Monday, December 6, 2010

Tis the season of loveliness...

My friend Nancy and I took a drive up the coast to our favorite little spot, Ruby Rose.  Sometimes I go there to just get inspired by the displays...and today was no exception.  But today was all about COLOR.  The colors RED and GREEN to be exact. 
It all started with this window...

don't you just love the curtains Stephanie just put up for Christmas?  
They are made from old wool blankets.  If I would have had a place in mind for these in my house I would have bought them!  So Festive!

After being drawn in by the fabulous color of the red and cream wool curtains, the color GREEN takes center stage with succulents and fresh reindeer moss.  I really have never thought of using succulents at Christmas time, but the varying degrees of green were so fabulous in the old wire basket with the reindeer moss sticking out the sides.  I could see this in a long metal trough on my kitchen table or along the mantle.

How about one of these fabulous bay leaf wreaths for your front door?

I could use this sign in my kitchen this last month (I am not kidding either).
love the old baking rack and of course the old silver too!

Well, I purchased a few things; one large frame for a future project, a tiny cut glass bottle, a stack of small plates which I don't really need, yet the colors were quite lovely I just couldn't pass them up (and it was $5 for the whole stack). 
                                                                                                  What a lucky day.


  1. This shop looks had me at the front window! Eclectic, funky, charming...I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a cool looking place!! I wish I had more regular places to troll around...there are fewer and fewer these days. Any place in the LA area you know about and are willing to share??? ;)

  3. I would love to visit this shop too! Lucky you for sure, especially all those beautiful plates for $5!!! I would have snapped them up as well.
    Yea for you!

  4. I want to go visit Ruby Rose
    sooo bad! I was just visiting
    another blog and she was
    talking about it too :)
    Alrighty I am officially
    homesick :)


  5. Sigh....what loveliness! I really need to move to a place that has stores like this! Thank you for the eye candy!

  6. What a great store! Wish we had something here in CT.

  7. This looks like my kind of place! Fun!

  8. Love, Love, Love Ruby Rose!! And I'm proud to say I am the new owner of the leopard print jacket shown in one of your photos!