Monday, April 14, 2014

Pearls

"I feel undressed if I don't have
my pearls on."
          ~Lady Sarah Churchill

   
   I have always loved pearls. They have a softness that is very elegant and timeless. I have taken to collecting strands of vintage pearls and sitting them in teacups or trays where I can look at them when I pass by. I hang them on mirror corners and drape them on hangers with pretty lace tops. They add a gentle sheen that you catch out of the corner of your eye. Quieter than gold or silver - pearls are the accessory that say class and sophistication. 

 


























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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wishing For Spring

"Is the spring coming?" he said.
"What is it like?"..."It is the sun 
shining on the rain and the rain
falling on the sunshine..."
           ~Frances Hodgson Burnett
                 The Secret Garden

  I can't properly express how much I am longing for spring. Last week was a week of grey days - grey skys, grey roads, snow, and shivers. A friend brought over some lovely little roses but they only lasted a day. Luckily I whipped out my camera right away and even though they are a little droopy in the pictures they still look soft and colourful. The weather man says that the sun will come out tomorrow...I hope that he is right! How do you keep the winter doldrums away? (And if you live in a perpetual summer country lie to me :) 











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Monday, March 24, 2014

Dressing the Home

"Fashion is not something that exists
in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky,
in the street, fashion has to do with
ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
                 ~Coco Chanel

   This month has been very bleak for posts and I am sorry for that! I caught a bad bug which kept me bedridden for a couple weeks and everything has been very behind ever since. I have been planning this post for awhile now and I am excited to show it to you! One of my favourite books a few years ago was 'The Well-Dressed Home' by Annette Tatum which talks about making your home a reflection of your fashion and style sensibilities. It is a beautiful book filled with photos of incredible homes, gorgeous fashion, jewelry, and couture runways. I loved how it combined the textures and shades of dress with those of the home. What a fascinating idea! What can be more individual and unique than your personal sense of fashion? To bring that sense into your home decor requires you to be introspective about the colours and textures that you love to live in. I have seen similar articles meant to inspire in popular fashion and home magazines where pictures of clothing, jewelry, furniture, and lighting were all collaged together in matching hues. I wanted to do something like this! I have harvested some of my favourite photos from my FASHION pinterest board and created vignettes which I believe reflect the same style and atmosphere. You will be surprised how different fashion ideas can inspire you in your decorating! Give it a try! 


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