I’ve been thinking about this for a long time.
More than anything else it is a community. I never, ever imagined that there were so many people out there who liked the same kind of things and who were as design and color and detail oriented as I am. We really, truly speak the same language.
a large community. I have made so many new and wonderful friends from all over the world. Occasionally I get to meet a new friend, in person, and I have yet to be disappointed. That moment of face to face meeting never fails to exceed my expectations. These are women to whom I feel a very deep connection.I know other bloggers out there who are reading this feel just the same way. We read and comment on each other’s blogs. Then we may take it a step further: we begin a dialogue through email. We become friends.
A few weeks ago I did a post on linen and the story of how it is produced in France.
Now, to me, this was a very special story and video. I know, not everyone is as into linen as I am! But there are a few of you out there: one of them being my friend Tammi of CoutureWindowFashions blog. We have recently become friends. Tammi introduces herself by saying:
“Having a passion for design and beautiful fabrics led me to the place where I am at today…. Taking my love of couture in clothing and transferring it to draperies has been very fun.”
Tammi knows fabric! So, when she saw my post and the video she wrote and asked if she could use it for her own post on linen, and antique linen, and a story about her mother-in-law and her love of linen.
Naturally, I said yes.
Little did I know what a fascinating story it would be!
Please, I urge you to go to Tammi’s blog and read on.
This tablecloth was made by Tammi’s husband’s paternal grandmother. Just amazing.
And the best part is that these linens are being used. That is, after all, why they were made. If you have linens, antique or otherwise, please, do not just […]
Not your ordinary florist!
It’s been a gray and rainy day here, so it seems a perfect time to post this story I’ve been working on. In this blog I try to focus on details: and here you will certainly see them a plenty! Each flower, each vase, each setting, and the entire website…all show what the attention to detail can achieve. And of course, the colors are fantastic!
Meredith Waga-Perez began with a career in fashion and segued into flowers with the opening of Belle Fleur. Her floral designs and creations reflect the refined and luxurious style that she and her partner, her mother, have been offering in New York City. Oh the collections! As they say, they are “to die for”….. For me, who doesn’t really go for “arranged” flowers, these have such a sense of style that I find them enticing…
These from their “PURE” collection:
The “PASTEL” collection:
The “CITRUS” collection:
The “SUNSET” collection:
And don’t forget her new line of scented candles!
The packaging alone is a reason to buy these: so clean and sophisticated.
You can shop on line: either for her wonderful candles and scents, or to order flowers.
I’m beginning slightly backwards… But eventually you will see it all!
We’re working on the living room in this project. Paint the walls; reupholster one chair; what to do with the mantel?; repaint inside a bookcase. That’s it for now.
I decided to tackle the back/inside of a bookcase today. Here is what it had been:
1)You’ve seen my paint chip/color story(below)
2)You have also seen my finished living room (where this bookcase rests)
The bright blue wasn’t quite…. right. I have used the Farrow & Ball “Blazer” red on various walls, but thought I would try something with a little more…umph: