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Windowshop Wednesday at West (W)Elm

My friend Miss Katie from The Katie Chronicles is in trouble. Why, you ask?

Because while we are trying to save up the extra pennies for the holidays she is taunting me with one of my favorite stores – West Elm!

But that’s okay Katie, looking is more fun than buying anyways.

There is no rhyme or reason here, just lots of things I wouldn’t mind finding in my stocking (hah-hah).

The Finn Chandelier would be excellent over a workspace!

Look at all that light!

It kind of reminds me of an old-school classroom/workroom lamp that slowly spins around over your head.

And while we’re on the topic of worklamps…

I love this Industrial Task Lamp.

I’ll give you three seconds to guess which color I’d pick… 1. 2. 3.

Egg yolk yellow! Even the rainiest, snowiest and dreariest day couldn’t bring you down with that spark on sunshine on your desk.

Transitioning to summer….

How sweet are these “yours and mine” pillow shams.

I love these big stripes on this duvet cover. I may need to keep an eye on this and see if the price does down… I can’t escape my nautical innards.

My love for all things sailor-esque are also seen here:

I love these striped sheets.

Can I take a brief moment out to give a round of applause for the West Elm product photographer. I’ve barely dabbled in product photography (I’m talking minor, pinky toenail in the water) and it is NOT easy.

These pillows look perfectly puffed and squished.  And the lighting is lovely.

*Back to earth* And lastly, I love these placemats.

I think these are great and very functional. You could pair them with evergreen and holly for Christmas, pink and magenta for Valentine’s Day and navy blue accents for July.

Hmmm, I definitely have a theme going on between all of these boldly patterned linens and bright yellow lamp, don’t I?

Thanks Katie for the fun!

Window Shop Wednesday: Kiss Me! I’m the Chef!

It’s that time again! Window Shop Wednesdays with The Katie Chronicles.

Today we’re “shopping” at Williams Sonoma! My mouth is salivating already.

Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven

Someday I will own one of these. Then I will pretend I’m Julia Child and make Boeuf Bourguignon. And it will be delicious.

Nordic Ware Rolled Omelette Pan

I was much more impressive as a child. I remember my Dad teaching me to make omelettes. I was pretty good. So good, in fact, I could flip the omelette over without breaking it.

I can’t do that anymore.

Until I get my skillz back, this omelette pan should do the trick. Then I can stop eating yogurt for breakfast.

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Asparagus Pot

One of my favorite meals in the world is roasted asparagus with eggs (once over easy) and feta.

I have always heard you should cook asparagus vertically like this. I usually just toss them in a pan in the oven with a little bit of water and olive oil.

I may need to look into this.

All-Clad Belgian Waffle Makers

This is one of those things I will always want but will never buy.

I’d like to think if I owned a Belgian Waffle maker that on Saturday mornings I’d pad down the stairs in a fluffy white robe and I’d make waffles dripping with maple syrup and freshly sliced strawberries lightly sprinkled in powdered sugar.

I’d eat them in a cozy little breakfast nook with Chintz curtains.

But… if you know me, you’ll know on Saturdays I get so wrapped up in having no routine that I usually forget to eat at all until it’s 3PM and I’m starving. Alas, no waffles for me. But it’s a nice dream.

What is your dream kitchen utensil? What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Window Shop Wednesday: Pottery Barn

It’s Window Shop Wednesday again with The Katie Chronicles.

Today we are “window shopping” at Pottery Barn.


I love these sculptures of old telephones! These would be great to use as non-traditional bookends.


I love seeded glass! It’s very old-time and cozy to me. These lampshades are beauties.


I love-LOVE barn lamps! We hope to do something like this for our exterior lights on our house. Let the square dancing commence.

And a few items from my favorite section – the clearance aisle!


These are so stinkin’ cute!

Okay, no offense or anything, but seriously Pottery Barn? You call $40.00 for these babies clearance?


I have found a lot of cool things on the beach, but never a glass buoy. I can’t imagine there are many of those anymore! I guess until then I will need a fake one from PB.

Does anyone remember the children’s book Corduroy? It’s about a little teddy bear who gets locked in the department store overnight and gets to try out all the beds. I think I’d like to get locked into Pottery Barn.

Overstockin’ It: Windowshop Wednesday

It’s Window Shop Wednesday again with The Katie Chronicles

Someday we will actually buy a real piece of furniture.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled with my IKEA assembly education and Christmas Tree Shop finds. But, someday, maybe I will buy something that gets delivered.

Where is this going? OVERSTOCK.COM! Today we’re window shopping at Overstock.com and I’m furniture shopping for our house in my dreamland.


We are looking for an island for our kitchen. There is a whole variety of problems with the kitchen situation, but we would like to have two stools to sit at the island (you know, for when I’m cooking and reading The Pioneer Woman at the same time).  Something like this might work!


I’d love to have a pretty bench like this at the end of our bed. I love the nailhead trim on this pretty latte colored bench.


There aren’t many things cozier than a braided rug. I love this sweet one is blues and yellows. It’s begging for a game of scrabble.


Lastly, I really want a new sink. Ours has got to go. I would like to wash my vegetables in a sink that doesn’t look like it’s been there for 60 years.

Stop by The Katie Chronicles!