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Happy Halloween, tater tots!
May your evening be full of tasteful, clever and Pinterest-worthy festivities.
For all those times you invite people into your home and they insist on imposing their design opinions on your living space.
(I, for one, would never impose in such a way.)
Okay maybe once. Okay on occasion. Okay every time I enter someone’s home. Or office. Or retail space. Or public bathroom.
I nearly spit out my chocolate cream pie last week in Idaho City when I overheard a young couple talking about the camo themed wedding they had just attended. “The bride had a camo sash and all the guests wore camo accents” she gushed.
I imagine the spectacular sight looked a little something like this. The social event of the season, no doubt.
Then suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere (perhaps because it blended in so well? Gaffaw, Gaffaw) camo appeared everywhere in fall fashion.
I immediately found myself wondering whether or not this print would translate well to interior trends. There are whispers of imagery sprinkled throughout the web suggesting that I am onto something. And love it or hate it, I see big, square, fluffy down-filled camo accent pillows in Suite Potato Store’s future…
Camo wall accent. A definite statement but the grey scale keeps it surprisingly subtle. Home Designing.
Modern meets manly.Nylon Guy.
Canary yellow! This conjures up all sort of possible combinations. The yellow accents could just as easily be a shade of florescent pink to be used in a girls room. Houzz
I’m swooning over these Lima-bean-green chairs. I am very on board with camo as a detailed accent (displayed in lampshade.) It’s not the first thing you notice when you see the room but it makes second and third glances more interesting and dynamic. Suite 106 Blog
How would you incorporate camo print pillows into your setting, you ask? I was thinking a little something like this:
From Idaho to Colorado to Utah to New Mexico and back again; a constant and relentless stream of blazes have lured Special Man Friend off our shady porch and into the desert so many times that I have almost stopped asking ‘hey, WHERE’S THE FIRE?!” Almost. OK I still ask.
In fact, I’ve come to realize that I usually have a better idea of where in the world he is and when he’ll be home than he does. Thanks obviously goes to
Idaho City Hot Shots. photo: Kari Greer
Despite our despicably short and sparse R&R days, we have still managed to squeeze in every morsel of summer-in-Idaho goodness when he gets to come home.
and then there are the Special Man walnut waffles.
And lastly – the ultimate act of chivalry – showing he still thinks of his Suite Potato and her style whilst battling the forces of mother nature….
A beautiful, bleached, perfectly-intact deer shed.
Naturally, i found a new home for him immediately.
Talk about living on the edge. You think fighting fires is scary – try sleeping under a 6-point, poorly secured deer shed every night.
I kid, I kid.
It’s well secured. Isn’t it? Wait, is it? What if it’s not. I don’t know. Now I’m not sure. I should go check. I’m going to go check.
Stay safe and cool out there, tater tots!
Most mornings, Toothpaste For Dinner is the only reason I get out of bed.
The season has officially shifted and I squealed with glee upon watching snowflakes float to the ground for the first time this season. Moments later I would curse those very same snowflakes for hindering my otherwise flawless driving abilities and dampening my otherwise perfect pile of hair. On my head. Not just my pile of hair. I always keep that indoors anyway.
So I would like to share with you my favorite images from the previous week of haunted havens and creepy costumes, as it was my first time immersing myself into wondrous world of the spooky holiday in six long years! The English aren’t big on costumes and candy for it contradicts their two most prized traits; repression and doughty cuisine. Is cuisine a trait? No? Shut up. You are.
Speaking of repression, here we’ve got a delightful little sample of Mamma Sally’s elusive artistic ability. In a combined effort (and as a gift to a friend) Sally painted an autumn pumpkin scene onto softened canvas and I Suite Potatoed it into a pillow!
Happy Fall Y’all. Love that line. Genius.
And speaking of pumpkins – and geniuses – please marvel over the profoundly clever and artistic representation of a tree that I carved just before All Hallow’s Eve. I hate tooting my own horn here but, come on, it’s clearly the superior pumpkin.
Moving right along.. let’s have a look at some stellar costumes, shall we?
And yes, they stayed in character all night.
Not familiar with these sexy sweater vested characters? Let’s go ahead and take care of that right now.
Moving right along to the other notables of the evening…
And last and so much more freaking importantly, I present to you the death clerk from Beetlejuice!
Check out the alarmingly striking resemblance (and also please appreciate Beetlejuice himself in the background of the above photo).
I wanted to follow her around all night, for anyone who can whip out the big guns like that must be significantly more evolved and interesting than me. But maybe if I show her my pile of hair…
So upon the sacred move-in of Special Man Friend (can I get a what-what for the end of fire season?!!) we made a mid-afternoon journey in search of what he would refer to as his first official contribution to the apartment; the dart board.
Now, if you listen to him tell the story to any of his pals, it goes a little something like this, “Well I bought a dartboard for our apartment – which is sure to be the first and last piece of furniture she ever lets me contribute, man – and get this: she Suite Potatoed it. The minute it made it’s way into the kitchen! You know, to match the aesthetic of the room. Pppssshh. Girls.” (Chest bump.)
So I play a long and smile and laugh, all the while knowing it was HE who decided to paint it! HE who came up with a theme! HE who whipped out his artistic abilities from thin air.
I have photographic evidence. Chest bump.
And woah! So are the Banksyesque stencils!
A careful paint application of black gloss later…
I took the liberty of adding a metallic outline detail to the exterior boarder of the dart cabinet.
Now that we know the truth, let’s go ahead and take a good look at the before and after.
I know you never doubted me, my Suite Tater Tots. But let’s all give a virtual high-five to SMF for blessing us with his skillful and unexpected art that will bless our kitchen door until the end of days. And let’s also vow to tell all his manly fire friends that he is secretly a sensitive, dandy artist type yearning to share his talent with the world. Preferably through song.