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Hostess With the Mostest

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“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White

Holiday Hostess Gifts for $100.00 or less | D.L. Rhein

‘Tis the season for tidings and cheer, and more holiday parties than one can imagine!  Here is our Hostess Gift Guide of our season’s top pics.

Bamboo Bar Ware $20-$38 |  Cake Vintage Paper Place mat Settings $24 | Vin Glasses $8 | Blown Glass Pitcher $42 | Reichenbach Salt Cellars $25 | Blenko Pitcher/Vase $48 | Horn Servers $62-$88 | Abruzzo Mercury Votives $8 | Horn and Shell Cocktail Pics $28

XO,

D.L.

The Teal Deal

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“I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world.”  –  Marc Jacobs

Details make a house a home @DL RheinThis is a home office remodel for one of my favorite clients.  They have a beautiful house and eclectic taste, and are very open to pops of color and things unexpected within each space (did I mention I love these clients?!) .  The home office was no exception. read more

Historiae

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It was like the first time I visited Versailles.  There was an eeriness, like I’d been there before.  I don’t know if I was Louis XIV or Marie Antoinette or a lowly groundskeeper, but I lived there.”  – Maurice Minnifield

Of all the monarchies throughout history, I have always found Marie Antoinette to be the most fascinating queen.  From the larger than life hairstyles, to the layer upon layer of gowns she wore, she seemed to lead an intoxicating life.  “Let them eat cake,” is a quote we hear all the time in modern life, and that too, came from the famous lady of French reign centuries ago.  Marie was given the Petit Trianon, a small chateau on the grounds of Versailles, as a gift from her husband.  Her main focus was on the horticulture, and she redesigned the garden after the British style, and added flowers to an area that was mainly an arboretum.  It is rumored that this was the one place that Marie wore traditional garden attire that consisted of a muslin dress, gauze scarf and straw hat.  A far cry from her majesty’s daily attire!

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Wrap Me Up

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“I’m not really a fashion designer.  I just love clothes. I’ve never been to design school.  I can’t sketch.  I can’t cut patterns and things.  I can make a dress out of a scarf.”   – Kate Moss

Scarves are quite possibly my favorite accessory.  Hard to believe given my love affair with fab shoes, but a scarf can be anything you want it to be.  And they always make you feel cozy, unlike my orange leather Fluevogs that I wear for an hour at a time, only to make a grand entrance.

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The Old Man and the Sea

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“Everything about him was old except his eyes, and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.” – Ernest Hemingway

The inspiration for our July window was spawned from a vintage oil painting I found that was very reminiscent of Van Gough.  “I am so tired of doing red, white and blue for July every year.  It’s so predictable! I’m inspired by this painting.” said my merchandiser Jess. We both agreed that it reminded us of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and thus an un-traditional summer window was born.

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