November 2013 archive

The Great Stockpile Crash of ’13

Ugh. I knew it was going to happen. And yet I didn’t do anything to stop the great crash of ’13. The prelude: At the start of our kitchen reno I haphazardly threw our stockpile of kitchen “extras” (i.e. dishes, serving platters, blenders, fancy bowls etc.) into boxes and stashed them downstairs while we were […]

Recommended Reading: 11.27.2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! Wish I was there to celebrate with you tomorrow. Hard to believe that three years ago this weekend, our little family was piling into our car and driving to our new home in picture perfect Sewickley, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh.     One day I’ll treat you […]

A View From Chez Newb

I’m officially in the holiday spirit. Whether it’s the snow, the boxes of Christmas decorations that have exploded in my basement or the holiday cheer that I’ve been sipping, it’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas to me. Usually it takes me until December to get in the mood — not sure why? So […]

Holiday Shopping: Making A List

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you’re finished, I don’t want to hear about it. But if you still need some inspiration, I’m here to remind you that Mere & I keep a running list of things that catch our eye(s) on Etsy, and right now we’ve got some great ideas for gifts […]

Saturday Shopping: Alteriors

We promised to always share where our nose prints can be found. And today you can find where we pressed our noses against the windows atĀ Alteriors. Since that’s an incredibly horrible, yet uniquely descriptive photo, I’ll show you the real deal behind what made Sue and I stop short in our tracks on Bank Street […]

Wild Card: Week In Review (And A Bit About Area Rugs)

How was your week? Mine was pretty busy. I was in Toronto for a couple of days catching up with the Decorating Den team at our regional meeting and had the chance to tour a few supplier showrooms. We got to see and touch the new rug collection by Steven & Chris at Hellenic Rugs, […]

Chez Newb: Window Wonderland

Mere recently asked me for some ideas to finish off her living room windows, so I’m going to put on my decorator hat for this post. We do a lot of custom window treatments at work – everything from blinds and shutters to draperies in any number of stunning fabrics. The first thing I do […]

Saturday Shopping: Gendron Antiques & Reproductions

  If you live in the west end, you may be familiar with the big red barn at the northeast corner of Hazeldean Rd. and Carp Rd. in Stittsville. Have you ever been inside? I’d driven past it countless times and even had friends who had purchased a gorgeous custom-made wood desk there several years […]

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