Monthly Archives: April 2011

Maira Kalman Cards

If you’re a fan of  Maira Kalman’s artwork, you’ll be glad to hear that she has a collection of greeting  cards at the online store Whigby.

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Decorating@Nibs- Fireplace Mantels

I thought it would be a fun challenge to do a collection of posts on decorating. Not whole room renovations mind you, but rather smaller, more manageable projects. First up will be a bunch of ideas for decorating fireplace mantels. So…check back as I’ll be posting a new mantel arrangement each week. I hope these will provide lots of inspiration.

Fireplace Mantel Idea #7- In The Pink

Pink, long associated with a little girl’s bedroom, makes a surprising and vibrant backdrop for a few, select items on this fireplace mantel.

1. Pink wall covering is bordered in Micheal’s Craft Store ribbon (brown with pink stitches)

2. Paper lantern from Pier 1 Imports

3. White craft paper attached to the shelf edge

4. Nest

5. Vintage drawing c. 1900

6. Old frame has carved leaves in the corners

7. Book & pink framed reading glasses

8. Faux bois vase by artist Sherry Olsen

9. Gun metal bird feet

The antique wood table holds a stack of my favorite magazine- The World of Interiors.

A peek at next week’s mantel!

(Styling & photos- Martha B.)

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The Bride Wore…Flowers In Her Hair?

Why not skip the usual hand held bouquet and wear the flowers in your hair instead!

(Photo- Natalie Watts for Vecu spring 2011 via Fashion Gone Rogue)

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Budget Bride #15

A series of posts showcasing bridal dresses under $700.

Budget Bride #15. Tea stained silk dress by designer Orla Kiely.

Available at BHLDN- $530.

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The Short Wedding Dress Club Update- You can now view all the previous SWDC cards here!

Then&Now- Egg Crates

1. White ceramic egg crate- Crate & Barrel

2. Blue egg crate/serving plate- Antrhopologie (also available in white)

3. Crate for nine eggs- West Elm

Note- Any of these would be great to use on your Easter table.

(Top photos of Hope & crate- Martha B.)

Update 7/13/2011- Small ceramic egg crate holds two eggs…actually they’re salt & pepper shakers!

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A Page From…

...Laura Ashley, Spring Catalog 1986.

Fashion- Cotton printed skirt, blouse, knit sweater, scarf and espadrilles all by Laura Ashley, 1986.

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Grab Bag- The Ocean In A Frame

By The Board, Virginia Beach

Toned silver gelatin photograph set in a vintage frame.

Jefferson Hayman, 2008

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Decorating@Nibs- Fireplace Mantels

I thought it would be a fun challenge to do a collection of posts on decorating. Not whole room renovations mind you, but rather smaller, more manageable projects. First up will be a bunch of ideas for decorating fireplace mantels. So…check back as I’ll be posting a new mantel arrangement each week. I hope these will provide lots of inspiration.

Fireplace Mantel Idea #6- Sailing Away

Another option for an unused fireplace is to turn it into a headboard. A twin mattress and low profile box spring fit the dimensions perfectly. The gingham wallcovering makes the white mantel visually pop while displaying a model sailboat and collections of shells & vintage postcards.

1. Gingham wallcovering in blue/white

2. Model sailboat (similar to those used on ponds at the turn of the century) was a birthday gift to my husband

3. Postcards c. 1900-1950

4. Sea shells

5. Vintage linens & white Matelasse coverlet

The pharmacy brass floor lamp is a reproduction of an antique.

A peek at next week’s mantel!

(Styling & Photos- Martha B.)

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Book- ‘Seaside Interiors’

Nautical Pillow

Family Album #5: Weekend Sailing

Take Notice

(Photo- Will Davidson for Rush Magazine, 2011)

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Women In Menswear

Still Life

Do you think the classic ‘Still Life with Fruits and a Grasshopper’ by Ambrosius Bosscharert the Younger (c. 1635-1640)…

…is the inspiration behind this page from a current Anthropologie catalog? Have you found the grasshopper yet? :)