Have you noticed that there are a lot of deals to be had right now? I stopped by my local West Elm this past weekend and found a huge storewide clearance going on. I got the above silk pillow with cute birds for 60% off; it lives on one of my dining room chairs which you see as you walk into my apartment. Softens up all of the wood, don't you think?Something I didn't need but couldn't passs up was one of their ladderback chairs in white, for only $30! I love the stylish simplicity of these and the construction is surprisingly good. Extra seating for guests: check! (till then it holds a stack of books and a plant).On a sad note, Smith & Hawken is closing its doors. They have carried the most perfect gardening and houseplant items since 1979. Coincidentally -their logo is also my initials! As they're clearing out their stores, I had to grab one of their glazed terra cotta pots with a crackle finish as it prominently displays my initials for my window sill at work.