Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Stepping through the door of Anastasia's Attic sweeps you back to a time of yesteryear as the smell of heady perfumed air wafts over you. This is my favorite shop in the world, yes, the world, and I realize that this is a lofty statement unto itself, but this beautiful boutique is more than fitting enough for the Russian Princess it is named after. This is yet another incredible shop in beautiful Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah, and I am fortunate enough to live only minutes away.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
One of the many joys for me during the holidays is decorating the Christmas tree. I have had a large tabletop tree for several years, but decided to go out and purchase a new white tree this year and I just love it! It is all trimmed in pink and white with some chocolate brown balls thrown in and I'm thrilled with the way it turned out. My ornament collection is quite varied. I have a small collection of Marie Antoinette style furniture and figurines, glass reindeer, pretty pink balls that look like they are vintage, little dolls and fairies, Hello Kitty ornaments and many other little goodies that I have gathered from around my home and office. Anything that looks like it will "go" is thrown (okay, placed with care!) on the tree. I hope you enjoy these little snaps of Christmas! I will be posting a few more pics soon of other Christmas displays in our home so stay tuned. Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
One of my absolute favorite shops at historic Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah, is Village Whites. This is a charming shop full of beautiful linens, shabby accents, feminine cottage style furniture and whimsical accessories for the romantic style home. It has a vast array of gorgeous Heritage Lace that includes hundreds of dreamy curtain panels, lace placemats and tablecloths, doilies and other beautiful lace pieces. Tantilizing room sprays perfume the air as you wander through charming aisles of cottage style furniture, delightful teapots and whimsical accents. One section has a definite French flair with a stunning black and white color scheme and one can almost hear the ceramic frog princes croaking with delight in their surroundings. This shop is a must see if you are in the Salt Lake City area. I visit it several times per month to take a break. I love to shop in the pretty atmosphere of this delightful store and it fuels me with beautiful decorating ideas for my own home. Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Lacey ~ my Moms adorable friend!
Everyone loves their dog and I am no exception! I thought I would share a few cute pics with you of my two favorite furry friends. Bobo, the little black rascal at the top, is my best friend (well, other than hubby!). He came with me from Canada and I have had him since he was a puppy. He is now 15.5 years old and still going strong! He sleeps a little bit more now during the day and is a little more grumpy at times than he used to be, but he is still the best companion ever. Don't even want to think about a future without him! The other adorable white maltipoo is Lacey and she lives with my Mom in Canada. She always brings her along when she comes to visit and she is just a really sweet little dog. Bobo isn't too impressed with her. He practically ignores her when she is around, but I guess he's earned being the "top dog" in our house! I think he is too! Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
One of my all time favorite places to visit in Salt Lake City is charming Gardner Village in the suburb of South Jordan. Gardner Village contains the outlines of the once bustling early Utah mill industry and history. What remains today is a cluster of retail specialty shops located in restored cabins, houses and buildings nestled adjacent to the Gardner Mill. Now listed on the National Historic Register, the old flour mill is home to Archibald's Restaurant and Country Furniture & Gifts. Vintage pioneer architecture, antique fixtures, red brick paths and bridges over a pond, create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for shopping, dining and discovering some of Utah's most colorful history.