Friday, November 27, 2020

Pillows and Pillowcases

Hill House Home

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and is staying home safe and sound today enjoying Black Friday shopping from the comforts of home like me. Speaking of home and Black Friday sales, I wanted to return to the subject of pillows. 

You will recall I posted a few weeks ago about making the perfect bed and asked specifically for new pillow suggestions. The majority of commenters suggested the Casper original pillow. They started their Black Friday sale a couple of weeks ago and I immediately ordered two and I love them. They are the perfect balance of soft and firm and work with any sleeping position. I would highly recommend them. Thank you for your recommendations. 

I am debating silk pillowcases for them. Silk pillowcases seem all the rage and people can't say enough about how great they are for you hair and skin. I have read several articles including from the very reputable Good Housekeeping that they do indeed reduce wrinkles, bed hair, frizz, and split ends. Any experience or recommendations? This is on my Christmas shopping list for myself because I have been a very good girl this year. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Alberto Pinto

 I hope everyone has a lovely and safe Thanksgiving. Let's all try to focus on the positive and believe that there are better days ahead. 

I love this table setting. Harvest colors done my way with chinoiserie china and accessories and lots of potted orchids. BTW my Publix had gorgeous peonies yesterday - in November - that was a lovely surprise. 

Do you notice the silverware is placed facing down and the napkin is on the right? Very French - he is based in Paris.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Chinoiserie Christmas

Matthew Monroe Bees - House Beautiful

 In his Charleston home, this interior designer places his Christmas tree in a blue and white Chinese fish bowl. He says it leaves more room for presents and elevates the tree making it look more grand. OK you smart people, this looks to be a cut tree and tree stands tend to have larger bases with wider legs. I would love to know how he secured the tree. 

Here's a cute idea by Amanda Lindroth - she has decorated her wicker pagodas (this is her Charleston store) with miniature red Christmas ornaments. I would love to hear ideas from you on how you combine Christmas and Chinoiserie in your home. 

Amanda Lindroth

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


From My Collection

 I posted before about how caftans have been a staple of tropical dressing for centuries and in South Florida for decades. Light, breezy, and chic, they work here morning, noon, and night. With the pandemic and staying at home more, they have become my wardrobe. I even sleep in one. I am wearing this one above right now. They are great as nightgowns, beach coverups, loungewear, and going out as well - I just add a pair of statement earrings, a straw bag, Jack Rogers sandals, and I am dressed for anywhere - things don't get too dressy here BTW. Venice and Sarasota are far more casual than Palm Beach.

I especially love the ones by Rujuta Sheth. Made of rayon, they are machine washable and you just hang them to dry. And they wear like iron. They are available on the website, and I have also purchased them from Madewell and Anthropologie - two of my favorite stores.

I bought a couple yesterday on Black Friday sales to add to my collection. 

Rujuta Sheth

Rujuta Sheth

Rujuta Sheth