Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Tuesday

 I had a really fun, busy holiday weekend.
I can tell because my closet looks like this....
(If you are a neat freak you may want to look away)

Guess what I am doing today?
Hope you had a great weekend too!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Art For Father's Day

Already thinking about Father's Day? 
Men are tough aren't they? Well, what about some art from a friend and local artist Kathryn Ciarrocca?

Pets & Animals - thepleasantpalette.com

So much to choose from...loving this happy crab.

Pets & Animals - thepleasantpalette.com

What about a commission of man's best friend?


You may even find something for yourself.

And truly, what father or husband wouldn't rather have a gift for his daughter or wife than a gift for himself??
Check out Kathryn's site here: The Pleasant Palette

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Separation Anxiety

I ordered this necklace as a gift and when it arrived I felt a strong attachment to it. You know how I love a statement necklace. Wrapping it up and handing it over was hard, like a Monday in February. 

I took a picture so I could remember it and then decided to plan a few outfits around it. You know, just to torture myself.

Maasai Yarn Necklace by sissy-mebane-schoettelkotte on Polyvore featuring COPE, J.Crew and AERIN
White jeans  black & white sandal  Black shorts

  I love how the right necklace can take a boring outfit and make it the hit of your party.
Want some other options? 
Check these out...

Monday, May 18, 2015

Shop Like a Professional

Want to play a game? Come on, it will be fun...
What do all these pictures have in common?

Did you figure it out?
They were all designed using Quadrille Fabrics.

And you know my love for Quadrille...remember this post and this one?
The good folks at New York Designer Fabric Outlet saw my post and shared a little secret with me...they are a fabulous source for designer fabrics and wallpaper opened to the public. Yep, that means anyone can hop on their fab site and order fabrics and wallpapers usually only sold to the trade. They were also nice enough to let me pick out a yard of any fabric I wanted and I have to say it was a tough decision. You have got to check it out here: NYDFO

China Seas: Wildflowers Wallpaper - Custom Raspberry Ice in White

Quadrille Wallpaper: Paradise Background Wallpaper - Custom Pale Powder on Cream

Alan Campbell: Potalla Background - Custom French Blue on White

Alan Campbell: Zig Zag - Jungle Green on Tint

Just a very few examples...go on...check it out and report back and let me know what you bought!!
And another big thanks to NYDFO for sharing their site with us and for the fabric!!
Can't wait to show you what I am going to do with it!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Help Me, Help You - Rain Boots

Would you do me a favor?

If these boots are still available in your size get them. Get them now. 
They are crazy on sale.
What could bring you more joy on a rainy day than leopard rain boots? 
Sadly, they are sold out of my size so I will have to live vicariously through you.
Many thanks!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Current Projects

I've been busy working on several projects and this new home has just  wrapped up. 
These pictures are from several months ago but still worth sharing...

One of my favorite things in the whole house - Indigo Blue Lacquered Desk Top

Benjamin Moore Indigo Blue
(On a side note, doesn't the color name confuse you? Indigo makes me think of dark, inky blues not this fabulous light, bright, turquoise brother from another mother color) 

Even I could get some work done in here.

For added fun...
I would love to have this chair covered in this fabric...

Brunschwig and Fils Les Touches

Maybe I need a new office....
How about you?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Coat

How in the Sam Hill did I miss out on this???!!

Image 2 of FOLK STYLE KIMONO from Zara

Fringe, pom poms, shiny disc things...

Image 1 of FOLK STYLE KIMONO from Zara

It's like a big happy hug waiting to make my day...except it is sold out.
How will I go on?
Kimono/Jacket here
Although there are no true substitutes for happiness it doesn't hurt to try...
here here and here (It's macrame!! Much better than a wall hanging, don't you think?)