Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Your Favorites: The Long and Short of It

A quick response to yesterday's post. First of all, I am so glad you guys liked it. It was definitely out there for me, but also something I really wanted your opinion on.

Second, I don't think I articulated one particular point very well. And that is that I really love personal posts. Its how you get to know the blogger. No one ever read my blog until I started to get a bit more personal. What I don't like is people being on their soapbox. Using their blog as platform to preach. Really irks me.

Basically, most of us are coming from the same place. A blog isn't that fun unless you know a little bit about the person behind it. But a blog also isn't the place to force your personal opinions. Agreed. Thanks for sharing all of your thoughts with me, I so appreciate hearing from you all.

And now onto the regularly scheduled posting.

Today we have Jessie from The Long and Short of It sharing her favorites. This series never gets old for me. There are so many talented bloggers out there with gorgeous homes, and I feel very lucky to be able to share some of them to you. Jessie has such beautiful, colorful, southern style. And don't you love that her yellow lab made it into a picture? He should be friends with Maverick.

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Favorite Room: 
 My favorite room is our entry way. I put my favorite lamps in the entry way so they are the first thing you see when you walk in. The garden stools are great when I need to add some extra seating to a room.  The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality and a warm welcome in the South. 


Favorite Textile:
 My favorite textiles are in my formal living room.  I had a pair of my mom's old wing back chairs recovered at Furbish.  The floral pillows are my favorite fabric of all time. 


Favorite Art:
 I am obsessed with these neon prints.  Also, they are special to me because I picked them up on my  honeymoon in Belize this summer.  


Favorite Piece of Furniture:
 I found this chandelier at an estate sale. It was disgusting when I brought it home. I spent a weekend cleaning all the crystals. It ended up being so worth it. 


Favorite Miscellaneous Item:
 I found this decanter in a thrift store. Gold polka dots make me happy!





42 comments:

  1. Beautiful home, Jessie! I LOVE the floral fabric you have on your chairs ... its gorgeous and I must know where to find it! Your art from Belize is special too! I literally just posted about items I brought back from our honeymoon in Thailand!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love those neon prints paired with the bar, so chic!

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  3. I loooooove your entry way! And that chandelier! Wow.

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  4. completely agree with you about how to divulge personal sentiments on the blog. when things get too preachy its hard for me to keep reading.

    on another note, that polka dot decanter is unreal!

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  5. I adore that decanter could be something at Kate Spade right now!

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  6. I love your bar setup! Those prints are to die for! xx

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  7. The decanter looks like the Kate Spade perfume bottle- I love it!

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  8. I love seeing other peoples home as it's always a source of inspiration. That chandelier is beautiful! What a find from an estate sale. I need to go to more of them! x

    www.thingsthatmakemesmiledaily.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a gorgeous entryway! I love the bar set-up and the polka dot decanter!

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  10. beautiful! i love her entryway too and that polka dot decanter is soso cute! xo

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  11. That chandelier is absolutely gorgeous! So lucky to have that beauty hanging in your home.

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  12. Oh my gosh...what a sweet pup!!! So in love with that chandelier ..great find!!! You have such a gorgeous home. xoxo e&a

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  13. That chair is just beautiful! She definitely has an eye for decorating, and I am in love with that chandelier!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  14. gorgeous prints! that is a great tip to keep your eyes open on vacations for art in your home! Im headed to Tulum Mexico in ten days and I will no doubt be looking for art now because of you! Thank you

    Your entryway and gorg chair are to die for.

    xo
    Patty

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  15. I love that gold decanter and the neon prints. In fact I love everything (including the pup!). So fab!

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  16. All of your sweet comments have made my day! Alex, you are the best! Thanks for asking me to participate!

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  17. I ADORE that chandelier and the print on that chair!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  18. Oh my goodness her home is divine! Def my style! Thanks for doing this series Alex. I love it!

    Xo,

    Sam
    Www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  19. Oh I love that gold polka dot decanter! It reminds me a bit of Kate Spade's Twirl perfume...

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  20. I love the colors in her home! Gorgeous!

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  21. die over that polka dot decanter!

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  22. Hallelujah, I love Jessie, her home, and you :)

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  23. LURVE this series. Her house is goregous. That polka dot decantor has me swooning!!

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  24. Love Jessie and her home! So inspiring.

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  25. Goodness look at the polka dot decanter. Amazing what you can find at thrift stores. Love those neon prints too!

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  26. I love all the color, especially in the 1st photo. Those garden stools are wonderful!

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  27. You had me at pineapple stools and a pup!

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  28. Gah...Jessie is so speaking my language! I have that same black floral from Hazelton House and absolutely ADORE it! Also loving her entryway, chandy and bar area goodness...all gorgeous!

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  29. that chair looks sooo comfy! and that dog is precious :)

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  30. That chandeleir is so fun! Nice inside-peek. XO

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  31. That decanter is sooo pretty! Your entryway is beyond gorgeous!

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  32. ooo this gave me all sorts of fun color inspiration. and that decanter is unREAL. I think i will go paint gold polka dots on mine now, thankyouverymuch!

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  33. Thank you so much for continuing with this series--I can't get enough of it! The neon prints, the chandelier, the decanter. So stunning! Such a gorgeous place to call home.

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  34. i would DIE for that decantur. Not really, but I too love gold polka dots

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  35. What beautiful little vignettes! I especially love the shot with the roses and polka dot decanter!

    Happy Monday!

    Niki

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