lazy saturdays…

I love to stay in my pajamas and while away my time on Saturdays (or, frankly, any day of any week, anytime)! Usually it’s a matter of not being able to peel myself away from my laptop and drinking two pots of coffee, while the house collapses in mayhem around me. I figured that I spent my thirties and early forties cleaning and organizing and ironing and cooking (I can hear my sisters spitting out their tea)–now it’s time for me! That sounds drastic, but it only really happens a few times a year that I don’t have to be somewhere, drop off somebody, pick up somebody, buy something, do something, or make something on a Saturday.

Today, I decided to catch up on some amazing blogs that I haven’t visited in a while. I saw a beautiful mantel display on one, so I decided to drag out my neglected camera and relearn how to set it up!

My house looks pretty clean, right? WRONG. That’s why you’ll only see the fireplace from the waist up. Below, it’s a frightening collection of dog toys, magazines, socks and dust bunnies the size of a small dog.

win bespoke cushions…

Good news! I’m giving away a set of NJH Bespoke cushions to one lucky winner on July 10! They’re worth over $340!!! It’s super easy to enter the draw. All you need is have a Facebook account and hop over to the Nicole Jane Home Facebook page and….

Oh…and I’m giving the people who “like” the Nicole Jane Home Facebook page a 10% discount on all purchases until July 10. That’s on top of our regular FREE SHIPPING over $30. All the details are on the page.

trinkets and treasures…

As promised, here are some more sneak peaks from the NYIGF last week.

One of the absolute standouts for me was Roost’s recycled paper dog. I don’t know what it is, but I’m just drawn to that mutt. I think I might bring them in to Nicole Jane Home and see if anyone else loves them as much as I do (if I can bare to actually sell them and not keep them all for myself).

Blue and amethyst are still strong design color, and I just loved this display. The lamp was gorgeous, even though my crummy photography doesn’t really show it off properly. Give me a break…I had to take pictures rather quickly and discreetly, if you know what I mean…

I fell in love with these pillows. They’re Australian lambs wool. Hmmm…I just realized I had a bad case of “missing my babies” while we were in NYC (let’s be absolutely clear about this…I meant my dogs, not the kids!!!!). Pious Mark, is accusing me of being an unfit mother for saying that. What a hypocrite…he didn’t miss them either.

Besides…my dear wise blog followers know me, and know what kind of selfless, generous, caring, loving mother I really am. In other words, you know I’m a smart-ass, wise-cracking, sarcastic, tongue-in-ample-cheek, doesn’t-mean-a-word-of-it mother.

I have a thing about glassware, and these glasses were gorgeous. They had a great weight and little air bubbles throughout the glass.

I always have to be mindful about choosing the right products for shipping throughout North America (read: packages involved in epic postal football games). Last Christmas we experienced disastrous results shipping glass ornaments, so this year, I’m looking for stylish but sturdy!

So there you have it. A few of my favorite things…now it’s just a matter of matching my desires with my budget. Ugh!!!

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