A Few of My Favorite Things

Every year, my mother asks me what I want for Christmas to which I reply the usual, “nothing”. In recent years, I’ve even taken the extreme approach of the advent conspiracy theorist, ranting about how grossly commercialized Christmas has become, how wild horses couldn’t drag me into a mall during the month of December, the tragic influence of Western consumer indulgence on the next generation, blah blah blah. Well, pride goeth….

Lady Lullabuy’s 2010 Holiday Wish List

That voice! Such passion. Such bitter affliction. I tear up every time I hear it!

I love all things London, including this London big print by Blanca Gomez. Check out her Cosas Minimas collection on Etsy. This one happens to be my favorite, but there are so many adorable prints to choose from.


Yes, I do love the movie, but what’s even better is the Paula Deen Signature Pantry Ware Rolling Pin featured in Julie & Julia! Last night I was actually trying to roll out a pastry crust with one of Salem’s plastic sippy cups. I need this rolling pin.

As I mentioned in my Cold Feet post, it is FREEZING in Charlotte, and you can never have enough warm socks.

I mentioned these to Christyn yesterday and she thought I was using profanity when I said I wanted some MUKLUKS for Christmas. Must have been a bad connection.

And finally….

Domino- the Book of Decorating

R.I.P. Domino magazine, but your spirit lives on!

So prosaic, I know…. but this week’s Getting to Know You question is…

What is the most memorable holiday gift you ever received? I can’t wait to hear the responses.

Cold Feet

It is FREEZING in Charlotte. I’m sure my Minneapolis friends are snickering even now while I’m complaining about winter weather in the south. Well, to add to my plight, my washing machine has been on the fritz for two weeks which means no warm sock….well, no clean warm socks. Brrr!

These Istanbul inspired Mukluks by Aykelila are going on my Christmas wish list. Check out their etsy shop and keep warm!