Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Pleasant Evening

I want to sit here on a cool evening, much like it is tonight, with a blanket and a glass of red wine.
Traditional Home

Do you Purge?

By purge I mean go through your belongings and weed through them sending them off to a thrift store? Not the other kind, that is so '87. (anyone remember the film Heather's)?
I am the type to rid myself of anything I don't adore at the moment only to sometimes regret the hastiness at a later date. What do you do, and how do you store the things you hang onto?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Spanish Style

After spending a weekend in Ojai Valley it reminded me of how much I adore Spanish influence architecture. There is something so simple and elegant and timeless that draws one in. Here in CA. we are fortunate to be able to see this style up and down the state.


Look at all the pretty, shiny, pots! It's functional art.
Traditional Home

Monday, September 28, 2009

Timeless Treasures

Isn't this a great arrangement? If you are like me, and you've been wanting to have these done, go here, Miss Crowland's Etsy shop.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Hoping your weekend is this kind of fun! While we are waiting for fall, we may as well keep enjoying the goodness of summer.

It's Private

Fences?! Who needs fences when you can have beautiful, living hedges? I love these.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I was recently in Tiffany's with a friend and stumbled upon these charms. I was so pleased to see that they have charms to adorn my classic Tiffany bracelet. I have my mother's charm bracelet and I have been wanting to create my own.

Black and White

I love the style and set up of this room but I can't help wondering who it's for? Teen age sisters, college room mates, Desi and Lucy?
Traditional Home

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Simple

I love the simplicity of this little spot. No big fuss was made about getting a custom made cushion, just went with as many ready made as it needed and it looks great, ready for everyday use.
Country Living

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hide and Seek

I found this tour of the Food Network prop room on I can't imagine how fun it would be to look around at ALL of the stuff that is stored in this place. What a treat.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Word of the Day

Con-ser-va-to-ry: A greenhouse for growing or displaying plants.

What the definition doesn't mention is that if you also use the room for sitting and enjoying breakfast or a visit with a friend or even just as a place to quietly read a book, it is even more delightful.
House to Home

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I am happy to re-discover this DIY from an old Cottage Living. I loved it then and I think I will attempt something similar. The weather is not co-operating which is so frustrating, but I'm in the mood to get Fall moving forward.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's True

I'm a sucker for a skirted sink.
House Beautiful, Windsor Smith

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Plum Crazy

These are not typical colors that I would be drawn to but I'm smitten with them at the moment.

4 Alarm

This incredible home was once an old firehouse in Kentucky. The conversion is incredible. The dining room, the bedroom it just continues to please.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Here We Go

Fall is just around the corner. Yum. This one is my favorite.
Bon Appetite

Wouldn't It Be Nice

This is quite possibly the most perfect kitchen ever. Marble topped table, chandelier, hanging pot rack, white tile, big open windows, open shelving! I imagine making anything here is a treat every time.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Few of my Favorite Things

I can't get enough of J Crew. The modern twist on some vintage inspired pieces are so chic. The go to items for season's to come.

See Through

These windows make me happy.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


This looks like the perfect place to be on a Saturday morning.