Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Roundup - Things That Make Me Happy

This post is all over the place today and kind of random. I'm having one of those days where I feel really tired and a little out of sorts.  Maybe it's the incoming rain or the fact that I watched American Horror Story and news coverage of that whole "Penn State" catastrophe before going to bed last night and it gave me realllly creepy dreams.  Really. Creepy.

There are so many things I want/need to get done in the next couple of days and the things I need to get done (clean my house, jog, write a query letter, walk dogs, wash car, mop floors, laundry) are no fun at all and will undoubtedly leave me no time to do what I really want (sleep, design, paint something, thrift something, sew something and sleep, sleep, sleep).

This is the part where you tell me to stop whining and get over myself already.

One thing I really want to do is share some really great things I saw on the web/blogland this week that made me really happy.  Here goes!

Have you checked out House of Fifty yet?  Well, you totally should.  It's a beautifully designed online design/lifestyle mag by Janell over at Isabella & Max Rooms blog.  Get on over there and you'll find gorgeous content like this:

I really love Marilyn Monroe, so glamorous and iconic.  A new book of unpublished photos by David Wills, "Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis" is definitely on my holiday wish-list.  What stood out to me, besides the stunning beauty of Marilyn Monroe, were the rooms in the background.  The interiors in these photos could have been designed today.  It's a true testament to classic design - always in style!

I want those drapery panels!

Besides noticing how skinny Ms. Monroe is in this photo (I'll take that stomach please!), take a look at the chinoiserie chair sneaking into the shot.  This photo is from the 60's but we still see the chinoiserie style used everywhere today.  It's timeless!

From Blue Eyed Yonder, this is just dreamy and lovely:


"The Girl Who Ate Everything" has the right idea:

As soon as I finish my two week "no carbs" embargo, I'm making a batch of these bad boys and shoving at least 3 of them in my face before Brendon can wrestle the pan away.

Someday, Carrie & Big's closet will be mine.  Someday.

Although I think I would have to add an outrageous vintage chandelier.



So random right?  Sorry. At least there were pretty pics.

So now I'm off to present some chair fabrics to a client (hope she loves them as much as I do!).  We're recovering a couple of really charming wing backs.  Then I think I'll try to squeeze in a stop or two at some of my favorite vintage shops.  Finally it's home to suck it up and do the "boring" stuff that I know crossing off my list will help me feel like myself again.

Have a fabulous weekend!


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