Something Red, Something White, and Something Blue

Happy Independence Day! I hope you are all out celebrating and enjoying a much-deserved day off.  Our plans are pretty low-key today… brunch, party, and perhaps fireworks!

Alright, so we are going to take a little creative leeway with the title but in the spirit of the day, I am going to give it my best shot! Even though the subject of this post is not even remotely related to the holiday, I at least tried to color theme it for you.  Let’s start with something red!

RED: About a year ago, Walker and I were walking through Urban Home and saw this awesome red clock in the window display.  I tore the place apart looking for one only to find out it wasn’t in stock and that the salesperson hadn’t seen any new ones come in for months.  Walker later told me that he went online to order it for me as a surprise but it wasn’t available.  Eventually the listing for the clock even came off of the website.

Fast forward a year… Walker and I were seeing a movie on Sunday afternoon and had a little time to kill beforehand (I love you ArcLight… assigned movie seating was the best invention this century). We decided to wander through Urban Home and all of the sudden Walker points out a shelf with 5 of the red clocks!  I was so excited!!  So after the movie, I snagged one of these bad boys for only $9.99.  We have never had a clock in our living room so we were so happy to finally fill the void.  It joined the ranks of our mishmash wall where Jordan used to hang out.  But not to worry Jordan fans, Michael simply relocated to the other side of the doorway.

BLUE: Another fun stop we made on Sunday was to World Market (I managed to force Walker into going to two home stores in one day… I was really pushing my luck!).  We stocked up on a bunch of little colorful jars for spice and food storage.  One happens to be blue.  One was also red!  And we completed the trio with a fresh (white) sea salt grinder (and its peppery partner).  We are on a jars kick and are hoping that a future kitchen revamp will let us display our strange assortment.  More on that later!

WHITE: Last but not least, something white.  I could have cheated and used the salt grinder but I wanted to do something a little more special. It was a really important week for me and I have some very exciting things in my home-blog-related future!  I really can’t go into any more detail than that quite yet but I will leave you with a small clue. I’m so mysterious! ;)


Happy 4th!  Stay safe and have fun! xoxo

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9 Responses to "Something Red, Something White, and Something Blue"

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  1. Maria @ All Things Luxurious

    July 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Happy 4th to you, too! What an adorable little corner in your home! I love it! :-) Have a wonderful day.

    • Erika

      July 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you Maria! Happy 4th! :)

  2. Mom

    July 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I know what it is! Hehehe. Cute theme…love the clock.

    • Erika

      July 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Thank Mom! :)

  3. Cindy P

    July 5, 2012 at 5:11 am

    What a fun and eclectic corner! I love that you found the clock a year after you originally looked for it! How neat! Collin and I got a clock for our wedding and put it in our living room. Then when we moved in with his parents it went in storage for a year. And now that it’s back up in the living room it doesn’t keep the time very well. It will stay in time for a little while but then it goes slow. This morning we noticed it was almost a half hour behind! So weird!

    I hope you guys enjoyed your holiday yesterday!

    • Erika

      July 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

      I know- isn’t it bizarre? That is so strange that your clock no longer keeps time… a few minutes is one thing but a half hour is crazy! Perhaps someone can fix it up for you?

      We had a wonderful holiday! I hope yours was great as well.

  4. Lisha @ 1house1couple

    July 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Love how you decorated that corner (it actually looks very patriotic, but not in an in-your-face kind of way).

    so when are you going to reveal your mystery? ;)


    • Erika

      July 13, 2012 at 9:27 am


      The mystery may take a couple of months to reveal itself but I promise that you all will be the first to know once everything has fallen into place! :)

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