Tag Archives: fall season

On My Radar: Mad for Marble

Happy September.  Fall is in the air and on my radar is Marble.  I am currently going mad for marble – anything inspired by that clean pure look of marble.  It seems to be everywhere I look right now. From home decor, jewelry and cute personal accessories like clutches, phone covers and gasp, even wrapping paper — you too will go mad for marble.

I’ve selected some favourite marble items that I am going mad for this fall season. Hope you go mad for them to!

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Click on the links below to shop these looks:

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Glamorously yours xoxo

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Designers Dream Weekend

Happy Friday dear Blog Friends,

There are lots of exciting things happening this weekend for me.  Tomorrow I am headed to Blogpodium Canada’s Conference for Design and Lifestyle Bloggers.  It is a series of ongoing conferences and small workshops designed to connect people together, encourage collaboration and sharing, and of course, have a great time.  I love seeing old blogger friends that I don’t get to see very often, and of course meeting new ones!

Besides meeting up with some amazing design and lifestyle bloggers, Sarah Richardson is the Keynote speaker tomorrow.

Her new show launched yesterday on HGTV Canada — its called Real Potential and airs Thursday nights.  Sarah is also launching a new fabric line with Kravet — one  of the fabric suppliers I use with my clients.  Below is clip from her new show.

 

 Then on Sunday I am on stage at the Ideal Home Show in Hamilton.  I will speaking at 3pm on my top 3 Fall/Winter Decorating Trends.

Also from noon until 2:30 I will be at the Free Pro-Advice Pavillion.  At the Free Pro Advice Pavilion, you will have one on one session with professionals in the field of interior design, real estate, and organizational designer and home contractors. You can bring in your pictures, fabrics, inspiration boards and napkin drawings and you will leave with priceless ideas and sketches from the pros.  So if you have a design dilemna, then pop on by and hopefully one of us design pros can help you out.

And one last thing,  I wanted to announce the winner of the PosterJack giveaway that I blogged about on Easy Dorm Room Art Ideas.  The Winning comment was from Sheila Zeller.  Congratulations Sheila — I will email you the promo code to use on their website.

So what plans do you have for the weekend?  Maybe I will see you at Blogpodium or the Ideal Home Show!!  Have a super weekend!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Happy Thanksgiving with Gratitude!

I can’t believe how fast 2012 is passing by.  And on this day of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to give out a few shout-outs of gratitude.

First and foremost, my beautiful family.  I am so thankful to have a wonderful husband who supports me and 2 gorgeous glamour girls who make me so proud!!!

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Next, I am extremely grateful for all my clients – past, present and future – who allow me to wake up each day excited about another day of interior design.

And last but not least, I want to thank You – the reader of my little old Glam Blog.  To all my subscribers who receive my blog posts in their email inbox, thanks you so much for sticking with me and reading about my adventures and love of interior decor.  I really do appreciate you!!

And now, as promised, here are some pictures I took of my thanksgiving feast yesterday.  I was too exhausted last night to post them, so here they are.

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I “borrowed” the idea of using a mini pumpkin at each place setting and monogramming it with each guest’s initial. I think it turned out pretty good, although my calligraphy skills suck big time.

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We interrupt this program to introduce you to Harriett the Turkey.  She was absolutely divine!! (yes, we name our turkey each year) Winking smile

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Loved my fall inspired flowers centrepieces I bought at Longos

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And my centrepiece – boards from an old wine barrel filled with an assortment of gourds.

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I’m pretty confident my family had a great time and left with stuffed bellies. 

I hope you and your family also had a fantastic Thanksgiving whether your feast was yesterday or today!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Inspiring Fall Tablescapes

It’s Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend, and once again I am looking forward to hosting 14 family members for a traditional thanksgiving turkey feast.

So of course, I’ve begun to think about decorating the table to ensure it is memorable and inviting.  Below are some fabulous fall inspired tablescapes that I found on Pinterest.

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I normally use little place setting cards for each guest but I love the idea of using mini pumpkins instead so I may steal this idea for my table this year.

 

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The use of ghost pumpkins (as I call them) is different and raises the glam factor for this table setting.

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Candles, pumpkins and a fancy cheese plate – what more could you ask for!! Oh yes…we are missing wine! In love

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If the weather is warm, why not host your thanksgiving feast outdoors.  Love that long wooden farm table.

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I couldn’t resist this shot showing a gorgeous mixture of real and silver mercury pumpkins sitting atop some straw/hay.

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So pretty….I am definitely adding a mini pumpkin on each place setting.

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I’m serving my homemade Butternut Squash soup tomorrow and these beautiful pumpkin-shaped soup bowls with the pumpkin soup terrine would have been perfect. Will have to check out Williams-Sonoma for these next year.

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Wish I had seen this picture before I headed to Springridge Farms this afternoon to pick up pumpkins and gourds.  I would have bought some straw or hay to tie around my napkins as a special effect.  Plus it would have looked great with the mini pumpkin on top of it.  Oh well, there is always next year!

All right, I think that is it.  I will take pictures of my Thanksgiving tablescape tomorrow before all my guest arrives and blog about it in the evening. 

If you are enjoying your thanksgiving feast with family and friends tomorrow, I wish you all the best.

Thanks for hanging out with me!!

With many thanks,

Christine xoxo

Decorate As You Dress: Pumpkin Orange!

So how do you like my pumpkin orange nail polish???  Perfect for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, don’t ya think?

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So in honour of everything to do with Thanksgiving, let’s take a peak on how to incorporate this gorgeous pumpkin orange into your home decor this season.

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Decorate Your Home for Fall with InVU & a Great Giveaway!!!

Well now that it is officially the fall season are you starting to think about decorating your home for fall?  I know I am!!  And to get started I love to head to one of my favourite stores, InVU Drapery Co.

This fall season InVU has 4 Colour Stories: Natural Eclectic, Carbon, Woodland, Equinox.  All four are absolutely fabulous!!  Which one is your favourite?

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If you can’t decide, this Saturday on October 1st, InVU is hosting an inSTORE event – Decorate Your Home for Fall from 11am – 12pm and 1pm – 2pm at their Mississauga location. I hope you will join them for a 1-hour discussion where their Design Expert will speak to their Fall Trends and how you can bring it home. Not to mention, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous drapery, fabric and home accessories! You will also have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $1000. store gift certificate.

AND, my friends at InVU have generously offered a $100.00 gift certificate to give away to one of my readers!!! There are many way for you to win this fabulous giveaway.

· Leave me comment on this blog posting telling me which fall trend you want to bring into your home this season.

· Follow both Decor by Christine and InVU on Facebook and leave a comment telling me that you “liked” us!

· Subscribe to both The Glam Blog and the InVU Blog then let me know via a comment on this blog.

·  Follow us both on Twitter via GlamaMama and InVU and leave us a tweet telling us what fall trend you love!

· Please note: This $100 gift certificate is for Canadian residents only

So start commenting and following away and I hope to see you next Saturday at InVu’s instore fall event!!  The Winner of this $100 gift certificate will be announced on this blog, Facebook and Twitter on Monday, October 3rd.

Best of luck!!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Welcome Back to the Glam Blog!!

OMG….it’s the middle of September and I have finally gotten myself in some kind of order to begin blogging on a regular basis again in the Glam Blog. 

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After returning from my fabulous trip to Portugal (I’ve included some pics my hubby took during our trip) I had to jump right back  into client projects that had been on hold until my return. 

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In addition, I had to finish up my new column for the latest issue of Dabble Magazine and tape a new decor segment on Cityline.  More about this in my next blog posting. And then of course, there was the dreaded week of back-to-school!

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I hope you all had a fabulous summer and are raring to go for a fantastic fall season!!

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Welcome back and thanks for sticking with me and the Glam Blog!!

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Glamorously yours,

Christine xo

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