As we countdown for the holiday festivities to begin, everything begins to feel like its crunch time – such as, making sure the house is clean, gifts are wrapped, fridge is stocked and the barcart is set for guests to arrive . Now that the grand opening is over, I stopped stressing and can now digress, relax, do a couple of makeovers and … oh yea.. bring in the New Year. Your thrifty girl has been busy catching up with emails, blog hopping (which I looooove) and planning more make-overs. But before the year is over, I just want to share with you a few of my favorite things.. Through my blog-world I’ve met so many inspiring women who continue to amaze me with their extraordinary talents and it’s such a pleasure to be amongst their cyber/company. I hope you follow along with me to visit these wonderful women and see a part of their world that they so graciously open their doors to share with us.
Linda over at LindaG Loving Home is by far one of the best seamstresses I’ve ever met in my life and her exceptional designs mixed with impeccable taste demonstrates how to sew beautiful custom accents for your home. Her blog is all about creating that special touch and loving your home. Look at this beautiful quilt she made and used it as a table cover. It’s just one of many stunning designs she created. For a burst of inspiration, hop over to her blog and get ready to be inspired.
I’ve always admired a beautifully set table, but Alycia over at Tablescapes at Table 21, is a woman who surpasses the description of beauty. The first time I ventured on her blog, I think I spent at least 8 hrs just oooing and ahhhing over each and every design she created. Her bubbly personality, mixed with a keen eye for details and descriptions while creating the perfectly well-dressed table is definitely one to follow. As I told her, as soon as I hit it big- I’m flying her in to design the big bash party..(this girl can dream big can’t I…but hey..you never know)..
Next, there’s Ginene over at Fox and Finch Antiques. Ginene is my kindred shop mate. She and I share the same love of all things beautiful and vintage. She has been such an inspiration by maintaining her lovely shop, while also painting beautiful pieces she restored for shop merchandise. From reading stories about her walks through her neighborhood to offering tips on cleaning vintage clothing, her blog is one that I love to read. (isn’t this bed the absolute gorgeous!!)
I recently became acquainted with Ariene over at Dress My Room Interiors through Instagram. I love her fab-glam style. She is definitely on point with her perfectly blended style of high fashion glam mixed with a bit of vintage.
Not only is she hitting Charlotte’s retail scene with her high style and fab interior designs, but she and co-founder Quintel Gwinn just recently launched The Olive Guide. This is the best Go-To online guide for entertaining with style while also offering great tips on home-styling by showcasing other interior designers. If you like to entertain, whether it be large or small, visit the The Olive Guide for great inspiration.
So in closing, I hope I’ve given you a bit of inspiration and I especially hope you’ve enjoyed meeting these fantastic women as much as I have. Peace and blessings —