping the purple toward the red side of the spectrum, I thought a nice deeper shade toward the blue family would really brighten things up and add some pizzazz.  The color is Behr’s Eclectic Purple.  Bold and Beautiful.  Here are a few peaks.

(More photos and projects to come in the next few weeks)

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Verdibou_Behr Eclectic Purple_Front Porch

Verdibou_Behr Eclectic Purple_Bromeliads

When You’re Ready, Vintage Ornament Explosion @ Verdibou

I know no one is thinking about Christmas yet, although I did see some Christmas lights at Target this afternoon sneaking in behind the Halloween haunts.  But when you’re ready, Verdibou has a gaggle of lovely vintage ornaments listed in our Holiday Section on Etsy.  It’s kind of a sparkly, Christmas Explosion! Go check it out. 😉

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Verdibou_Christmas Ornaments Blue Silver 02

Danish Mod Kobenstyle Swooning + Orla Kiely’s Kitchen

Remember my last Tuesday’s Treasury, For the Love of Danish Modern where I alluded to having a “super retro and super fun” Danish item that I would be sharing soon?  Well, here it is Folks, in all it’s Danish Mod glory.  A Dansk Kobenstyle tomato red fondue pot!  Doesn’t it make you want to call up your closest friends and gather around a tiny flame and partake in various cheese (or chocolate) creations, wearing your best ’60’s inspired garb? Sounds like a fun Fall party to me…

Verdibou Blog_Fondue Party

 

But wait, there’s more! 🙂  We have all your fondue accoutrements including a stainless steel bread bowl, 2 sets of fondue forks, and a ‘Fondue Cook-In’ cookbook.  I’m not kidding.  We hit the retro fondue party jack pot.  Go check it out!  They are all listed under our “Vintage Housewares” shop section.

Verdibou Blog_Fondue Party ForksAnd now for a little Dansk Kobenstyle shout out/history lesson.  Kobenstyle is a cookware made by Dansk and originally designed by Jens H. Quistgaard in 1956.  “The cookware is recognizable for its 3 point welded handles and inventive lids that double as trivets and create the perfect surface for stacking and storing.” {www.dansk.com}  I bought my first piece of Kobenstyle about two years ago when Whitney and I started thrifting.  I spotted a bright yellow bowl and had to have it.  It was after I brought it home and did some research that I became a tad obsessed with all the fun colors and styles that are out there.  I use my bowl as a planter currently, and for photo props as seen below.

Verdibou Blog_Yellow Kobenstyle BowlIf you’re on the hunt and find something you think is Dansk/Kobenstyle, just flip it over and you should see the Dansk stamp, which will look similar to this:

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And now that you have been introduced to Kobenstyle (if you were unfamiliar before) you’ll start noticing it in magazines and maybe at your local flea market.  Most recently, as I was drooling over Orla Kiely’s home in the September 2013 Issue of Dwell Magazine, I spotted a yellow Kobenstyle pot in her kitchen! (it’s sitting back on the counter to the right of the KitchenAid mixer) Click on the photo for a photo tour of Ms. Kiely’s beautiful home, filled with her gorgeous bold prints and kitchenware.  My dream kitchen just might look exactly like this. Love everything about it.  Annnnd, that’s enough swooning for today…see you next time. 😉

 

 

I Spy Sunday {George Kovacs Lamp}

Whenever we find a great vintage piece, I always go straight to the interwebs to see how other people have used and styled the item.  I found many great spaces that showcase the George Kovacs style  ‘stacked ball’ lamp that we currently have for sale in the shop. {click on the photo for the link}

Verdibou Blog_Chrome Table LampHere are some favorites: