Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Collector's Tree

Kovels Komments offers a cool idea for collectors decorating for the holidays.

"Decorate your Christmas Tree with collectibles. Salt and Pepper sets, miniatures of any kind, postcards, silver spoons, dollhouse furniture, metal "teabags" and of course old Christmas ornaments and lights. Most things can be tied on with fishing line. But be careful about safety-no lit candles, no frayed light cords, no cords under a carpet or rug."

Terry Kovel,

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Decorating Books Warm My Heart

They say Home is Where the Heart Is and I couldn't agree more. That's why books and magazines on decorating and design soothe my soul during the down times and inspire me when I'm up and raring to go for it. Making our homes a reflection of ourselves is a lot of fun but sometimes we need guidelines... and a lot of inspiration to get us going on our latest urge to start a project.

That's where decorating books and other publications..... and wonderful websites on the topic of home decor offer images in full color and tips that can get us going toward our goal of living in a heartfelt home.

But gee, those books are so costly. Yes they can be but right now I'm offering just a few hardcover books in my shop that you might like to have at very reasonable prices.

Use What You Have Decorating
by Lauri Ward
Transform your home in one hour with simple design principles--using the space you have, the things you like, the budget you choose.
Good condition: Orig. price $19.95-----My price $7.00

House Transformed: Getting the Home You Want..with the House you Have
by Matthew Schoenherr with Linda Mason Hunter and Wendy Jordan
Near Mint Condition Orig. price $32.00--My Price $10.00

Cottage: America's Favorite Home Inside and Out
by M. Caron Connolly and Louise Wasserman
Celebrates the romance and simplicity that give cottage homes their endless appeal
Near Mint Condition Orig. Price $34.95 -- My Price $10.00

More books on decorating from $3.00 up.

Come and Get These Books While My 15% Off Holiday Sale is on through Dec. 24.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Little of This and That

Vegas Baby:
Glitz, Bling Fashions, Jewelry and Truly Vintage Clothing

This oval oak table is in like-new condition. My orig. price $45.
Sale: $30. Top of table: chamber pot, pitcher, tea cup/saucer, mini classic art, hand-crochet table scarf, Austrian tea towel all on sale now.

More to come.

Go Green With Vintage Decor

Financial times are tough, Mother Earth could use a little help and and you need to make a statement. Have a little fun decorating on a small budget. You'll find plenty of inspiration at The Orange Wall, Dealer 54, in the Charleston Antique Mall in Las Vegas.

Pictured here are just a few offerings that can get you on your way to a cheap chic look for one room or more in your heartfelt home.

The 1930's dresser is painted in a divine shade of aqua/green The drawer pulls are white porcelien. Priced at $199. it's on sale now at 15% off.

On top of the dresser is a lovely oil painting priced at $36. , several small heart boxes, all under $10 each, a bride doll $16. and other figurines priced at $10 or under. All on sale now at 15% off.

You can almost complete a small room by adding this wonderful oversized wicker rocker (there's a matching table too $36.) which can be transformed to a stationary chair by easily removing the rungs. $65. The wicker pieces are 15% off during my pre-holiday sale.

Coordinating items not shown here: vintage yardage for lovely soft window treatments or a bedspread if you do simple sewing, a painted wooden rocking horse, a shabby chic painted stool made from an vintage chair, dresser runners and other linens.