Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Technology Day @ CCC

Etsy - CooperModern

 So today is modern technology day at CCC. If all goes as planned (and it rarely does), Amazon will be delivering the Samsung Frame TV this morning along with a new receiver for my surround sound system. Then the TV is getting installed in the master bedroom and the surround sound that is all over the house including the lanai gets hooked up to the TVs and sound system. The new Frame TV has Alexa built in as well. And my internet and streaming is all wireless so everything needs to sync. As for the art on the Frame TV, it comes with a trial subscription to works of art from museums and galleries, but you can also download tons of art from places like Etsy and Juniper Home or upload your own art or photographs. So this will be a whole new learning curve with all of this for me. It will be a long day.... Cocktails @ 5.

Update - the TV was to arrive between 9 AM and noon and they were here at 9:05. Good start.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Fun Flower Arranging

Amanda Lindroth

 In Florida, my "serious" designer bags are all just sitting in the closet. Fortunately, I have a wonderful collection of vintage wicker Kate Spade bags and straw bags by Kayu that are much more casual and have a tropical vibe.

 I just love Amanda Lindroth's idea of using some of my wicker and straw totes as vases. When I am out this week, I'll pick up a few glass vases at Dollar Tree for this purpose. You just hide the vase in the purse. I enjoy cutting foliage and flowers from my garden to use in the house. And it's free! In the photo above, Amanda uses pink bougainvillea and I have a massive one in this color in the garden. The styling is darling with the blue and white Chinese garden stool.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Amanda Lindroth DIY

Amanda Lindroth

 I find this Bahamas master bedroom by Amanda Lindroth very intriguing. The headboards look to be a pair of twin wooden headboards that one could easily source second hand and paint in a coral pink and create a king headboard. So too, the bench at the end of the bed does not appear to be a bench at all but rather three chairs painted a matching coral pink. One could easily substitute stools for the chairs which would be much easier to find. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Halloween at CCC


 I love decorating for Halloween. I received my John Derian black weeping willow from Target yesterday and it joins my Target skull pineapples. So fun!

My raffia pumpkins from Target - 

A glimpse of the breakfast room - 

I love my blue pumpkin - I would like a couple more, but this is the only one that I have found so far. I got it a couple of weeks ago and there is zero deterioration to date. One trick I read to prevent rotting is to clean it with a Clorox or antibacterial wipe which I didn't have, so I washed it with soap and water and rubbed it down with hand sanitizer - LOL. True story.