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These 8x10 vintage dictionary prints are a great (and very inexpensive) idea for someone like Julie who’s interested in putting together a jazzy wall collage.
I picked these random ones from 1963 Vintage Lane's shop, but you can find them all over Etsy for $5-$8 with every kind of illustration imaginable (hot air balloons, elephants, sea shells, pirate ships, you name it). Just type 'vintage dictionary print' in the Etsy search field and browse away!
Aren’t these fun?

These 8x10 vintage dictionary prints are a great (and very inexpensive) idea for someone like Julie who’s interested in putting together a jazzy wall collage.

I picked these random ones from 1963 Vintage Lane's shop, but you can find them all over Etsy for $5-$8 with every kind of illustration imaginable (hot air balloons, elephants, sea shells, pirate ships, you name it). Just type 'vintage dictionary print' in the Etsy search field and browse away!

Aren’t these fun?

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And while we’re on the topic of decorating, look at the fun headboard that Kate, my incredibly-crafty roommate, made a couple weeks ago! It was so easy and took her maybe an hour and a half to put together from start to finish. Looks great, right?
I’d wait for her post this herself, but she’s been TERRIBLE about blogging recently. Will yall do me a favor and tell her she should get back on the Tumblr train? She won’t hear it from me. S’il vous plait?

And while we’re on the topic of decorating, look at the fun headboard that Kate, my incredibly-crafty roommate, made a couple weeks ago! It was so easy and took her maybe an hour and a half to put together from start to finish. Looks great, right?

I’d wait for her post this herself, but she’s been TERRIBLE about blogging recently. Will yall do me a favor and tell her she should get back on the Tumblr train? She won’t hear it from me. S’il vous plait?

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Framed Vintage Bingo Cards
Back in October, Kate posted about these vintage bingo cards she framed and hung in her room. My mother absolutely loved the idea, so when Hanukkah came around this year, I decided I would frame three for her. Here’s one of them (sorry for the low-quality pic). Click through to see all three. Neat idea, huh?

Framed Vintage Bingo Cards

Back in October, Kate posted about these vintage bingo cards she framed and hung in her room. My mother absolutely loved the idea, so when Hanukkah came around this year, I decided I would frame three for her. Here’s one of them (sorry for the low-quality pic). Click through to see all three. Neat idea, huh?

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Polo Ralph Lauren stores are always so well decorated. I want their decorator to come redesign my home and make it perfect.

Picture taken at Worth Avenue PRL in Palm Beach.

Polo Ralph Lauren stores are always so well decorated. I want their decorator to come redesign my home and make it perfect.

Picture taken at Worth Avenue PRL in Palm Beach.

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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 
Gotta give my dad props for putting this all together on his own. He ventured out to a vineyard, negotiated buying a barrel for $100, put a circular glass top on it (from an older table), found four leather ‘cocktail’ chairs and voila! He’s also started collecting corks between the barrel and the tabletop. Neat, huh?

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Gotta give my dad props for putting this all together on his own. He ventured out to a vineyard, negotiated buying a barrel for $100, put a circular glass top on it (from an older table), found four leather ‘cocktail’ chairs and voila! He’s also started collecting corks between the barrel and the tabletop. Neat, huh?

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This morning I went to the Pottery Barn Decorating & Entertaining Class with my mom, Aunt and a few family girlfriends. They always have the best tips and ideas and make me want EVERYTHING in the store. There’s another class on Dec 6th, if you’re interested.
If only I had unlimited money to spend on decorating my home and giving gifts and hosting lavish dinner parties - one day, one day I will…

This morning I went to the Pottery Barn Decorating & Entertaining Class with my mom, Aunt and a few family girlfriends. They always have the best tips and ideas and make me want EVERYTHING in the store. There’s another class on Dec 6th, if you’re interested.

If only I had unlimited money to spend on decorating my home and giving gifts and hosting lavish dinner parties - one day, one day I will…

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I can only hope that someday I’ll have a home decorating talent like my Aunt Carol. This photo just doesn’t do it justice - her Thanksgiving table was breathtaking. The whole house too. I’ll snap some more pictures.
I love it when there are strategically-placed seasonal accents in unexpected places around people’s homes. You turn and you’re like wait, those flowers are in an old pumpkin puree can, or that’s a gorgeous ceramic turkey, and little touches like seasonal towels and room fragrance sprays. Nothing hokey or in your face, just simple holiday spirit.
Taking notes…

I can only hope that someday I’ll have a home decorating talent like my Aunt Carol. This photo just doesn’t do it justice - her Thanksgiving table was breathtaking. The whole house too. I’ll snap some more pictures.

I love it when there are strategically-placed seasonal accents in unexpected places around people’s homes. You turn and you’re like wait, those flowers are in an old pumpkin puree can, or that’s a gorgeous ceramic turkey, and little touches like seasonal towels and room fragrance sprays. Nothing hokey or in your face, just simple holiday spirit.

Taking notes…

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