Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last Minute Hostess Gifts Under $20



Love these fun mugs from West Elm  for $6.99.  One can’t ever have too many coffee mugs…

http://www.westelm.com/products/dapper-animal-mug-e843/?pkey=cmugs&cm_src=mugs||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-
I love this apron from World Market for $14.99
One of my favorite discoveries at WorldMarket.com: Red Ombre Stripe Apron
and…. the matching kitchen towels for $4.99.
One of my favorite discoveries at WorldMarket.com: Red Ombre Stripe Kitchen Towel
I could think of a number of goodies to stash inside and take to your favorite hostess.  $20 at Williams Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Galvanized Bucket #williamssonoma
Add these great napkins from West Elm $9.99 for four

LOVE these black and white bowls…great for dips, soups, you name it!!
Mid-Century Stamp Bowls #westelm
These fun plates (also from West Elm) great for appetizers and to add a little humor to your party

Who wouldn’t love these kitchen towels also from West Elm on sale for $6.99 or 3 for $24


One of my  all time favorite Hostess gifts are candles.  My favorite holiday candle is the Thymes Frasier Fir.  They come in multiple sizes including votives.  They now have hand wash , room spray, diffusers etc.  If you are local you can buy them at Donna’s Designs in Salinas or Warmth Company in Aptos.  If not you can order here

Candle



http://www.thymes.com/Search-Results/?keywords=frasier+fir&page=CandlesLastly this wonderful book by  Tedd Kennedy Watson would be loved by anyone who loves their home.  Lovely gift for $12.09 here  http://www.amazon.com/Style-Simplicity-Guide-Living-Beautiful/dp/145490724X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418654699&sr=1-1&keywords=ted+kennedy+watson&pebp=1418654730602



Don't forget to register for the Milieu Subscription Giveaway.  Just leave a comment.  I will be back on Monday with some last minute Christmas Tablescape ideas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Fun Stuff…Christmas Gifts for the Design Obsessed and a Milieu Subscription Giveaway


This would be the ultimate Christmas gift in my mind.  Pamela Pierce is running a special for subscribers, buy two gift subscriptions and receive one for free.  If that isn’t enough she is also running a contest now through March 15th to win a room in your home designed by Pam herself.   I have to be honest there are very few that I would trust to decorate a room in my home but I would have no problem with this one!! Go here to enter and subscribe https://www.milieu-mag.com/Story?storyId=125, or see below for a chance to win your own subscription!

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RH has their oversized faux fur throws on sale right now for $199 and their regular sized throws for $79

There are so many great design books out there right now but here are a few of my favorites.



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Both Williams Sonoma Home and Restoration Hardware have their cashmere throws on sale for $199.  Who doesn’t love a cashmere throw or two or three??
555-Gram Cashmere Throw
http://media.restorationhardware.com/is/image/rhis/prod90206_H14?$l-pd1$&illum=0
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/solid-cashmere-throw-charcoal/?pkey=ccashmere-throws&cm_src=cashmere-throws||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-
Love these chargers from PB that we used on the table for Berries and Branches.  I was sooo tempted to purchase these for myself.  They have a great aged pewter look that would work with any décor style.



All of the design books listed can be purchased on Amazon or better yet at your local independent book store.  You can get the complete list of my favorites go here http://www.pinterest.com/chattersley/design-book-favs/.
For the Giveaway just leave a comment, and like us on Facebook.  Don’t forget your email address so I can contact you! I will announce the winner next Friday right here! Thank you so much for supporting me and reading my blog throughout the year.  I really appreciate it!!