Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Decorating with letters and Numbers in your home!

Hi there. I'm Jenn and I work for Arcadian Lighting, an e-commerce website that specializes in top lighting trends around the world. When I moved into my first apartment I bought this gorgeous lamp and I've been hooked on light fixtures and interior design ever since. My morning begins with a coffee and reading a few great blogs, one of my favorite being Debbiedoos - I feel privileged to be guest writing here today, so thank you Debbie!

The only lettering used in home decor in years past may have been some alphabet borders in a kid's playroom, however today, letters and numbers are a fun way to not only personalize a space but add some playfulness to a room too. Monograms, words, and various digits in bright colours and styles can be a great addition to any space. Throw in some beautiful furniture and a great light fixture or two and decorating with letters and numbers is as easy as A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3).

Stamp of approval
Letter And Number Decor
A simple letter stamped onto a throw pillow or other accessory is a straightforward way to bring some personality into a little girl's bedroom.
Oh baby that's cute!
Letter And Number Ceiling Light
This nursery dripping in pink is extra pretty with a monogram on the wall. The chandelier ceiling light is a fabulous addition to any princess room.
A shabby chic detail
Letter And Number Pendant Lights
What looks like crayon letters scribed onto a wall becomes a unique "headboard" of sorts in this shabby chic bedroom. The hanging pendant lights are also a smart way to frame the bed.
Count on it
Letter And Number Decor
Numbers in different colours on different backings create a unique wall hanging over a singular piece of furniture in a transitional space such as a hallway.
Style from A-Z
Letter And Number Decor
What's so whimsical about this lettering display is the way in which all of the letters are different, from the O-shaped button to the curly-Q T.
Spell check
Letter And Number Decor
Letters in different shapes and typefaces make for interesting wall art in this tween boy's bedroom. The look is fun when mixed with other framed prints.
Letter And Number Ceiling Light
This office built for two boasts letters on the walls that, along with the city photos, create a sense of being whisked away to the bustling Big Apple or across the pond to London. The hanging ceiling light is a cool nod to mod as well.
Book some time
Letter And Number Decor
This bedroom is full of life and colour, and the bold red letters stating "read" make it an inviting and cozy place to curl up with a great book.
That's it for this guest post. If you liked what you read, feel free to visit us at Arcadian Lighting Blog for more ideas on how to light up your home. Thanks again for reading! Images ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 ).

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fairy Hobmother, Make a wish!

So a few days ago my dear blogging friend Diane, had a visit from the fairy hobmother.  She was granted a $50.00 amazon gift card.  Well, I had a wonderful wish to be granted, and I too won a gift card.  

Here was my comment:

Blogger ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

How fun Diane..congrats on the wish come true. I wish the very best for my sissie and her new fiance'! They just got engaged last night..she is 41 and waited a long time for the right Prince, she found him..
September 3, 2011 9:52 PM

Today I woke up, and poof like Magic I received this wonderful email....
Hi Debbie,

I’m the Fairy Hobmother, it is my job to go around the blog-o-sphere and spread joy and magic!

After having visited this blog I saw your wish for the very best for your sister and her fiancé. Firstly, congratulations on a piece of great news, the Fairy Hobmother will send some magic their way!

I had a look at your own blog, and I have got to say that you are very creative when it comes to your decorating, and your $3 goodwill table post is just incredible. I would have never thought that you could change something that dramatically  by giving it a little make-over!

I would love to give you a $50 Amazon gift card so that you can get some more supplies for some more decorating projects.

If you would like to accept this gift then the only thing that the Fairy Hobmother requests in return is that you give us a brief mention in your blog (with a link). It can either be a full post or simply a brief mention at the bottom of one of your regular pieces. As an added bonus, any of your readers that leave a comment on that post and make a wish, could be visited by me.

If you would like to accept the gift please email me back and I will get it sent out to you.

Keep up the great work on the blog and I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!

HOW COOL is that?  So now I ask of you, to cast a wish, and may all your dreams come true!
 The Fairy Hobmother is watching!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trending Fall Fashions in home decor

Trending Fall Fashions
By: Christina Johnson

Cinnamon and apple scents begin to fill the air, and the summer heat fades to an autumn breeze, it's the perfect time to revamp your home decor. Using rich textures and colors of fall indoors, to create your own cozy weather getaway. Take a peak at some of the fresh trends in fall decor.
Go Bold

A simple, affordable way to reinvent a space is painting.  Imbue your home with fall's popular warm, cozy colors. Whether you want to go bold or stick with neutrals, this season's palette offers something for everyone. Among the trendiest paint colors are soft gold, burnt orange, mocha, creamy beige, asparagus green, earthy browns and tans, and shades of gray, ranging from peppercorn to a pale gray violet. In a neutral room, an accent wall in a bold color can add depth and interest. Some popular choices are creams and beige with a brown or red accent wall.

Accessories for the Walls

Accent pieces, such as throw pillows, candles, art, sheets, comforters, slipcovers, floral centerpieces, and knickknacks, can complement the color of the room and add a fun or sophisticated feel. While neutral furniture has been the standard, don't be afraid to experiment and add a splash of color, as accessories can be easily swapped out with the change of seasons Copper, red, black, chocolate brown, brass, wine, and funky patterns are popular this season. However, shades of orange have been stealing the show. Add some burnt orange pillows or a few pumpkin orange vases to give your home a fall feeling.

Decorate your Windows and Doors

Get rid of the heavy, lush and dreary décor, with the days being shorter, no need to accentuate the lack of light. Design aficionados are predicting that linen panels will be huge this fall. These window treatments can soften any room. The classic fabric comes in a variety of colors and patterns to complement the colors of the room. With lighter material, the fall days will not seem so dark and dreary.

Anything Goes

You no longer need to worry about adhering to a single style or aesthetic for a room. Eclectic decor is one of the bigger trends of fall. Mix masculine and feminine, antique and modern, or combine artwork of different mediums and styles. Try pairing your antique coffee table with a modern sofa. Try adding a splash of pink, or vases full of flowers, to an otherwise masculine room.  Location no longer matters either, whether you live in a Manhattan Rental, or a country colonial, whatever you call home should be decorated based on your taste.

Are you getting ready for Fall?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Arcadian Home Decor

Hi all! I'm Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top home decor ideas around the world.
 I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. There are few places on the vast internet where you can always find something pretty, but I love that I can on Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing. 
And I feel privileged to share a post on different uses for vintage trunks.

They can be found on the side of the road, at garage sales and flea markets, or in a grandmother's attic - and yet they are one of the most treasured pieces of furniture. Vintage trunks can take on a number of roles, from that of a table, a storage unit or just one of many decorative home accessories. Here's how:
Vintage Trunks
As a coffee table via Decorpad
Whitewashed and the center of attention, this vintage trunk works as a coffee table, with an aged texture and topped with modern table decorations.
Vintage Trunks
As a showpiece via This Charming House
A cozy home office needs some style infusion, and nothing does the trick like a singular vintage trunk standing solo against a main wall.
Vintage Trunks
As a display via Feather and Branch
With a colourful hand-woven rug backdrop, the eye is immediately drawn to the painted trunk, which can become a display for beloved items like books and knick knacks.
Vintage Trunks
As a dresser via Little Peach Vintage
Antique trunks with ornate detailing can double as a stunning armoire or bedroom dresser too - the table decorations add personality to the top of the piece, while the storage below provides a place to store clothing.
Vintage Trunks
As toy chests via Mini Piccolini
A coat of paint and a padded cushion transform these vintage trunks into toy chest pieces of furniture - cute and functional!
Vintage Trunks
As an accessory via Home On the Ridge
A themed entryway or hall has a distinctly aged look with framed black and white wall art, wrought iron table decorations and quirky odds and ends like the beaten trunk.
Vintage Trunks
As a bench via Home Klondike
A vintage trunk painted in a vibrant hue is given a new lease on life when it's paired with colourful cushions to create a pretty bench.
Vintage Trunks
As a footboard via Decorpad
If a bed has a headboard but no footboard, place a vintage trunk at the end of the bed for a space with an elegant old-school feel.

Content provided by Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top quality home decor items at extremely affordable prices. Come visit us today!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Napoli Rooster set!

Everyone at this point in the blogosphere knows I love roosters!
 What? you don't know that? Where have you been?
When the nice folks over at Life time brands offered me a review on Pflatzgraff  dishes, I without hesitation, agreed.
These truly are the prettiest colors and set I have ever owned in my everyday dishware.  And yes, I will now use these every day.

I think this set can be dressed up, or dressed casual. 
Depending on the what you are wanting to achieve.

My hand (stenciled) painted napkins
tutorial here

Rooster stemware purchased by my Mom through Nieman Marcus

Don't you just love the colors?
Pfalztgraff Napoli pattern is a subtly, hand painted collection that evokes the light and colors of the coast of Italy.
Hey maybe you are not a Roo lover, but you Love birds, flowers,fruit,
pfaltzgraff has such  great variety to choose from.
Free shipping on order over $99.00.

I will be joining Susan for Tabletop Thursday.

If you are not familiar with my Home and garden blog, please hop on over
This is my review and blabs site, and I just had to blab!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just a test...

Hey girls, just checking this site is still up and running....
I will be using it again in the near future.  
I will be doing reviews very soon, and this is the site I will be using.
Thank you .

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Congrats Heather!

Congratulations Heather on your new table runner.
Using, and having no clue how to copy and paste it to here..
( I usually take a picture of it, however too lazy to do so today)
your number was chosen.
Please email me with your address and I will then forward it
to Peggy.
What an awesome giveaway Peggy, I thank you so very much.
Have a great day gals!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hey girls check this out!

A blogging friend of mine, a loyal one at that...
Peggy, whom does not have a blog herself, does in fact have her own
Peggy asked me if I would be interested in featuring her shop.  While of course I am!
This is one of the reasons I started this help promote you gals with your own small businesses.
Peggy has some of the cutest things ever!

And for checking out her site, she is offering one of my lovely readers this gorgeous runner.
Just leave me a comment for one entry.
For two entries post this giveaway on your sidebar and let me know you did.

I would also love if you added this blog to your blog roll as well. Just to keep updated on what I may have going on here.

This runner is reversible and has a soft tan colorway on one side with a cream colorway for the reverse.  Both have the French script in brown.   It's approximately 14" wide by 56" long with brown tassels on the classic tapered ends.

It appears there is a problem with the site this afternoon. Please check back again. This is unusual and I am sure they are working on it promptly. I really don't want you to miss out on Peggy's lovely items.
This giveaway will end on 3/24

Friday, March 11, 2011


Congrats Wendy, from Wake up with Wendy blogspot.
  You are the winner of a very gorgeous
nautical necklace and earring set.  Please email me
 Enjoy Wendy!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Another lucky day for you!

Can you believe another giveaway over here?
Now you know why I had to get another blog..
This one is from a new friend of mine Dawn
I think I may have met Dawn through what I wore Wednesday postings.
You never know where you will meet your next friend out here.
Check this beauty that can be yours
 Dawn is calling this her Nautical piece.
Necklace is 21".  Everything made with glass beads
I would love for you to pop over to Dawn's, say hello, and check her out.
Real sweet friend and great new blog she has.
Leave me a comment for one entry.
two entries, post it on your side bar..
and please don't forget to add this blog to your roll and on your sidebar.
I have weeks of giveaways coming up and I really would hate for you to miss out.
This giveaway will be ending March 11th, so tell your friends all about it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Congratulations Daniella!

We have a lucky winner of the gorgeous 
Rip tide necklace!
Congratulations to Daniella Hayes.
Please email me with your address, and I will be sure to 
get this information over to Monica from 
Enjoy Daniella!
Stay tuned girls, there are  some more very exciting giveaways coming your way.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Check it out, another giveway, and a winner!

Congratulations Love the Decor!
Lucky  # 7.
I still have to figure out how to copy and paste, 
Email me:, and I will send you the code.


A very good friend of mine Kathy from  Never Enough Thyme  introduced me to her ever so lovely and talented sister-in-law who designs and makes her own pretty jewelery 
She has started her online shop and has  offered my readers a  giveaway. WHOO HOO!
How would like to have one of these gorgeous necklaces?
This is stunning!

This could be your lovely new piece called Riptide Under the Sea collection.
Don't you just love the colors? How great this would look come Spring and summer...really it is a piece you can enjoy all year long.
To enter, all I ask is that you add my blog to your side blog roll.
To enter twice, just post about it, and come back and let me know you did.
You have one week from today! 3/4/11
Good luck!!~
Leave me a comment for one chance.
Two chances, post it to your side bar.
I would love if you added my giveaway blog to your sidebar as well.
There are lots more treats ahead for you, and I would hate for you to miss out.

There are so many beautiful pieces there, you really should check it out for yourself.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

CSN giveaway

Hey there gals!
Well we are all familiar with CSN..and their awesome website right?
 How about a new Swing set this season for your little one's?
Summertime is quickly approaching, and we always look for new fun activities  for the kiddies.

Their prices can't be beat.  I remember buying a swing set for my older boy, and back then it was at least double in price.
CSN has tons to choose from. whether it be housewares, cooking, decor, lighting, whatever suits your fancy.

CSN is offering a  $60.00 promotion code just for you.
So enter now.
Two chances if you post this giveaway on your side bar, just come back and let me know.

I would love if you added my new blog to your blogroll as well.
I am pleasantly pleased so far and will have lots of neat things in store for you.
Hey and don't forget about Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing, newbie party coming up Monday.
Head on over for details under my header.
This giveaway will end on 2/24/11

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Hi there fellow blogging friends!
Welcome to my new website dedicated strictly for Giveaways, promotions, reviews and blabs.
I thought I would keep my blog Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing strictly home and garden, personal life and all my newbie good stuff there, including my parties..they will still be all the same at Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing.
Please follow along with me here as well, and I would love if you added my  new site to your sidebar.
Chances are there will not be daily posts, as I do not have people knocking down the door just YET, and the chances are slim to NONE they will be!
Thanks so much for your support and kindness.
I do have a giveaway coming soon, so stay tuned!
AGAIN, this website is only for Giveaways, reviews, promotions and Etsy sites.