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KRIS Likes… America

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun.  It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for it’s existence against the winds and rain and scorching sun.” – Napoleon Hill

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“For this is what America is all about.  It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge.  It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

9/11 tribute

In loving memory….

KRIS Likes… The New Year!


Wishing everyone love and happiness in the New Year. Xoxo Kris


“From Labor there shall come forth rest.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Vogue 1959

Vogue 1954

Vogue May 1941

Vogue July 1932

Australian Vogue

Ralph Lauren Ad

Picture of my grandparents on their honeymoon

Vintage Cole Swimwear AD

Photo by me

KRIS Likes … The Color Green

“He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament.” –Oscar Wilde, Irish Playwright, Novelist, Poet, Short Story Writer and Freemason

Miles Redd

Since today is St Patricks day and the streets are filled with the gaudy use of green; I thought it would be nice to show you the many chic ways in which this favorite color of mine can be used. Hopefully, the pictures below will leave you all green with envy!  Enjoy!

Oliver Goldsmith Orbison 1964 Sunglasses

A Rare Late 18th c. English Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Derek Lam Evie Clutch

Steven Gambrel’s House

Celerie Kembel

Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace

Steven Gambrel

Large Painted Retreat Sign

Peter Som Hand Painted Stripe Dress

Green Painted Bench Nantucket House Antiques

Mary McDonald

DAVID WEBB Gold and Enamel Ring

Angelina Jolie in Verscace Gown at 2011 Golden Globes

Pair Awaji Pottery Buttress Handle Vases C 1920 at Thomas K Libbey

Love in the Afternoon – Laura Stone Eckhart

Happy New Year! from Kris Likes…

‘The book is closed, the year is done, the pages full of tasks begun.  A
little joy, a little care, along with dreams, are written there.  This
new day brings another year, renewing hope, dispelling fear.  And we
may find before the end, A deep content, another friend.”

-Arch Ward

KRIS Likes… Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year… -Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

The Thanksgiving table takes center stage on this holiday as families gather around to eat, enjoy each others company and give thanks.   It establishes the festive mood for the gathering with its burnt umbers, reds, yellows, golds and aubergines.   Bring the outdoors in with all the natural elements Autumn offers us as inspiration.  What fun!  Enjoy!

Traditional Home

Charlotte Moss House Beautiful

Elle Decor

Eddie Ross

Traditional Home

Traditional Home Fortuny Salad Bowl

Pottery Barn

Eddie Ross for Lonny Mag

Steven Gambrel


KRIS Likes… Stocking Stuffers

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The tradition of hanging stockings is said to have its roots in the 16th century Dutch tradition of children setting their clogs by the fireplace to be filled with gifts from Sinterklaas, otherwise known as Santa Claus…  Below are a few fun gifts to fill your stockings with this christmas season.  Enjoy….

Rock Soap on a Rope from Jayson Home & Garden $8.50 each

Pamela Barsky Vintage Scarves Button Pin Set Blue / Orange / Purple – $10 for set of 5

Amy Butler Calculator – $14 each

Geometric Modern Green Coasters –  $15 for set of 4

Forget Me Not Rings – $50 in Sterling Silver 14k Gold & Platinum Also Available

Adjustable Thin Leather bracelets w/ Pendant Charm – $24 Each

Sparkly Sequin Key Rings – $1.75 each

Cavallini “oops!” Eraser – $3.50

“…I Met and Liked” Journal – $12 each

Crayon Rocks – $7.50 for Bag of 16 Colors

Anne Taintor Sticky Notes – $4.50 each

Iomoi Gold Zig Zag Patterned Pens – $20 for set of 14

Striped 8″ Phillips & Flathead Screwdrivers – $26 (Comes w/ box of 20 colored screws as well!)

KRIS Likes…. Thanksgiving

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder


I thought I would write a little something for those of you who are hosting loved ones today.  Below are some last minuet DIY Thanksgiving decorating tips…. just in-case you need them!


Branches of holly, crab apple, or bittersweet berries make great Thanksgiving centerpieces and if you are lucky you won’t have to go any further than your back yard to get them….

Speaking of collecting things in your back yard……

When my aunt hosts Thanksgiving at her house in Montauk, she makes the place cards out of rocks from her beach. So creative!  They also make great holiday keepsakes – I keep mine on a little soap dish in my bathroom!

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I love the idea of using gold acorns as a thanksgiving accent.  All you need is a can of gold spray paint and some acorns and you are ready to impress….  If you are not one for arts and crafts you can buy the acorns pictured by clicking the link above.


Take a tip from Martha and make custom place cards using mini pumpkins, some paper, a gold pen and the same can of spray paint you used for the acorns above (If you haven’t guessed already I am a big fan of spray paint).  Martha has tons of great tips and tricks like this one to insure a stress free Thanksgiving on her website.


Above is another great idea for a homemade place card using a festive seasonal fruit and paper name tags tied in place with twine.  Leave it to Martha!  More at Table Decor.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!!! xx KRIS


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