Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Live Oak

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Draped in Spanish moss, the live oak has to be one of the most beautiful sights there is. I am fortunate to have several in my backyard. I did not realize until moving here how ubiquitous they are in South Florida. Did you know they can live 1,000 years? Interestingly, they are evergreen but deciduous - they stay green all winter, then drop their leaves in the spring as the new leaves push the old ones off.

Mine are all leafing out this week and it is quite a sight. That and temperatures of about eighty have me working in the garden this week. I am delighted with my progress in the garden. It is a mix of English garden and tropical paradise. My Brugmansias that are just a few months old are already six feet tall - it is amazing how things grow here including my hair and nails that grow like weeds down here. I also found Agapanthus yesterday at Lowe's and planted a big urn with it. Being able to garden 365 days a year really is a dream come true.
 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Coastal Blue and White

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This is such a perfect example of a coastal interior. A blue and white striped runner (this looks like my Dash and Albert Catamaran Stripe), a pair of oversized blue and white ginger jars, black and white sailing photographs, white walls, and dark wood floors. Displaying a collection of coral on candlesticks is such a cool idea.
 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Foyer @ CCC

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I love my foyer - double French doors and a transom and high ceilings let in tons of natural light. A black and gold antique Chinese chest, a brass and black marble console table, and blue and white Chinese porcelain are from my Alexandria home. They combine with Florida touches like palms and seashells and a new Dana Gibson faux bamboo oversized Chinese lantern. The color palette introduces the colors in the rest of my home - blue and white with pink and green and lots of gold.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Living Room CCC Style

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 Here are some shots of my living room - I hope you enjoy. Above is the Slim Aarons, a perfect vibe for my home.

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