Bedding Roundup

I’m on the hunt for new bedding for our master bedroom. We’ve had a queen size bed since we’ve been married but we are about to upgrade to a king size bed and I’m so excited about it. There are many Saturday and Sunday mornings when both of the kids and both of our cats all pile into our bed, which is so much fun but so very crowded. As soon as I find the right bedding, the new bed will be mine!

A Feteful Life: Bedding Roundup

  1. West Elm Linen Cotton Duvet – Storm Bay
  2. Thomas Paul Octopus Duvet
  3. CB2 Mod Moroccan
  4. Three Sheets 2 the Wine Radial Bloom
  5. Jonathan Adler Grey Hollywood Duvet
  6. DwellStudio Draper Stripe Ash Duvet

Black & Gold

Happy Black {and gold} Friday! What better way to detox from a day dedicated to eating {and, um… giving thanks} than with some retail therapy. Whether you do your holiday shopping at the store or on the internet, you’ll be seeing black and gold everywhere. I love this trend and here are some of my favorites. Happy shopping!

Black and Gold Roundup


1. This pillow is from Nate Berkus’ fall collection for Target. Not only do I love the black and gold but I also love the dynamic pattern {not to mention the price}.

2. This mirror from Jonathan Adler is just gorgeous! I need to find a place for it in my house, although it may put me in the Red rather than keep me in the Black.

3. How adorable are these little candle holders from Crate & Barrel? They will be making an appearance at my house this Christmas.

4. I’m always on the hunt for cute Thank You notes. These faux leather and gold foil ones are from Paper Source.

5. Looking to add something sparkly to your LBD for this season of holiday parties? This beautiful necklace from Madewell is a perfect choice.

6. You may be beginning to notice a trend with me – I love everything from Madewell. These black and gold shoes are no exception.

A Modern Hanukkah

This year, the first day of Hanukkah falls right on Thanksgiving. And while there are definitely some cross-over themes from each holiday (show some love, suspend disbelief (yep, those pilgrims and American Indians got along just swell), etc.), to me, the decor for each is far different. And given that we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah in our family and it sometimes feels like they run together, I’m always on the lookout for simple holiday decor that is still tied to a particular holiday and not just “generic celebration” appropriate (although, I love that, too). To that end, I’ve collected a few easy and modern ideas to include in your Hanukkah celebration.

Modern Hanukkah1. I’m loving Carrara marble lately and this menorah designed by Brad Ascalon for Design Within Reach is an amazing marriage of modern with classic undertones. This one just won’t go out of style.

2. Gelt is a big deal in our house and having somewhere to keep it is equally important. I recently made some little cotton muslin goody bags for my son’s birthday party and the thought occurred to me that they were a great size for chocolate coins. These sweet ones from Blissfulturtle’s Etsy shop are equally perfect and will have utility long after the last bit of gelt is gone.

3. Yea, yea, there’s a miracle involved in Hanukkah, but who are we kidding? It’s all about the food. This amazing Hanukkah cocktail party menu created by Todd Aarons for Epicurious looks delicious and has all the traditional Hanukkah flavors wrapped up in modern packages.

4. Blocked font garlands are all the rage and this simple one from Land of Nod is an easy way to splash some holiday color around. You know I’d pair it with some of their fabulous metallic garlands, but it would do just fine on its own as well.

5. Carrying that block font on over to servingware, this stainless steel latke server serves up a little surprise as you deliver piping hot latkes to plates. Fried potatoes? Yes, please.

6. No modern Hanukkah would be complete without a little something from Jonathan Adler. The mod graphic detail on this dreidel is really tops. You gotta earn some coin to put in that cute gelt bag, right?!