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Friday, December 19, 2008

A bit of pom pom for Friday Freebie

My finals are now finished! Thank you to everyone who sent thoughts and prayers. This was such a difficult semester for me and I can't tell you how much your words of encouragement meant to me. Ready for some eye candy?
Back in November when I was in L.A. I popped into one of my favorite stores, Pom Pom Interiors.

They were decorated for Christmas and it was so lovely. Pretty shell ornaments, glittery Eiffel towers, and all sort of other bobbles and bits.

I absolutely adored the mercury candlesticks in a bright aqua shade.

The table in their seaside room was all beachy bliss. The shell chandelier was so pretty.

Oh the bougainvillea in the courtyard was so lush and beautiful!

One chair for me, one chair for you...

Ok, I didn't exactly select a chair for you, but I did pick up a few pretty things. Although my camera can't quite seem to catch their sparkle, trust me, they are pretty.

Also, do you remember the journals I made here? I've been creating some miniature books that are so adorable and I have one extra that I will also send to the winner.
Please leave me ONE comment. I will select the winner on Monday.
Good luck!


Paula said...

Congratulations on finishing your semester. I'm a pretty new reader so I don't know what you are studying or what education goal you are trying to reach.

I really enjoyed your pictures.

I hope that you can get some mental rest now that your class is over.

LiLi M. said...

I'm glad that we have met through Heather's blogparty. I did enjoy your post and even have a chance to win such a lovely notebook! Fingers crossed!
Have a nice weekend!

Mildred said...

What beautiful pictures! My niece has a Christmas tree each year that she decorates in silver ornaments. Yours are so pretty. Congrats on finishing the semester. Hopefully you can rest a bit during the holidays.

Kass said...

How beautiful those are. And you are so talented.I wish I was good with my hands but Im so clumsy- and impatient. What a lift off the shoulders to be done with finals- now you can really enjoy Christmas.
I look forward to going to that store next time I visit my daughters in LA. Have a wonderful weekend. Its starting to snow here..

Jorgelina said...

All adorable one!
Very pretty family. Beautiful photos.
Merry Christmas!

Lorrie said...

What a pretty store. Glad to hear you've finished your semester. Now you can relax a little!


Rosanne said...

Congrats! What a gorgeous store!

Tracy said...

Yay for you and your finished finals!
Thanks for the pics of Pom Pom. I live too close to all the great design & decor shops in the LA area to have so many on my list that I haven't yet visited. I think "more field trips" will be high on my list of 2009 resolutions. After all, being legitimately in the ID biz again, it's "necessary" that I do lots more "research" now, right?
Happy Friday to you!

Tracy said...

Yay for you and your finished finals!
Thanks for the pics of Pom Pom. And the reminder that I live too close to all the great design & decor shops in the LA area to still have so many on my list that I haven't yet visited. I'll put "more field trips" on my resolutions list. Especially now that I'm legitimately back in the ID biz. It's absolutely "necessary" that I do lots more "research", right?
Happy Friday to you!

jewelstreet said...

Yay for finals being over! Hope you did well.

Seriously, I want to go with you on one of your adventures sometime! You find the most amazing places.

Anna Lindsey Sailer O'Reilly said...

I'm sure you're thrilled to be finished with the semester!

Those ornaments are stunning! I love the journals also, very artistic. ^_^

Shimmy Mom said...

So glad to hear that you are finished with school! The ornaments are beautiful. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Melissa Wertz said...

I am glad you are thru with all you finals. I hate tests! And jurys (that is what photographers have to go thru) and such. Always makes me nervous. Love the photo tour. May not ever make it to CA and always enjoy looking at photos there and especially of the eye candy inside the stores.

Please include me in your lovely GiveAWay! Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!

Tracy said...

Oh no! How embarrassing! I got distracted, thought something went wrong with my first comment attempt and ended up sending two! AND disqualified myself for your drawing by breaking the "one comment" rule! :( I definitely have "Christmas brain" today :)

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, how great that finals are over! And now you can revel in your accomplishment!

Those are very lovely ornaments. How fun it would be to win them!

honeysuckle said...

It will be nice for you to have your studying behind you so you can enjoy yor holidays now. I love litle books. Count me in

Glenda said...

Wow that's a beautiful store. I too love the aqua.

It would be hard to leave without anything.

I am sure your relived on the end of semester.


Tricia Samsal said...

Love those store pics. So inspiring! Please enter me into your drawing. SOunds like fun!

ceekay said...

Congrats on your success! I love the colors of the items in the beautiful store! And those ornaments are precious!

Jill Elaine said...

Wonderful that you are finished for the semester! The pictures here are beautiful, wish I could have been with you!

carolinagirl said...


Jen said...

Now that the hard part is over enjoy this shiny thing - the holly days- thanks for taking us into all your dreamy decor desires and creations.
Its a privilege beyond measure to catch the glimpses & glories!

Make sweet precious memories of the days ahead.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Very nice giveaway! Please add my name.


Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Laura...thank you so much for popping by my Blog during Heather's Blog Party.

Congrats on finishing up your semester. Hopefully now you can take a breath or two :)

I enjoyed the pictures on this posting. Thank you for sharing these. Please enter me for your drawing.

Happy Holidays,
LuLu Kellogg

Gail Kramer said...

I'm new to your site but I can already tell its going to be one of my favorites!


Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I am sure you are breathing a sigh of relief after your finals!!!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful store with us- I love the ornaments you chose-beautiful

Thank you too for the opportunity to win one of those lovely notebooks!!


Mimi Sue said...

What a lovely shop. I don't know how you do school on top of everything else. Your family portrait is gorgeous. Mimi

Lauren said...

Oh how exciting! That store is fab- I WISH I had those chairs...


Jessica said...

I am IN LOVE with the aqua colored mercury candlesticks!! They are beautiful!! Congrats on making it through finals! :)

~♥~ Monica S said...

Nice place!! Loved those ornaments.. especially the cross! :-)

Have a great weekend!


Bonnie said...

Congratulations on finishing your semester. And most certainly thank you for the "eye candy" :-)

Velvet and Linen said...

Congratulations on finishing your finals! I am sure that is a huge relief!
Pom Pom is one of my favorite stores.
It looks just beautiful all decked out for the holidays.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.


Melissa said...

Congratulations Laura! You are the winner of my Christmas ornament giveaway! Stop by my blog or check your email for details.

Your blog is lovely!

Pat said...

I am thrilled to mosey upon your blog. It is eye candy for a decorator want-to-be! I have put it on my daily favorites list!
Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

Now you can really enjoy the holidays with finals over. Beautiful pictures, and thanks for the give-a-way.

Laura said...

That is one pretty store! Congrats on finishing your finals!

Laura :)

Maison Douce said...

Oh, those journals are darling!! Please count me in!! Congrats on finishing your semester!!

queenoftheclick said...

It's always a relief to finish a semester!! The Spring semester is usually even better.

I have two more days before I can take a seat with you!

Very pretty ornaments. I love the cross.

Wanda said...'re done, you're done!!! You must feel so relieved and now you can enjoy your holiday break. Merry Christmas!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Lovely photots.

Liz said...

Oh Laura! I would just love one of your little creations! : ) Sign me up!

Congrats on your finals!

I hope you and your family have a Blessed Christmas!


Miss Sandy said...

Can I have the chair that is on the table? I think is sit high enough to feel like a throne and then I could sit and gaze over all the dreamy stuff in the kingdom below!

I am glad your finals are over and you can relax and enjoy the holiday. Thanks for sharing this restful decor, it is just what I need right now.

~Leslie said...

Beautiful photos, I enjoyed them. Your journals are gorgeous too!

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Oh what a cute store. I just love your pictures. Congrats on finishing your finals, I hope everything went well. I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas.
-Cheers, Amy

Nancy said...

Hi Laura...Thank-you so much for visiting my blog last week...and for your kind comments.

I always love visiting you...your posts inspire me.

Please enter me in your draw...
Hugs, Nancy

Visual Vamp said...

Nice to see Pom Pom is still in business!
And congrats on getting through your exams.
xo xo

Jo said...

I just found your blog and must say that it is simply lovely! Your photos are beautiful.

Have a wonderful holiday season now that you have time to relax a little.


the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a gorgeous store! I've heard it mentioned before but have never really seen many photos of the iterior, so thank you!


Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Congratulations on finishing up! I'm glad you visited my blog, because now I got to see yours! how wonderful! and count me in on the giveaway, they are so stunning!

and your pictures were fabulous too!! Hugs, Cynthia

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

What a gorgeous shop!

Your pictures for the Christmas card were fabulous and I love the one where your husband is running after the escape dog LOL

I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas a Happy New Year!

vickysplace1 said...

Love the store too. Your book is adorable! I could use it to place pictures in for Conner, my grandson. He lives do far away from me. I think of ways to be close to him all the time.

miss gracies house said...

What a *fun* place to shop-just beautiful! I enjoyed my visit here and your story about the family photo shoot. Fun Christmas decorations-thanks for the visit to my place!
Merry Christmas!

Marie Antionette said...

ongrats on finishing your semester.I know how hard it must have been.I'm like Paula,I do not know what you were studying either,But I do know you are a smart and talented cookie.I've enjoyed your friendship the short months i've been blogging.Anyway everything on this post is just drop dead gorgeous,as usual.I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe New year.May God bless you.Hugs Marie Antionette

Angela said...

Oh, I could spend hours in that store! And I'm lovin' those ornaments that you got!
I'm so glad your finals are over so that you can relax now and enjoy the holidays.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for stopping by and leaving comment love last week. I am so excited to leave a comment in time for the drawing! I will stop back by soon to check out what you are up to on Etsy.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh dear, I hope I am not too late but if I am I understand.

Pom Pom is just gorgeous and you really got some wonderful thinks there. The aqua mercury glass candle holders are lovely - haven't seen that color here yet.

Fun facts about you, too! I will have to try the warm nog.