Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Somehow this year I remembered how much I do not enjoy the scramble to get last minute gifts. My shopping was finished and the theme this year was very much about peace, tranquility and beauty + a big dose of comfort.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite gifts to myself and from others ~ basically you’re shopping my family room, haha.

p.s. I was invited to partake in the Deck the Halls: Donna Karan Home  Pillow Challenge, so to see how a holiday minimalist decorates, my favorite holiday decoration and a quick peek into my family room that I’ve been slowly but steadily decorating, click over to my decor blog,

1. Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmel 1974 by Alan Ross
2. Teepee print and Horse print by Plumed
3. Eames: Beautiful Details
4. West Elm Mongolian Lamb pillow
5. Donna Karan Modern Classics Raw Diamond Pillow
6. Jeff Nixon Photography


miss b October 29, 2018 at 03:04

These gifts are truly calming and you have certainly been very organised with your Christmas shopping. I just have a couple left to buy!

Rowena @ rolala loves October 29, 2018 at 11:41

That Donna Karan pillow looks so soft and heavenly. It’s so nice to have your shopping done early and avoid the Christmas rush.

Sam October 29, 2018 at 16:12

Your comment meant a lot to me…Thank you dear.

Pamela RG October 29, 2018 at 23:51

Giving peace, tranquility and beauty are just priceless.

Sam October 30, 2018 at 03:49

Love gifts 4 and 5, so pretty! I appreciate your opinion on my last post, have a great Friday doll!

Stacey October 30, 2018 at 04:37

Really loving numbers 2 and 3. Any of these on the roundup would make fabulous gifts.

Hannahs Heels October 30, 2018 at 12:25

so lovely

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Rebecca October 30, 2018 at 22:10

Such amazing gifts! I can totally see the peace! Love that Donna Karen diamond pillow!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans October 31, 2018 at 02:54

Ooh, these are so beautiful – I LOVE # 2!!

Boye By Red October 31, 2018 at 15:09

Wow, these are some gorgeous gifts!

You know, i don’t get stressed out about presents because i only buy them for people i really love and have spent time with during the year. The same goes for xmas cards. Is that cheap of me? I don’t know, but this way, every present counts and is given with thought and love. Others are just a waste of money 🙂

Have a lovely weekend. Now over to your other blog, which i ADORE!

Castles Crowns and Cottages October 31, 2018 at 21:21

Good evening and thank you for coming by to visit my post. I will look at the link that you provided for me, for I’m always open to a new book and passage way into MAGIC…I love the articles of fashion on your sidebar; and those DIAMOND DROPS? I need to investigate those!

Cee October 31, 2018 at 22:25

I normally always get my Christmas shopping done pre-December, but this year I am behind schedule. I must admit, the shops are not quite as frantic as I remember, but I still prefer to shop earler. This is lovely selection, the Donna Karan pillow is positively dreamy.

Kim Alston November 1, 2018 at 00:21

these gifts are beautiful mary jo. your friends & family will enjoy them. i finished my shopping too. now, just a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

About Last Weekend November 1, 2018 at 04:55

Love that photo – so atmospheric. I am having a craze on photos at the moment, weve just got one of a LA scene,

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic November 1, 2018 at 10:30

These are all fabulous picks !!!!! I have most of my shopping done too….
Hope you had a great day!!!!!

Mira November 2, 2018 at 13:40

I want that lamb pillow and the amazing photography. I haven’t even started my holiday shopping. Why am I always the last 🙂

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest November 2, 2018 at 17:57

thanks for the love ! i am going to straight to looking at that eames book. i think i need to add that to my wishlist!

Marika Odoardi November 2, 2018 at 18:13

I love this period of the year!!!
I’ haven’t bought nothing right now, and I’m compleately nervous about!!

Couture Carrie November 3, 2018 at 11:01

Gorgeous gifts ~ that pillow looks amazing!

Happy weekend, darling 🙂


The Dainty Dolls House November 3, 2018 at 12:56

These are wonderful gifts…calming and tranquil is definitely most needed at this time of year. I did all my shopping early too & whatever else I’ve needed, I have ordered online. I went out shopping once and it was too stressing, the grumpiness of others just spoiled the Christmas cheer, so I just saved myself the hassle and ordered online and enjoy singing my Christmas carols 🙂 These are perfect gifts, I am particularly loving the pillows, so lush and opulent!! I do hope you have a wonderful weekend doll xx

Classiq November 3, 2018 at 15:38

Christine’s prints are beautiful! I love Jeff Nixon’s photography as well. And I don’t think I would mind receiving the Eames book as a gift. It’s all about books this Christmas for me. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend

Susannah November 3, 2018 at 17:31

My favourite is definitely 5 the Raw Diamond Pillow. I’ll head over to your décor blog now :D.

Alexa November 4, 2018 at 03:09

These are all such lovely and peaceful looking gifts

MarieAntoinette November 4, 2018 at 11:15

so stylish!

Chic ‘n Cheap Living November 4, 2018 at 23:37

That raw diamond pillow is simply gorgeous dear! I hope you had a great weekend!

Sam November 5, 2018 at 03:10

…I loved reading your fashionable insight on my last post, Thank you 🙂

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