A perfect fall day with Debra of Acquired Objects


Good morning…happy to be here with another?wonderful blogging friend, Debra of Acquired Objects.? Lucky Debra lives on a beautiful picturesque large piece of property in the idyllic countryside of New Hampshire. She gets to no doubt, ?experience fall at its finest as to me, there is no prettier place to celebrate fall than in the pastoral New England landscape. ?Debra ?has fabulous very refined taste…no surprise given her business of dealing?with?gorgeous antique textiles, throws and pillows. Her company,?Oreillers is worth the click over if not to just drool and I do mean drool!

Think?Fortuny?and?luscious 16th, 17th and 18th century textiles…I know I know, lucky lady! She is also a kind hearted, funny, taste maker whose blog Acquired Objects is a favorite to?many of us?bloggers?and with good reason. Whether she is posting on the restoration of her fabulous barn/artists studio or gabbing about a favorite design theme or even posting about the feast she put together for her husbands birthday…… one sure thing is that its worth reading about. I am always fascinated by what Debra has to say. So I was super thrilled that she joined me here today to tell us all about her perfect fall day and it is as perfect as I had suspected it would be! Welcome Debra…….take it away!

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One word that comes to mind when I think of fall???aging! My birthday’s in late summer but everyone thinks it’s fall since it’s the middle of September.?


One of the most wonderful things about fall is…….cooler temperatures so I can wear my big cozy sweaters. Have you ever worn cashmere pants? You should try them I love them!



My favorite fall color is????sapphire, that rich ocean deep blue.


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On a perfect fall day, I would wake up at ???four but then again that’s a normal time for me I simply wake up. I love being up early when the world is quiet and I get to watch the day wake up.

To the sound of????birds and the scent of pine in the air.



The view from my window looks something like this……



The ideal fall weather could be described this way………cool and crisp in the morning with warm Indian summer temperatures in the afternoon.

My ideal morning activity would be???.hiking Dylan dog of course!?


This is a fall outfit you might see me in????.


A favorite product (beauty or otherwise) I like to use as the weather gets nippier????Decleor Aromessence Neroli from Paris. This stuff is amazing and as the temperatures get colder this serum protects my skin from the elements and hydrates my skin. ??



For a fall breakfast I would indulge in???French Toast and bacon!?



My favorite daytime activity in the fall?is????Being stuck inside all day is not my thing so getting to enjoy any time outside with Dylan is perfect, when he’s upright.?


Here’s what’s on my plate for lunch…….I keep it very light for lunch since I don’t want to get sleepy in the middle of the day. Anything with avocado gets my vote!?



Around 3pm you might find me???????with my head in the frig looking for one of these for a pick me up! It only has 100 calories so it isn’t bad for you.

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An afternoon “pick me up”?snack might just be……..almonds or nuts because I can eat them at my desk. ?




For dinner you might find this cooking on the ? stove…………Anything with pasta. Pasta is great because you can toss in any leftover veggies you may have or simply toss it with garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese and you have a tasty simple meal. ?

The perfect way to end a perfect fall day would be??????With my men in front of a fire with a glass of wine! ?


Can you see why I am a fan along with so many others? Love her style, her day is absolute perfection in my mind. And a happy belated birthday to you Debra, my son also shares a September birthday as well. ?I am all about cozy sweaters, roaring fires, pasta dinners and hikes in the fabulous foliage must be such a thrill! Lucky Dylan. Being a fellow Starbucks fan..I can attest to the healing powers of ?that “energy in a bottle”! Thanks so much for an inside peek into your perfect day, if you want to pop over to Acquired Objects to say hi…please do, click here to visit Debra. Thank you Debra and thanks to all of you for stopping in…….so how does this tie in with your perfect day?


A perfect fall day with Debra of Acquired Objects


Good morning…happy to be here with another wonderful blogging friend, Debra of Acquired Objects.  Lucky Debra lives on a beautiful picturesque large piece of property in the idyllic countryside of New Hampshire. She gets to no doubt,  experience fall at its finest as to me, there is no prettier place to celebrate fall than in the pastoral New England landscape.  Debra  has fabulous very refined taste…no surprise given her business of dealing with gorgeous antique textiles, throws and pillows. Her company, Oreillers is worth the click over if not to just drool and I do mean drool!

Think Fortuny and luscious 16th, 17th and 18th century textiles…I know I know, lucky lady! She is also a kind hearted, funny, taste maker whose blog Acquired Objects is a favorite to many of us bloggers and with good reason. Whether she is posting on the restoration of her fabulous barn/artists studio or gabbing about a favorite design theme or even posting about the feast she put together for her husbands birthday…… one sure thing is that its worth reading about. I am always fascinated by what Debra has to say. So I was super thrilled that she joined me here today to tell us all about her perfect fall day and it is as perfect as I had suspected it would be! Welcome Debra…….take it away!

                                                             ______________________________
         


One word that comes to mind when I think of fall?? aging! My birthday’s in late summer but everyone thinks it’s fall since it’s the middle of September. 


One of the most wonderful things about fall is…….cooler temperatures so I can wear my big cozy sweaters. Have you ever worn cashmere pants? You should try them I love them!



My favorite fall color is????sapphire, that rich ocean deep blue.


 
On a perfect fall day, I would wake up at ???four but then again that’s a normal time for me I simply wake up. I love being up early when the world is quiet and I get to watch the day wake up.

To the sound of????birds and the scent of pine in the air.



The view from my window looks something like this……



The ideal fall weather could be described this way………cool and crisp in the morning with warm Indian summer temperatures in the afternoon.

My ideal morning activity would be???.hiking Dylan dog of course! 


This is a fall outfit you might see me in????.


A favorite product (beauty or otherwise) I like to use as the weather gets nippier????Decleor Aromessence Neroli from Paris. This stuff is amazing and as the temperatures get colder this serum protects my skin from the elements and hydrates my skin.   



For a fall breakfast I would indulge in???French Toast and bacon! 



My favorite daytime activity in the fall is????Being stuck inside all day is not my thing so getting to enjoy any time outside with Dylan is perfect, when he’s upright. 


Here’s what’s on my plate for lunch…….I keep it very light for lunch since I don’t want to get sleepy in the middle of the day. Anything with avocado gets my vote! 



Around 3pm you might find me???????with my head in the frig looking for one of these for a pick me up! It only has 100 calories so it isn’t bad for you.

  

An afternoon “pick me up” snack might just be……..almonds or nuts because I can eat them at my desk.  




For dinner you might find this cooking on the   stove…………Anything with pasta. Pasta is great because you can toss in any leftover veggies you may have or simply toss it with garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese and you have a tasty simple meal.  

The perfect way to end a perfect fall day would be??????With my men in front of a fire with a glass of wine!  


Can you see why I am a fan along with so many others? Love her style, her day is absolute perfection in my mind. And a happy belated birthday to you Debra, my son also shares a September birthday as well.  I am all about cozy sweaters, roaring fires, pasta dinners and hikes in the fabulous foliage must be such a thrill! Lucky Dylan. Being a fellow Starbucks fan..I can attest to the healing powers of  that “energy in a bottle”! Thanks so much for an inside peek into your perfect day, if you want to pop over to Acquired Objects to say hi…please do, click here to visit Debra. Thank you Debra and thanks to all of you for stopping in…….so how does this tie in with your perfect day?

One word with Debra of Acquired Objects

Before I begin with my post I wanted to let you all know that Lisa, a new blogging friend who has a newer blog decided to feature me and my new store and did a brief interview. Hope you will stop over to take a peek. Its always great for a new blogger to get some love…..and I know she would be thrilled to hear from you. Click here to visit me at 16Lstreet blog to say hello after you read all about Debra!


Hi there! This morning I am delighted to have textiles dealer extraordinaire and a blog friend, Debra from Acquired Objects as my guest for One Word today. I am so happy that she is here. Debra lives in beautiful picturesque Vermont on a beautiful property and getting to see life through her eyes is always a huge treat and like a mini virtual getaway for me every time I visit her blog. Not to mention she reminds me of the joy found in the simple pleasures in life, like getting to plan her very own secret garden! She is fortunate to have her business on premise (in a beautifully restored carriage barn nonetheless)  and her things are truly spectacular. If you are not familiar with Debra and her store, Oreillers,  filled with textile treasures from the past then you must visit. I know when I am putting the finishing touches on my living room I will be taking a look at her exquisite antique pillows.

Click here to visit her store (get your bib on for the drooling that will take place)  and click here to visit her beautiful blog. Debra is someone I consider a friend and is I am sure we can all agree, is a  quality person who is supportive, kind and thoughtful. Someone who has very refined taste, a true vision and is a great supportive blog friend to many. We both have goldens, Dylan and Teddy, who could practically be long lost brothers with their “robust” frames and cheery personalities.  It was so great to get to know her better and suffice to say I am as big a fan as I ever was. Hope you too enjoy getting to know a little more about Debra. Thank you for stopping by and thank you Debra for being my guest today!


        Debra of Acquired Objects



One quality I love in people is: Sincerity 

If my house could only be furnished in one color it would definitely have to be: Only one? White


One luxury I cannot live without..facials

If I had to have one designer decorate my entire house with 0 input from me it would have to be…Daryl Carter

If I had to choose coffee or tea it would be: Coffee


One place I have been that I would love to go back to…Italy


One place I am longing to visit is: Africa

One talent I wish I had was: singing

I think most people would agree I am very..loyal. 

If I could change one quality about myself it would be…opinionated


One career I could see myself having would be: A chef

If food is therapy, when stressed I indulge in…chocolate!
One of my favorite brands for clothing is: Calvin Klein (I am busty so I like clean lines)

If my life were a book, the title would be…Anything goes”

My favorite flower is..Tuberose


I would love to have coffee and a chat session with this famous person..Diane Sawyer.

A favorite TV show I can’t miss: Love it or list it (HGTV)


Hollywood is..overrated

Tuscany or Provence? Tuscany.

The next presidential election will be: interesting

The one best thing about blogging is: Friendships


A guilty pleasure for me is…lobster!

A clothing designer I think that has great style..Valentino (for his elegance)


My strongest quality would have to be: loyalty


The best restaurant I have ever been to was...Ora d’Aria in Florence,Italy

Most overrated actor/actress is:Tom Cruise 

If my life were a documentary, I could see this actress playing me: Sandra Bullock

One thing I like about my appearance is: my hair.

One thing I can honestly say I love about myself is: honesty

Town or country: country

One person I admire: My husband

Pick a decade to live in, any decade: 70’s (big hair)

My favorite room of my house is: my kitchen

If I were an animal I would be a..dog

Dylan (Debras dog..what a cutie pie)

                                             A book I would recommend to everyone would be..anything by Simon Winchester, I am reading Kraakatoa now



If I were planning a huge family reunion, this is where I would want to have it…my backyard

One thing I wish everyone could be more of...compassionate

                                                          In one word life is...amazing!




Wondeful Debra! I found myself agreeing on so many I lost track. It is amazing to me how much us bloggers have in common! And our love for  Italy and Tuscany is off the charts. I seriously think we need to plan a major bloggers convention there:) Chocolate therapy is the best kind, couldn’t agree more! And Hollywood is incredibly overrated, must agree, and that includes Tom Cruise.  So enjoyed this and I hope you all did too. Stop on over to Acquired Objects and say hi to Debra by clicking here. Many thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a fabulous day.

One word with Debra of Acquired Objects


Before I begin with my post I wanted to let you all know that Lisa, a new blogging friend who has a newer blog decided to feature me and my new store and did a brief interview. Hope you will stop over to take a peek. Its always great for a new blogger to get some love…..and I know she would be thrilled to hear from you.?Click here to visit me at 16Lstreet blog to say hello after you read all about Debra!





Hi there! This morning I am delighted to have textiles dealer extraordinaire and a blog friend, Debra from Acquired Objects?as my guest for One Word today. I am so happy that she is here. Debra lives in beautiful picturesque Vermont on a beautiful property and getting to see life through her eyes is always a huge treat and like a mini virtual getaway for me every time I visit her blog. Not to mention she reminds me of the joy found in the simple pleasures in life, like getting to plan her very own secret garden! She is fortunate to have her business on premise (in a beautifully restored carriage barn nonetheless) ?and her things are truly spectacular. If you are not familiar with Debra and her store, Oreillers, ?filled with textile treasures from the past then you must visit. I know when I am putting the finishing touches on my living room I will be taking a look at her exquisite antique pillows.



Click here to visit her store (get your bib on for the drooling that will take place) ?and click?here?to visit her beautiful blog.?Debra is someone I consider a friend and is I am sure we can all agree, is a ?quality person who is supportive, kind and thoughtful. Someone who has very refined taste, a true vision and is a great supportive blog friend to many. We both have goldens, Dylan and Teddy, who could practically be long lost brothers with their “robust” frames and cheery personalities. ?It was so great to get to know her better and suffice to say I am as big a fan as I ever was. Hope you too enjoy getting to know a little more about Debra. Thank you for stopping by and thank you Debra for being my guest today!





? ? ? ? Debra of Acquired Objects




One quality I love in people is:?Sincerity?

If my house could only be furnished in one color it would definitely have to be:?Only one? White


One luxury I cannot live without..facials

If I had to have one designer decorate my entire house with 0 input from me it would have to be…Daryl Carter

If I had to choose coffee or tea it would be: Coffee


One place I have been that I would love to go back to…Italy


One place I am longing to visit is: Africa

One talent I wish I had was: singing

I think most people would agree I am very..loyal.?

If I could change one quality about myself it would be…opinionated


One career I could see myself having would be: A chef

If food is therapy, when stressed I indulge in…chocolate!
One of my favorite brands for clothing is: Calvin Klein (I am busty so I like clean lines)

If my life were a book, the title would be…Anything goes”

My favorite flower is..Tuberose


I would love to have coffee and a chat session with this famous person..Diane Sawyer.

A favorite TV show I can’t miss: Love it or list it (HGTV)


Hollywood is..overrated

Tuscany or Provence? Tuscany.

The next presidential election will be: interesting

The one best thing about blogging is: Friendships


A guilty pleasure for me is…lobster!

A clothing designer I think that has great style..Valentino (for his elegance)


My strongest quality would have to be: loyalty


The best restaurant I have ever been to was...Ora d’Aria in Florence,Italy

Most overrated actor/actress is:Tom Cruise?

If my life were a documentary, I could see this actress playing me: Sandra Bullock

One thing I like about my appearance is: my hair.

One thing I can honestly say I love about myself is: honesty

Town or country: country

One person I admire: My husband

Pick a decade to live in, any decade: 70’s (big hair)

My favorite room of my house is: my kitchen

If I were an animal I would be a..dog

Dylan (Debras dog..what a cutie pie)

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?A book I would recommend to everyone would be..anything by Simon Winchester, I am reading Kraakatoa now



If I were planning a huge family reunion, this is where I would want to have it…my backyard

One thing I wish everyone could be more of...compassionate

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? In one word life is...amazing!




Wondeful Debra! I found myself agreeing on so many I lost track. It is amazing to me how much us bloggers have in common! And our love for ?Italy and Tuscany is off the charts. I seriously think we need to plan a major bloggers convention there:) Chocolate therapy is the best kind, couldn’t agree more! And Hollywood is incredibly overrated, must agree, and that includes Tom Cruise. ?So enjoyed this and I hope you all did too. Stop on over to Acquired Objects and say hi to Debra by clicking here. Many thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a fabulous day.

Enchanted guest #8 say hi to Debra from Acquired Objects!

Good morning everyone. I continue with my bevy of incredible guest posts from some pretty amazing guest bloggers/friends as we near the big move in day! Today, I am thrilled to have a wonderful and very much a “knock your socks off post” from Debra of Acquired Objects. Debra, who deals with the most exquisite antique textiles, is someone I consider to be a discerning expert on all things design. Her website is full of the most amazing tapestries, and pillows and I highly suggest you not only visit her blog but look at her beautiful antique textile offerings, Oreillers  as well. Debra, many thanks for helping me out as we begin our move and to all my readers, thanks for stopping by and hope you will also visit Debra and tell her how much you enjoyed this post…..which I know you will! So lets get started……


Hello everyone, I?m Debra from over at Acquired Objects and I’m so honored to be here. Tina is busy preparing to move into her stunning new home so while she’s busy for the next few weeks bloggers’ near and far will be helping her out with posts.
Sky?s the Limit
After renovating our carriage barn for my new studio I know it can be slightly intimidating facing a large open empty space. I also know how quickly an over sized space can dwarf furniture. Because Tina?s new home has really big rooms with sky high ceilings I thought it would be nice to give a few ideas for taming those rooms. So this post is for you Tina?.

 Elle Decor
                                              
Rooms with tall walls and high ceilings pose a decorating challenge: they must be furnished and accessorized with large-scale pieces so that the space is balanced.
Don’t decorate an over sized room with lots of small items, and you will avoid a feeling of clutter. One or two over sized decorative accents will stand out better and provide the correct proportion.

 Jean-Loup Daraux Elle Decor

                                                                                                              
Keep it simple: Just because the room is large does not mean that you need to fill it with lots of things

   Elle Decor, 2011
                                                                                                     
Break it up: Break the room into two or three zones

          Axel Vervoordt, Timeless Interiors
The higher the wall, the greater the chance is that your artwork will look overly small and dwarfed so keep it big.
        En Passant Par La Demeure
   John Saladino
Mr. Saladino kept things in proportion by working his way down from the ceiling. Notice how large the books on the mantle are in comparison to other objects in the room. The basket beside the fireplace and the lamp are over sized before making its way to normal sized furniture.

John Saladino

                                                                                            

Building with Reclaimed Materials
Large pieces of art work well to bring the ceiling height downward.

                                                                                             
                   Designer Cherry Curlet
A grouping of artwork works the same way as a large single piece of artwork
                                                                                 
Designer Kara Childress

                                                                                                                 

     Designer Jean Ellen Russell
I hope a few of these tips helps you out Tina or anyone with a huge space, I know they?ve been invaluable to me.
Thank you for having me over Tina!
Debra

Wow, this was AMAZING, Debra!! One breathtaking picture after the other, truly impressive post. I am feeling so ready and excited about furnishing my bigger rooms now, and no doubt feel much more confident with your wonderful tips and advice shown here. I love all of your ideas and your wonderful and tasteful flair surely did this post justice. Thank you so very much, click here to see more beautiful inspiration from Debra! Thanks everyone and wishing you all a wonderful day.

Also if you missed what I believe is my final house updates post, click here. Best is yet to come!

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Enchanted guest #8 say hi to Debra from Acquired Objects!

Good morning everyone. I continue with my bevy of incredible guest posts from some pretty amazing guest bloggers/friends as we near the big move in day! Today, I am thrilled to have a wonderful and very much a “knock your socks off post” from Debra of Acquired Objects. Debra, who deals with the most exquisite antique textiles, is someone I consider to be a discerning expert on all things design. Her website is full of the most amazing tapestries, and pillows and I highly suggest you not only visit her blog but look at her beautiful antique textile offerings, Oreillers ?as well. Debra, many thanks for helping me out as we begin our move and to all my readers, thanks for stopping by and hope you will also visit Debra and tell her how much you enjoyed this post…..which I know you will! So lets get started……





Hello everyone, I?m Debra from over at Acquired Objects and I’m so honored to be here. Tina is busy preparing to move into her stunning new home so while she’s busy for the next few weeks bloggers’ near and far will be helping her out with posts.
Sky?s the Limit
After renovating our carriage barn for my new studio I know it can be slightly intimidating facing a large open empty space. I also know how quickly an over sized space can dwarf furniture. Because Tina?s new home has really big rooms with sky high ceilings I thought it would be nice to give a few ideas for taming those rooms. So this post is for you Tina?.

?Elle Decor
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??
Rooms with tall walls and high ceilings pose a decorating challenge: they must be furnished and accessorized with large-scale pieces so that the space is balanced.
Don’t decorate an over sized room with lots of small items, and you will avoid a feeling of clutter. One or two over sized decorative accents will stand out better and provide the correct proportion.

?Jean-Loup Daraux Elle Decor

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Keep it simple: Just because the room is large does not mean that you need to fill it with lots of things

? ?Elle Decor, 2011
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Break it up: Break the room into two or three zones

? ? ? ? ??Axel Vervoordt, Timeless Interiors
The higher the wall, the greater the chance is that your artwork will look overly small and dwarfed so keep it big.
? ? ? ??En Passant Par La Demeure
? ?John Saladino
Mr. Saladino kept things in proportion by working his way down from the ceiling. Notice how large the books on the mantle are in comparison to other objects in the room. The basket beside the fireplace and the lamp are over sized before making its way to normal sized furniture.

John Saladino

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??

Building with Reclaimed Materials
Large pieces of art work well to bring the ceiling height downward.

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Designer Cherry Curlet
A grouping of artwork works the same way as a large single piece of artwork
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Designer Kara Childress

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

? ? ?Designer Jean Ellen Russell
I hope a few of these tips helps you out Tina or anyone with a huge space, I know they?ve been invaluable to me.
Thank you for having me over Tina!
Debra

Wow, this was AMAZING, Debra!! One breathtaking picture after the other, truly impressive post. I am feeling so ready and excited about furnishing my bigger rooms now, and no doubt feel much more confident with your wonderful tips and advice shown here. I love all of your ideas and your wonderful and tasteful flair surely did this post justice. Thank you so very much, click here to see more beautiful inspiration from Debra! Thanks everyone and wishing you all a wonderful day.

Also if you missed what I believe is my final house updates post, click here. Best is yet to come!

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