When I was a very little girl, my Nana was a huge fan of the designer Pucci. She had the coolest mini-dresses in wildly graphic prints, colorful silk scarves, and even Pucci-patterned towels in her powder room. All that beautiful color and design made a big impression on me and I still love Pucci to this day. So, when I saw these beyond fabulous limited-edition make-up brushes at Target, they immediately went right into my shopping cart.
They are are actually designed by Sonia Kashuk, but they are clearly "Pucci-inspired"...
And I absolutely LOVE them!
The entire five-piece set is only $14.99 and would make an incredible gift for any fashionista, don't ya think?
Why not make a special breakfast-in-bed for your mom (or wife) this Mother's Day? With just a few items, you can make her something lovely - without breaking out all the pots and pans or spending a small fortune.
Start with a pretty tray. I love this vintage floral one, but you can find many different varieties (at great prices) at your local flea market. It's practical and makes for a very nice gift.
Add a small bouquet of flowers. These can come from the garden or the the grocery store...just put them in a little vase, glass, or tea cup.
It's nice to bake something from scratch, but you can also just pick up a yummy pastry (or two), like this almond croissant, from your local bakery. Serve it on a pretty vintage china plate.
Then add a glass of orange juice and some fruit (like fresh berries or a pink grapefruit) and some coffee or tea. And don't forget the napkin! This one is cinched with a millinery rose pin from H & M!
So pretty, simple and inexpensive...and your mom will love it!
So, there I was in the toy store yesterday afternoon with 'Mini-mini-me". We had just finished up with her annual check-up at the pediatrician, which is NOT one of her favorite activities. And although she managed to get away with no shots this year, I still felt a special treat was in order. Luckily, there was a very nice toy store conveniently located in the same building as the doctor's office. So we were wandering the aisles in search of the perfect toy, when I spied these...
Beautiful vintage-style bride and groom paper dolls! I could barely contain my excitement. When I was a little girl, I LOVED paper dolls - most especially bride and groom paper dolls! Surely, Mini-mini would share my enthusiasm and choose them, right?
Mini-mini would have no part of it. She barely gave them a momentary glance before she ran off to check-out the Polly Pockets and Barbies. "But, these are BRIDE PAPER DOLLS!", I called after her. "With pretty VINTAGE DRESSES! In PASTEL COLORS! Do you have any idea how cool these are???"
Mini-mini just looked at me like I was totally and completely insane and continued on with her search for something "good". I realized at that point that my efforts were futile and I wasn't going to be able to persuade her to get them.
So what was I, a bride-paper-doll-loving-grown woman, to do?
You betcha! I marched right up to the counter and bought them for myself! Now, if only I could get one of my girlfriends to come over and play with me...
*This set of paper dolls is a re-issue of a Little Golden Book title that was originally published in 1952. You can find it here.