Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Corduroy Queen

It has finally warmed up enough to wear skirts again yay!!! I was starting to feel that my wardrobe was being so confined to pants and jeans!

Anyways, this is a skirt that I sewed this fall. I bought the material for $4.00 this summer and although I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make with it, I knew I had to have it. The material is corduroy, which I think is perfect for fall/winter. While the corduroy is ultra modern, the patterned dainty, little roses add that extra bit of antiquity which I love.

The design of the skirt was inspred by a skirt from Steven Alan's fall collection. While I couldn't find the pattern I wanted, I decided to design the skirt by combining two completley different patterns (Burda 7741 and Simplicity 2656) . I think it turned out quite nice and it fits perfectly!!!

I am sure that I will get many wears out of this great skirt!!

Ciao for now,

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Tights!!

The fashion trend this Christmas has over-whelmingly been colored tights. Not only are they festive, they add that extra bit of holiday cheer. The tights at our Christmas dinner varied from a mulberry wine (Joe's Superstore) to a candy cane red (American Apparel)to a champagne punch (Joes's Superstore).

Although I am enjoying my Christmas holiday s at the family farm, I am sure there are some great sales happening in the city. Happy Boxing Day Shopping to all!!!

Merry Christmas,

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Candle light!!

It is getting to be that time of year when the days are getting shorter and shorter and darker and darker!! While it may be a bit depressing, I like to think of it as an opportunity to light some candles and cozy up on the couch for a good read of your favorite book (Anna-Karinana- My all time favorite)!!

Here are some of my favorite candle holders. The glass ones are from a Finnish Design house called Iittala. They have an amazing collection of glass art work - make sure to check them out online!!! I think that a peice of their artwork would make a great Chritmas gift!!

The brass candle holders are actually new!!! I have been on a hunt for some nice dinner table candle holders for a long time. I finally found these ones a few weeks ago while antique shopping with my aunt. They were a great find and are perfect for a romantic dinner!!

So light some candles and stay warm!! And remember the days start to get longer again on December 21, which is just a few days away.

Moi Moi,

Friday, December 18, 2009

Celebration Dinner!!

Mu husband Dominic just completed his first degree in Toxicology. So, following his last exam EVER, we celebrated with our own personal champagne and cheese spread!!Doesn't it look great, it's hard to go wrong with great cheese and bread!

Cheers to Dominic,

P.S. Sparkling wine is my absolute favorite drink, especially this bottle of Prosecco (The Italian Equivalent of Champagne and often tastier) Villa di Maser which was amazing and given to us by Dominic's parents - Thanks!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Antiques and Treasures

This fall, my cousin moved into a new home which also came with this amazing barn. The barn was full of all sorts of wonderful finds, I felt like a pirate on a treasure hunt. I finally caught my eye on the cutest antique chair which my cousin so generouslly gave to me. How lovely!!

We had a wonderful day touring around her yard. Thanks Jessie.

When I got home and cleaned up the chair, I realized that it didn't even need to be painted. It had so much character the way it was. I found the perfect spot in my apartment for it!!!

Ciao for now,

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Vintage Earrings

I have recently really started to love vintage jewlery. I love day dreaming about the previous owners and their lives and knowing that the jewlery is totally unique, which is sometimes hard to find when you live in a small town.

Check out these vintage earrings that I picked up a few weeks ago. It was a totally unexpected find as I just happened upon an antique sale in the same building where I buy my sewing fabric from. I managed to find two great pairs of earrings, both for under $20.

The tea cups that the earrings are displayed on are the newest additions to my tea cup collection. They are both from a cute little antique store in Vancouver, B.C called Curios.

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