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.
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
We are having an exciting month at Noble Designs. We have lots of new fun client projects we are working on right now. We also have some new faces at Noble Designs I will introduce soon.
The S&B Shop by Noble Designs online store has launched and I can't wait to share how I use my goodies. It's crazy and fun all at the same time. The office managers may not agree, but they still work with a smile.
So today I'm featuring my all-time favorite tray. It comes in multiple hues — the white Deco Serving Tray is perfect to mix in colorful accessories. It's a little bit of a splurge but well worth it because everyone is always near the coffee table. The lacquer finish makes it fresh, and the fun shape gives it a high-end feel. I mixed it in with some great buys from S&B. the Greek Key Decorative Cachepot was featured in House Beautiful, the marble ceramic candle not only looks good but smells fantastic and a little blue-and-white dish is the perfect finishing touch. With the holidays around the corner, it's time to get your house spiffed up now! As always, we have free local pickup for my Kansas City friends. Not to be left out, everyone else can enjoy $9 shipping on any order that doesn't have custom shipping (think furniture, lights and large art). So load up on accessories now!
Not forgetting about function, I love to use a decorative piece to hold your everyday remotes because it Instantly gives this less-than-stellar accessory a stylish home. For today's mix piece, I found this gold decorative bowl by Nate Berkus at Target. Who doesn't love Nate Berkus? His clean but fresh interiors feel good. I was lucky enough to win one of his autographed books a couple of years ago that I proudly display in my living room. His line for Target is affordable and stylish and changes often so grab the pieces you love quickly.