Entries in gold (4)


fall pretties for the home and table

This weekend we finally saw a little relief from 90 degree temps and, I must say, it was so nice to be able to play outside without the bugs eating us alive and then snuggle under cozy throw blankets and watch movies as a family.  Time to officially say goodbye to summer as we close our pool and I try really, really hard not to grab my Christmas lights out of storage!  Here are a few pretties I'm loving lately - lots of texture, brass, bamboo, tortoise and a little animal print for good measure to cozy up the house for the change in the season:

I've been OBSESSED with these antelope pillows for the chairs in my living room, but their price tag makes me choke.  I found some much more affordable options on Etsy and over at Plantation

I love the simplicity and size of this round mirror from Target

These Wilton trays from Serena and Lily are a great way to add some texture to a coffee or dining table.

These crystal low ball glasses are heavy and substantial enough for the hubby's whiskey but chic enough for my cocktail tray.

I love a myrtle topiary, even if I have a bad habit of murdering them shortly after spending a small fortune on them. Still on the hunt for the perfect fake.

This brown sugar and bourbon candle is HEAVEN.

Dial up the cozy factor with this fabulous pom pom throw.

I love the entire Dauville line, but this sleek, gold rimmed pitcher is on my radar for Thanksgiving lately.

I'm thinking my kitchen counter needs this adorable framed fox print from High Street Market.

The only thing I love more than blue and white everything is tortoise everything.  This umbrella holder from Ballard Designs is killing me softly.

Thinking of updating some of my favorite family photos with these chic bamboo picture frames.

Love the shape and petite size of this gold hexagon platter - it would look amazing for serving drinks or displaying my favorite bottles of perfume.

Still obsessed with this brass fox door knocker.

Looking forward to this read, as much for the fact that I love everything at Food 52 as for my need to simplify my weekly meal plan.

What are you loving lately?


lydia's turning 1!

In less than two weeks, my baby girl will turn ONE.  How that happened so fast, I do not know, but I try hard not to think about it as just the thought of the impending day reduces me to a blubbering mess.  Please tell me that has happened to you, too? My entire family is coming in for the big day; we have so much to celebrate, so much to be grateful for and I'm so glad they will all be here!  Even though her actual birthday party won't be until next month, I'm still planning on making her actual birthday super special.  I'm sticking with a peach, coral and navy blue color palette with lots of gold accents, of course. Simple flowers, tissue paper pinwheels and homemade birthday cake for the birthday girl:

I went a little overboard on the tissue pinwheels, but I love how delicate they are and I was so excited to find them from Shop Sweet Lulu in the exact colors and sizes I wanted!  I'm going to hang them from the hutch as a backdrop for the table:

When I couldn't find a navy and white striped tablecloth, my sweet, generous, thoughtful aunt came to the rescue and surprised me by having a gorgeous one made!  It looks a lot like this fabric from Premier Prints:

I couldn't believe it when I saw peonies at the grocery store a week ago and I thought they would make the perfect centerpiece!  Pale pink blooms with the navy tablecloth and gold accents would be divine; fingers crossed they will still be around in another week or so! I love the mix of cabbage roses and dahlias in these centerpieces:

I'm making her cake myself and thinking I'm going to try my hand at an ombre layered one and just ice in between the layers and the top, with some gold dust sprinkled on the edges.  Naturally, I must have gold dust.  Now that I think of it, though, that may be a bit of a lofty intention, we will see how it turns out.  Something like this would be perfect (and I love how in this picture, the cake sits atop a navy blue tablecloth!):

I wanted to do something different for a cake topper and when I saw these natural wood numbers, which are actually table number markers from Beholdn, I couldn't resist!  My brother is turning the big 3-0, as well, so I snagged one for his cake, too:

There will be SO many more details to come for her birthday party in January, but I'll be sure to post some snippets from the family celebration, too.  Hope you're all having a wonderful week and getting all your shopping done!  Happy Hump Day!


summer goodies at c wonder!

Navy and white is the quintessential color combination for summer (clearly, since it's been the topic of many a blog post of mine lately!)  Dress it up with a little bling and some gold or create a more casual vibe with stripes and natural textures like seagrass and wicker.  C Wonder is one of my favorite go-to places for accessories that make a statement and they happen to have a great selection of summer goodies in navy, white, gold and seagrass this summer.  Here are a few favorites I'm loving right now:

These pave arrow hoops are edgy and elegant.  A perfect compliment to a simple tank and white skinnies.

Navy and white ikat dinnerware and matching salad bowl with gorgeous gold rim detailing would have guests drooling before dinner is even served!

Dress up your next summer soiree with this simple yet gorgeous wicker salad serving set and matching cheese knives.  Either would make a great hostess gift, too!

This brass fish bottle opener adds just the right nautical touch.

Every table setting needs a little bit of texture.  This woven seagrass placemat dresses up simple white dinnerware and adds a rustic touch.

My motto is to monogram anything that doesn't move; this gold monogrammed wine stopper is right up my alley!

I'm a sucker for a great tote that can do double duty for running errands, the beach or, lately, doubling as a diaper bag and this rugby striped tote is not only super chic, but it's on mega sale right now!

 What are some of your C Wonder favorites?


the midas touch

I don't think I've ever come across something gold and shiney that I didn't end up loving.  Whether it's a watch, a wristful of bangles or some nailhead trim in a lovely antique brass, gold tones are warming up some rather gray Fall days for me lately.  If you follow me on Pinterest, it seems like every other pin is either brass, 14 karat or champagne and I wouldn't have it any other way! Everything looks better with a touch of gold, doesn't it? Hope you're staying warm and dry on this rainy Fall day!

Tia Zoldan

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