That’s A Wrap

November 9th, 2012

Thank you for all of your well wishes after my health scare last week!  Those of you that communicate with me keep me going and encourage me to continue to bring you my favorite finds!

French pharmacy

At the top of my list of favorite links this week is a list of “must have” beauty products to grab one your new trip to the French Pharmacy…my second favorite place to shop in Paris only to the flea market!

A thank you from Marilyn…

This iPhone cover would look great on a hot guy!

macaroon linen trinket box

Oh, my!  The cutest little linen macaroon shaped trinket box ever!  I’ll take a baker’s dozen!  At $10 each, these should be found in all stocking on Christmas morning!

Have you planned your Thanksgiving table?

monogram ornament

Potterybarn inspired monogram ornament DIY


I want a bowl full of these little yarn ball bookmarks!  Let’s make some together!

Let sleeping dogs lie on the cutest dog portrait pillows ever!

This sliced applesauce in the slow cooker recipe sounds perfect for a fall weekend!

Happy Friday, ya’ll!  Who’s starting to think about holiday cooking?  I would love to hear about your favorite Thanksgiving tradition or recipe! Let’s share!

XO!  Kel

Made In A Flash

August 22nd, 2012

Confession:  I’m a flash sale junky.  I’m too embarrassed to tell you how many flash sale email announcements I get on a daily basis.  We love them all, right?

Well, I just found out about a new one that I’m pretty excited about!  It’s all about all things made in the USA!

Sign up for Made Collection here!

Stars And Stripes Forever

July 3rd, 2012

I love Independence Day! The fireworks give me chills and make me so proud! Here’s a little red, white and blue inspiration to get you in the mood!

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Last year I found a spot in Dallas, up on a hill, where I could see 5 firework displays at once! I think I’ll go back to that spot this year… What are you doing to celebrate our independence?

Mix It Up

November 16th, 2011

Match-matchy is not for me…that’s why I’m putting these Bygones Flatware Bundles, from BHLDN, on my wish list!  They’re beautifully mismatched vintage silver-plated utensils gathered from flea markets and estate sales across the country.  These imperfect sets are perfection to me!

bygones flatware bundles

Each bundle, set of 10 pieces, $68

I also love mixing up my china.  I have a hard time passing up a pretty vintage plate at a garage sale or thrift store.  If you lack the time to search for these treasures, you can rely on Greenhouse Design Studio to pick the perfect unmatched set for you!

mismatched china

This sustainable company even offers a gift registry!  Brilliant!  Find all of Greenhouse Design Studio’s mismatched goods here.

Here’s a little “mixed up” table inspiration…



blue vintage furniture

via seasiderosegarden


vintage tea serving

via stylemepretty 


mixed vintage china

via antiquariavintage 


vintage china

via weddingbee 


Do you like to “mix it up” or are you the “matchy-matchy kind?



Cover Story

October 12th, 2011

O.M.G.  I just learned about Laviva Home from Remodelista and I’m pretty sure someone just snuck into my mind and collected all of the textiles that I love and created this shop.  Once again, wishing we had ‘touchavision’!

temoayan blanket

temoayan blanket

Temoayan blankets…absolute perfection for any bed!

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Turkish Hammon towels…great for bath or beach.


Bolivian Frasada…vintage handwoven textile…these make great rugs, blankets, throws or tablecloths.

alpaca blanket

Alpaca blanket…so warm and beautiful.

mexican coverlet

Mexican coverlet…cotton muslin with embroidery, fits a full/queen bed.

mongolian lambswool

Mogolian lambswool…love these on the floor beside your bed so that your feet get a soft treat when they hit the ground in the morning.

mohair throw

Mohair throw…way too pretty to leave at home!  Wear it!


Suzani…true works of art…love these hung on a wall.

There’s more…check out my favorite textiles at Laviva Home.






No Tricks, All Treats

October 7th, 2011

Perform Halloween magic on a boring chocolate sheath cake…

Halloween cake

halloween cake with skeleton

halloween cake with mouse

Find our how to make these ghouly goodies here.

Thrift With Dignity

October 5th, 2011

The opening celebration party of  Dwell With Dignity’s Thrift Studio was a grand success!  This pop-up shop, in the heart of the design district, will be open during the month of October featuring items from Jan Showers and David Sutherland along with a big variety of donated items …vintage and new.  The plan is to open Thrift Studio bi-annually to help raise funds for Dwell With Dignity.  After attending the grand opening on Friday night, it just moved to the top of my list for finding luxury for less!

Thrift Studio

Five of Dallas most creative designers were asked to peruse the Dwell With Dignity warehouse and create a vignette with their pick of the donated goods.  These vignettes were the highlight of the night and proved to be a great marketing tool, as “SOLD” stickers covered most of the items early in the evening.

Pulp Design Studio

Pulp Design Studio

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Pulp Design Studio ~ I am crazy about this daybed!  Swoon!!

Jones Baker

Jones Baker

Jones Baker ~ I bought two things from this space…can you guess what they are?

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Swoon [The Studio]

Style Swoon

Swoon [The Studio] ~ I wish I had a better photo of this space!  Sam did an amazing job and this picture doesn’t do it justice!  I’m nuts over that aged mirror hanging with a rope.  I have a feeling I’m going to regret not buying it…

Studio Ten 25

Studio Ten 25

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Studio Ten 25 ~ Those yellow foo dogs were fab!

EJ Interiors

EJ Interiors ~ Turquoise and orange = Color Perfection!

Peacock Alley linens

No design celebration is ever complete without Peacock Alley linens!!  Looks like whoever dressed this bed read our ‘Build A Better Bed’ series!  Peacock Alley is now dressing the beds of Dwell With Dignity’s design recipients!  Just one more reason to love their linens!

Tisha Clark, me and Amy Lee, of House of Wentworth


I limited myself to one cakeball…  Divine!

Did you guess what I bought?

These quirky paper mache heads had to make it home with me…as well as the worn leather chair that I’m sitting in…

I love the worn arms…

There’s still great deals there!  Be sure to make it over sometime during the month of October!

Thrift Design Studio

1616 Hi Line

Dallas, TX


Direct Hit

August 14th, 2011

Mark your calendars for September 13th!  That’s the day that Missoni for Target will unveil their 400 items including a range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as accessories, homeware and luggage.

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The prices will range from $2.99 to $599 and includes a bicycle and patio set!


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missoni for target

missoni for target bike

missoni for target luggage

missoni for target

See you at Target!

Well-Placed Patch

July 31st, 2011

One of my favorite NYC shops has set up shop on-line!  PatchNYC has vintage inspired accessories for the home and yourself. Here are a few of my favorites…
large rabbit platter from Patch NYC

letterpress from PatchNYC

scarf from PatchNYC

patchNYC bracelet

patchNYC necklace

stag candle from patchNYC

Domestic Bliss

July 2nd, 2011

I would like to have this set of tea towels…

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Studiopatro tea towels, $22 each