AAA Tipsy Tow

Happy New Year! 
We have had a great
year and look forward to 2012
to inspire us!
If you have to much fun tonight
and can't drive
[please don't]
call AAA and they will
pick you and your car up and tow
you home within 10 miles.
Please take advantage of this
free service even to non
AAA members.
1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP)




All I want for Christmas!

My Love hate relationship with Mariah Carrey,
This song makes me happy!
Merry Christmas!


Christmas 2011


This year we decided to be inspired and 
decorate with what we had... 
We took inventory of vintage ornaments, 
gift wrap, books and family treasures and 
decided on red and pink.
We thought the bright warm colors would pop 
against our neutral pieces.  
We loved the mix and the result was great 
color, pattern and texture!

Merry Christmas!
Tim and Linda


Great Tech Gifts!

A complete three-lens optical system for serious iPhoneographers – $249 at www.photojojo.com

Empty Memory USB keys by Logical Art  are a premium collection of usb sticks cast in high-quality 316 stainless steel. $75 at www.logical-art.co.uk

The Celluon Magic Cube turns any table or surface into a virtual keyboard or multi-touch mouse with its amazing laser projection and motion detection technology. The Magic Cube is smaller than a pack of cards – easy to use, and a great travel companion projection keyboard for mobile, tablet, and laptop devices. $169 at www.amazon.com

Slick Wraps genuine leather series for the iPhone 4 and iPad2 are a great way to customize your device. The leathers are also thin enough to allow the use of cases and sleeves. Starting at $25 at www.slickwraps.com

We are loving all of these gift ideas, 
yes please add them to the list!


Christmas Redux

vintage owls purchased from thrift shops become a unified collection
with white paint! birch wood re-used from year to year for display.

vintage chair re-upholstered, vintage cuckoo clocks painted white to
compliment our colors
use a branch instead of cutting a tree [this one had fallen in the back yard]
old lamps turned into candle holders
[cut the cords and paint for your color theme]
we chose ginger jar shapes but you could use any shape/style you like

paper whites planted in vintage milk glass purchased from thrift shops
make a great impact [you can re-plant the bulbs outside for next year]

embroidery hoops get a new life by turning them into a graphic art
display [we used old scraps of wallpaper, remnant fabric, newspaper and
some funky old owls painted black]

recycled birch bark makes festive trees.

this amazing citroen car is surrounded by wood slices cut into 2" thick rounds
from a fallen tree [we used the smaller ones to prop up owls and give
height to candle holders inside]
...this seemed so appropriate to show
again, we love using vintage and found objects
for Christmas decor. ENJOY!

original post 12/5/08
"this year we went green which to us means
using what we've got, recycling, re-purposing and re-doing.
the items purchased were chosen for their sustainability and
eco friendliness we felt good shopping at thrift shops that
support the community in many ways from women and
children of domestic abuse to the homeless, the money spent
goes to help those people in need. have fun and keep an open
mind you may be surprised at the outcome!"


Rug Company New Dhurries

One of our favorite rug resources...
the Rug Company
has just introduced a line of 
amazing dhurries see
all the styles here.


Penique Productions

Love these images from this amazing group 
of artists using ballons and temporary spaces
to create magical and space age installations
inspired by Christo and Jean Claude as well
as other artists they are truly beyond!


NY Times top 25 gift list!

NY Times

We have these Reclaimed Apothecary Matchsticks 
at MARTIN MATTOX@ Scout Living
$22.00 each