Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wish List : Lisa from The Lisa Porter Collection

A big Thank you to Lisa for being a part of our Wish list guest series!  Lisa was one of the first people to welcome me and My Sparrow to the world of the blog!

It's the most wonderful time of the year

to be a blogger and I want thank one of my

SoCal friends, Christina Fluegge, for inviting me

to be her guest at greige!


I just love Christina's stylish responsibility,

which makes greige design and My Sparrow two

of my favorite places to land.

Christina inquired about my holiday wish list

and asked if I would share it with all of you.

Absolutely, here is a list of just a few of

my favorite things to give & to receive.

Thanks again Christina, this was fun!

xo, Lisa

Let's go to iomoi! Ok!

As I mentioned last week, iomoi makes sending

your latest & greatest emails newsworthy events

when you use your own custom designed

e-stationary!

Click on the monkeys & they will show you

the way to design a free sample for yourself!

And to keep the art of  handwritten notes

alive and well, just look, iomoi offers the best

selection of stocking stuffers  around! 


Back to emails for just a second...

How much fun would it be to send

  snazzy e-stationary on a




Way fun!

This gal looks like a happy blogger!

To learn more about the amazing things

that you can do on one of these,

check it all out at







How sweet it is ...

that these two are still

making beautiful music together!

Carole King & James Taylor

are still singing the songs we loved back then

& these days they sound better than ever!










Do you love the scent of a fresh cut privet...

A privet candle from


fills the air with that crisp green earthy scent

I crave on the coldest days of winter.




Speaking of earthy, the day I discovered

My Sparrow, was the day

I fell in love with Henry!




The Henry Woven Bench from My Sparrow is all about comfort and bringing things into your life & home that make you smile.





Smile & look fresh as a flower in a suit or t-shirt & jeans sporting a hand-stitched bloom on your lapel from



Each bloom Emerson makes is one of a kind, varied, and has it's own unique character and soul.

Kind of a flower soul mate! 







Speaking of flowers...

Indulge yourself with the scent of clementine leaves sparkling in the morning dew



above a heart of orange blossom

and water lily with the




I don't know about you, but during the holidays I actually look forward to spending time in the kitchen.



It's where everyone loves to gather & I love reading old family recipes even though I know them by heart. So why not wear something pretty while I whip up something gourmet!


Ashley over at Ice Milk Aprons has designed

a gourmet line of heirloom aprons

that will keep this hostess looking

crisp and pulled together.

  All of Ashley's ideas make for a meaningful

gift giving experience!


Now, let me ask you, do you know how much

 I love bicycles?

I've had my favorite beach cruiser from our California days forever. I'm not selling it...way to sentimental. 




However, I'm thinking that my cruising days are behind me and that I would do swell on this Classic Ladies 3-speed from Schwinn . It's a beauty! 



And last but certainly not least...

Planting a tree

is a beautiful way to honor someone!




is a delightful farm that specializes in growing trees that can be given as a gift and planted to honor a special friend or family member.


A tree or seedling suited for a special teacher comes beautifully wrapped and is the perfect way to say thank you for helping our children to grow & learn.


A living tree symbolizes strength and endurance

as these kinds of gift have the potential

to last centuries.


So... there you have it my friends,

the makings for an enjoyable holiday season.




Start your day on a bike ride with your kids.

  Around the block or through the park,

just get outside and play!

Send a festive invitation to friends on your ipad

using your e-stationary. Fill your home with music

from James Taylor & Carole King

and fill the air with the scent

of a fresh-cut privet. As you prepare

to greet your guests, put a dab of orange blossom

behind each ear

and a beautiful flower on your lapel.

Tie on an heirloom apron

& Serve a gourmet dinner in the kitchen

that everyone will remember.

Then sit back

and relax with Henry & friends. You deserve it!


Sounds to me like a

 lovely way to celebrate

the the holidays.

XO Lisa
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8 comments:

Irene said...

I enjoyed reading this. It is always valuable to receive the advice of ladies with great style.

Willow Decor said...

Lisa, such fun to read the wish list of my very stylish blog friend!!
xx-Gina

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I love Lisa's perfect gift ideas!! ox

sarahKayhoffman said...

I love this! What an awesome article and sight! I'm super active and getting a Schwinn, too! Enjoy your holiday season.

Splendid Sass said...

Lisa,
As always, you have wonderful suggestions! Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Teresa

Lisa said...

Thank you ladies for your kind comments! I want to especially thank Christina for staying up late with me last night. Be sure and come by TLPC and let me tell you more about this talented designer & blogger! I hope everyone has a delightful weekend.xo Lisa

Natasha said...

What a stunning post! I love all of your sweet ideas. That Jo Malone fragrance is one of my favourites. I think I might need some more now I have seen this!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Leigha said...

Loving these wish lists! The bike is beautiful!

Leigha