Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Paris Dream

One day, I want to go to Paris with my husband, walk hand in hand, visit a cafe and eat stinky cheese, find a cool antique street sale, all while wearing a cute skirt and possibly some bright shade of lipstick I would never be caught dead wearing on a daily basis here at home.  It could happen.....someday.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Giveaway Results- The Winner!!!

Morning all!  It's time to announce the winner of the 2nd Anniversary giveaway of Sweet Peas and Seashells.  I greatly appreciate all who entered and are followers (new and old alike).  Thank you to all who shared about the giveaway on your blogs or social networking sites, it means a great deal to me that anyone would take a few moments out of their day to share with others.

Without further delay..........................selected randomly by,...........

Thank you for being a new follower and it will be a pleasure designing a custom runner for you!
Jenny, please email me at to discuss your choice!

To show my appreciation to all of those who entered, I'd like to offer 25% off your total order for orders placed now through March 15th.  That's right, not just one item, but the discount is off of your entire order.  Please email me at the email address above to receive your discount code.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Last Day to Enter Giveaway!

Today's the last day to enter the S&S giveaway, winner will be announced tomorrow!  If you haven't entered yet, visit the original post here for your chance to win!

Good luck!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Guest Post: Transitional, Modern Interiors via Arcadian Home

Hi all!  Very special guest post today from Jessica at Arcadian Home.  I thouroughly enjoy inviting design professionals to provide a bit of insight into design styles that I myself enjoy.  Being a contemporary designer by trade, I absolutely love the opportunity to work on transitional projects, incorporating both modern and eclectic styles alike.  Enjoy!

Hello everyone! I'm Jessica, a writer from Arcadian Lighting, which is a wonderful online source for lighting fixtures and interior design inspiration. I'm delighted to be guest posting for Michelle today because I'm going to introduce you to a lovely interior design trend know as transitional style. The beauty of this style is that it mixes a variety of old and new together to create rooms that are not uniquely inspired by one era or region. I hope you enjoy!
Transitional Modern
I love the combination of the Asian cabinet, faux zebra skin rug and gold leaf mirror frame in this vignette. The variety of colors and textures is beautiful and draws the imagination to different parts of the world, too.
Transitional Modern
The sleek contemporary furnishings and traditional wainscoting and chandelier are a beautiful contrast in time periods. The cool blue and white color palette is very chic.
Transitional Modern
The unique ceiling light is definitely quirky and eye-catching. Such a statement piece goes well in a room that is otherwise fairly traditional.
Transitional Modern
A brightly colored sari and monochrome zebra rug are always brilliant accents in a room, and this bedroom is no different. The exotic textiles add a dramatic flair to the simple, modern furnishings.
Transitional Modern
I love the heavy, ornate wooden furniture in this bedroom because the unexpected details draw the eye and add visual interest. Even the pendant lights are an interesting shape.
Transitional Modern
The fresh floral colors in this living room are so lovely, especially in the chinoiserie-esque artwork. The sleigh chairs are a 1940s style and the heavy drapes are a more classical decoration.
Transitional Modern
Bold colors and patterns throughout this room lend a definite energetic atmosphere. The mix of décor draw from many different time periods and regions.
Transitional Modern
A warm, neutral color palette and subtle tropical accents go beautifully with simple modern furnishings, like the wooden nightstand and framed artwork in this bedroom.

What do you think of transitional interiors? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to visit Arcadian Lighting to find the right light fixtures to fit in with any décor!

Dont forget to enter the giveaway for your choice of any item in my shop.  Visit this original giveaway post and leave a comment!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

S&S Giveaway- You call it, you got it!

The S&S giveaway is officially here, in celebration of the 2 year mark of my little Etsy shop, I'm offering up any item in my shop your little heart desires.  That's right, your pick!

To enter, just leave a comment below with your choice of any item in my shop!  Because there is such a variety of items in my shop, the quantities will be as stated below:

Any place cards, name tags, event tags will be offered at a quantity of 50
Menus will be offered at a quantity of 20 (custom design included)
Programs will be offered at a quantity of 15 (custom design included)
Table numbers/names will be offered at a quantity of 15 (custom deseign included)
Sign- any custom sign can be chosen, any style as one complete sign with your choice of letters/word
Table runner, your choice of fabric/monogram


Anyone can enter, just leave a comment with the item you would like to win before February 27th (you have one week to enter). 

You do not have to be a follower of S&S, but if you are, leave a 2nd comment for another chance to win!

Please share the news about the giveaway!  If you do, leave another comment with the link you posted sharing the news on your blog or Facebook for another chance to win.

Check back on February 28th when the winner will be announced!  Open to all entries, will ship wordwide.

Great opportunity if you have an upcoming event, know someone who is planning an event, or just have a need for something pretty.  Good Luck!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stay Tuned.......

Stay tuned for a giveaway at the end of this week!  I've been a bit preoccupied with orders and such, but I'll be offering a giveaway (and it will be a good one)!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

S&S Celebrates 2 Years!

Happy Valentines Day to you all- hope it's a sweet day whether you're celebrating with loved ones, family, or friends!

Today's a special day for S&S, V-day is the official anniversary of Sweet Peas and Seashells and today marks two years.  Beginning my little Etsy shop has been the start to amazing goals and meeting amazing friends, I'm so very blessed to continue this business journey.

On another note, I must thank my AMAZING valentine, my Husband.  Today will be the 14th Valentines Day we'll be sharing (yes, I said 14 years).   I absolutely know that I wouldn't be able to shine as bright without his unending support and love daily.  I love you D! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mother of all Bags!

After a long long search for purses, I discovered the mother of all tan leather bags:

French Connection's Saddle Leather Bag!  A girl can dream!


Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

VellePurse - Style + Discount!

Morning all!  Great offer by VellePurse, lovely made carry-all and clutch purses available in her Etsy shop.  By coincidence, she is celebrating her 1st anniversary and is offering 30% off all orders through tomorrow.  Check out her shop here- you'll love it!

All photos via VellePurse

Monday, February 6, 2012

V-Day Approaching, giveaway approaching!

Any special plans for Valentine's Day this year?  We (D and I) typically keep it pretty mellow, as I'm sure we'll celebrate in some small way.  I can't help but think of pink hearts when it comes to this time of year  (smiles)!

There's also another reason to celebrate- my little itty-bitty Etsy shop is going to celebrate it's 2nd anniversary on the 14th (huge yay)!  To toot the horn and hoot & holla I'll be announcing a giveaway on the 14th, open to all entries both domestic and international. 

Stay tuned for the fun-ness!

Personal photo

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Friday!

Oh yes- thank goodness- need the weekend- need some time off work.  

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend!

Image via Pinterest

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Is this necklace not completely bada$$??!?!  If I find the right cylinder pieces, I may try my hand at making one (yeah, like when I have an extra 5 hours of free time- because that happens often *sarcasm*).


Photo via look linger love of a Lacoli & McAllister No. Ultra necklace on Sight Unseen

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


As I'm about to head out to work, eating Honey Nut Cherrios and drinking my Starbucks caramel frapuccino- no whip extra caramel, I'm starring at this photo I pinned and can't help to crave this:

Mozzarella grilled cheese and avocado salad sandwich

Photo via pinterest from food gawker

Yep, even though it's not quite 9 AM, I would totally eat this!  Yuuuuum.