Weekend Reading 11.8.20

By Kate Riley November 8, 2020

Hello, how are all of you? Like all of you I spent the week watching the election results roll in. I am just glad it’s over and we can focus our attention on other things and enjoy the holiday season.

I’m pulling out some decor and displaying it here and there in small doses. This week I’ll be helping a friend who owns a local store in my town create a holiday window display. I’m also pulling together gift ideas to share later this month, and I’ll be highlighting small businesses and independent makers this year, which takes a bit more research. Let me know in the comments if there are any Etsy shops or online small businesses I should include in my upcoming roundups!

Favorite links from the week:

Navy blue grasscloth in the bedroom? Yes please. See the full house tour here.

What a difference bookcases and paint made in this living room.

Spending more time in bed? Consider making a DIY rollover table for your tech, mug, etc.

This is an informative review of the different types and styles of tile.

Dramatic holiday window displays around the world.

Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia is nearing completion.

25 beautiful lake vacations in the USA.

So many great reasons why they choose to travel.



  1. I love to keep holiday magazines and relook at them each year. This morning I pulled out the 2011 BH&G Christmas Ideas magazine and guess who I saw!!! Your house was just as beautiful then as it is now!

  2. You might want to check out the West Tenth app. It’s really new, and it’s all local, small businesses.

  3. Good luck with the window decorating ! Its something I always loved doing when we had a storefront . Our online shop coastal terra (https://www.coastalterra.com ) would very much appreciate a mention (since you asked ) We feature coastal style accessories , homewares and green gifts – not everyone can have a beach house but everyone can have a small piece of one , our motto is living simply and well, seaside style . Don’t forget to post pictures of the window youre helping decorate ! Thanks again!

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