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Tamar
I am a jewelry designer living in a small Vermont Village with my husband Ronen, we have three sons in college
Interests: Art, photography, fashion, textiles, cooking, crafts, traveling, museums, flea markets
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I am excited about our new dining room chairs, we had a whole random collection of chairs that were broken and wobbly and we decided to slowly acquire a few new ones to go with our Ikea Norden table that's huge, first came two Eames style knock offs from Amazon, I feel a little guilty about getting them but they are great, I wish we could afford the real thing but these will do for now, then a couple of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Our kitchen has gone through quite a few changes in the last 10 years, when we moved in to this house the kitchen was pretty much hideous, so bad I have no photos .... darkish pink colored walls with a wallpaper surround fringe, a "European" formica kitchen and formica counter tops, dark blue tiles that were ok but very chipped and a black sink, in short a mish mash dated mess! ! over the years we replaced the cabinets with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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When our kids left for college we decided to turn the downstairs room into a guest room. I love this room it has the best light from two large windows and it's perfect for house guest allowing them some privacy. Here is the room in it's first phase (notice the up side down map...it was a funny joke for a 14 yr old..he is now 24...) This is what it looked like when our second son used it when he... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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It's exactly one year and three months since we moved the studio out of the house and into it's new quarters, here is the blog post I wrote last year the day we moved in: Yes! it's a love story! since we moved in two weeks ago I've been so inspired and totally in love with our new studio! it was not an easy decision, after working from home...i.e a corner in our dining room for the last 7 years... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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So what do you do when there's a crazy snow storm and you need to get from Vermont to Portland Maine? you drive very very very slowly for hours... but it was so worth it! I've never been to Portland before and honestly it was really to cold to walk around, we did manage to go down to the port from the hotel for about 10 minutes just to look around a little, we loved what we saw and truly... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We are having a wonderful warm and fuzzy weekend with all three boys at home, the view outside the window is amazing, a blanket of snow is covering everything, so beautiful, we've been going on some hikes, doing lots of cooking, and basically just sitting around the wood stove together! I am so grateful for all of this. So lots of love from our family to yours. xox Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Up until A few weeks ago Ronen and I were busy planning a major renovation in our house, we had everything figured out, we would completely open up the main living spaces to create a big loft like space, we would move our beloved Ikea kitchen to a different bigger corner with a giant island, we would knock up our low ceiling and put sky light windows in, we would build a porch and get new giant windows with black... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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We took a little afternoon road trip today, it was unusually warm, probably the last warm day of the season so we decided to go up north and do a little leaf peeping, we drove up to Warren through back roads, going up the mountain to take some photos, the views were amazing, the end of the season colors were in full glory of yellow, red and orange, so beautiful. We stopped for a delicious homemade currant scone at the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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After visiting our local Apple Orchard I was so inspired I made the yummy apple pie recipe that was printed on the lovely bag and what can I say it was the best apple pie I ever made!!! The recipe is Nick's, who is the owner of Shelburne Orchards, with a few little changes made by me and some photos I took of the process, enjoy!!! APPLE PIE RECIPE Preheat oven to 350 degrees CRUST (for one pie, two crusts)... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
I am so excited to share this with you! Last September a wonderful crew from the UK came over to our little Vermont home and photographed our house for Ikea Live Magazine, the story was out in the magazine for the last few weeks (not available in the usa) but today it's online on their website in the July issue! The amazing Adrian Briscoe was the photographer and lovely Emily Henson did the styling, since my whole family was away... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Two years ago I decide to leave this blog and start a new blog on a different platform, since then lots has happened, we moved to a new studio in Burlington VT, we launched our new shop website, and we said good bye to our third and youngest one who left for college. I love our shopify website and the business side of it is great but the blogging feature...not so much...finally this week after much frustration and mysterious lose... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Summer Sale in the shop S Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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I'm having a wonderful time on my vacation in Israel, here are some photo collages of my trip so far. The shops will be opening on Friday and all orders will be shipped when I get back on the week of Feb.7th. That's me enjoying the beautiful weather...top right: the amazing shopping complex at Comme Il Faut. I visited my family in the country side for a few days, top left: their beautiful kitchen, on the right lovely Anemones in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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It's Valentine's Day in the shop! checkout the new section! xox Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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And now the Hair Ties are available for children too xox Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Just listed Packs of 5 hair ties for $9!! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Roasted Pecans with Sea Salt and Herbs I made this for a dinner party gift last night, super easy!! here is the recipe: pre heat oven to 400F Mix together: 2-3 cups of raw pecans 3 TBS melted butter 2 TBS of coarse sea salt 1 TBS of Herbs Des Provence (I use these herbs in everything...) dry oregano works well too Spread on cookie sheet and place in the oven for 8-10min, flip them over and put back in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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To all my lovey readers! Merry Christmas and a wonderful and peaceful holiday from my family to yours! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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Sorry I've been missing lately! We had an amazing season this year and were working around the clock since November! I shipped the last Holiday order out yesterday and today was the first day I can just rest and breath with no pressure! It's also our son's Daniel 20th birthday today! Happy Birthday sweet Daniel! Wishing all of you a wonderful Holiday! love and hugs! Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
Sale! 20% Discount on your entire purchase! November 23-26 Use promo code SALE20 at checkout Nest Pretty Things + Nest Pretty Things Kids Something Red Something For Little Girls Something Romantic Something Whimsical Something Colorful Something Rustic Have a Joyful Holiday Season from all of us here at Nest Pretty Things studio xox Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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My heart skipped a beat when I saw these beautiful photos taken by Susana Oliveira from one of my favorite blogs Citrus and Orange, the talented Susana is a master in setting the most delightful table tops and I was so honored she chose my Napkin Rings for her festive holiday shoot!! Thank you Susana!! xox Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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After a week of grey skies we woke up yesterday to a beautiful sunny day, the house looked so peaceful and the light was lovely! I grabbed my camera and shot a few new photos. The dining room that doubles as my studio the bedroom with my little African bead artifact collection and my childhood Russian Doll. Isabel getting ready to jump...her favorite way to exit... I hope you had a great weekend! xox Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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here are two treasuries I created with gift ideas The first one in shades of Black and Gold. you can find it here with all the links: and one more with gifts for kids, found here: xox Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
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If you haven't paid a visit to my sister's Art Shop in a while there's lots of new work and they are so well priced! they would make amazing holiday gifts! Order early so it gets to you on time! xox Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar