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Monday, January 31, 2011

Tile inspiration...

...a few weeks ago I saw this tile manufacturer, Made a Mano on Absolutely Beautiful Things...and had to bookmark the website in our re-model folder!

...I really like these long white tiles in a herringbone pattern...

...for the kitchen...

...or in the front foyer of our new home...

Jonathan Adler

...we have been thinking about a limestone or simple marble flooring for the front foyer...but I will definitely look into these long white tiles in a herringbone pattern!

William Hodgins

...this company also has many other unique tile looks...see below!

We have a meeting with our architect tonight and can't wait to see the plans she is bringing!

I am also moving into my new space this week at Gas Lamp...

Take care,

Sunday, January 30, 2011

One of my favorite pieces...

...this re-finished faux bamboo desk...sold was one of my favorites!

Take care,


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Recently Sold...

...the milk glass cake stand did one of the Flair books by Joe Nye...

...these cute brass elephants sold...

...2 of these beautiful silk/cotton Ikat pillows sold...

...the last red coral frame sold...

...a set of these metal wire baskets sold...

...these gorgeous scalloped glass candleholders!

and this...

cute little ceramic poodle sold!

Happy Saturday!


Friday, January 28, 2011


I saw these colorful vintage enamel brooches on this gorgeous blue/white/gold tray in the booth across from mine just made me think of spring!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Can't wait for these pillows to arrive...they should be here in the next few days...
Even though, it does not look like it in the pictures...these pillows are the same turquoise/blue color and look great paired with each other!

...below are just a few turquoise/blue inspirations...

Southern Living
via Hopscotch & Grace

Victoria Thompson

...this black & white pillow will also be coming very soon...
...and it reminded me of the image below that I had saved in my files...
Brierly-Drake Associates
...I love the mix of the black & white pattern in this decor...think it adds that perfect touch!

Oh, and this pink Ikat pillow in the below Palmer Weiss design...
Palmer Weiss
...reminded me of...
...these two pink Ikat pillows I have in my Gas Lamp booth.

...all of the above pillows are on the SHOP page of this blog...size, cost and other details are included in their descriptions on the shop page.

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hey Nashville! This week's estate sale... there is only one estate sale I am showcasing this weekend and it is a Patterson Estate Sale located at...

33rd Ave S. (112 St. Charles Place)
Nashville, TN 37212

Friday, January 28th: 9 am- 4 pm
Saturday, January 29th: 9 am- 4 pm the gilded mirror on the left side of the picture!

...very curious about this gold table in the front of this picture....

...and the brown tufted velvet (I think) vintage chair...looks great.

...there seems to be a lot of great small finds at this sale too!

Take care,

New Items: Lamps...

Table Lamp in Gray Washed Wood Finish 
15x15x10 Hardback Off White Linen Fabric Shade
So excited for the new lamps to arrive that I ordered for the little store!  I have included some decorating inspiration pictures for each...but possibilities are endless!!  I will have 2 of each lamp!

via Cote de Texas


Ceramic Table Lamp in Saffron Yellow 
16x16x10.5 Drum shade in Textured White Fabric

via Cote de Texas

These black lamps have arrived and will be in the new space at Gas Lamp in the next week.

via Hopscotch & Grace

Table Lamp in Gilded Gold Finish
9.5x12.5x16 Hardback Cone Shade in Dusky Gold Fabric
Alice Lane Interiors

Alice Lane Interiors

via White Blossom Blog the touch of a great lamp to any room! 

Take care,


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Beautiful Evening!

Nashville Opera Guild’s most sparkling evening, La Bella Notte is an annual celebration of fine dining and song in support of Nashville Opera’s education programs.  Guests enjoy a gourmet meal with arias and musical favorites between each delicious course.  

This past Saturday husband and I had a fun time at Le Bella Notte (benefiting the Nashville Opera) between dinner courses... members of the opera would sing...and it was beautiful!  Made me remember...

...which is a summer opera festival at Ash-Lawn Highland...home of James Monroe in Charlottesville, Virginia....which is located just passed Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's home).

Every summer, my parents would take my brother and me to see Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and so a picturesque outdoor boxwood garden opera setting at Ash Lawn.

The peacock is a symbol as Ash Lawn has roaming peacocks and during intermission...while everyone was eating their boxed dinners on the lawn...the peacocks would make it into the trees surrounding the stage...and would let their presence be known during the final acts...

It was such a special place that we had our wedding reception at Ash Lawn Highland...

Just a little jaunt down memory lane (and a break from my normal posts)...but the beautiful evening reminded me that I do love the opera and that my husband and I need to go more often!!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Vintage Cake Stand...

...just put this vintage milk glass cake stand in the Gas Lamp booth...

*1/26/11 Update: Vintage Milk Glass Cake Stand has sold*

...and on top of it is a new ceramic bowl with birds on the of my first items ordered from market now in the booth...perfect to hold a variety of things!



via At Home with Kim Valee

via One Charming Party

via times union blog

via natalie merrillyn blog
...milk glass is a great item to collect and use to organize small items around the house, decorate for a party...use to show off cakes and so many other things!! new space at Gas Lamp is starting to take shape...I should be in half of the new the end of this upcoming weekend...and the other half shortly after that!

Happy Monday!