Friday, October 17, 2014

Vintage Beautiful

Hello sweet friends.  It is finally Friday....  Oh how I love my weekends.  Especially after a very hectic and tough week.   But it looks like the weekend will be a pleasantly wonderful one.  I am looking forward to going to the annual cranberry festival in Chatsworth, NJ tomorrow which should be full of lots of activities and fun.  And I hope your weekend is a fun and happy one too.

Today I am sharing a few pictures of my tea for one.  If you follow my blog, you know that I am crazy about vintage china.  For years I have been a collector and I now have a pretty large collection of plates and tea cups that I love to use on a regular basis.  My favorite ones to collect are the floral patterns in pastel colors with pretty feminine details such as the Homer Laughlin Eggshell Chateau pattern featured below.

And with all the craziness of daily life, I always try to give myself that bit of time to distress and unwind with a little sweet treat and a cup of tea or coffee.  It just does wonders for me.  I find it very relaxing in creating an elegant and feminine escape for enjoying a few quiet moments.

I always have fresh flowers around the house.  They always make me happy.

Lovely vintage linens are always a must.  They add instant elegance to any table.

This lovely napkin ring was custom made from a cameo jewelry piece purchased at Michael's.  Isn't this the perfect feminine accent.  

So delicate and romantic.

Sometimes we deserve to take that extra step to turn an ordinary moment into a little magical celebration.  Thanks for visiting me today.  I am so glad you came.


Friday, October 10, 2014

A Little Fall Inspiration

It's fall again friends.  Nature is bursting with gorgeous colors of autumn.  Perfect cool evenings that invite us to enjoy the simple pleasures of a soft throw and a warm cup of tea.  Our favorite thing to do right??  

Autumn is all about coziness, rustic pieces and comfort.  Layering rich colors and creating tranquil and intimate spaces. 

I love to embrace falls color palette with hues of burnt oranges, yellows and  browns.  This Spode china in the Fleur-De-Lis pattern is my very favorite for autumn.

Dried hydrangeas in various shades of green and rustic accessories are perfect for decorating around the house.  I love to add texture and color to our home.  It adds a certain warmth and charm that is welcoming and inviting.

Perfect shade of brown.

Cool autumn nights are perfect to delight in a cup of tea.

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy the beauty of fall.


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Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Flea Market Finds

Happy Sunday to you all..  Last week I visited a local flea market in Lambertville, New Jersey and came across a vendor that had the loveliest vintage linens.  Oh my, was I like a kid in a candy store. So beautifully pressed and elegant.  Almost like little masterpieces.

The allure of vintage linens is inspiring and undeniable..  They add a timeless and romantic style to any table.  Finding place mats such as the ones above is unexpected and a true treat.  Ageless beauty and charm.  Detail and design is how I spot a well-made piece.  

I purchased three sets of place mats with matching napkins and two round table toppers.  

To me, it is about creating beauty and preserving the past.  To use old treasures in new ways and using one of a kind pieces to add timeworn appeal in our home and unexpected charm to my designs.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I am truly grateful.

Wishing you a restful Sunday.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Gardens At Nemours Mansion

Hi everyone...  I hope you are all had the chance to enjoy this amazing weekend.  The weather was absolutely perfect.  Warm, sunny and bright.  A perfect summer weekend although it is now fall but I am not going to complain about it.  And it seemed as if everyone was out trying to catch those last warm sunny days around here.

Yesterday, we visited the spectacular Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. Former home of Alfred and Alicia DuPont.   The mansion design of the mansion is in the late-18th- century style and was built by Carrere and Hastings, a prestigious New York architectural firm.  It is truly a work of art.  A labor of love and a true homage to Mr. DuPont's French roots.

The estate has the most developed and largest French Formal Gardens in North America.   The design was patterned after the gardens of Versailles surrounding the Petit Trianon at the Chateau de Versailles.  The grounds are beautifully landscaped with plantings, fountains, pools, a carillon tower, statuary and a pavilion surrounded by naturalized woodlands.

What a gorgeous home and spectacular gardens.  So much beauty and history to enjoy.  Timeless style and breathtaking splendor.

I hope you enjoyed the tour sweet friends.

Wishing you a  lovely Sunday.

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