The itch struck me again tonight - my poor bookshelf has once again been restyled, and this time it landed on its head!! Truth be told, I'm trying to make room for a desk in the corner of my living room, so I thought I would try putting the shelves in the entryway instead. I'll live with this setup for a few days before I decide if the arrangement works.
This console table from West Elm is a top contender for a desk to fit into the corner of my living room - it's small & sleek. A vintage piece would be great here, but it's almost impossible to find a desk with the right dimensions.
Apparently I suffer from procrastination...who knew? I didn't discover it myself until I started on my 2010 goal setting expedition. When I took a look at last year's projects I realized that of the four projects discussed here on January 18th, 2009, only two have been crossed off the "to-do" list. That's a lousy percent complete!!!
Goal #2 Complete Project Elusive Chair
Reupholster this chair...
...in this Kravet fabric (or something similar)...
With Christmas over and the New Year looming, it's time to start thinking about setting goals for 2010. I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions, since they often end in failure, but this time things are different. I will write down my career goals for 2010, since written goals give direction and create commitment.
Goal #1 Create Business Cards
I've already gotten a head start on this one, I had a few printed in case I need them during my upcoming excursion to New York City!! I know not all of my goals for 2010 will be so simple to achieve, but I'm excited to see how things unfold. Stay tuned for more goals later this week - it may be a long list.
This past weekend, I had the time to organize all of the tear sheets I've collected over the years. When I say years, there's no exaggeration, I had hundreds of magazine clippings, some of them dating back to 2001. At least it's good to know that my tastes haven't changed, since I still like all of the features I had saved. In particular I noticed that almost all of the bedroom photographs I had saved contained upholstered headboards.
The bed is generally the focal point of every bedroom, so having a beautiful headboard (combined with luxurious bedding) is the most important feature. There are so many styles of headboards with printed and solid fabrics, camelbacks, winged sides, frames, nailhead and tufted details. I have gathered an assortment of great headboard photos here for inspiration.
The Olympic Torch arrived in Toronto on Thursday evening, and it was a moving experience to witness such a symbolic event. With the Christmas lights illuminating Nathan Phillips Square, a large crowd gathered in front of City Hall to catch a glimpse of the cauldron lighting ceremony. It was a cold evening, and although the relay ran into some logistical delays, the hearty Canadians never complained during the 49 minute delay.
The torch finally arrived in the square, hoisted high by Olympic medalist Vicky Sunohara, member of Canada's women's ice hockey team in 1998, 2002 and 2006. Her arrival was greeted by a round of cheers and jingling tambourines. After the Olympic cauldron was lit on stage, the Canadian Tenors performed a beautiful rendition of O Canada, accompanied by the very patriotic crowd. It was an emotional moment in Canadian Olympic history which I will always remember.
I may be a city girl now, but the first half of my life was spent in the picturesque hamlet of Bridgenorth, located about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto. Today, December 16th, 2009, will be a big day for the small community, with the Olympic Torch scheduled to pass through town along Ward Street starting at 9:52 am. Go Bridgenorth!!
Visit the Olympic Torch Relay Interactive Map here.
Ask someone to name a favourite Christmas Carol and it's more than likely they'll choose one of the classics sung by Nat King Cole or performed by the Boston Pops. In recent years, however, there have been a few songs written that will become new classics in the years to come. This song, sung by Faith Hill is one of my personal favourites:
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There are so many great decor stores & fabulous boutiques in New York City that I may not have time to do anything other than shop while I'm there. Of course I'm just kidding (kind of). I will definitely make time to enjoy some great restaurants, perhaps see a show, and visit at least one museum - this trip I've set aside an entire day to spend at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
But really, there's no place like New York for great shopping. Every retailer on the map has a 5th Avenue flagship location, and the chic Madison Avenue boutiques on the Upper East Side display exclusive merchandise. I can already sense my Amex melting...
Gracious Home 1220 3rd Avenue What's in store? Everything, including Diptyque candles.
Global Table 107-109 Sullivan Street (Photo credits: NYMag.com) What's here? Treasures from around the world.