Thursday, December 6, 2012

Something Soft & Pretty & A Treat

You know how when you find that perfect something
in that perfect faded color and texture?
Something thats so soft and pretty
and that seems to beg you to bring it home with you?

I was shopping for a few gifts at HomeGoods and Ross
when I happened upon a whole shelf of beautiful throws.
(You know how that is... you are shopping for things for other people and find things for yourself.
 I think it's gotta be a Murphys Law or something)

This one talked to me.
Amazingly soft
woven cable knit
 with a long flirty fringe
 in a super delightful pale silvery gray blue.
 (Did I use enough descriptive words there?) ;)

 It was love at first sight.
Instantly I imagined curling up with it on the sofa next to the fire 
or that gorgeous pale blue draped on the settee in my bedroom
With it being on sale for under $15- it had to come home with me.

I just might have picked up another couple of them for gifts too.
I have a couple people on my list who would adore them as much as I do
and I am thinking a soft gorgeous throw just might be a perfect gift this year.
Since we are talking about gifts...
I wanted to share a special Giveaway and Coupon Code
that one of my sponsors  is having.

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I am always drooling over  the gorgeous china, vintage finds and fantastic white ware they have.
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Right now  they are having an AWESOME GIVEAWAY over on their site.

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Every purchase made at French Bleu Vintage through December 10th 
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It's been busy-busy  over here but I took a break and had such a fun afternoon 
with my friend Sandy from The Olive and Rose yesterday.
We sat by the fire and chatted for hours about this and that and pretty much everything else.
It always feels like we don't have enough time chat about all the things we have stored up 
since the last time we talked! 
Sandy and I also laughed about one of the things I was working on.
 Yes, laughed... that should tell you something!  ;)
I am not 100% sure just how it's going to turn out ~ will share it soon.

See you this afternoon
for Feathered Nest Friday!


  1. That is so pretty! The color almost looks to have a light hint of lilac. Like a Sterling rose. You can never have enough snugly throws. We have oodles. I am a sucker for them (:

  2. left us hanging here!! didn't say where you found the beautiful throw!! I love giving them as gifts, everyone loves them and one size fits all! I think it's impossible to shop without finding things I'd love for myself, too! It takes a lot of restraint! lol!


    1. Sorry Jane!! I thought that was in there! I need more coffee. lol! I was shopping HomeGoods, TJMaxx and Ross and they all had different pretties like these!!

  3. So cozy! Perfect for snuggling up! Hope you're having a great Christmas season...


  4. Une envie de farniente en admirant vos photos... Se pelotonner alors que dehors il fait froid... et pourquoi pas accompagné d'une bonne tasse de thé ?...
    Jolie publication.

    Gros bisous.

  5. It's cozy and warm....and beautiful! :)

  6. It so pretty and cozy!! I am becoming a collector of throws these days so I am dying to go get one. Don't know if that is a good or bad thing ;)

  7. Very soft and very pretty, makes me want to cuddle up and have hot chocolate.


  8. What a beautiful throw! You can never have enough of those around here! I think we will be lighting our fireplace this weekend too!Can't wait for you to share the news! Your tree looks so pretty too!

  9. Oh goodness, Courtney...I'm having a chaotic messy day over here, and your photo kind of made me want to cry! Soft, pretty and peaceful.....Calgon, (or gorgeous, cuddly throw) take me away!


  10. I love that throw; it looks soooo cozy in your home.

  11. just wondering if you painted those lovely end tables? If so - can you share pls?

    1. The end tables are vintage Florentine tables that were thrift store finds. I didn't paint them- they came that way. :)

  12. This blue it from Ross? I love it!

    1. Hi Carol! Either Ross or HomeGoods... I shopped both that day.

  13. That is one gorgeous throw! My favourite colour, too.

  14. It sounds wonderful, Courtney! Such a pretty color. I love those chilly days when you can curl up with a soft throw.

  15. I would not have been able to pass up that throw either -- feminine, soft and blue.

  16. I adore that colour Courtney and it does look super snuggly.

  17. I LOVE the color and the soft look to your new throw, Courtney! And it's just perfect on that sofa!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. Perfect throw for your decor and a great buy. I've shopped at French Bleu Vintage. Just found the precious vintage bluebird salt & pepper mate to one I picked up at a rummage sale years ago(!), plus a Chinese parasol, bird-topped wire topiary and a fab french wire desk set, among other things. Adrienne has free shipping days several times a year, so I encourage everyone to get on her mailing list. Great savings with the 20% off.

  19. Tammie Burton HoekstraDecember 5, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I've been looking for a throw just like this! You know where I'll be tomorrow!! It is beautiful.

  20. Oh yeah, that is yummy as anything... of course you couldn't resist it! I have found that when i'm Christmas shopping, i keep finding things i like! So... it's like, one for me... one for you... I'm pretty sure Santa would say i was very naughty!


  21. oooooh, cableknit anything has my name written all over it!

    hope you'll pop by soon.


  22. LOVE the throw! I will have to look for one...unless Im on your gift list?? lol..xoxo Rachel

  23. Beautiful throw, I love the color.

  24. Wow - that first image is so cozy...I'd never want to leave.

  25. Oh wow! beautiful throw!! It looks so soft!

  26. Thanks Courtney! I dragged my poor hubby all over looking for that! LOL I did find it in cream but not the blue. SO so pretty!
    Thanks for letting us know! Have a great weekend!