Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NYC - Housing Works

Just a few quick pictures from my trip to New York. There will be more later, probably more than you even want to see...

But I had to share these great finds from Housing Works.

I could have furnished an entire apartment from this one store!!


I tried to get this painting shipped back but because of the size I had to leave it behind...sniff, sniff. It was enormous and painted on a board so it was a challenge but it would have been so happy living in the south.

 And this, good lord, grass cloth covered console table!!!
All the tables were $200 or less.
Sometimes you just need a U-Haul.
Have you ever been to a Housing Works???

I just found their online shop. You can check it out here Housing Works

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fountain of Youth

Recently I was shopping and when I looked up I saw a really tired woman reflected in the mirror across from me. I felt sorry for her until I realized the mirror was at an angle and I was looking at myself!! I was horrified. I knew I needed some help, so when a friend asked me to try the Redefine Regime from Rodan and Fields and I said "heck yes"!! These products improve the look of lines, pores and loss of of firmness. 

Want to see some amazing results???

Shari's before and after pictures
What an amazing difference!!!
And I can say that I am so impressed with my results. From day one I could feel a difference in the texture of my skin. It felt so smooth and soft and over time my fine lines (wrinkles is such an ugly word) were less noticeable. 
If you want to see a major difference in your skin you have got to give this a try. 
Call or e-mail Shari Porter and tell her Sissy sent you.
910-297-7887 or
And then let me know what you think!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Evolution - Janet Gregg

Have you seen the latest issue of House Beautiful? Holy cow! It is one of my favorite issues ever!! I especially loved seeing the home of Charleston jewelry designer Janet Gregg.  
Even better, her home was featured several years ago and I loved seeing how her home has evolved over time.

Gregg used fabric remnants to make the sofa pillows and the patchwork upholstery on a chair that belonged to her grandmother. The lacquered table and chest, both by Vaughan, hold lamps with custom silk shades.
Living room now...

Living Room Before

The zebra pattern on the dining room chairs was designed by Gregg and executed in needlepoint by her mother.
Dining Room Now

Dining Room Before

For a dash of glamour, Gregg painted her childhood chest of drawers in tortoiseshell tones and thrift shop chairs in metallic gold. Inexpensive plates and urns, all from T.J. Maxx, are hung like a collage.
Mirror, Boca Bargains.
Bedroom Now

Bedroom Before

I love her "more is more" approach to decorating.
I am inspired and off to shop for more...
Happy Monday!!

before pics here

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


I have been coveting Vita Kin's clothing...
more love....
If happiness was a blue shirt with black and white stitching this is what it would look like. 
You can't buy her clothing in the States yet but it will be available in the fall. Warning...happiness is expensive. 
And speaking of happy will you look at these.....

Image of Brass Frog Bookends - A Pair
Solid brass frog bookends I found this weekend. 
I was so excited I wanted to kiss them but I was afraid they would turn into a handsome prince and I much rather have the frogs!!
Found a pair Here but I am sure you can find some for less.

This arrived in the mail yesterday...

Holy Cow!! This book is so fabulous!! 
Has anyone else read it, poured over the photos, felt like you needed to step up your accessory game?
Get your own copy here and let me know what you think!!!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Internet is Dangerous....

You see all kind of things you didn't know you needed...

And I REALLY need these chairs...oh, I wouldn't be buying them for myself exactly. I would be buying them for my living room... like a gift.
But then they would need to be recovered to fit in with the other kids and that just makes life complicated...

Loving this Tibi jumpsuit
Oh the places we could go together...
I need to find a look for less...I'll keep you posted.

I would love to see two of these in a dining room or maybe over a fireplace.
See anything you like?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Look For Less Dining Room Makeover

Kathy pinned this image last night and I could not stop thinking about it!!!
It is so good and within reach...if I win the lottery or try the look for less.

so much to love...from the wooden paneled ceiling to the textured wallpaper + the mod seating..

           Warren Platner Armchair, Knoll

        Warren Platner Chair...Here

Platner Libo Dining Side Chair White Leather

Or look for less Platner Chairs     

BB.06.05 in oil-rubbed bronze with clear globesArchitecture by Skylab

Lindsey Adelman molecular structur Irregular glass chandelier Suspension Light

Or if you're really brave you can try the look for less on Ebay. And if you do, let me know how it goes because I have to admit I am a little bit tempted. 

For art I would love to splurge on this James's expensive, so expensive I couldn't even find a price. 

And for the look for less you could paint something yourself...although I swear it's not as easy as it looks.

Or you could buy his book and enlarge and frame one of the prints.

And of course I would love to have the originals but I would also love to send my kids to college, travel and buy cute shoes.

What about you? Go for the original or mix in some look for less?
 PS Check out my Pinterest boards for more fab pics!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I Like...

Came across a few things I thought I should share...

First, the
How delightful is this little wrap? Can you imagine how cute you would look in the airport traveling on your next vacation? Or at the movies. Or just some freaky cold restaurant in the middle of the summer. Stylish and comfortable, it's a win-win. I like it.

Puka Bell Choker

And holy cow...Saw this here

Puka Bell Choker

I like a lot.

Ceremonial Tassel Bangle

This falls under super cute but totally impractical. 
I would drag those tassels through some ketchup before noon. But that doesn't mean I don't want it. I like - I want.
You can't always get what you want but if you try sometimes you find you get what you need. Do I really need a ketchup covered tassel bracelet? I'm going to ponder this and let you know...thoughts?