This blog entry is long overdue. I started working with the Alexanders a couple of years ago when they were building their dream home. It was such a joy to work with them because of their willingness to mix it up and just because they are good, grounded people that I enjoyed being around. I have lots of great pictures thanks to Laurie Kilgore, but I'm just going to share a few of my favorites today. We will delve into details in more entries to come. So enjoy this spacious yet cozy gem in Leawood.
I had a great time sipping martinis last Thursday while I celebrated finishing our "mantel" decor. S & B by Noble Designs donated our time to decorate a mantel in the New Longview neighborhood in Lee's Summit. Tickets were sold and onlookers could enjoy homes and martinis with the money going to benefit The Special Olympics. We had our challenges, one of which was there really was no mantel, but with handwork from everyone we got a fun display up for the festive night.
S&B's tray, fun vase, and colorful arrows decorated the bookshelves. We added some killer lacquered magnolia wreaths for the holidays. You can find all the goodies on our store. Here are few more pics and how I used the wreaths in my own home. Happy holidays!
Happy Holidays! We have had a whirlwind of a month. We launched our new online store, I hosted Thanksgiving (My parents brought most of the food - but still), we have ton of really fun projects at Noble Designs, and now it's time for Christmas!
We got a tree up this weekend which was no easy feat. To the dismay of my son and nephews, no one was dismissed until the last ornament was up. We made a time lapse of the decorating of the tree. If you look closely you can see me fly through with the vacuum cleaner. While I can't imagine doing anything but a live tree I do hate the mess and this is always my attempt to contain the chaos of loose pine needles.
We hit Lowes for the beautiful tree which we had to tie on the roof of our car by ourselves. We had 3 doors tied shut before we really thought it through. Luckily I am just limber enough to get in the back seat and crawl through the center console to get to the driver side. I'm a little sore today but hard to tell from what. So after a slow drive home where everyone hung to a piece of string we made it! It's a funny thing, I love to decorate but don't care for holiday decorating. Thanks to Ellie, Aaron, Drew, Sean and Vince we have a full decorated tree.
Have you ever seen the Hallmark commerical where the mom tries to let the kids decorate the tree? It's awesome. And while I think I'm pretty laid back about our tree I made the mistake of asking Drew what color ornaments to tie on the wreath. I really didn't want an answer but didn't realize this until he gave the wrong one :) Luckily he's old enough just to make fun of me so no permanent damage done.
Now onto holiday shopping. And have I got good stuff for you! These S & B items are the perfect gift for the adult in your life that is hard to shop for. So check out our holiday guide below. As always remember free local pick up or flat rate $9 shipping. Happy Holidays!
Guess what? It's small business Saturday! Guess what else? I'm a small business. So celebrate the day with a purchase from S & B by Noble Designs. This white vase looks great with my Trader's Joe's bouquet. Don't forget we have free local pick up or a flat shipping fee of $9. Hope everyone had as good of Thanksgiving as I did. Thanks!
Small white vase by Noble Designs