Thursday, April 29, 2010
I am such a sucker for beautifully crafted furniture. The Danes always seems to get it right with their sumptuous lines, natural materials and innovative designs. But its a Dutchess in this case, Floris Schoonderbeek, that has the obvious panache to create such a lovely vessel. This couch is more of an art peice vs. a practical sofa to live your life on and drop runaway crackers, bobby pins, and coins in between the cushions. The black bow is exquiste. Oh Floris, I want to 'Schoonderbeek you' for creating such an impractical stunner. Bravo.
Monday, April 26, 2010
(Photo credit: Shanna Murray)
This is so pretty. Shanna Murray designs such lovely decals that can go on anything, including chalkboards. This one is so romantic. It would just make me smile all day long. The world is decal crazy right now, but Shanna's decals are different- she captures an unexpected beauty and charm. If you want to be wooed, check out her work at http://www.shannamurray.com/.
Here are some stunning pics taken at a spring wedding featured in Veranda Magazine. I never could have imagined that fern, lamb's ear, and cabbage could be so wonderfully pretty together. I love the softness of all the green and white details. When I see photos like this, it makes me want to get married all over again, or at least plan someone elses wedding! Her bouquet is just gorgeous.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Brydon and I's 3rd year anniversary is coming up this August 4th. We've been on a whirlwind tour since our wedding in 2007. So much has happened- life has been very good to us. I'd like to do something really special this year to celebrate... so I'm thinking this would be perfect. Set up a table in the country, a real feast for the eyes, and wine and dine with close friends into the late hours of the moonlight. What do you think? I am so charmed. The beauty of it just takes my breath away. Now, I want to experience it!
Jill Thomas (photographer extraordinare) is a genius, and yes, I want to know these people. It doesn't get anymore fabulous than this my friends.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Is there such a thing as ridiculously cute...of course there is!So, I guess its pretty obvious I'm loving this mommy business. Having a girl is too much fun, especially when it comes to shopping for her. The pics below are from a company in Las Vegas, called Main Street. Everything is ultra unique and uber cute, of course. Take a peak!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Photo Credits: Pottery Barn Kids and Restoration Hardware
Saturday, April 10, 2010
"There is no end to the ways in which we can share what's in our hearts. We all hunger for more self expression. It is an undeniable part of who we are." -Don Herald
(Photo credit: Danielle Thompson- http://thompsonfamily.typepad.com/)
I feel most alive when I am creating something original, especially in an artistic manner. In doing so, I find myself emphasizing rather than minimizing my childhood traits. As adults we must connect to this untapped source of energy that is our birthright .
Did you know that popsicles were a 'mistake' invention? Yup. In 1905, an eleven year-old boy named Frank Epperson accidentally left his drank out in the cold winter air overnight. The next morning, he found his drink frozen stiff, with the stirrer inside. Using it as a stick, the boy found his 'mistake' to be a delicious, easy to eat treat, and so did his friends. Years later, he brought out the newly named Popsicle, which became one of my favorite sweets...and a global obsession.
This blog will be very much a hub for my creative musings. I have started it as a commitment to myself to embrace my creative birthright and connect to my inner child on a daily basis. Why would I deny myself such bliss?
In other words, people don't grow when they are fearful. They grow and shine when they are free to be themselves. Julie Andrews loved 'brown paper packages tied up with string'. Well, I love over the top names like 'Little Miss Cupcake Sugarpants,' (I named my first Cabbage Patch Doll 'Jellyfishylovenight'). You may love to make luxurious bedding for your hamster cage. Why not? Hamsters deserve great linens too, but I warn u, they may be shredded in milli-seconds.
Ellen loves to dance, so she boogies her butt off at the beginning of her show to connect with her audience. Her carefree style gives others the permission to rebel in their own playfulness.
Whatever it is that tickles your sweet spot, indulge in it.
It just feels toooo good not to.