Saturday, October 1, 2011

gone visiting!

it's time to visit old friends...


i love being in the company of those who accept me who i am.


those that believe in me...


we'll  laugh, share, dance, chat and cheer the hours away.


Saturday is GAME DAY!   {GO COUGS!}


Sunday is RENEW YOUR SPIRIT for the week ahead!


... a sprinkle of Heaven on earth!


HAPPY WEEKEND!


[withLove]

Friday, September 30, 2011

toast, coffee & Twig...

her diverse client list assures that we are wrapped in 


in her cozy style every day.
( Toast ~ Cabbages & Roses ~ Lancome ~ Oil of Olay...just to name a few...)





{Google her name and enjoy.}

[withLove]

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

a simple Fall pleasure, when living in design transition and renovation...

hello to Wednesday!
(this is my second attempt at this post...not sure what happened,
i'll just say "the Google" ate my first one.
so...let's try one more time!)

two weeks ago my kitchen counter was neat and tidy.
that lasted about three days.
here is a SNAP of the kitchen counter this morning.


our dining room table was clear...

i spy a perfect pumpkin...
 ... now it's in a holding pattern.


most of my cookbooks are stacked atop a washstand that is temporarily in
THE MIDDLE OF THE LIVING ROOM.
i am planning to recover the books that clash with the color story
in the kitchen.

~via ~
i was inspired by this photo on Pinterest.

~*~

in the midst of all of the reshuffling and sort of organized chaos is a pretty candle.
Donna made it! {i love it}. it sits on my desk, now, temporarily in the dining room, next to my laptop.


she is brilliant at creating the special touches that she tucks into her packages!
a perfect example, above, two little book page leaves, attached together, knotted with twine.
i wrapped them around the stem of her candle goblet. 


Voila!

 an instant FALL RETREAT... that simple pleasure!


whoops! it's time to blow out the candle and headed off to work.
have a perfect FALL day!


~today,gather to inspire here~

[withLove]

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

frosting with French knots...

i am thinking about  a project 
involving French knots...


so i popped on to Pinterest for
some inspiration.


i thought that i would share some of  my 
favorite images...



a French knot tutorial


i love this idea...
... embroidering the knots in the same shades as the background.


French knots and sugar?  i'm IN!


they make the most beautiful mini ~ hydrangeas and...


... add textural magic when
 embroidered onto the center of the flowers of this 
amazing skirt at Anthropologie!  

{i love this whole idea of adding same color texture to
a floral background...babies LOVE texture...hmmm...
something for Holland Grace...}

i'm inspired. i hope that i have inspired you as well!

[withLove]

Monday, September 26, 2011

happy anniversary!

it's Jason and Chrislyn's
special day!


September ~ 26th ~ 2009
Chrislyn's bouquet and all of the flowers were
done by the same florist that did our wedding 
in 1973.  


it was a perfect Fall day! this photo was taken
when they stopped at a vintage record shop 
on the way to their second reception.

Chrislyn tossed her natural curls into a soft up-do!
her headband was handmade from antique French
netting and lace. 

(i didn't blog at the time of their wedding.
i plan to share more during the month of October!)

have a beautiful Monday!

[withLove]