Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ode to Toile...a Toile Party!

Oh how I adore thee, oh TOILE. Thoughts of you make my heart go pitter-patter... Come with me on a quest for all things toile. We'll be stopping at Pretty Organizers Toile Party today!

I fell for the "Country Life" wallpaper that came out a few years back...so much so that I did my kitchen and office in it. The toile is happy enough, but then it is red and white, my fav together!

The toile has a rooster in it, so I found some wonderful rooster prints:

And the most amazing roosters that guard the kitchen from their perch way up high...

And plates, don't you just love the plate holders? All wire and swirley and a perfect way to display these handsome boys:

Ahhhh...toile. I'll be adding more around the home this spring...am feeling a decorating bug coming my way...it will have to be toile this time!
Thanks for stopping, enjoy the Toile Party!

Back to the Room...

Let's take one more visit to Room With a Past for the month. If you missed March's sale last weekend, you missed some wonderful things! My offerings included lots of spring and Easter items!

And oh, those spring colors...I LOVE the pastel colors...and sunshiney-bright colors too!

And then there is the French-Country side of me that can't get enough of red and black, toile, roosters and the Eiffel Tower...

That's it for the Room in March...we are closed for the month and wait 'til you see APRIL - we're expanding!!! If you love it now, you'll love it even more. Keep an eye on the Roomie BLOG for updates.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hop on over to the Room!

Hello fellow ROOMIES! Yes, you gals that are stopping in to say hi after you have been to the ROOMIE blog. You know who you are...can't get enough of that Room With a Past stuff. And wouldn't you know it, the room is open this weekend!!! Stop on by...you'll love what you see.

Spring is everywhere, pastels, garden-y stuff, shabby, vintage, cottage, all that yummy stuff we love. All suitable for a first-day-of-spring facelift on any room in the house!

Come on by, you'll be hoppin' happy you did!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Luck 'o the Irish to you!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Royal Beauty...

When we think of places we'd love to be, this is it for me - The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Hawaii. In the heart of Waikiki, and yet a world away. Rich in Hawaiian history, it was one of the first hotels (along with the Moana) on Oahu. She re-opens today after a year of renovation. Welcome back, pink lady, I can't wait to see you again!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Goin' Green!

Spring is coming, you can feel it! Flowers are popping up everywhere, the fruit trees are blooming (achoo!) and gardens that were put down for the winter are rising out of hibernation even though our last frost is weeks away. Mother Nature has painted the most amazing palette of color outdoors. Heavy rains have freshened everything and warmer weather brings on the beginnings of the new season. Green is everywhere!

We're seeing green inside too. We celebrate the Irish in us all with St Patricks Day favorites that are stowed away the rest of the year, and come out in early March. Some are hand made (see the little leprechaun Hadley made?!) and some we bought. All are festive in color and spirit, and all remind us that greener days are ahead. Come on spring!

Welcome, March we are glad you are here so we can celebrate green!