Sunday, August 8, 2010

...last of summer + GIVEAWAYS





Emanuel Ungaro Floral-print silk dress

 now 70% off

Sergio Rossi Multi-strap canvas sandals
now 50% off
Stella McCartney Deco-style clutch
now 60% off



GIVEAWAY
6 Baggu Reusable Shopping Bags


Because I am beginning to feel guilty about all the plastic

we use then dispose of...I am offering 6 of these great bags which fold
flat into their own little pouch...in addition to grocery store, pop
them into luggage, handbags, glove boxes, stow for kid's playthings
in back of the car, 1000 uses.
Carry in your hand or over your shoulder.

Holds the contents of 2-3 plastic grocery bags.
15” Wide / 25” high / 6” deep.
Folds into a flat 5” by 5” pouch.
Holds 50 lbs. 100% Ripstop nylon. Machine washable.
Go to amazon.com to see a video of these bags being used
as gift-wrapping.

I am giving these to everyone I
know as Christmas gifts.


They will be sent directly to the winner from
Baggu.com /
RULES: Be or become a follower & leave a comment.
That's it. Winner chosen from random drawing by next
door neighbor at ll:00PM EST next Thursday, August 12th

Next GIVEAWAY will be the beautiful book


Flair
by Joe Nye
tablesettings, flowers, invitations

this is Joe

below are pages from the book


Upper left: Singerie-inspired invitations and little favor boxeds wrpapped in fuchsia ribbon.
( Singerie is the French word for “Monkey Trick”.
It is a genre depicting monkeys apeing human behavior,
often fashionably attired, intended as a diverting sight,
 always with a gentle cast of mild satire.)
Upper right: Black bamboo flatware from Juliska.
Lower left: A chinoiserie-styleparty table setting.
 Lower right: A prfusion of pink carnations in a silver mint julep cup.

Left: Contemporary Chinese Chippendale chargers paired with charming antique
chinoiserie-style floral china and pretty aqua finger bowls.
The natural wood handles of the bamboo flatware brings
out the yellow and green tones in the plate.
Right: Purple floral Mottahedeh dessert plates sit atop Charlotte Moss’s
treillage pattern dinner plates.
Green hydrangeas and amethyst goblets play up the green and purple theme.




Above: Red, printed silk-toile tablecloths, and blue and red glassware
from Cost Plus World Market mix nicely with fancy sterling silver
and Blue Canton dinner plates.
The red lantern is a fun centerpiece.
A single flower on the napkin dresses up the plate.



Left: A mélange of blue-and-white ceramics mixed with yellow gladioli
and oncidium orchids dress up the sideboard.
Right: The blue and yellow theme is carried over to the table,
with blue water glasses, inexpensive bunches of yellow chrysanthemums
and single yellow Fuji mums placed in teacups.
The dinnerware is Torquay from Mottahedeh.
Like the flowers, the cobalt blue-handled flatware provides an informal touch.



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13 comments:

  1. A beautiful outfit to beat the heat with gorgeous color and style!! You have done it again...Happy Sunday xOxO

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  2. Hi Sweetie...
    Oh I love the outfit you have put together. It is just beautiful. I too, am always looking for a bargain. I so love the challenge. You will look absolutely beautiful in it sweetie, can't wait to see a photo.

    Now these bags, I am popping over there to see what they look like. I have a truck, and I have to put my bags in the back. Usually when I get home the bags are all over the place. I need to see about these, because it may be the solution I have been looking for to hold my groceries in place maybe? Count me in for sure.

    Hope you are well sweet friend. I love coming to see you. Have a gorgeous Sunday.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

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  3. I'm a follower, I love the outfit!!! I love bags!!!! I love your blog!!!!
    count me in this giveaway.
    mandreel@gmail.com

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  4. Love that dress!!! The colors are spectacular... It's the perfect dress for our coastal climes. I think I need to find something like this for my trip to The Breakers.
    Colorful hugs,
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  5. Oh that floral print dress is gorgeous! Love the giveaway goodies :-)

    Have a wonderful summer.

    Cheers: Evi

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  6. Hi Marsha, I just wish you would come to Little Rock and do my closet! Of course we would have to throw everything away and start over. Wouldn't that be fun?

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  7. That red silk dress is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Have a great new week, Splenderosa! xo

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  8. What a lovely explosion of colours and flair!
    The outfit you have ensembled is wonderful - would be fantastic here in Sydney for Summer. Perfect for sipping cocktails in the early evening.. :)

    The book looks great. I love the table settings and all the colour! What a fun book to do don't you think!?!

    Not sure if any of the give-aways are open to Australia (or Sweden). If they are, please count me in.

    xx Charlotta

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  9. oh Marsha those heels are a dream!!!! Sergio rossi is a genius. YUP...

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  10. We were in Target yesterday and the cashier started putting things in a plastic bag even though we had placed a canvas bag in front of her. My little guy pipes up and says "Oh, we mustn't use the plastic bags. They're bad for the environment." She replied, "Aren't you a little young to be a do gooder?" His reply, "Well, I need to get started early to make up for all of the other people who don't care about the earth."
    She didn't quite know what to say about that. But I squeezed him and said "You deserve an icee."

    Fantastic giveaway on both counts.

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  11. Dear Marsha, great choices as always. I love the Ungaro dress. My best friend Giles has recently been made creative director of Ungaro. I'm looking forward to see what he does with the label. His first show is in Paris in October. Hope you're alright, love, C xxx

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  12. simply fabulous, makes you want to pull up a chair and enjoy the festivities

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