Color Study: Hague Blue

The only blues I am feeling this cold January is this gorgeously grounding deep shade; Hague blue (pronounced h-AI-g).

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Mad About Dad


Father’s Day is just around the corner and here are our top picks with something to suit any dad.

Personalized Crystal Tumbler,Crystallize Online: $99.99 each

BBQ Basting Pot with Silicone Brush, Indigo: $40.00 $28.00

Compact Thermal Night Vision Camera, Flir: $2,579.99- $3,224.99CAD

Laser Projection Keyboard, Uncommon Goods: $204.52 CAD

White Ash Eames Chair and Ottoman, Hive Modern: $6,165.00

Golf Shoes Contour with BOA fit, Footjoy: $129.99

Warm Tobacco Pipe Candle, DW Home: $12.00

Beard Grooming Bib, Beard King: $29.99

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Blackout Roller Blinds

blackout blinds

Light has a vital role in design and daily life, so you should know how important it is to be able to control the amount of light you want in a particular area. This is where Blackout Roller Blinds comes in. Rooms you may want to consider for blackout blinds are bedroom, home theatre, living and dining areas.

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Carnival Themed Party

Carnival Circus Themed Party Wedding

How sweet it is! I have weddings on the mind, you see, my little sister is getting married at the end of the summer and this is what I think about. While looking for different ideas I came upon this happy little theme: Carnival!!! For anyone having a reception in a big white tent, consider the vibrant hues and cheerful accents that go along with this spectacular country fair/ carnival/ circus theme.

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Display, Don’t Store Away!

etsy gathering splendor pink jade stones

Chances are that if you are crafty and like to make pretty things, you probably have a lot of gorgeous buttons, ribbons and beads to make them with. I implore you, do not store these gorgeous items away in boxes, and drawers! Why not enjoy them before they make their way to your next masterpiece. Just look that these pink jade stones by Gathering Splendor on Etsy, if they are tucked away out of site, you may forget you even purchased them in the first place. Pity.

Etsy Dahlia Cabuchons

My mother used to sew, and I remember when she would let me look through her box of buttons, I could spend hours looking through them, they were all so different and beautiful. These Dahlia Cabochons from MK Supplies are lovely little pieces just waiting to be put on view.

apothecary Jars assorted

Make your craft area a place you can’t wait to go and create! You could pour them into a larger glass apothecary jar like the one centered above by English Creek Gardens, Or you can opt to sort your collections by color and size into smaller jars like the far left one by Abbott, or the bulb shaped Dover jar on the far right by Artland. Was your New Year resolution to become organized? What better way to start than with junk drawers and craft nooks?

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Tissue Paper Pom Poms

birthday tissue pom poms

This New Year’s Eve, I am preparing for my little girl’s second birthday! And since my party flower of choice (peonies) are slightly harder to come by in the middle of the winter, I am going for the next best thing: Tissue Paper Pom Poms. I made several and hung them from the light fixture over the dining room table along with little bird models.

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Get This Look: Winter Chalet

Connie Braemer get this look slab dining table antler chandelier

What makes a winter chalet retreat feel cozy and rustic? A neutral palette of greys, black and weathered whites are the perfect backdrop for the natural warmth of wood, and lots of it. This Osler Chalet designed by Connie Braemer won an award of excellence from ARIDO in 2008.

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Personalized Gift Wrap

personalized gift wrap by mountain cow

Having trouble committing to a gift wrap with so many great choices? How about a personalized wrap that has your name on it? Mountain Cow offers many designs to choose from that are customized with a message from you to your loved ones.

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Fun Ideas For Playroom

childrens play room

Here are some fun suggestions for a child’s play room:

Chalkboard Paint is a funtastic idea for painting your wall. Get creative; you can paint the area under a chair molding, paint large sihlouettes of bugs or trees, or mount a large rococo picture frame on your wall and paint the area inside.

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Home Tour! Grand Prize Home

Don’t you just love a home tour! Especially if it is a tour of a fabulouslly decorated home YOU could win! This is the grand prize home for the Princess Margaret Lottery for Cancer Research, it supports a great cause and looks divine! The home is located in Woodbridge, Ontario- take a peek inside!

Princess Margaret Lottery Grand Prize Home Entrance view to dining room coffered ceilings, living room and entrance

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