TGIF: Wish I Was Here

verandaHello Lacquered Lifers. Did all of you ooh and ahh over Steve and Brooke Giannetti’s bathroom in this month’s issue of Veranda like I did? This is one of the most wonderful wet rooms I have ever seen. Imagine relaxing in that bath, or taking a shower, and looking up at the sky surrounded by all that lush greenery – and I spy some hydrangeas! Well at the end of week two with the new puppy, I could honestly use some bath time in a space like this. That, or a vacation. For more photos of the Giannetti’s home, pick up  a copy of Veranda, or head over to Brooke’s blog, Velvet & Linen. Happy Friday.

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A Scrooge and a Spruce

Xmas PinGood Morning Lacquered Lifers! Does anyone else feel that over the years the Christmas decorating has started earlier and earlier? Growing up, we never got into the full swing of Christmas until after December 17th, because that is my brother’s birthday, and we tried our best not to let Christmas overshadow it. Last year, I tried to continue that tradition with my own Christmas decorating … try finding a tree in Charleston on the second weekend of December. So this year, I am going to pick out my tree this week, and just not pick it up until the second week of December. Try as I may, I cannot jump so easily and quickly from Thanksgiving into Christmas. However, I will try to do a little bit of organizing ahead of time. Going thru my Pinterest boards, it seems that I’m quite taken with small, simple accent trees. Xmas PinsVia
Xmas Pins 5How pretty is this Tabletop Spruce? I think that something like this would look beautiful in the study or on the dining room table. Church Street is not a big house, so I can’t go too crazy with lots of mini trees but I think I’m definitely going to need at least one … and maybe purchasing this will persuade me to start in on the Christmas decorating a little earlier this year.

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Arranging without Flowers

WOMGood Morning Lacquered Lifers! Putting together those final touches on that Thanksgiving flower arrangement? I love this arrangement from Waiting on Martha. Sometimes what your arrangement needs are those small accent pieces that are not in fact floral at all! One of my favorite sources for branches, dried berries, and all sorts of fun floral curiosities is Terrain. Below are some of my favorites – with two day shipping they could be on your table and in your arrangement just in time! 
Terrain 2Fresh Red Winterberry BunchTerrain 3Preserved Oak BunchTerrain 4Preserved Echinops Bunch
Terrain 7Dried Cotton Stem

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