Oct 31, 2007

Love it! - Victoria Hagan Velvet Box

What a find! I love Victoria Hagan's collection for Target - traditional elegance meets contemporary appeal. This velvet box is perfect for jewelry, storing photos or stationery, or just a decorative catchall on your foyer table. Love the color, the patterned lining and at only $16.99 how can you go wrong?

Victoria Hagan Green Velvet Box - Target

Market Profile - The Rug Company

If you have a little more money to spend and looking for a high-end rug that I'm pretty sure your neighbors won't have, you've gotta check out The Rug Company. And even if you can't afford them, the website is worth taking a look at just to see their gorgeous designs.

The Rug Company

Oct 30, 2007

Market Profile - Ballard doggie beds

How cute are these doggie beds from Ballard Designs. I can't get over it. I've never seen replicas quite like this. The only thing that would be cuter is if you had a matching bed!

Ballard Designs Dog Beds

Love it! - Get a handle on it

So I'm not one for those tall cane-like umbrellas - just a bit impractical and cumbersome. Love a small umbrella that you can fit in your shoulder bag, but on the other hand, the tall ones always have the more stylish hook-handles. Well you can imagine how excited I was when I saw these compact umbrellas with a traditional hooked bamboo handle - the best of both worlds! Ok ok, they're a bit on the expensive side, but even if you can't afford them, isn't it great just knowing they're out there!

Bamboo-Handled Striped Umbrella $225 - Vivre.com

Oct 29, 2007

Market Profile - Chair Couture

The juxtaposition of these vintage chairs and modern fabrics make for a super-stylish one-of-a-kind collection. I couldn't stop staring at them and thinking, how cool! Just one of these chairs in your home will make such a statement, it's like owning a piece of art.

Chair Couture

Love it! - A real treasure

Ok, so I've never been one for a skull and cross-bones, but you have to admit, there's something very sexy about this watch and stationery set. C'mon, black stationery, genius! I think they would make a perfect gift for the edgy guy in your life.

Crystal Pirate Watch by VaBene $295 - Vivre.com
Skull Stationery Set by Assouline $120 - Vivre.com

Oct 26, 2007

Market Profile - Paris Hotel Boutique

So I don't know about you, but I always have this perception that antiques are rediculously expensive, as much of it should be, but when I discovered the Paris Hotel Boutique, my jaw dropped. They carry gorgeous European inspired antiques and the only thing rediculous about their prices is how affordable they are! With many pieces priced comparable to a mainstream retail store, why buy the knock-off when you can buy the original that inspired it.

Paris Hotel Boutique

Love it! - Plastic flatware

How clever! Great for those parties where you don't want to clean up afterwards and also want something more sophisticated than a backyard barbecue, this black plastic flatware set looks just like the real thing. But on second thought, too cute to throw out after only one use and technically "un-green" you might want to consider throwing these in the dishwasher!

Deluxe Plastic Flatware by Pandora Design $30/4-piece set - variety of colors at Vivre.com

Oct 25, 2007

Love it! - Tray with brass detailing

I see tons of serving trays, but what made me do a double-take with this one was the great antique brass-detailing, giving it that classic touch. Love that it has an added little something - it's not overbearing, but just enough to make what would have been a simple wooden tray, unique.

Wood Tray w/ brass accents $59.95 - Crate & Barrel

Market Profile - Vera Bradley rugs

If you're one of the thousands of women with a growing Vera Bradley bag collection, then you'll love her line of area rugs. Known for her colors and patterns, they'll liven up any room. And if they're too bold for your living room, hint - try your kid's room. Either way, these rugs are sure to be collector's items just like her bags!

Vera Bradley Rugs - Contact Marcella Fine Rugs for retailers.