Monday, May 16, 2011

New from Haymarket Designs + THANK YOUs

It's been a busy few weeks for Haymarket Designs and I just wanted to share with y'all some of the latest design/color combos. Can you tell what's been the most popular? Thank you to everyone that ordered!




Bamboo Trays with Monograms
 (Coral and Hydrangea)

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Trellis Tray (Pistachio)

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Trellis Tray (Saddle)

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Trellis Wastebaskets (Onyx, Aqua, Rose, Peacock, Poppy, Forrest, Midnight)

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Moroccan Tile Wastebaskets (Seafoam, Pistachio, Peach, Royal, Coral)


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Chevron Wastebaskets (Tangerine, Midnight, Sunshine)


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Chevron Tissue Box (Tangerine)

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Trellis Tissue Box (Rose)


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Bamboo Tissue Box (Saddle)

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Circle Dance Frame (Seafoam)

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Moroccan Tile Small Frame (Apple)


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Trellis Picture Frames (Peach, Apple, Coral)


And thank you to all the wonderful blogs that have featured Haymarket in the past few weeks!
I'm flattered and appreciate it so much!!


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Lilly Pulitzer Furniture Update

By looking at the number of people that have read my first post on Lilly Pulitzer's new furniture line,
I know that there are A LOT of people just as excited as me about the launch!

Well good news, the first Lilly Pulitzer store to carry the new furniture collection is opening its doors for a grand opening ceremony at 6pm tonight. All lucky North Carolinians start running to Palm Avenue in Cameron Village! I wish I could be there tonight but I will be making the trip down 85 very soon!



Here are the details for people in the Raleigh Durham area. If anyone goes I'd LOVE to hear about it!



And for those of us at home here are some pictures of the beautiful new store.

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lilly pulitzer home collection store


Looks like they have lots of home decor accessories as part of the collection as well!
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Photos via Lilly Pulitzer Facebook Page


And for a little more eye candy here are some more pictures I've found of the collection...

lilly pulitzer furniture HFI


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I love the navy and white chevron sofa!


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lilly pulitzer furniture collection
Photos via HFI Brands Facebook Page


My favorite piece so far is the navy and white greek key patterned Lauren chair that you can barely see in the picture above. So cute with the pink trim! I must have it!
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via Shophie Pyle Style

Wish List Wednesday... Bamboo Mirror

Wish List Item #3... Just in case you have missed my many posts (herehere, and here) about my love obsession with faux bamboo...I LOVE FAUX BAMBOO! I crossed a bamboo chandelier off my wish list a few weeks ago but a vintage bamboo mirror is was still on the list. I say was because I was very lucky to find an amazing mirror on eBay this past weekend, and I have a funny story about it to share with you!

I've wanted some sort of faux bamboo mirror for a while, but ever since I saw this picture in Lonny I've been lusting for an octagonal bamboo mirror (and a campaign dresser but more on that another day). 



I still love the pagoda style ones and the Greek key style ones but I really like the shape of this mirror!




Now back to my (long) story about my hunt... I've seen many fellow blogger's find faux bamboo octagon mirrors at tag sales and thrift stores from $8 to $30 so I knew this mirror should be a steal.

Emily Clark's for $25 





So a couple of weeks ago when I saw this one on eBay for $599 or best offer I about fell out on the floor!


I added it to my watch list because I was curious if it would really sell for that price. 
After it sat for a week with no takers I thought "what the heck it doesn't hurt to make an offer",
so I made an offer of $100 (what I thought was generous based on the prices above). 
The guy not only declined my offer but wrote back this unnecessarily rude response. 

"I think you would be better off looking through the trash, your screen name suits you"

I was taken back to say the least because I've never experienced such a rude eBayer!! I contemplated reporting him to eBay but decided to just sit back and enjoy watching his TWO overpriced mirrors not sell. (He has this one for sale too for $699)

Then on Sunday a 'Buy it Now' for this beauty popped up at 1/10th of the rude eBayer's price so I jumped! It has the same dimensions and looks the exact same (carvings and all) as the other one.



I probably shouldn't have, but in my excitement over my new find I e-mailed the rude eBayer back and told him that just wanted to let him know I found the same mirror in the "trash" on eBay at 1/10th of his price. Well that unleashed the dragon... I got not one but two response within the next 5 minutes! 

"KEEP PICKING IN THE TRASH. YOU ARE BLOCKED FOR BEING RUDE AND HAVING NO CLASS."

"YOUR MIRROR IS MADE OF PLASTIC: This Gold Antique Bamboo Framed Miror is made of a "Syroco" like Material> The mirror I have is made of hand carved wood and has been totally restored. Some of us have taste and other dont. Enjoy your plastic mirror!!"


The best part of all is the guy doesn't even know what SYROCO is! At first I was little concerned that I had bought a plastic mirror but after a quick Google search I found out that Syroco stands for SYRacuse  Ornamental COmpany and is a molded wood technique established by an Austrian Woodcarver to make replicas of original carvings. So maybe his is hand carved and mine was made by a machine, but (correct me if I'm wrong) I don't think that calls for a $500 price difference and his rude comments!

It took everything in me not to respond and educate him on Syroco, but I figured he likes trash talking too much and it would be better to make him stare at his expensive mirrors in silence. 

So Wish List item #3 is officially crossed off the list and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival!

Sorry for such a long and rambling story, I though y'all would get a kick out of it and I just had to share!

PS- If you want a bamboo mirror of your own I've found a few others on the internet. 
They aren't as pricey as the one on eBay but still not a steal...

Circa Who, $650 for the pair

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Find...Chevron @ Urban Outfitters

I was so excited when I came across these chevron rugs at Urban Outfitters the other day I could hardly wait till blogger came back on to share! These 5x7 beauties come in black, gray and aqua and the best part is they are only $69. They look very similar to Calypso Home's $300 rug that I featured in my Crazy About Chevron Post don't they? Now if I can only decide which color to get!

PS-The aqua and grey are already backordered till August but the black is available now!




Zig-Zag Rug, Urban Outfitters, $69


And if the rugs weren't enough they have chevron duvets in the same colors too!



Zig- Zag Duvet Cover, Urban Outfitters $69



Monday, May 9, 2011

What I'm Loving Right Now... J.Crew Nail Polish

I use to be a plain jane, light pink/nude nails kind of girl but this Spring I've gotten really intro bright & bold colors! I'm kinda of obsessed with Essie for J.Crew's Tangerine Color. It comes out a little darker than it looks in the bottle but I think its the perfect combo of red, orange and coral.


And two other of their fun colors I'd like to try...



What's your favorite nail color this Spring?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Hope everyone's day includes a little guacamole and a cold margarita!
In honor of the day I'm sharing my favorite Mexican inspired embroidered clothes. 
I love the bright colors and relaxed style of the dresses. Perfect for summer!





Bella Embroidery Dress, Juicy Couture $139


Etsy has a lot of great vintage pieces. I love this color green!


And I have to share with you my guacamole recipe. Well its not actually mine, I got if from one of my favorite restaurants in NY, Rosa Mexicano, but I've adapted it over the years to make it just right. You must try! It's super easy and delicious!


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Ingredients:
1 White Onion (finely chopped)
Cilantro (finely chopped)
jalapeƱo pepper (finely chopped)
3 Hass avocados
2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
salt
pepper
lime juice


I use a molcajete (that you can get at Williams Sonoma and its well worth it) but you can also just use a stainless steel cooking bowl.


First you make the chile paste by grinding 1 tablespoon of onion, 1 tablespoon of cilantro, and 1 tablespoon or jalapeno and a little salt. 


Next cut the avocados and remove the pit. Make 3 crosswise cuts and 3 lengthwise cuts to dice the avocado. Scoop the diced avocado into the molcajete and then add 3 tablespoons of tomato, 1 more tablespoon of cilantro and 1 more tablespoon of onion. Mix everything together and add a pinch of salt and pepper and a squeeze or two of lime to taste and tada you have the most delicious fresh guacamole! 
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