Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Catchin' Up

We're in Michigan right now relaxing with family and enjoying the lack of any type of schedule.  Sleeping in, playing ice hockey on the lake, eating home baked cookies and catching up by browsing some of my favorite home decor magazines.  I'm currently loving these pictures - great for some fantastic color inspiration....
SW Meander Blue (#6484)

BM's Wood Grain Brown (#2109-30)

BM's Hawthorne Yellow (#HC-4)

I also was able to catch up on the recent Renovation Style magazine featuring Meg Braff.  Here are two of my favorites pictures of her work...

Lastly, if you ever happen to find yourself in Ann Arbor, MI, you must go to The Treasure Mart.  My sister in law and I went there and it was amazing.  She walked away with a fabulous bamboo dresser for $75.  Not too dissimilar to this......

I hope you all are having a relaxing holiday week.  I plan to be back in full swing in the New Year!!  Happy New Year's!!  


  1. I'm glad you are having fun Fran! It is nice to see images that are fresh and vibrant (and might I add, not Christmas). Those colors are all wonderful. Your sil lucked out with that dresser.
    I have a friend who used to live in Ann Arbor. It sounds like a fun place to visit.

    Happy new year!


  2. Enjoy Fran!

    anything resembling that dresser is so fabulous, I can't stand it.

  3. Thanks for the suggestion Fran, I live about 40 minutes from Ann Arbor and go to the HomeGoods store there regularly. I'll have to check that out.

  4. Happy to hear you're having a nice break and thanks for the lovely photos- beautiful colour and that dresser is amazing!!!! A very Happy New Year to you! xo

  5. So glad you are enjoying a break with family. Enjoy! That dresser is killer! Oh, and love Reno Style mag. Happy New Year!

  6. Hope you had a great time with your family, Fran! I wanted to tell you I stopped by Three Ladies Antiques in West Hartford while in CT and found some really great pieces. I love treasure-hunting in recommended places!

  7. I was wondering how your time in the mitten was going! If you would like to take a trip to the West side I'd welcome you with open arms. ;-)

    That first picture and paint color is divine. And what a steal for the bamboo dresser! Enjoy your time,

  8. Can you suggest home decor magazines you used regularly or mostly?