Merry Christmas to Meeee!

House Beautiful 

and, specifically, Mark D. Sikes and his fresh, chic home (with lots of blue and white porcelain shmattered about).  Makes me real happy.  I'm guessing many of y'all have already seen it, but I just couldn't do another post without addressing how happy the cover of House Beautiful is making me (although next year I would like to request more holiday in the December issue).  

His house is soo close to everything I want my house to be someday - white walls, lots of chairs, blue & white porcelain everywhere you look, Gracie Chinoiserie wallpaper, white kitchen with marble countertops, blue & white Portuguese tile powder room, wrought-iron stair railings.

It's goood y'all: 

I know, right? Go get the issue if you want more.  There's lots more.

This is not Mark D. Sikes, but it was in House Beautiful and I like it, too.

Maine Design 
 And we need a little Christmas ...

This would be a nice gift for a blue & white lover: 

Linen Tissue Box Cover
 And, finally, I like this rug.

That's all! I'm going to be working on Edward's playroom today!!  It's almost finished and I can't wait to show it to y'all.  


  1. Love the blue and white and the home you mentioned was my favorite in this issue. Like you, I wish they would have done more Christmas in the issue. I miss Southern Accents for that.

  2. Holy smokes that is gorgeous! I must run out and get this magazine, looks like its chock full of beautiful rooms. I am however surprised this is the "Christmas issue"...where is the Christmas! Great looking rooms though.

  3. I agree, love this issue, we can never have enough blue and white to look at!!! Kathysue

  4. It is always a smart idea to use wood countertops for your home. If you already have a different countertop, you can simply replace it with the wooden countertop. No other countertop can turn your home as beautiful as a wooden countertop.


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