bits & pieces of Bijou & Boheme

I suspect that Christine from Bijou & Boheme need not an introduction, but if you have yet to peruse the eye candy that is her blog, you’ve pretty much been missing the boat. Being one of my very first “blog friends”, Christine naturally holds a special place in my heart. Her kindness and talent is unsurpassed by most and her blog is constantly bubbling over with inspiration in the prettiest forms. From gold leafed furniture, to tufted ottomans to pink anything (and everything) en masse, it’s well worth a read. With that said, here are some bits and pieces of Christine:
::A random fact::
I just went from being a blonde my whole life to a dark redhead…and I’m a little OCD about numbers..oh and I love ceramic/brass animals in a kind of obsessive way…there you got 3;)

::Your go-to recipe::
4 words…Cider Glazed Pork Chops (recipe here).
This is my newest go-to in the kitchen…DELICIOUSO and makes me feel like a real for realz chef whenever I make it. See how pretty it looks all cooked up? Yum. (No.1)

::You can’t live without::
Aside from my kidlets, I’m embarrassed to say…my computer…sad but true.

::Currently coveting::
I came across this Lee Industries ottoman in the most recent issue of Veranda… obsessed. I have visions of it modified ever so slightly and let me tell you…it would be FABOOSH!!!! If I didn’t have kids and a large dog that piece of heaven would be in my house soooooo fast. (No.2)

::Your daily reads::
1. Blogs…I try to check in with my favourites every day but it’s hard to keep up….there’s just so many I adore!
Check my sidebar to see my daily reads.
2. And of course, the shelter mags… flip through at least one everyday.
3. I should read the newspaper but don’t… need to start doing this.

::On your playlist::
The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Adele, Foster the People, Paper Plans- MIA… etc.

::Your favourite quote::
I find this one pretty inspirational: “Every day is a new beginning. Stay away from what might have been and look at what could be”. Though most of the time, this rings the most true: “Sometimes all I want to do is make things look nice”.

::On your night stand::
*current issue of Veranda, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Style at Home and House & Home
* blue vase with pale pink tulips
* water glass
* eye glasses
* watch
* jewelry dish

::Your favourite designer::
Kelly Wearstler… adore her irreverent style! (No. 3)

::In your wishing well::
I  REALLY want my own store… like in a major way… I’m thinking of something that focuses on antiques and art… a little collection of pretty that you can purchase… stay tuned

::Your dream home::
In no particular order… my dream home would have to have…
* pink walls
* black walls
* lux bathrooms
* wallpaper…everywhere
* glamorous metallic accents
* leopard
* fur
* marble in the kitchen
* quirky animalia
* a huge art collection
* a fabulous staircase/entryway
* antiques (No.4)

::Your happy place::
My family cottage in Stanley Bridge, PEI… no place like it on earth. (No.5)

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    size too small
    February 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

    great post- love getting to know other bloggers better.

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    Jackie {York Avenue}
    February 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Bijou and Boheme is such a great source of inspiration! And Christine seems awesome. Her dream home sounds gorgeous!

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    Samantha Penner
    February 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I adore Christine! She has such a fun eclectic taste. I am also excited that her blog led me to yours! It is very beautiful and obviously well curated. I’m excited to follow you along! :)

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      February 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much Samantha!

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    Anna - Canoe Design
    February 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Fantastic post!
    Christine I am familiar with downtown Oakville (my in-laws live in Bronte) and I think that the kind of store you are describing would be perfect there. I can see it working so well and cannot to come and shop when it opens!!

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    Lonely Wife Project
    February 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve been reading Christine’s blog for a while now and still learned a couple of new things about her!

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    February 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Love this! Such a fun series to read.

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    christine {bijouandboheme}
    February 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Your introduction literally made me smile ear to ear- you hold a special place in my heart too my dear- so honoured to be here and all you a friend:) xoxo

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    Amanda Hill
    February 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Holy crap am I excited to find your blog! What a great collection of lovely! I adore Christine so this was an even better way to get to know her xoxo! Be back soon!

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    ana {bluebirdkisses}
    February 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    love this post and I’m heading over to check Christine’s blog right now :)

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    February 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I love Christine! She is such and inspiration!

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    Rachel {little bits of lovely}
    February 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    So lovely to see Christine here today! Her blog is one of my faves + always so inspiring xx

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    February 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I’m 99.9% sure that Christine is single-handedly responsible for my pale pink and gold combo obsession…she is absolutely so sweet and design savvy, my blogosphere wouldn’t be the same without her!

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      February 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      haha it’s so true. I definitely have a larger appreciation for pink and gold because of Christine

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    February 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Christine you really need to open a store in Oakville (I’m there whenever I’m in Canada) – it would be a great addition to downtown! And Stanley Bridge is so pretty – I long to have a cottage in PEI someday :)

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    February 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Love Christine!! Was so great to learn more about her here. Her blog is guaranteed inspiration, on the daily.

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    February 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Okay I love this and love that engagement shoot! Happy Valentines day J! xo

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