Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Frame + Foto of the Day

Chocolate Stripes Picture Frame
This Smile for the Birdie frame is hand painted and can stand horizontally or vertically! For $46 and 12.5"x 10.5" it is a great bang for your buck. But even better buy a white frame from your local art store, tape the stripes with painters tape, and paint your own frame with the color of your choice!
This picture was taken by a camera's timer down in Lewes, DE. The foto features my boyfriend, Eric, me, my girlfriend Meg and her hubby Lexie. We celebrated the end of the summer together with a couple drinks on the rooftop deck overlooking Delaware Bay.  

Want it...can't afford it...but I found one similar!


This mirrored dresser was featured in Elle Decor for $4,125.00 by olysudio.com

This mirrored dresser I found at dresser-store.com made by Bassett for $1,061.00.

Always remember that if you love love love a piece and its out of your budget...most likely there is one similar and you can find it on the cheap and if you can't contact McNamara Design!

I love Holiday Cards...and here is a couple ways they won't clutter up your counter!

Christmas Greetings

Creating a  french message board to store your holidays cards creates a unique piece for seasons to come! Just tack white ribbon in a shape of a snow flake or a Christmas tree!

Card holder ladder

This DIY project takes finding an old ladder and painting it a bright red or green. BY criss crossing bungee cord it not only creates another layer of texture but secures your holiday cards!

If you have a frame and extra ribbon then this project will be very low in cost. Just run you ribbon horizontally across the matte of the frame then tape. Reinsert the matte into the frame and you have got yourself a holiday card holder!

Holder card holders can take many shapes, but creating a wreath with your cards makes it even more celebratory of the holidays. Take a 10 x 10 piece of ply wood, paint it red, stencil your name or holiday saying, then screw in the clips. This holiday card holder wreath will brighten up any room!

here fishy fishy

Gurgling cod pitcher found at Shreve, Crump, and Low is another inspiration from my trip to Boston! I received the coral pitcher below as a gift and whether its used as a pitcher, a vase, or a book end it is a great add to any room!

brrrrrrrrrr its cold in here

Holiday Ice Bucket

Love this acrylic ice bucket with tongs. Perfect gift for the holiday hostess! Found it on isuwannee.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Frame + Foto of the Day

Argento "Enamel Pink " Frames

This is a picture from my best friend, Claire's, bachelorette in Fair Harbor, Fire Island. Our Dad's grew up in Bay Shore, NY and we grew up spending summers in Fair Harbor so it was only natural to spend Claire's last few days as a single gal celebrating on the beach!

Mostly Monograms Tablet Covers

My Mom's company, Mostly Monograms, just came out with the most functional but adorable holiday gift...an electronic tablet cover! They are a great gift for men, women, and kids! Love them!!!

Beacon Hill is the place to be

After spending Thanksgiving in Boston and discovering a great little neighborhood, Beacon Hill, I began to feel at home. With the row houses perfectly manicured and the flower boxes decked out even in the cold weather I felt like I was at home walking through the cobble stone streets of Georgetown. Definitely a place I would visit again!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hitting the sloops on a budget!

Skis in Snow

Cross Country Skier

Ski Vermont Duo

ArteHouse Vintage signs add a touch of character to any room. For $59 to $75 these signs are great for the cabin, chalet, game room, garage, or kitchen, they're perfect as gifts for visitors or as mementos of places seen and loved.

Frame + Foto of the Day

As Thanksgiving approaches and I am traveling away from my home in Maryland to celebrate in Boston I thought a shout out to all my friend and family in MD would be appropriate and what better away to celebrate any occasion in MD the with beer and crabs...I love Thanksgiving but a summer day with cold beer and fresh steamed crabs is even better!

This photo was taken by my girlfriend Raegan last summer in June when we celebrated my 28th birthday. 16 women, a buschel of crabs, and who knows how many beers!

However you spend your holidays...have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Be the center of Thanksgiving

White Pumpkin Centerpiece

Yellow candle surrounded by corn in a square class holder


In Full Bloom

cranberry balls over silver topiaries

Each of these centerpieces is unique and are inexpensive to create! I love the hollowed out gourds to be used as vases!Or using your leftover pumpkins as the center of attention on this upcoming Thanksgiving celebration!

The fire is so delightful

Here are some different ways to use your fireplace without burning a budget. I love the dried hydrangeas...try replacing them during the holiday season with some poinsettias!

Vintage Prints

I found these vintage prints that are incredible....you could hang them in any room in the house! Remember prints can be expensive but no need to custom frame them. Find an inexpensive frame to house your new wonderful prints!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Something old...something new

Vibrant Vintage Chair

Vibrant Vintage Chair

A seller on Etsy, Recovering Act, has taken this chair sanded it down, repainted, and reupholstered using a  vibrant and bold pattern. $350 This Washington, DC based company can surely help brighten up your living room!

I'd love to rest my head below this headboard

Custom Upholstered Twin Headboard - Addison

Great combination of colors and textures. The chocolate brown bamboo print goes great with the light blue throw pillow.

Recovering Act

Upcycled Mid Century Chair

Upcycled Mid Century Chair

Upcycled Mid Century Chair

This chair was updated with a fun and fresh upholstery fabric described as "sea foam". The cascading lines of the fabric contrast strikingly with the straight, angular lines of the frame. An extremely well crafted chair, with unique detail and design. They just don't make them like this anymore!

All you need is LOVE

custom heart -- tree print pillow cover -- personalized with your names or initials

custom heart -- tree print pillow cover -- personalized with your names or initials

the two of you in love, a promise carved forever into a tree. what could be better?
bring a little more love to a corner of your nest with this sweet pillow.

Throw in some color and fuax folk

faux folk -- old star

inspired by traditional folk quilt blocks, these designs emphasize the most basic and striking graphic elements of intricate quilting patterns.

Frame + Foto of the Day

Whimsical Chipped Shabby Wide Picture Frame 8x8 OR 8x10 OR 8.5x11 with scrolled edge (Choose Color) Available in ANY size

This shabby chic frame is handmade and can be found on Etsy. Here are my two sisters, Caitlin and Molly, and our foe brother Austin (he's not really our brother but we sure as hell treat him like one) we are about to take a flight over the Grand Canyon on our Vegas/Colorado River rafting trip this past summer.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lighting it up!

These flanking table lamps give color, texture, and functionality to this bedroom space.

You are the sunshine of my life

Geometric Blue Lamp

Skyscraper Glass Lamp

Viceroy Turquoise Lamp

All three of these table lamps are classic but with a funky twist.

Frame + Foto of the Day

Product Image Liberty of London® for Target Picture Frame

This frame is loud and lively. Adding this black and white won't make it too busy.

This picture was taken by my friend Raegan. It is of me standing in some docksiders of our good friend Derek who stands easy 1 1/2  feet taller then I do!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Room with a mirror

Check out the shell mirror...This mirror is such an easy DIY project. Find an old mirror, sand it down, paint it, then add the shells by using a glue gun!

Mirror mirror on the wall who is the best one of them all?

Uttermost Jules Round 35" Wide Wall Mirror
Bamboo Trellis Mirror - Light Blue

Sunrays Antique Silver 32" Wide Wall Mirror

Walnut Finish Check Pattern 40 1/4" High Wall Mirror
Eliza Black and Champagne Silver Accent 16" Wide Mirror
Trevi Lacquer Finish Square 40" Wide Wall Mirror

Uttermost Copper Panel Round 35" Wide Wall Mirror