1.27.2011

things i love thursday...

I don't know why I had not seen one before.  You possibly have, but just in case, I'm going to show you what my friend Ewa made to go with a baby gift.


 A diaper cake!  Downright adorable no?


The love continues because my new ottoman/bench arrived and it has added just the right punch of color into my living room.  There is kind of an antiqued brass metal on the bottom of the legs and silver on everything else in the room but I really don't care.  I like doing things like that...


I mean I wore these shoes last week and they've been out of style for years...


but I still love them so there you go.  I'm a rebel (with ridiculously white skin and big buckle witch shoes).

Little snippet of what I'm loving this week.  What about you?

33 comments:

Felicity said...

Jeanette, I love, love, loving your ottoman!
The fabric and legs are terrific and a wonderful burst of colour for your wonderful room of light.

Felicity x

shopgirl said...

I love the ottoman/bench piece! I want one too!

xoxo

Pam said...

Great photos! What am I loving this week? Blue cheese,potted petunias,and soft pink morning skies. (I have some shoes similar to yours and love them too!).

jandjhome said...

I'm loving the bench with the white furniture around it. Looks beautiful.

Diana Mieczan said...

That bench is beautiful and I bet it looks amazing in your living room...Btw: I totally love your shoes..You go girl! Happy Thursday, sweetie

Debby said...

Oh, that diaper cake is so cute!! Love it. I love that you wear what you love whether it's considered in style or not. The heck w/ the trends... wear what makes you feel good and that makes your style unique! xo

kroney said...

I have never seen a 'diaper cake', that is fantastic!
The bench is perfect for your living room!
I'm loving that we had coyotes in the driveway this morning!, haven't seen any for a while.
I love those shoes! In the 60's I had a pair almost the same in patent leather, the only difference was that the strap was not at an angle but straight across the instep.

Teenage Bride said...

Last baby shower I went to I brought a diaper cake and it was a HUGE hit!

MJM said...

That bench is awesome. ALSO,you are a girl that loves a buckle.

Maria said...

Hey Pilgrim girl! Love the shoes, the bench and the diaper cake! Just a hint of the Southwest in that fabric, eh? Perfect! Now - fill that big ole pot and get it in there!

I'd wear those shoes anywhere, anytime too!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Love the ottoman--really chic! Lets see the rest of the room. We are really snowed in today-think I'll have another cup of coffee :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That "cake" is too cute!

Style, She Wrote said...

So adorable. I have many many many baby showers to attend this month and I think that is a great gift/display idea!

Stitchfork said...

Love that bench and it must look stellar in your room! Glenda's shoes look great on you! xo Cathy

quintessence said...

Oh that diaper cake is too adorable! And I love your bench and I think the aged brass would look fabulous with silver!! I actually love that combination.

Andrew H. said...

I'm liking the bench as well. It looks so much better now that the legs are on it. (inside joke...)

angryparsnip said...

I love mixing wood colors so why not finishes ?
If you like it that is all that matters.
I giggled when I saw your shoes... have been wearing a rather old pair of Rockports slip on with a square toe lately, how funny is that !
They are comfortable and that is all that counts for me.

cheers, parsnip

Nicole said...

I say be a rebel! cute shoes!

Kellie Collis said...

Those shoes are gorgeous! Too gorgeous to go out of style! Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

pamela said...

love the ottoman, looks turkish and i wonder if that is where the name comes from? (empire?)
loving my nespresso machine!
i think the shoes r cool!

Viv said...

such a pretty cake!




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~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That cake is adorable indeed, Jeanette, I still want to make one of these one fine day. Love your shoes!
Enjoy a lovely Thursday xxxx

classic • casual • home said...

The ottoman is awesome. Love it. And I will definitely be copying the diaper cake...so cute and functional. Your shoes are timeless. They look like the Roger Vivier shoes that Catherine Deneuve wore in "Belle du Jour."
Mary Ann
FUN POST.

Brenda Kula said...

I think that diaper cake is what my daughter was trying to tell me she was making for a baby shower a few weeks ago. And I couldn't visualize it. It is pretty darned cute and clever!
Brenda

Kristin said...

I loooooooooooooove that bench. So so gorgeous!

Tess Kincaid said...

I want those shoes!

RockinJ9designs said...

My normal routine! Kids are well and back to school. This Sunday my daughter wore a tiara with her dress to church. Before we left, she looked in the mirror and said "Wow, I look pretty" home cut bangs and all.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am sensing that your Royal Wedding Wear is going to be fabulous. At the very least the shoes. :)

The Tea is 3~5pm. Grab the button~share the joy. I am keeping my fingers crossed you can attend.

Mug said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and love it! Love the shoes, too...:)...I'll be back!

Stacey said...

Gorgeous ottoman! When i was pregnant with Baby Z, i was teaching then and a shower was thrown for me at the school. I actually received two diaper cakes at that shower:-). XX

Julie Smith said...

I love the ottoman! Such great fabric and a lovely shape. I do like your witchy shoes, too. With my size 10-1/2 feet, however, I would trip everyone around me. :)

bronwyn said...

Those shoes are amazing Jeanette!

monkeygrasshill said...

I think the shoes are great. (I'm a mary-jane girl myself and wear them whether they are in or out of style at the moment.)

The pot is great too! If you keep it outside try a boxwood with some ivy trailing down the sides (both easy!) If you bring it in a peace lilly is really hard to kill.

Happy weekend!