Hard to believe November is less than two weeks away, isn’t it?
I took the kids to Lowes Saturday night to do a return, and they were enthralled with the huge Christmas section. We stood in front of the wall of singing animals/characters for literally forty-five minutes. I enjoyed listening to them giggle. After much begging, I told them we could pick ONE to take home. It was quite the democratic discussion on which one to pick. We ended up with a Santa that shakes his maracas and sings “Feliz Navidad” – he has been singing and shaking nonstop since Saturday night.
Yes, the “most wonderful time of the year” is around the corner. Time to start thinking about decorating for the festivities. I have rounded up some photos I thought were interesting, some different and/or pretty ideas…
House to Home
Isabella Boyer Sikaffy
Wool and Wood
Which is your favorite?
I do have a very few spots left for holiday design boards, consultations, and/or full holiday decorating. If you live in the DFW area, and would like some help, please contact me at submissions @astoriedstyle .com.
Don’t you love when you discover a “new to you” artist or pattern or design?
While searching for the perfect fabric for a client a couple of weeks ago, I happened upon c’est la viv’s Spoonflower shop, and I was immediately smitten. An artist out of Canada, she describes herself as follows:
C’EST LA VIV™ is a creative boutique, a brand and a beautiful mess! Original watercolors and designs created by Vivian Ducas ♥ Ask about collaborating, licensing and custom art + design.
Her fabrics are like beautiful watercolor pieces of art. I’m dying to do a piece of furniture or some pillows in one of the designs! Ah, how do I choose? Here are a few of my faves.
I am especially drawn to the emotional, haphazard, wild designs like this.
Here are some real-life photos of the fabrics in action. Aren’t images like this nice to see before you buy?
That is c’est la viv’s zig zag pillow on the sofa. I could be very happy in this room.
You can purchase prints to frame at this site! A set of three would be so pretty on a wall!
Society6 Raindrops Print
I seriously heart this peony fabric.
To Vivian Ducas, thank you for your lovely fabrics – they have truly inspired me.
What do you think of c’est la viv’s beautiful mess?
Which is your favorite?
PS. If you haven’t used Spoonflower before, do not be intimidated, it is a great resource! You can order samples of all of the fabric before you buy so there are no surprises. And they now have wallpaper!! Try it out and let me know what you think!