Friday, December 31, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday: New Year's Eve

Well I had a really wonderful Christmas!  I hope you did as well.  It was really a great holiday for me this year and I enjoyed it so much.  I will post some Christmas pictures in a little recap in awhile!

Lee Radizwell, Jackie Kennedy's sister. 

DON'T FORGET! It's really cute to wear a cheazy crown for New Year's Eve.  It's the one night for some major sparkle and PIZAZZ and punch!!!

Queen Elizabeth, may I borrow a crown?

Well I don't know about you, but I do not have a real crown.  Here are some gloriously cheezy and fun headwear ideas from Party City

But also..
Get your favorite Champagne...
Grab your HONEY....
(I really liked GP and Ben Affleck together..)

And have a slow dance..
The slow dance that you knew one day you would have
when you were a little girl watching Cinderella!
(Wasn't Candace Bergen gorgeous???)

Truman Capote's masked Black and White ball...

Great Idea Martha (as usual....)
Group all your clocks together to decorate for NYE!!! DUH.
Why didn't I think of that?!

Martha Stewart is brilliant reason #38403240880:
She found a pretty use for that cheazy tinsel they sell at Christmas.
So Cute! 
Have a WONDERFUL NYE.  You will hear from me before then, I just wanted to get the ball rollin' for ya.

Let's all have a great year.  What do you say?

xo Sarah

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday: Christmas Eve

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

You can watch the old Disney version here. You may remember watching this when you were little.
Have a wonderful Christmas....... Lots of love. 

xo Sarah

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday: Music

Frank Sinatra- I'll Be Home for Christmas
I love this version- they recorded it off of a record!

I love Frank, I know he is up there in heaven resting easy.

xo Sarah

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday: Prayer

From the end of the movie "The Book of Eli".  This is obviously about someone who is going to pass away but I think it's beautiful.

Dear Lord, thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction 
to complete the task you entrusted to me. 
Thank you for guiding me straight and true, through the many obstacles in my path. 
And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost.
Thank you for your protection and for your many signs along the way.
Thank you for any good that I may have done.  I'm so sorry about the bad.

Thank you for the friend I made. Please watch over her as you watched over me.
Thank you for finally allowing me to rest. I'm so very tired.
But I go now to my rest in peace knowing that I have done right with my time on this earth.
I have fought the good fight.
I have finished the race.
I have kept the faith.

You can watch the prayer scene here:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday: Chloe Hair

Chloe ads have the best hair.  They give good hair.  Healthy beautiful gorgeous hair.  I love everything about Chloe so this is just an added benefit.
See what I mean:

Chloe's Spring 2001 collection by Stella McCartney made me love her.  I love horses.. therefore I love Stella McCartney. 

The dress Stella McCartney has on is a screen of "WhistleJacket"
only my favorite painting in the world by George Stubbs.
 You see how the love formed?
George Stubbs painting below "Lion Attacking a Horse"
George Stubbs painting that was screen on that top.


WhistleJacket again.

The magnificent WhistleJacket painting by George Stubbs.
It is almost life-size and is at the National Gallery of Art in London.
It is my favorite painting in the world. 
You can see the rest of Stella McCartney's collection for Chloe Spring 2001 (THE YEAR) here on

My little Jack Russell Stella- ex-boyfriend has custody but I have visitation rights. 

xo Sarah

Saturday: Vintage Finds

First things first..

Yes dear neighbor, I will watch your little violet. 

Very little violet

Nothing too amazing lately but here's what I've found:

I love the vintagey stocking and noel mugs!

I love the tiny Santa mug!
I put him with the other Santa mugs. 

Not vintage, but I go to UCLA! Go Bruins!

Little bunny covered dish for Easter jellybeans, LARGE pink vintage pyrex baking dish,
and I have tons of those clear green glass plates and a certain someone breaks all my dishes,
so I need as many of those as possible..

Heavy white Fire-King white milk glass bowl


These cards remind me of Marie from The Aristocats. 
Marie was always one of my favorite Disney characters

I thought this was random and funny. 

Plate for the wall in my kitchen. My colors are white, pink, and light tiffany blue.
It will match perfectly!

I got this at this crazy vintage shop in Big Bear during the week.
Boyfriend thinks it's creepy...I can't find candles that will fit in the holders!

Ok maybe it's kind of creepy? I like her though. She reminds me of...

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil statue from the book cover.
Maybe my little Christmas angel girl is a Savannah Georgia thing?
I don't know..
xo Sarah