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Monday May 14th, 2012

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brimfield 2012: what we brought home

This weekend Amy and I embarked on what must have been the most epic Mother’s Day weekend ever. Both of our moms came from Virginia and joined us on a mother-daughter Brimfield flea market weekend, followed by brunch (and more plant shopping) at the newly opened Terrain at Westport, CT. We lucked out and got…

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Thursday May 26th, 2011

Wednesday May 25th, 2011

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brimfield 2011: diy + decorating ideas

While Brimfield is an amazing place to pick up antiques and vintage home decor, it’s also a great place to find decorating and do-it-yourself ideas. One of my favorite things to do while walking around the show is snap pictures of clever booth decorations or upscaled vintage items that I can replicate in my own…

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Tuesday May 24th, 2011

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brimfield 2011: wicker, rattan and cane

Aside from the recreation, equestrian and travel trends at Brimfield this year, we also noticed the popularity of woven rattan and wicker pieces. I’m not normally a big wicker girl, but I loved the movement away from really dark woven pieces and toward something lighter in color and weight. We’ve chosen some of our favorite…

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Monday May 23rd, 2011

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brimfield 2011: tables + chairs

When it comes to basic design elements, chairs and tables are my bread and butter. As much as I love odds and ends and little unexpected pieces, you can rarely go wrong with something as simple as a table or chair. We saw tons and tons of beautiful options at Brimfield, ranging from basic to…

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Friday May 20th, 2011

Thursday May 19th, 2011

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brimfield 2011: travel

One of my favorite things to do in life is travel. Whether it’s across town or across the country, I relish the chance to see another area and get to know what makes each city special. We’ve got a huge travel schedule coming up this fall for the D*S Book Tour (dates coming soon!) so…

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Wednesday May 18th, 2011

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brimfield 2011: recreation

Maybe it’s the promise of warmer weather, but for some reason, Amy, Grace and I found ourselves drawn to vintage sportswear and various recreation accessories that reminded us of Boy Scouts, summer camp and preppy-clubhouse style. On the first day, it seemed like every young male we saw was walking away with an old-school bicycle…

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Tuesday May 17th, 2011

Monday May 16th, 2011

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brimfield 2011: equestrian

Good morning! Grace, Kate and I had a fantastic time at Brimfield and we wanted to break down the trends that we came away with – things that we gravitated toward.  Confession: I was one of those girls with an extreme horse obsession brought on by my favorite camp horse, Velvet, and a full run…

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Friday May 13th, 2011

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brimfield 2011: leather

On the car ride home from Brimfield, Amy, Kate and I talked about our respective senses of humor. It was quickly determined that I had what was probably the most juvenile sense of humor, which would explain why I can’t type this post’s title without saying it with a stupid voice inspired by this terrible,…

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Thursday May 12th, 2011

Friday December 17th, 2010

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2010 gift guides: for the kitchen

2010 gift guides: for the kitchen

Nothing makes me happier than giving a unique gift, or one that has taken significant personal investment.  I have divided my guide into two parts.  The first part are all samples of work that some of my favorite artisans make.  The images you see are just representative of their work.  I have worked with almost…

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Monday May 17th, 2010

Friday May 14th, 2010