Thursday, August 2, 2012

Three Things for Thursday: Edmonton, Bedrooms, and All Things Tufted

One: Edmonton


Our tickets are booked! 

You might remember that just over 6 weeks ago, my adorable nephew, Daniel, came into this world.


His little face makes my heart melt. 

Because they live in Edmonton and we live in Ontario, the Husband and I have yet to meet our little nephew. And, I'll admit it. It sucks. I may talk to my sister almost every day and get all manner of updates, but it almost doesn't seem fair that I have yet to have a chance to hold him and feel his squishy babiness, to touch his smooth head, and let him wrap his baby fingers around mine. I love this little guy from afar and I've never even met him. 

So, I am super excited that our tickets are booked! Waiting for our trip to finally arrive though? That's a whole 'nother story.

We will be there for five days though. And some of those five days, I know we'll have to give the little family their space. So, what should we do in Edmonton? What should we see?

Two: Bedrooms


Well, this one in particular:


I love pretty much everything about this bedroom. The colourful sheets, the neutral gray walls, the shag carpet, the lamp on the leggy bedside table, the vintage clock and the wicker stools at the end of the bed. It's simple, it's colourful, it's completely my style. 


Three: All Things Tufted


Just yesterday, Lindsay shared this:


It's true that she was showing off the new mirror and prints on the table, but my eye was drawn to what was below. I have been falling further and further in love with tufted furniture of all sorts. Couches, ottomans, benches, chairs. Anything. They're not the kind of furniture you can flop into and sink into a cloud of cushion, but I love the way they are sophisticated without taking themselves too seriously. I mean, how can they take themselves too seriously with so many fabric covered buttons and lines?

5 comments:

  1. YAY for your trip! I haven't been to Edmonton (yet), but you should get in touch with Christine from Just Belly Blog. she lives there and I bet she has a ton of recommendations on things to do... and places to eat! :)

    Loooove that bedroom! I'm hoping our bedroom will soon look like the type of place someone would pin or post about and say, "I love this bedroom!" haha

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  2. Yayy for going to Edmonton! I heard its really beautiful there, and your nephew is so darn cute. His eyes are so big and blue. Can't wait to hear all about your trip when you are guys leaving?

    LOVE that bedroom, the bed frame is to die for. It's totally our style. Mixing in vintage elements with accents of colors. Gotta love that combo!

    So jealous of Lindsey's ottoman! Need to visit Chair Table Lamp to get ourselves some pretty things!!

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  3. Hmm... good idea!

    Our bedroom is the one room that has been seriously neglected... so I'm definitely with you on that!

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  4. Thanks! I will definitely share all about the trip when we get back!

    I am all about mixing the vintage in with the well... non-vintage. Hence, my adoration of this bedroom!

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  5. If you like plants, there's the mUttart Conservatory. If you like shopping, there's West Edmonton Mall. If you like a big fake indoor beach complete with ave pool and water slides, there's West Edmonton Mall. Let's see, if you come in late August, there's the Fringe Theatre fetival--it's on whyte avenue--a great place to alk about and soak up ambience at any time. If you like lots of history, there's Fort Edmonton. The zoo isn't anything special though, unless you are four. City Hall is actually cool with a big pool out front--there's one at the legislature, too. Check the city's website.

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