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

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 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 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 /
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

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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