Infusing grandeur into otherwise drab Monday mornings with five things/ideas/events for the week:
I. I’ve been coveting the Paul Villinksi butterfly instillation on Gossip Girl since I first laid eyes on it. Unfortunately, the artist’s work (made from cans found in the streets of New York) is a bit out of my price range. Instead, I recreated it in my dining room using adhesive paper versions from Etsy. Try it yourself - it’s incredibly easy and the perfect conversation piece!
II. Living in a studio (with a formal dining room - yes, I understand how bizarre that is) means that I don’t have a fireplace. After longing for one last winter, I decided to exercise my creativity by creating a similar feel with a combination of this lantern from Pottery Barn and a Dyptique candle. Try these birch pillars to complete the faux-fire aesthetic.
III. These demitasse wooden spoons adorned with gold and silver chevrons are perfect for tea parties or ice cream socials. Take a peek at this darling party website called Shop Sweet Lulu for everything from striped paper straws to miniature farmstand milk bottles.
IV. I found this sweet silver ring on Pinterest and knew that they would be the perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas. For thirty-five dollars who can resist a monogram?
V. Taking full advantage of this season’s sales, I just indulged in a gift for myself by ordering a new apron from Williams-Sonoma with my blog’s initials. Surprise your favorite chef with one in his or her favorite color scheme.
Have a wonderful week! xx tt