Around the House as of late & New Acquisitions


barware agate coasters

I can feel it in the air… the holidays are coming.

I know it’s early and I’m not going crazy or anything but a few semi-spooky items have landed in various areas of our house and I love it. Though, I kind of lean toward that kind of kookiness in general and may just keep them up year round, we’ll have to wait and see. I thought I’d share a few new things around the house I’ve picked up lately or just rearranged, as well as a few new items for Fall and a few things which have been bestowed upon me.

I’ll stop blabbing now…

Eames house bird-Lancome Visionnaire-decor

* Alright, this little threesome is always on my mantel… but the Lancome Visionairre is what this photo is all about. I was lucky enough to have been sent this lovely new product by Lancome to test out and share with you my findings. And here’s what I think: I like it. It does what it says but the scent is very VERY VERY strong {and smells like my grandma}. I can get used to it but if you are in any way allergic to scents, I’d recommend not getting it. I use it mostly when I’m not going to be wearing makeup and it does a nice job of evening out my skin tone and shrinking my pores & fine lines, which I really like. It’s very soft and luxurious and I love using a little extra on the tops of my hands to prevent aging as well.

Brandy Melville sweaters

* These are the new loose-knit sweaters I picked up at Brandy Melville in Santa Monica a few weeks ago. {note: this adorable shop is generally marketed for the younger crowd… but I managed to find a few cute things}

vintage brass elephant door stop obelisk

* This is a vintage brass elephant obelisk that I use as a door stopper. It usually sits against the wall in the entryway and gets called phallic names by our guests. I found it at The Sherman Oaks Antique Mall a while ago. I love it.

gold chain necklace - cynthia wolff

* This was actually a birthday gift from the husband and I can’t believe I haven’t shown you guys. It’s an original piece by Cynthia Wolff {my ring designer} with vintage and new links and I just love it.

vintage books- black hand sculpture-hand decoer-halloween decorating

* These vintage books were my grandma’s and reside on our mantel but I just found this black hand at JoAnn’s the last time I was there picking up DIY materials. It was in the jewelry section so I’m assuming it’s for jewelry display but I thought it was kind of creepy and great for Halloween. Also, it had a few scrapes in it so I scored it for $4.00 ;)

green leather skinny belt ann taylor

* A new green leather skinny belt from Ann Taylor {$30} semi-courtesy of Ann Taylor. It also comes in blue, yellow and a really fabulous animal print {$44}

gold tree stump side table with vintage encyclopedias - orchids - buddha

* Vintage encyclopedias from the 50′s and Blue Ocean Traders Stone Buddha Head {new from GILT} in our game room on the gold stump side table.

agate coasters

* Fun agate drink coasters from Amazon.

regrowing an orchid

* I’m getting new orchid stems yay.

animal succulent planters

* Still in love with my animal succulent planters… under glass now on the kitchen table

silver pewter feather wreath - on the door

* Picked up a pewter feather wreath for half off at JoAnn’s. The black one I used on our door last year ended up on the ceiling permanently. I wonder where this one will end up? ;)

Have you started decorating for Halloween yet? Come on, be honest.

click here to see all my Halloween Decor from last year

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

23 Comments

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    We don’t celebrate Halloween in Croatia :( I miss it so much because I always had so much fun decorating while I lived in the US… Great photos Maegan, I love the sweaters and the necklace :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • Sheree

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    love the wreath..and yes I have just a couple of things out..I have kids..what can I say!

  • opshopped

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    Those animal planters are just amazing!

  • Beneath The Clutter

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    I really need to take a trip up to the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall!

  • Erika

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    Lancome tests on animals :( I am a product junkie but don’t touch their stuff!

  • PinkGlitter

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    Great photos. Love those agate coasters. I picked up two halloween candy bowls at Home Goods but I haven’t put them out yet.

  • antique engagement rings

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    Love the vintage necklace!

  • metafictional

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    Love those jewel-toned coasters, gorgeous! I also am searching for the perfect loose-knit sweater, thanks for the further inspiration! I can’t wait for halloween, any DIY costume suggestions?

  • Michelle

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    maegan – you have the best eye ever. you have a standing invite to my place in austin, i only ask that you curate a room (or 5) in my home before you leave ;)

  • Charlotte

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    I actually let out a little gleeful squeal of joy when I saw that gold stump table, I’m in love!

  • K.M.

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    love it ♥

  • Quiana aka Haute Chocolate aka Mrs. B

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    Agate coasters! only you Maegan would find these lovely items! You rock :-)

  • Mary Ann

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    I’m extra impressed with the orchid stems – I found them to be such finicky plants. Mine lasted a few years but I never got any to reflower. I had phal’s, cattelya, oncidiums, and even a paphiopedilum.

  • Stacy Conner

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    YAY for the holidays! Glad I’m not the only one jonesing to decorate for the holiday season. I’m counting down to October, because then I can Halloween the shit out of my new house!!

  • Amanne

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    I fell in love with Brandy Melville when I lived in Westwood. Now that I am back in San Francsico I’m so sad we don’t have one here (yet). I went to their original store in Rome back in July and it’s HUGE. I was in pure heaven.

  • Erin G

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    where did you find the animal succulent planters (in particular the hippo)? love them. and seriously obsessed with your blog <3

  • Lisa Petrarca

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    Your pictures always inspire me to ‘look beyond the obvious’ while shopping!

    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-opportunity-knocks.html

  • Elle Sees

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    yes i have! but my bday is in october, so as soon as labor day hits, i haul out the goods. my friends think i’m weird for doing it so early.

  • Elizabeth

    September 21, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve already bought and put out my first Halloween decoration of the season – a black raven with candle from Z Gallerie. Although, I’ll probably find a spot for it to stay out year round. Also, I love your grouping of birds on your mantel!

  • Anonymous

    September 21, 2011 | Reply

    Random. And everything is just lovely. But I do believe your “orchid stems” are actually roots. I made the same mistake with mine. Apparently orchids don’t follow potting rules lol.

  • Kellie

    September 21, 2011 | Reply

    Love the feather wreath around the light fixture! What a cute idea! Now if only we had a dining room…

  • diamonds for less

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Love the green belt!

  • dich vu seo

    March 6, 2012 | Reply

    I like it. It does what it says but the scent is very VERY VERY strong {and smells like my grandma}. I can get used to it but if you are in any way allergic to scents, I’d recommend not getting it. I use it mostly when I’m not going to be wearing makeup and it does a nice job of evening out my skin tone and shrinking my pores & fine lines, which I really like. It’s very soft and luxurious and I love using a little extra on the tops of my hands to prevent aging as well.

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