New book favorite:

Yesterday Decor8 reviewed this new book, The Homemade Home, by Sania Pell. Crafting, diy projects, recycling, upcycyling, homemade fun: the book is gorgeous to look at, but it’s also got great ideas and projects! Holly says “This book makes me happy!” Well, I haven’t seen it in person, but I’m going to buy: partly on Holly’s recommendation, and partly from the wonderful images she shows. So go take a look on her site!


And of course, when I was on her site, I clicked the book’s title which then took me to Amazon. Then (you know the drill) just under this book’s facts, was the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought”… so there is “The Vintage Table: Personal Favorites and Standout Treasures” by Jacqueline DeMontravel. A must buy!

Once again going to the “Customers Who Bought…” I came upon Kaari Meng’s book “French General: Treasured Notions“. Do you know Kaari Meng? She has a truly remarkable on-line store for anything French: French General.

How about some lavender laundry powder:


Or assorted labels:


Or cute notebooks:


Stone birds to scatter around your house and garden:


Here’s the Home Page for her new fabric collection: “Rural Jardin”


And, if you go to her site, scroll down to Videos, and watch the top one: “Chateau Getaway” and for a few brief minutes, be transported to Provence! (I tried to import the video here, but wasn’t able to).

Does this happen to you? I start out looking for one thing…in this case that one book…and end up who-knows-where!

P.S. I’ll be in New York Wednesday for the Tabletop Show: reporting back with photos and news!