6.23.2010

A Few New Things



I am not sure if you remember, but part of my New Year resolutions of sorts was to simplify. I feel as if I am getting there slowly but surely. One step towards this goal was to refrain from buying lamps for 6 months. I have a bit of addiction to them. So my time is up and I came home with this beauty and another similar tall lamp which will be revealed along with Ellie's room. Honestly I think it would have been hard not to get them even if my time were not up. Isn't she gorgeous? If you can't tell this is my entry which is always changing. This feels perfect for summer to me. The copper planter is filled with sea shells from all our beach tips, the glass bottle holds my favorite flower, the thrift store bowl with gold detailing is perfect for mints, and my favorite new piece is a print I won from Le Papier Studio. I think a print like this would make for a unique wedding gift. I just adore her shop and blog. Vana truly is an inspiration.

28 comments:

Cassie said...

Every time I see your hallway mirror I love it a little bit more!

I am waiting very impatiently for our hydrangeas to bloom at the moment.

xx

chair up said...

You're right, she is a gorgeous lamp! Everything looks great on your your lovely table, I also like your floor rug.
Angex

Milk and Honey Home said...

What a beautiful entry! You have good will power to do no lamps in six months. Is that a HG lamp? I think I have its big brother...the floor lamp.

Abby said...

That is such a lovely entry - I love it! That table is perfect, and everything looks so beautiful. Great lamp!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Your entry looks gorgeous Paula!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Love the print!! Headed over to her shop now to look around...

Donna said...

Okay, so I just bought that same lamp for a design job...it didn't work for the design job, but it is now sitting in my children's bedroom on their dresser!!! I also have that same rug in my foyer,ha!

The Buzz said...

What a pretty vignette, lamp, vase, print and all. We have a wedding to go to in a month and now I know what to bring!

Staley Mc said...

Love that print! How cute!

vanessa said...

No lamps for 6 months, you are pretty hard core. haha. It all looks great! I have that same rug, how do you clean yours?

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Gorgeous Paula! Have I mentioned before that I love your style? The basket of hats is perfect. Easy for the kids and you've made it look great. How'd you do that? xx

Hannah said...

The looks so gorgeous. I especially love the wellies.

Heather said...

Paula,
I love your entry. this is PERFECT. Simple, clean and stylish. Thanks for sharing. I love the black and white stripe rug, too.
and..I'm off to Etsy now to see more of that shop!
Heather

coolkids said...

Love the lamp and print. We share the same favorite flower. We have some growing on the side of our house. My husband's pride and joy.:)

coolkids said...

oh! where did you get that awesome wire basket? I am sure its vintage. Love it!

Kelle Dame said...

This is stunning and so simple! Bingo! I too need to take my lighting purchases down a notch ;)

I have a question for you, we go around to a lot of the same blogs and I am hurting my brain trying to remember which blog had the foyer with the welcome sign that was done with letters in all different fonts and textures. I didn't save the image and now I need it for a client. Do you remember? If you happen to know can you leave me a comment please? If not don't hurt your brain trying to remember :) Thank you!

PS. Why isn't there a J.Crew home store??? Am i crazy in this thought?

Blueprint Bliss said...

Looks great. And I am right there w/ a lamp addiction!

Thanks for getting that frame for me. Sounds like you have a busy week... so maybe next week we can catch up?!

Cara said...

What a GREAT print! I love it!!
<3 Cara
PS. Come check out the fabulous giveaway on my blog!
http://www.lilacandgrey.com

Jennifer said...

very cute! I am with you on the lamps. today I bought one from Craig's List in MINNEAPOLIS ... this is a new low/high :) but it's my first in probably 6 months or more, so that's good, right?! love your basket, too! we need something similar to corral the things Wes is always dropping at the door.

simply seleta said...

Love. It. All.

Audrey Marie said...

beautiful!

MB said...

Wow, I love it! The table, lamp, print, vase, flowers, copper pot with sea shells and glass bowl are just perfect! Well done!

kasey said...

love the lamp...and i love Vana's things.
She just printed my invites for lola's bday party for me.
She's a doll.
xo

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

what fun to see your foyer! positively chic, just like you :) i love that print and can't wait to check out her shop!

p.s. i can't wait for the reveal on miss ellie's room — your tweets are such a tease!

Deliciously Organized said...

Your entry is beautiful and I adore that print. Would be such a lovely gift.

LindsB said...

What a beautiful entry to see everyday!

Dana said...

I am a newbie to all these design/fashion/everything lovely and pretty blogs....my head is spinning with excitment!!
I must have the wire bin under your table. Where would I find something like this?? All I ever see are fabric or "wicker-ish" baskets?
ps...thanks for sharing all you love! I am truly a fan!!

paula said...

Dana you are too sweet. I actually got mine at a local shop that has since closed down. I know pottery barn has a smaller wire basket thats great for shelves and a laundry hamper that is tall.