Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Straw Bags & Summer Flowers

Ashley McCormick - Cottages & Gardens

Here is a fun idea for summer - use straw beach bags/totes as containers for summer flowers - preferably real ones! For the hydrangeas one could use a potted plant or cut hydrangeas in a vase. Use a plastic garbage bag as a liner for the bottom for any drips. The bench cushion is Quadrille's Petite Zig Zag. Straw bags are so summery and multi-functional - I use one every day as a handbag because I love a big bag. 

Monday, June 27, 2022


Oscar de la Renta

These wonderful pieces by Oscar de la Renta reminded me of how much I love madras and patch madras. I had so many madras pieces growing up including a wonderful patch madras swimsuit by Lanz.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Classic Blue and White

Eileen Kennedy Design

This is such a pretty example of a blue and white room - traditional but modern. Chinoiserie touches include the pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs, the blue and white Chinese garden stool, and an orchid in a blue and white Chinese bowl. I love that they kept the grandfather clock. The backgammon table is by Oomph.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Whimsical Wicker

Amanda Potcake Wicker Dog

 I have a definite thing for wicker animals and have a little menagerie in my home and lanai - four wicker elephants, two wicker snails, two wicker monkeys, a wicker turtle, and a wicker frog. No wicker dogs, but this guy is very cute.