Henry’s First Birthday!

I decided to take a break from gift guide craziness (it’ll be back on Wednesday- Under $100) to reflect a little on a big event that happened last month as Henry turned ONE on November 13th!  I realized I had not blogged about this huge milestone and wanted to briefly wade into mommyland and talk a little bit about the big guy as he changes from a baby into a little boy. :)

Of course, we celebrated– with a party on his birthday with close friends and family at our house.  While I went overboard with the cake ( an otomi-inspired masterpiece from Oakleaf Cakes that basically was the price of a wedding cake) I kept things pretty low-key otherwise.  Some cute Etsy decorations and adorable party hat, seriously yummy food and drinks, but not all Pinterest-perfect and themed down to every last detail.
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Blerg.

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I spent too much time (impossible) snuggling this crazy boy yesterday and therefore don’t have my sh*t together this morning. I’ve got to run to meeting and my post is not ready to rock, so I’ll be posting tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday this week. Sorry guys! #caseoftheMondays

But the good news is my Greek Key pillows are back in stock!!!!

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Growing Pains

My Dearest Readers-

I wanted to reach out and update you on the launch of my product line, which has been a trying process to say the least.  With growth and expansion of my brand, I have been diligent and thoughtful, but am realizing how much of what happens when taking things to a larger scale is out of my control. Especially on the technology front!

As you may have noticed, some of the pricing on some of the pillows on the Wayfair and AllModern sites has been fluctuating in the last 48 hours.  This is a kink that is being worked out as we speak.  I am upset that this has happened (along with the other issues we’ve had) and want you to know that I take this VERY seriously and appreciate and respect that you would spend your hard earned money on my goods.  So once the price issue has been settled I will let you know how to go about getting a price adjustment if you paid more than what the final price is supposed to be. In the meantime, feel free to e-mail me personally with any questions or concerns. I am listening- [email protected]

Thank you for being patient with us while we navigate this crazy path to becoming “a brand”.  While it is incredibly exciting (I totally love this collection and don’t want these technical issues to mask that) it is eye-opening and complicated.  My appreciation for your time and support is endless.

All My best,

Erin

SNEAK PEEK! My Home Accessory Collection Coming Oct. 5th!

I could not be more excited to FINALLY share this sneak peek into my new home accessories collection, ELEMENTS by Erin Gates,  that has been in the works for about a year now! I am so, so honored to work with a brilliant, thoughtful licensing company that not only really cares about the quality of whats going out into the market with my name on it but also gave me a ton of creative control which isn’t always the case when it comes to licensing.  It was super important to me that everything be affordable but still of good quality (for example- the pillows have down inserts and intricate details like trim and embroidery and are still $48-$68!)  I felt like a lot of affordable home decor is super trendy- for example, I could not find greek key bordered solid velvet pillows for under $100 to save my life- and so I wanted to create a line that had that classic, timeless style but with a modern edge.  In other words, things that will LAST. The pillows, poufs, candles, baskets and throws will be for sale October 5th on Wayfair and AllModern! The lighting will be released closer to the beginning of December. Of course,  I will keep you updated here with any and all new releases.  Here is just some of the collection (there are some more things I’ll show on the release date!)

Below is a great navy grouping- the lamp, baskets, pillows, throw and pouf (which is big and firm enough to actually sit on or use as an ottoman) are all from the collection!
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HUGE Blog Sale!

It’s that time again, and this might be the best blog tag sale EVER. It’s a big one so peruse away and please e-mail me [email protected] if you see anything you want. I will put you in tough with the seller (or help you myself if it’s my stuff!)  Large items for pick up only in most cases- smaller items can be shipped.  Some sellers willing to discuss shipping quotes. Here we go!

Original painting by yours truly. Really put my bachelors degree to work on this one and while I think it’s the best one I’ve done in a long time, I’m going a new direction in this room. 36″ square. $500 SOLD
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One pair of custom Parisian pleat drapes with Samuel & Sons Green Key trim. Approx 87″ to top of pleats. $400 SOLD

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This beauty that was on the cover of my book. I feel somewhat bad selling this, but it’s had it’s day in my home and now can help make someone else’s home spectacular.   Antique frame so the paint has some chipping, re-upholstered in pieced linen fabrics. $950 SOLD

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