Monthly Archives: October 2011

Etsy Monday, Halloween + a Giveaway!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED TODAY!! Not only is it Etsy Monday..( remember…every Monday until Christmas, I will be showcasing a favorite shop from Etsy..or sometimes..not Etsy) and Halloween…but TODAY, I have A GIVEAWAY for YOU, from an amazing Etsy Shop!!  In honor of Halloween, let’s all SCREAAMM together!!  AHHH!!  SO EXCITING!!!
( who needs coffee when you have CAPS).
So let me tell you about Amy over at Vintagraphy….She is a forward thinking, independent artist, who has created unique prints for every style of home!!  When I stumbled upon “Vintagraphy” on one of my many hour+ long Etsy searches, ( I totally get sucked right in every single time!) my jaw dropped. I had NEVER seen anything like her prints before. She has over 300 prints, and each one can be printed on either, an antique book page, or antique dictionary page..we are talking 1800’s here..true “Vintage” !  As an Interior Designer, I see SOOO many possibilities with her prints, and can see them fitting into every style from Traditional to Modern. Take a look at some of my favorites!
Do you just LOVE the Octopus??!!
DO YOU LOVE??!!  I mean, I cant even cover 1/4 of the prints that she has, so its up to you to check out Vintagraphy!! Her prints start at $10 and go up from there..perfect gift for the holidays!!
How do you find Amy and her great little Etsy Shop??
Vintagraphy on Etsy
Vintagraphy on Facebook
@Vintagraphy on Twitter
Follow along on Facebook and Twitter to see all specials and deals!!
and now….for the
FUN PART!!!! 
THE GIVE AWAY!!!!!!!!
Here are the rules:
ENTER TO WIN !!!

  • Prize: (1) 8″x10″ print from Vintagraphy. You get to pick between the BOAT or the Yellow Octopus!!  The winner will choose once notified. So fun, right??

  • How to enter???: Leave a comment and tell me what YOU  like from Vintagraphy?
  • Extra Entry: Tweet: “I might be a winner with @kdesignthoughts and @vintagraphy “ then come back and comment letting me know that you tweeted.
  • Giveaway Ends: Monday, November 14th at 8pm…
  • How Many  Winners?!: One Lucky winner!!
  • Ships to: US Only
  • Please only enter once, with the exception of the extra entry. I will be using Random.org to select a winner ( at random, hence the name) and will notify the winner via email by the following week.

I cant wait to give YOU some prizes!!!! YOU DESERVE IT !!!
Stay Tuned….ooohh I have so many goodies for you in the next few mondays!

Happy Monday!! and Happy Halloween!

Guest Post: Design Shuffle

I am so excited to have Susi, from Design Shuffle Share some great ideas about Lovely little Lights on DesignThoughts today 🙂  Take a look!!
Happy Friday!!

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Hi, I’m Susi, a writer for the design community of Design Shuffle, where designers around the world can find inspiration and share inspiration. I just want to say how excited I am to get to guest blog at Design Thoughts, a lovely design blog. Speaking of lovely, my post today is all about lovely little lights and decorating ideas for using them. Small is beautiful too. Hope you enjoy these eight rooms that shine with lovely little lights. Enjoy!

Chandelier Bedroom Design

Lighting doesn’t have to be grand to be lovely. The small scale of this chandelier works over the bed in this romantic bedroom. The small wall sconce is a lovely reading light.

Task Lighting Design

An adjustable arm wall light makes a wonderful task light for a desk in a small home office. This lovely little light has great vintage industrial style.

Candlestick Lighting

Lovely candlestick lights are perfect for small spaces, buffets and console tables. A pair would look lovely on a dining room sideboard.

Small Lamp Accent

A lovely little lamp is a smart idea for a corner of the kitchen. Small lamps can illuminate kitchen designs with soft, ambient light.

Blue Light Accent

A cluster of lovely blue glass lights makes for a stunning chandelier in this chic living room. Grouping small lights together creates a bigger impact.

Bedside Lamp Design

This bedside lamp has great lines that draw the eye to it, despite its small size. Little lights are lovely as reading lamps or task lights.

Bedroom Lighting Design

These lovely little lights with scrolling bases under small white shades are perfect reading lights in this bedroom design. The elegant scrolls add a great touch of ornate detail to all the straight lines of the shutters.

Fluted Bulb Accent

This fluted bulb can make a lovely little light for a bookcase or small corner. The fluting turns the simple bulb into a small pendant light. [ Images 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 ]

The right lighting can make your interiors both useful and stylish! For more interior inspiration, head on over to Design Shuffle where you’ll find inspiration from talented New York interior designers and more!

Pinterest Challenge!

So its all over the Blogger world by now..and I am so excited! Sherry ( Young House Love) and Katie Bower ( Bower Power) have once again, issued a Pinterest DIY challenge!! Are you joining in??!! 
Last challenge, I sat by, and watched as so many creative, inspiring, like minded “Pinteresters” ( I may have just coined a new term!! feel free to use it ;)) tried their hand at one of the many projects they have “pinned”. I did not join in…I was sad…so NOW , I am jumping in. Next Wednesday is the big reveal, and I cant wait to see what Sherry, Katie, Ana ( of Ana White) and  Erin ( House of Earnest ) decide on! Whatever it is, with these talented ladies, they are sure to be GREAT!!
Anyway..I have BIG  Pinterest ideas, and little time. As we all know, this weekend is Halloween, and with a very excited 2 yr old “Dinosaur” living in my house, I will be focusing most of my attention on making sure this Halloween weekend is filled with Parades, Carmel apples, trick-or-treating and belly aches from eating too much candy 😉 In the time while my little Dino is napping….I will be trying to accomplish THIS!!

Yep. I am going to paint the interior of My Kitchen Cabinets!! Okay, so its not a super -over the top, my head explodes when I see the creativeness of it, type of projects, BUT it is something I have been pinning for a long time, and have wanted to do!!  Its either paint the interior of my cabinets ( dark Grey by the way!!) 
OR this!
Awesome, right?? A mirror, made from Paint sticks!….Only time will tell 🙂 Who knows, maybe I will have a FLOOD of extra crafty DIY time and I will accomplish BOTH!! 
AND  I just want to offer YOU a challenge…Do you want to take part?? You Don’t have your own Blog?? GUESS what? THAT’S OK!! I am going to use Wednesday to post my project completed, and if you decide to join in..comment and let me know, I will add your project too!! If  you DO have a blog or website, and you are participating, let me know and I will link you up to my page!! If you need a Pinterest Invite, Ill give you one!!
Good Luck everyone!! and Happy Thursday!!