Friday, January 02, 2009

~ These are a few of my favorite things ~

I planned to post more over the holidays since I have tons of ideas floating in my head, but I've been a little under the weather.  Since I didn't want to neglect you any longer, I thought I would put together a simple post of some *favorite things* I found in the Wisteria catalogue.  Plus, with the weather in Canada, I could use a spot of colour!
I adore these very unusual flower vases, with openings for individual stems:

I like this simple, weathered grey dresser:
And these little crown votives are very Scandinavian:
These colour block canvases are a marvellous, low-cost idea that I fully intend to steal.  Imagine how easy it would be to do up a few blank canvasses in your colour scheme?  A set of 3 would also go swimmingly over a long console table...  

A simple office idea, perhaps using an old frame?
Options for bulletin boards are truly endless...

This zinc-topped table is humble and quaint - a lovely plant table for your country house?

A Gustavian settee for a child's room - never too young to start acquiring a taste for classical  furniture:

This pretty and romantic chest, in a muted shade, is welcoming in a hallway or a guest room.  And a striped cotton rug is always a whimsical choice:
And what child doesn't dream of horses?  I still do!
I promise to return to regular posts soon!  xo Terri


  1. Hi There, All the best wishes for 2009!! I love the chest of drawers in your pictures.
    Hope you enjoy the weekend and thanks for the inspiration.


  2. Hello Terri!
    Happy New year to you! What a wonderful feeling to start a new chapter, it feels so fresh and exciting! Beautiful images (again, as always) you have the most perfect taste and style! I am wishing you a wonderful New year, & hoping you feel better! I hope it's not one of those ever present & pesky head aches (I feel for you)! Feel better soon!
    ps can't wait to see those posts!

  3. So many lovely things! I did not know of Wisteria so I will pop in and take a glance.

    PS No parcel from Sweden yet? I guess it got stucked in the custom. Maybe they think "tomteskum" is a drug? LoL

  4. Terri, I hope that you are feeling much better soon and that David is, too.

    I'm snagging that bulletin board idea. I have an empty frame in the basement...ghastly gold...I'll spray it and put it up in my sewing room. Thanks!

  5. I love the Wisteria dressers too. Too bad their prices are a bit out of my budget. But I can admire from afar :)

  6. Terri! A friend recommended your blog to me. I grew up in Calgary - transplanted to the USA 10 years ago. How wonderful to find someone else who loves Wisteria catalogue as much as I.

    Happy New Year.


  7. Hi Terri
    I hope you are feeling better.

    Such beautiful pictures. I especially love the zinc-topped table with the little horse on the top.

    Oh and I'll try and check out whether Canadian and Australian bedding is compatible. A good friend of mine has just come back from six months in Canada (near Bamff)so I'll ask her for a start. She went to Calgary while she was over there and said it is very similar in size to our city of Adelaide.
    Well, if you are not feeling better, I hope you do get better very soon.

  8. Happy New Year!

    I love the Wisteria catalog, but I must admit, I hate to order things that I have never seen in person. It seems so risky, especially if the price is many hundreds of dollars! And yet, now that I think of it, I ordered all of my family room furniture from North Carolina many years ago, sight unseen, and it worked out fine!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I always feel that we have very similar taste too, which is why I enjoy the pictures on your blog so much!

  9. Crown votifs - love them - can you tell me where they're from?

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