FIVE ON FRIDAY!!!
I have a lot to share today! LOTS of pictures!
House Updates - Choosing a Fireplace Mantel
Earlier in the year I wrote about how I am going to have a freestanding fireplace in my house with floor-to-ceiling rock work.
I have been working hard to pick a fireplace mantel because apparently the builder needs to know for framing design and stuff.
Initially I thought I wanted a plain French fireplace like the classic Provence-type fireplace, below:
But then I thought, this is the centerpiece of the room and I really do like French fufu, so maybe I'll go just a *little* more fufu because I like it. Not like Versailles Marble & Gold fufu.
The fireplaces are all limestone (either cast/carved or a mixture).
So these are what I have been considering... The dimensions though of the one below are a little wonky for my fireplace so I don't think it will end up working.
This one below is a major contender.
I also like this one below too. But the shelf on top is nearly 2" wide which I think is a little big.
This one I don't have the dimensions for, but I think it is nice.
I like this one below too.
Which one do you all like BEST? Leave me a comment!!
Christmas & Bloomingdale's SALE!
Bloomingdales is having a 25% off Friends and Family Sale right now and I thought I would get a start on my Christmas shopping.
Here is some Christmas decor that caught my eye that *never* (and I mean never) goes on sale!! (Please don't feel pressured to buy anything here, I am simply sharing some things that I like that don't go on sale!)
I have several of these Pendleton Wool Throws in different colors and I LOVE THEM!!
Shop the Bloomingdale's 25% off sale here!! Enter the Promo Code FRIENDS at checkout!! The sale is their whole website, including clothes, shoes, and more so be sure to check it out!!
Let's Talk about Tartan
All of this Christmas talk has me dreaming about tartan! So, last year, I bought these Red Tartan Chargers from Williams Sonoma but they sold out and I went all over town looking for them and *finally* got a set of 12. If you are thinking of buying these this year, now is the time! (Again, don't feel pressured, these just sold out super fast last year and took me waiting for people to return them to get some of my own!)
I bought this Red Tartan Bedding Set last year and I LOVE it. If you are thinking about buying it, you need to do it quickly as it sold out super fast last year!
It also come in the white color way: White Tartan Bedding
or this pretty Blue Isle Tartan Bedding
This Le Creuset Tartan Cast Iron pan is pretty cute, too!
It was Paris Fashion Week this past week! I love looking at all of the pretty outfits every season that the designers make! I like to pretend that I am shopping and always pick out an outfit I would wear from each show! If you had an unlimited budget, what outfit would you choose to wear?
#7 Alexander McQueen
I love the handmade details on this dress!
#8 Alexander McQueen
#9 Alexander McQueen
I think I would wear #3 Chloe. Although #2 is perfect for a cruise! In reality I would probably wear the athleisure suit from Dior (#10) the most!
ANDDD also, Louis Vuitton debuted an iPhone case that looks like one of their trunks! I am wanting one, however don't know how insane they will cost!
On the Blog
I added a new PAGES tab up at the top - it is a HOLIDAY page!!! It is in the works currently and I have Halloween ready but Thanksgiving and Christmas should be up shortly!
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