Decor Finds: 1890 dough bowl

You’ve indulged me whenever I wax on about beautiful mends in vintage linens, and now there are more mends to add to the obsession. It’s a…

My Home: Vignettes in a Guest Bedroom

My sweet friend Alison is hosting a Favorites on the First party, and today’s is all about vignettes. Was stunned to discover I have not snapped…

Interview: Hello Lovely for The Enchanted Home

    How not to be enchanted by my friend Tina, the dream home, and her fabulous kitchen?   Do you know her blog The…

Around Chicago: Randolph Street Market

On Saturday, it was a pleasure to be invited to award red ribbons to my favorite items at Randolph Street Market’s Winter Market. The venue…

Hotel Decor Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Thrilled to be guest-posting at my sexysmartcool friend Red’s place Swoonworthy today… the decor is incredible! Swoonworthy’s redhotmama in England asked about one of my favorite places, and…

Decor Books: Casual living

Casual Living: No-fuss Style for a Comfortable Home “This is a book to help make home life easy, while also showing how to put together…

Personal Reflections: Passions and Vanities

Recently I was contacted by the organizers of Chicago’s lovely Randolph Street Market (quality vintage finds in a chic setting) to explore this year’s winter…

Personal Reflections: Behind the Blog

A warm warm welcome to the new kids to the blog…I hope you decide to stay even after the giveaway is history. There is time…

Personal Reflections: in between big and small

  Big: Valley of desert in Iran   I have shared these images before, but I hope you’ll agree they are worth another look see.…

My Art: Where My Art Lives {a Beach House}

It has been a few weeks since I picked up a paintbrush so I felt all fancy to see images of a pair of abstract panels created for…

Home Decor Inspiration: Pine Cone Hill

Here on planet hello lovely, we are crazy for designer Annie Selke’s casually playful style and how her store Pine Cone Hill makes the task…

Travel Inspiration: Manhattan in December

Can you guess what store this is in NY? Ding ding ding. Yep. Anthropologie. Ohmigoodnessgracious the lines were a mile long, yet I hardly noticed.…