Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
I hate the cold and the winters are so long and dreary in Connecticut! I long for the days of spring, and flowers and warm sunny weather, but most of all I wait all year for my peonies to arrive! They bloom the first week of June which coincidentally is our Anniversary June 7th to be exact. And to make that even more special they were our wedding flower. I carried a bouquet of white peonies down the isle. Simple and beautiful! Some years our garden peonies bloom exactly on our anniversary! Sadly we are usally away on vacation that week and miss them, and they typically only last two weeks or so. The above picture is of beautiful faux peonies. I consider investing in a faux pair to have the beauty of peonies year round. I may one day invest in some. But there is somethings so special about the limited time I have two -to-three weeks tops of beautiful , elegant , real life peonies! In my opinion nothing else tops their simple beauty! They are perfection! Below is a picture of my father walking me walking down the isle ! It is hard to believe it will be five years in June! I can't wait for warm weather, walking our two year old son in the carriage and of course the blooming of beautiful peonies! June please hurry up!!!! Until then I could always buy the beautiful faux bouquet above from Horchow! You can too...see link below!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Isn't this one of the most beautiful lamps you have ever seen?
It retails for $732.00 and you can find it at coach barn. http://www.coachbarn.com/servlet/the-2363/Cass-Table-Lamp-Emporium/Detail
This would be a perfect lamp for each bedside table in my master bedroom, with all my creams and other bone inlay accents like my jewelry box, frames and picture frame!
Friday, February 15, 2013
Alice Lane is a home store and interior design service in Utah. Oh how I wish they were in Connecticut!!! The pictures shown are of the store, and their client's homes designed by Alice Lane. More pictures can be found on their website and pinterest (link below). I would be in heaven shopping there! I love all their work and all their furnishings! Here are a few of my favorite design projects of theirs! Alicelanehome.com http://pinterest.com/loriknaub/alice-lane/
Monday, February 11, 2013
This was the second Christmas our family decided to do secret Santa! I had no idea who picked me and honestly didn't put too much tought into it. Christmas was no longer about material gifts and thus was the first Christmas my son 18 months could understand and be excited about Santa so it was All About Him!!!! It was my turn to unwraps gift and I could see my older sister getting more and more restless! She handed me a small gift ... As I was unwrapping it I thought this looks like a rug pad but why? Not letting myself think of the reasons/ possibilities. I remember hearing her say .... And you need a rug pad for this gift ... Pointing to a large warped cylinder gift that I have no idea how I didn't notice before!!! Exited to get any rug made me tearful because I have wanted a rug or two for my kit hen and living room forever .... Never imaging what I would be opening would not just be any rug but THE rug that I have wanted, loved, and stocked online for so long! Only a sister and only my sister would be able to know this! She is the only one to read this blog! That is how she knew! It was line she read my mind or my own private Christmas list that I didn't tell anyone! I cried , hugged her forever and jumped up and down !! It is now even more special now that she gave it to me! She is the greatest sister with the most giving heart who has always been there for me and can always read my mind!!!Here are a few pictures if my beautiful rug!