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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Some Good Stuff For Wednesday

I have a new favorite book. How this glorious tome alluded me for two years I will never know.

Thankfully my cousin Sweet “T” is supreme queen in the gift giving department. She always sends me EXACTLY the perfect thing that I didn’t know I wanted. This Christmas it was “La Vie est Belle” by Henrietta Heald.


The book is artfully arranged by the various regions in France. Each region (chapter) includes beautiful French interiors, gorgeous gardens and delicious recipes. It is like the trifecta of good things. French traditions are also included which I found utterly charming. 

So, if these things appeal to your soul I highly recommend this book.


As you may recall January is my favorite month for clothes shopping. The deals are just incredible.

For good basics I like Banana Republic which can be a bit pricey.

I strolled into the store yesterday and found the clearance racks an additional 60% off. (Online is 50% off.)

The Sloan Pencil Skirt in navy was $7.00. (Full price~ $80.00) I also bought the black version for $13.00 which is still an incredible deal.

Comfortable and machine washable. LOVE!


I also scored the “Timeless T” for $8.00… so I picked up a few colors. It is a good layering basic.

Today I am headed out to the Wisteria Furniture Store in Dallas. They are having a clearance sale so my fingers are crossed that I might find a few things for the living room.

Change the pillows and this room could move right into my house. It feels like cool January.

But February is right around the corner and at this moment I am loving pink!

What color is your happiness right now?



Katie Mansfield said...

I love those mirrors. So pretty. I hope you are having a great day.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That book looks like you. I am sure you are loving every page. Hope you find what you want for the living room and I adore pink, shocking pink that is. Have a fabulous day.

Lorrie said...

That sounds like a wonderful book. I bought Sarah Richardson's book in a pre-order sale and haven't even opened it yet. My home is looking a little neglected since after taking the Christmas stuff down I got sick and haven't done anything. Time to change things up a bit - spend a little time looking at books for inspiration and then use what I have.
Great sales. I like Banana Republic, too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Gorgeous photos - full of clean, neat charm!

angie said...

I love the pictures of the book !!! love all of angie from Germany

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Well done with your sale bargains. Hopefully you will have similar luck at The Wisteria Furniture Store. It looks like a place one could lose control in sale time.
I too have the La Vie est Belle - fabulous. It's my "go to" book when I'm feeling homesick for France.
Happy furniture hunting. xxx

chateau chic said...

Looks like a beautiful book I may have to put on my wish list.
Mary Alice

Terri Steffes said...

I adore the hot pink but I have to remember to live in the season I am in. I am always one to look ahead and I forget to enjoy what is right in front of me.

I HATE clothes shopping and I need clothes. I refuse to ask for them for Christmas. Nothing is worse than having to return clothes. This, and I have a daughter with a PhD in fashion. How did that ever happen?

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Lovely pictures! I love the window in the first one and the colour of the shutters.

Vel Criste said...

BLUE!!! And pink :-) So much inspiration!

Sadaf Trimarchi said...

Great score on the skirts and long sleeve layering tops. Love Wisterria.. So lucky you can go to a stand alone store. I have that peacock mirror in my bedroom, and it is fabulous. It looks very ornate and heavy, but its made of some kind of lightweight resin, so its not heavy at all and is easy to out up.

No favorite colors yet but did just see a post with a cupboard/dresser painted "Louise Blue." Really pretty.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I think I would enjoy that book too. xoox