Put a Bird On It

I have a confession to make. I love decor with little birdies on it. I have little ceramic birds, sketches of birds and birds screen printed on stuff all over my home. Remember that awesome sketch on Portlandia about the bird fad?  If you are in the small minority of viewers who haven't seen Portlandia's spoof on the bird design trend, I've included the clip below for your enjoyment. The skit is hilarious. And even though it's old hat at this point, I'm still in the put-a-bird-on-it camp. I'm addicted.




Art in the Mail

I just received this card from my Mom.  She always finds the prettiest greetings and note cards at the Artist's Co-op in Halfway, Oregon - a little shop near her home.  Anyway, this beautiful pen and ink card showed up yesterday in my mailbox.

The artist is Minden Wreden, a local of Halfway, Oregon who creates not only drawings like the one above, but also watercolors, sculptures and mosaics.  I loved this little sketch so much not only for its beauty and detail, but also for its simplicity.  I also love the watercolor below - I snagged it from her website.

To contact Minden about her work or to order prints, 
email her at minden@wredenart.com.

Color Cleanse

Sometimes I get a little bogged down with my favorite colors and I can't see past them.  This is when a color cleanse is in order.  Just say no to myopic color hoarding and live a little! 










Oh, and P.S.  For those of you who are on the weight loss path with me over at Smaller Sarah, I'm so excited because I lost 4 pounds this week!  I'm finally back on track after a crazy month of ice cream and pediatric surgery!

La Maison Boheme on Etsy is Restocked

This is just a little shameless plug for my vintage Etsy shop.  I hope you can stop by and see some of the new items I've added this week.  And thank you to Guilliana who featured my shop on her blog this week - see it HERE.  I'll be adding more items this weekend, so please check back again soon.

Vintage Ceramic Bird

Small Ceramic Pitcher

Vintage Portable Royal Typewriter

Butterfly Playing Cards in Porcelain Box

Mirrored Oval Vanity Tray

Gypsy's Glass Scrying Ball

P.S.  Charlie has been home a whole week now from the hospital and is doing very very well.  You can read all about his recovery (with photos of course) at Help Charlie Heal

xoxo - Sarah

Bronze Owl Bookends

I just wanted to share my newest thrift find.  The other day, I met Brandi from Flights of Whimsy for a cup of coffee and some light shopping at Lula B's in Dallas.  I love meeting blog friends in real life!  Brandi scored a beautiful gold leaf wall hanging and I picked up these awesome bronze owl bookends.  Remember my prediction about bronze as a style trend in the coming year?  I thought I'd kick things off myself. These suckers are heavy and can double as weapons for self defense.  What do you think?

Deep Color

Time to be bold and bring the jewel tones out of hiding.  Cobalt, emerald, ruby, amethyst, saffron - this time of year cries out for deep, rich color and saturated hues.  I almost wet my pants when I saw the burgundy tufted sofa below from Horchow.  Dear Santa....

Benjamin Moore

via Bijou and Boheme

Chris Court


Chris Court

via My Favorite and My Best

via Style At Home

P.S. Don't forget to enter THIS amazing giveaway at Art By Karena.

Giveaway from Joom

Today's giveaway comes to you via San Francisco from pillow designer extraordinaire, Joom!  Joom's pillows are simple, beautiful and tend to showcase silhouetted birdies - right up my alley!  You can read a recent interview with Joom at Shop Bug.  Here are some of my favorite pillows from her shop:

Joom's pillows are definitely on my Christmas list!  And now, they'll be on yours too because Joom is giving away the pillow below to one lucky La Maison Boheme reader!
Learn more about this item HERE.

Leave a comment here at La Maison Boheme for a chance to win.  It's that easy! Include your email or make sure we have a way to contact you when you win! Contest ends Wednesday, Nov. 17th at 9pm EST. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Thursday, Nov. 18th.

Bonus Entries
Please make a separate comment for each of the bonus things that you do.  If you are already doing one of these things, please leave a comment to let me know.  The separate comments help me to stay organized & makes choosing a winner so much easier. It also ups your chances of winning! 

1. Follow this blog = 1 comment entry
2. Become a fan on Facebook = 1 comment entry
3. Buy something from Joom = 1 comment entry
4. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link in your comment = 1 comment entry

P.S. Don't forget to enter our other current giveaway from Sweetnature Designs!  Contest ends Monday, Nov.15th at 9pm EST.  Check back here all month for amazing giveaways as part of the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide hosted by La Maison Boheme!