Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Village

Another day....another Christmas show, I know, but it's that time of year!  Last night was the annual Christmas Village preview party out at the fairgrounds.  It was lots of fun, as usual, and I found some really great new vendors along the way.   I stopped to take a few pictures of some of my returning favorites, as well as some new ones.  If you've never been out to this show, you should go and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.   This show benefits the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and other Pi Beta Phi philanthropies and is open to the public today starting at 9am and runs through this Sunday.  For more information go to

Check out some of my finds....

Bungalow Antique-Gifts-Interiors

 I bought a really cute little olive tree in a burlap bag from this booth.  It makes a really cute gift....for myself!!!

These are really beautiful memory books that are handmade from Treasured Passages.  They make these for Grandmothers/Grand-daughters, Mothers/Daughters, and more.  This would be a great and thoughtful gift this Christmas. 
 The other item I had to have from Treasured Passages were these adorable mason jar shelves.  She had them for baby rooms, sewing rooms, laundry rooms, dens, you name it.  You get creative with what goes in them but I can find a million uses for these, and so will you!

My friend Tracy having fun and spending money!

Adorable tea sets for little girls and some were even for boys!  

I was blown away with how beautiful these paper skirts were from C'est Moi.  You have to go by their booth and check out how absolutely gorgeous these are.  They also are selling the wildly popular chalk paint from Annie Sloan that is all the rage now. 

Last but certainly not least, these beautiful linen towels from Girl Next Door were so pretty and nothing like I've seen.  I had to buy a few for myself and a few for gifts.  Adorable!

Happy Shopping, Ya'll!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great deal on designer pumps!

 From one of my favorite blogs for great deals and fabulous styles...Stiletto Jungle

Under $100: Bruno Magli Gretta Pump

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BRUNO MAGLI - Gretta (Black) - Footwear
The mid-heel, point-toe pump is one of the most versatile shoes in any woman's closet. It's equally appropriate for work and for a night out, and it seems to never go out of style. For those reasons, the pointy toe black pump is one of the shoes I find myself most often recommending as an investment shoe. Buy the highest quality version you can afford -- you'll have it for years, with proper care, and you'll never regret the purchase.

This new bargain find from high-end Italian shoe label Bruno Magli is a great quality black pump. It's an investment-level shoe at the price of a standard mall find. The Bruno Magli Gretta Pump has a leather upper and leather sole with a moderate 3.5" covered heel. It's a classic point-toe pump shape with leather lining. It's available in whole and half sizes from 5 to 10 -- a huge range, particularly given the great deal. This shoe normally goes for $285.00, but is currently on sale for just $99.75.

→ Buy the Bruno Magli Gretta Pump, $99.75 (was $285.00), at; shipping is free.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let's Party....'Tis the Season!

Here's the low down on all the parties surrounding Tis the Season, again....
First up, the preview party....Let the Shopping Begin!  This party runs from 9 am to 11 am on Friday the 18th, and will give you a sneak peak into the fabulous merchants and give you first "dibs" at some of the hottest gifts this season.  There will be exclusive discounts from select merchants, silent auction, light breakfast fare, valet parking and gift wrapping are included in the ticket price. $40

Next up, Girl's Night Out...Mischief and Magic,  Friday the 18th.   This event runs from 6pm to 9pm and will be filled with select merchant discounts, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, manicures, gift wrapping and amazing gift bags.  (You didn't hear it here, but I heard the first 150 people at the doors will receive a gift bag with great goodies including a $25 Tory Burch gift card!!!) $15

 The shopping all takes place Friday the 18th through Sunday the 20th at the Convention Center.  You can purchase tickets  here....
Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tis the Season....for shopping!

If you all like to shop the great holiday shopping shows around town, you don't want to miss this one!  Tis the Season is the Junior League of Nashville's annual shopping event and this year, it's at the Convention Center in downtown Nashville.  Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace ( is in its fifth year, and is the signature fundraiser for the Junior League of Nashville. All proceeds from the event go directly into the community to support the mission of improving the lives of women, children, and families. What's new this year is the location, and now the show is open to shop on Sunday.  You can go to the web site for ticket information and more information on the three parties that accompany the event.  --Preview: Let the Shopping Begin- Girls Night Out: Mischief & Magic, Christmas with the Clauses and Santa Snaps. 

Be on the lookout for a Groupon for this great show coming up in the next few days!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lilly Pulitzer themed baby shower

This weekend some friends of mine and I threw a baby shower for a dear friend having her first baby.  She, and the rest of us, LOVE Lilly so we knew we had to have this shower Lilly Pulitzer themed.  A lot of the ideas, and items, we got from other blogs and from Etsy, and some, our creative friends came up with on their own.  Here's a few pictures....
Pink and Green!!!

Drinking straws with the baby's monogram.

Everyone wrote notes for the baby on a diaper.
Lilly animal crackers?  What a great party favor!

Mini cupcakes from Dulce Desserts

Drink station complete with mini cans of Sophia champagne