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BLOGGER STYLE I collect vintage silver enamel Adler’s Enamel Petal Bowl is ed bowls, but Jonathan a great modern substitute. Enamel Petal Bowl: $4 8, Jonath an Adler on I have a large collecti ood, of beads—turquoise, w coral, ceramic, and, ofn’t course, pearls. I wouldthese be sorry if Santa left ee. for me under the trcklace: Bead Ne Paloma Picasso , Tiffany & Co. $575 BLOGGER STYLE reating a home is one of the most personal forms of expression,” says Patricia Shackelford, known to the blog world as Mrs. Blandings, a pen name inspired by the 1940s film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. “When a home is decorated with a confident and secure hand that reveals the psyche of its owner, I can’t stop looking, studying, and picking it apart.” How does Shackelford describe her own dream home? “One that makes you feel comfortable the minute you walk through the door,” she says. “Whether you’re the owner or visitor, the perfect house is one that engages and relaxes you at the same time.” r C I’m determined to get rid of my dorm-room vintage alarm clock and replace it with the Night Clock by George Nelson. This could make getting up early seem the tiniest bit appealing. Night Clock by George Nelson: $410, Lumens.com I recently replaced my bedding with a pale-blue floral chintz. Peter Dunham’s pinkyred Kashmir Paisley pillow should be just the thing to cut the sweetness. Kashmir Tea/Red Pillow 18”x18”: $285, Peter Dunham Textiles There are a few things that I always keep on hand in multiples, such as white shirts from Brooks Brothers, white towels from Williams-Sonoma, and white tapers from Creative Candles. A stockpile of basics lets me know I can jazz things up in a hurry. Woman’s Non-Iron Tailored Fit Dress Shirt with DOW XLA: $89.50, Brooks Brothers Chambers® Heritage Solid Towel Sets, Set of 6: $110, Williams-Sonoma Home Elegant Taper Candles: $9, Creative Candles Every year, I needlepoint an ornament for each of my three boys that reflects his personality. I’m hoping that, in the future, their first Christmas trees won’t be as bare as mine was. Needlepoint Ornaments: $45-$70, Chapel Hill Needlepoint Store (Call 919-929-3999 to order) I had a Dash & Albert runner in my old house and loved it. As I’m dreaming about the new house, I have my eye on this crisp black-and-white stripe. Birmingham Black Woven Cotton Rug: $28-$385, Dash & Albert this season, but I know it’s all the rage an’s watch paired I’ve been wearing a m et for years. I tend with a gold-link bracel d I love the sound an to talk with my hands, e gestures. I mak of metal clicking when Stern Diane von Furste nberg Chain Brac elet: $15,200, H. december 2010 188 Lonny december 2010 Lonny 189