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    November 25, 2009
    For the Birds…Make that Elephants

    In Dallas, we don’t get a lot of winter, but Thanksgiving is usually about the time the cold-ish weather starts in earnest. This year has been pretty warm, but this week we’re seeing over-night temperatures in the 30s. Time to grab a blanket and plop down in the favorite chair for my favorite holiday marathon – “House.” What can I say, I like a little grinch with my holiday.

    Animal Blanket, $25


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    November 24, 2009
    Pick-Me-Up

    You need a pick-me-up to get going in the morning, and maybe your eyes do too. The bright hues of these Pantone coffee cups should do the trick. And if they inspire you to repaint the walls, matching the color will be a snap.


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    November 23, 2009
    A Thousand Words

    This Pictorial Webster’s dictionary would make the perfect gift for your favorite bookworm. You can find it at Anthropologie for $35 or order from Amazon.com for just $23.10.


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    November 20, 2009
    CTRL+ALT+TEA

    If your day needs a little reboot, try a cup of tea or coffee (or spiked egg-nog) from these CTRL+ALT+DEL cups. The matching tray even looks like a little motherboard.


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    November 19, 2009
    Mid-Century Cowboy

    I don’t know any toddlers with tastes this refined. Let’s face it, they’ll eat their own boogers. But how cute is this?


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    November 18, 2009
    Here We Glow Again

    I think I have posted about these Lumiere Candlesticks from CB2 about four times now, but I’m not going to apologize. They are simply fantastic. And since CB2 keeps bringing out new iterations every season, I feel justified in bringing them back up. This year’s version is an 8-piece set. There are four handblown, heat-tempered glass candlesticks and four candles to match for just $25.


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    November 17, 2009
    Scratch and Sniff

    Target has Scratch and Sniff holiday cards! They’re available in Candy Cane, Ginger Bread and Pine Needles.


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    : holidays, home, stationary

    November 16, 2009
    Chocoholic

    Need a Monday chocolate fix? These lamps are low on calories and, may I predictably add, “high on style.” But seriously, they are pretty cool looking.


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    November 13, 2009
    Finger Food

    I can’t get over these FingerFood rings, and believe me, I’ve tried. I’m going to have to break down and order a couple dozen. I may not have the energy to throw a party, but I can muster up the energy to make tiny sandwiches and that’s excuse enough.


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    November 12, 2009
    Wandering Eye

    When I read that Marcel Wanders was doing a holiday collection for Target, I was excited. But when I clicked over to Target.com and saw how very year-round elegant that collection was, I was thrilled.

    Sure there’s some red and green, but, for the most part, these modern designs could easily transition into January and beyond.

    From top: Martini Shaker, $14.99; Red Candle Tapers, $14.99; Porcelain Vase, $29.99


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