Friday, April 30, 2010

Etsy Friday Favorite

I'd like to collect a few pieces from the shop, Ninainvorm.  She is based in the Netherlands and she screen prints designs onto vintage ceramics and sells wonderful artwork.

{photos via Ninainvorm}

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's day crush

I have been eyeing these items for a while and since Mother's Day is around the corner I thought I'd share them with you.  

1.  Michael Kors oversized acrylic chronograph watch at Shopbop.
2.  Shoshanna combo tie waist dress at Neiman Marcus.
3.  Seabed pillow at Anthropologie.
4.  Tod's D-Styling 2 Manici Media handbag at Neiman Marcus.
5.  Gucci open temple sunglasses at Nordstroms.
6.  Lemlem Omo scarf at J. Crew

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lovely laundry rooms

How perfect are these laundry rooms?  Washing and ironing would be a pleasure in such lovely rooms!

{photos 1: Easy living magazine, 2: Flickr, 3:  Washington post, 4: Houzz}

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Inspiring large mirrors

I love the way these mirrors enhance the room and make each space feel larger and cozy.

{photo 1 & 4:  Beach Studios, 2:  Homes and Garden magazine, UK, 3:  unkonwn}

Monday, April 26, 2010

Quick Weekend Garden Project!!

Slowly, but surely we are getting all of our summer color into the gardens.  This was a quick easy spot to fill in with bright, sunny marigolds.  As we cleaned up and watered the new plants, Wes was ready for a cold drink!

{photos taken by me}

Friday, April 23, 2010

Etsy Friday Favorites

I have quite an obsession with birds and found these lovelies this week.   Original artwork, sterling silver jewelry and french pillows would all be lovely gifts for Mom.

1.  Original 8 x 10 acrylic painting of parakeets at bigapple60.
2.  Sterling silver necklace with sky blue freshwater pearls at LanaOCrystal.
3.  Postcard bluebird french script pillow slip at JolieMarche.

{photos via each source}

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fresh white kitchens

There's something special about a fresh white kitchen.  It is classic and very inviting.  

{photos via here}

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Love.....Arturo Mallmann

After a quick trip to New Orleans this weekend I am still thinking of these wonderful pieces of art that we saw by Arturo Mallman in the gallery bienvenu.  They are done with acrylic and resin on wood panels.  Even more amazing in person.

{photos via Arturo Mallman}

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dramatic dining

I am usually not drawn to "formal" dining rooms but this one by Branca Interiors has a bit of all I love.  The cream high back upholstered chairs with monogramming, flowing drapes and muted rugs are all favorites of mine.  But the chandelier is what really won me over!

{photos via here}

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sleeping Beauties: Newborns in Dreamland

I was looking through a magazine this week and was immediately drawn to the ad for the new photography book by Tracy Raver and Kelly Ryden.  Sleeping Beauties: Newborns in Dreamland was just released this April.  These Nebraskan sisters have made a name for themselves taking adorable snoozing shots of infants that everyone would love.  You must visit their blog as well.  The precious photos go on and on!

{photos via here}

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy Weekend

I am looking forward to a warm, relaxing weekend and hope you all do the same.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Etsy Friday Favorite

Tuuni uses mainly vintage materials such as tablecloths, napkins, curtains, buttons, etc... and everything you see in her shop is designed and hand made by Tuija.  Worth checking out. 
1.  White on white fabric baskets
2.  Pillow cover with vintage lace
3.  Embroidered fabric envelope
4.  Pillow cover with vintage lace trim and initials

{photos via Tuuni)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Room with Tea and Wit

On our way to Carmel last week we spent a day and night in San Francisco.  One of our most favorite cities, and I stumbled upon this precious tea room, Crown & Crumpet in Ghiradelli Square.  Everything from the decor to the menu makes me happy!  A destination tearoom know for top-quality food and excellent libations, all with the style and charm that one finds in modern day Britian.  Next time you are in San Francisco I recommend you stop by.  

{photos taken by me}