Wednesday, January 19, 2011

a few of my favorite things-the red edition

1. Tolix chairs

owning these chairs just might be life changing for me.
i kid you not.
i am totally crushing on red
but i feel the need to be practical & go with metal.
& hope to one day grab these for my kitchen table
(ps, anyone who finds these on a smashing deal,
please hook me up!)

2. Lace print boho blouse

found at Sundance

3. camera strap cuteness

something about red polka dots makes me feel all happy.
found here

4. the Monica Necklace

found here

5. somewhere over the rainbow.

found via pinterest
where i could play for hours

6. Cake Bunting by KikiLaRu

the kylie makes me want cake every day
regardless of a birthday

7. Sarah Jane Studios

the London fine art print found here

& because her shop is the sweetest
here's another that might just be headed to our home

8. & i couldn't resist
red boots & a red barn
(caroline '07)


Johnson Party of seven! said...

Love it all! Especially the camera strap because that is my exact camera strap! Same fabrics and all!!!! So weird!

Biz said...

I love the boho top, too bad it's outta my price range! I love peasant tops SO SO much!

traci said...

i am loving that blouse from sundance. i love that catalog. and the barn and boot photo session. so sweet. have a great day.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love when you do your "favorite things" posts!! Those CHAIRS would look great in your kitchen and yes..RED, RED, RED!!!

So many beautiful things! I always tell you this, but I am going to say it again. I LOVE your sense of style from your clothes to the way you decorate your house.

I might need to consult with you..... I am feeling rather frumpy these days:(

Have a great week Paige~



Between You and Me said...

so many wonderful things found in one single post.

Rox said...

Love them all!! Imma have me one of those camera straps! lol
I love those shots of Caroline.. So sweet.. and red boots? Hello? Too cute! Going to check out some of those sites now.. Have a great day!

A Thrifted Market said...

I live in Texas and have seen these once in the PB outlet (chairs). Don't recall the price but I think they are super cute! Love me some RED also!

Urban Farmgirl said...

Oh my! I NEED a pair of red boots like Caroline has! How cute are those????

Also, about the chairs. I just did a post on how I was crushing on the Sundance catalog, and mentioned the chairs. I was left a few comments from people that found the chairs for a steal. Double check my comments, but I think they said Home Decorators had them for a steal!

Good luck!

The Avery House said...

Oh, what a yummy wish list of delightful things. I too must purchase a super cute camera strap so I can identify my camera in a sea of cameras that seem to lite on the tables of all my friends homes these days. I love the beautiful photos of Caroline in her red boots in front of the red barn. Just precious! And thank you so much for your ever thoughtful comments that you have left me on my blog. It makes my day to hear from such a lovely lady as you, Paige, and fuels my fire to continue on down the yellow-brick-365-day road. Happy day!

Farmgirl Paints said...

those pictures of your sweet one were just dreamy!!

LLH Designs said...

I was having a hard time getting going today...until I saw this happy post. Im not sure if it's the red or all the fitness that made me smile, but i'm loving it! Thank you, Paige!


LLH Designs said...

I meant CUTENESS! Not fitness...ironic since exercise is the last thing I want to do. Confession: haven't exercised once this year.

Shannon said...

These favorites are great, I'm especially loving the Somewhere over the Rainbow and Come Read with me print!!!
Thanks for sharing your favs. :)

sheila said...

I bought similar stools like the chairs at for a cheaper price. You may want to try looking there.

Tammy said...

Hi Paige! I love it when you do a favorite things post! I ALWAYS find something new to swoon over!
have to say I went over and checked out pinterest before leaving a comment ( have been there for an hour!!) its way cool!
those red chairs are too!
I grabbed your sweet new button and added it to my sidebar...I love it!
Have a great great day!
Tammy :-)

Kelli said...

I love, love that camera strap and I think that necklace would look great on you. Those pictures of Caroline and the red boots/red barn are just adorable. The red really pops!

Katiebee said...

hi paige~

thanks for the shopping trip!

Lissa said...

I love tolix chairs so much I want to marry them. :)
I've always wanted to do that cake garland thingy. Maybe for Natalie's 10th. Loving the cherry red this morning. feels like warmth and a summer day.

did you get the red hunters?
did you get my text?

Tiffany said...

delightful - what a fun post!!!

Jo Jo said...

You are the second blogger today to mention pinterest... I must check this out!

my2twins said...

Love it all, but I have to tell you I went straight over to order a camera strap. Love all of them!
The pocket for the lens cap is perfect. I lost a cap as it rolled off the pier in Nantucket, so its just what I was looking for.

Emily said...

Check out for these chairs. Search tabouret. They have chairs and stools, silver, white and red. I also saw the stools (but not the chairs) the other day at my Meijer store. Enjoy! And love love love your blog!!

Lolo said...

Ok sweetie...if you are not stuck on the "Tolix" label, I have a find for you :) has knockoffs for insanely cheap (I have the metal barstools!) Your new favorite name will be "Tabouret"....
A set of 4 for $195....with only $2.95 shipping!! They come super fast too.

Here is the link:

Let me know whatcha think :) I would love to do red, but Im a chicken....they do have white too!


Suz said...

I ABSOLUTELY love the red boots and the red barn. It makes me want to find a pair of red boot for my little girl and go find a barn. My 5 year old has pink cowboy boots that she wears everyday with her school uniform.
Love all the things you posted and as always love your blog.

Courtney Walsh said...

Ok. The blouse, the necklace, the pictures, the camera strap! You had me at "red."

:) Love these, Paige!!

Louise said...

If (when) you get those chairs, I think you should go with red. I remember reading that you really wanted a slipcover for your floral sofa, but decided to be more practical and go with fitted . .and you are sorry about that decision??

Go with the red chairs.

Should you ever change your mind about them being red, and find them horribly impractical (and I don't imagine you would ever feel that way, but who knows) they would be SO SO easy to spray paint another color!!

The cake banner would be easy to make. But the beauty of buying it if you can is that you are supporting the artistic endeavors of someone. It would look pretty as a plant pot or window box banner also.

Suzanne said...

Yes, Home Decorators does have the chairs! Here's the link:

$99 each instead of $195. AND! If you join their mailing list, they regularly have coupons. For instance, I got a $50 off of a $150 purchase coupon today.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey sweet Paige! I am loving Tolix chairs too...planning on getting myself some metal ones with my tax return money! Oh yes! Home has them for $99 each. For real...but if you order the last four...I'm going to pout. ;-)


The Flying Bee said...

love everything...esp. the chairs!

Courtney Brown said...

Love the red chair, the Monica necklace and the London print! Complete happiness! :)

Jodi said...

Great list! :)

mama's smitten said...

Oh my, lovin all of it!It's always fun to window shop!

Laurel said...

OOOOHHH! I LOVE all of these images! So col!
Love your blog- it is all I adore!

Deb said...

I just love your "favorite things" posts Paige...always good stuff! Lovin' those chairs too...I want the white though! ~Deb~

Carol S. said...

I like your style, your simple thoughts, and all the red.

Privet and Holly said...

It's like you
RED my mind....
Sorry, couldn't
resist : ) I
love all of these
things, too...
xx Suzanne

Jen Kershner said...

Love it all! I'm a red girl. Our buddy Shannan is very anti red but I am hoping she will come to her senses. One of those prints is for sure headed to my house sometime in the near future. Thanks for calling her amazing work to my attention.

Jen Kershner said...

P.S. The Over the Rainbow you know if you can buy it somewhere?

Clare said...

love it all, the cake bunting is adorable!!

Andria said... has a similar chair not in red but you could paint them. They have 4 white for like $169.00 and 4 silver for like 197.00 quite frequently.

Anonymous said...

You find the BEST stuff! Have you ever tried ? I bet you'd come up with some great looks.

Martha said...

love, love, love it all...especially the cake bunting aand those tops!!!