Friday, July 26, 2013


So here's our plan for the side yard...

side yard

1.  We decided to replace the grass with concrete flooring to extend the basketball area.  (Grass is always patchy and not pretty).  
2.  We ordered a small 4x8 side shed for our lawn mower and snow blower(yes, it's a must in the Midwest!) to free up some garage space.  The shed is similar to the one above but in cream and dark brown to match our house.
3.  I like the idea of a fire pit table.  (Maybe a DIY or a freestanding one)
4.  I definitely want to update the patio set by painting and replacing the cushions.  I'm leaning towards orange-red/rust, tan and maybe navy just because I have those colors going on already in our backyard...

and I think the orange looks pretty against the stucco and brick of our house.

I'm undecided if I want to paint the set whitish and the cushions orange(with maybe contrasting piping)...

or  the other way around...

Asian Chairs by Dallas Furniture and Accessories Wisteria

and maybe add some navy pillows?...
Coastal Living

I'm loving this Waverly Sun N Shade Palm and Palace Fabric (and only $10.98 per yard!)..

Or shall I go bold with the cushions?

Palm and Palace also comes in  orange...

or Greek key...

Decisions, Decisions!!

And for the winner of the giveaway,
Congratulations to Kay!  Yay!

Thank you all for entering and for all your support!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


I've been scouting CL for the longest time for a patio set for our side yard.  (I was so jealous when Erin scored this faux bamboo set while thrifting.)

So I couldn't believe it when she forwarded me this listing from CL...

another faux bamboo patio set!  

It was over an hour away but totally worth the drive...

(Whew!  They barely fit in my car, thank God for bungee cords)

I'll share my plans for the patio set and our side yard next.

Don't forget to enter giveaway!  Today is your last chance.

Have a Great Day!

Friday, July 19, 2013


Remember Erin who I met through Instagram and talked about here?
Well, we met a few days after that and we hit it off right away!

We went to the Elkhorn Flea Market together and we've been shopping together ever since.  Here are some of the items we took home that day...

We share the same passion for one of a kind vintage furniture and home decor.
To make the long story short, we are now partners on Etsy!  Yay!  I'm so excited about this venture.  I've been contemplating on opening a shop for the longest time and it has finally come to fruition.

Our shop name is Soigne!(fashionable, sophisticated elegance).
Check it out here.

Here are some of the items listed...
 Chrome faux bamboo console table attributed to Henredon

 Faux bamboo game table set

 orange faux bamboo mirror

 pair of chinoiserie lamps

 lucite ribbon chandelier

 staffordshire dog and puppy

Zigzag chrome chairs

And as a thank you, we are giving away this cute brass faux bamboo accent table...

To enter:

You must be a follower of this blog.
Leave a comment below and follow us on Etsy (SoignebyEG)

For additional entries:
Follow us on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram - mybestfriendcraig
Follow Erin on Instagram - egigliadesign

This giveaway is open until midnight of Thursday, July 25th
Winner will be announced next Friday, July 26th.

I am offering a 20% off discount to my loyal readers!! Just leave us a comment mentioning "mybestfriendcraig" and we'll update the listing for you.
(All are on sale except for the Greek Key Chairs)

Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


This octagon mirrored base...

and my friend Erin came across this glass and chrome base over the weekend...

Seriously considering this one.  Can you imagine it with a wood top?  and with my chairs...

Only sold as a set though.  Anyone in need of some upholstered dining chairs? :)

What do you think?  

Monday, July 15, 2013


Sorry for the radio silence.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.  We just got back from a week long  vacation primarily in Gettysburg(and a side trip to Hershey and DC) for the 150th Civil War Anniversary. My husband is a big civil war fan...

(Reenactment of the Pickett's charge)

It was a fun learning vacation for all of us especially the kids.  

Anyway, moving on to CL Monday...

Credenza is another versatile piece.   Nowadays, not only is it used in the dining room but any room in the house where storage is needed.
I especially like the warm-colored wood of a mid century modern piece.

Nursery changing table...

Hallway or Entrance...

Style at Home

 a TV stand...

or even as bathroom counter...
Apartment Therapy

Here are some CL listings...

Walnut credenza

Do you have one?

*I didn't hear back from the Henredon table seller so I'm still searching for that perfect dining room table!

*Stay tuned this week for a giveaway and an announcement! (Bear with me!)

Happy Monday!


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