Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Elegant White

I want to live this life!

Wait a minute, maybe not....I know this picture is supposed to be couture, but doesn't it look like she's wearing a straight jacket?....hehe

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Beautiful Laundry Rooms

I hate doing the laundry, all the waiting in between each load, folding, ironing, putting everything away only to do it all over again the next day... or so.  Then I came across a picture of a beautiful laundry room with TWO Washers and TWO Drys.... Brilliant!!!! Why not, who wants to do laundry all day?  Everyone should have two of each.

 The Red washer and dryer really make this look like a fancy Laundry room....Love It!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chanel Christmas Tree

Wow!  A Red Flocked Christmas tree, what a great idea! That really catches your eye.  I don't think I've ever seen one before.  Not sure if I like the black Christmas balls, but its perfect for Chanel.



Monday, November 18, 2013

Roberto Cavalli Dress

This dress is incredibly gorgeous!! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Baby shower, Express Stork Airlines by Lora Lee Lewis

My nephew and his wife are having there first baby.  Yahoo!!!
I did some research and found this cute whimsical design by  Lora Lee Lewis, Check out her web site for other great party ideas and products.

Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower

Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower

Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower
Stork Express Airlines Baby Shower

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Loralee

“This party was all about the whimsical idea that Storks are organized into an Airline for Babies… and what it might look like!  We had a blast with all the infant innuendo and putting this one together.  We recreated everything you might find with the airline and put it into the baby perspective.
The party started with ‘Ticketing’, where the guests signed the registry with, of course, a feathered pen.  All stations were prepped with lovely luxe-cut freestanding signs that coordinated with the theme.  The guests then proceeded to the ‘Baggage Drop Off’ where they left gifts.
Guests claimed their ‘Inflight Cuisine’ at the primary table, where we had cake bites and macarons in the appropriate colors, along with, of course, ‘Complimentary Airline Refreshments’ of peanuts and pretzels, prepackaged into their little Incoming Airlines baggies.  The main course was a sandwich and salad that had been boxed in a brown square box, resembling possible cargo, with stickers and stamps on it reminiscent of vintage suitcase travel stickers.  The cargo was then wrapped in a paper bundle receiving blanket cloth that looks to have come straight off the stork’s beak.  We used skewer sticks to prop them into the proper shape.  The final touch was using a large safety pin to attach the lunch tag.
This table was the ‘Baggage Claim’ where guests would pick up their suitcase favor boxes.  Each suitcase favor box had stamps and travel stickers of various shapes and sizes with vintage fonts and faded imagery.  Within the boxes were lovely coordinating stork cookies created by Becky Melton.  The boxes were stacked atop an old leather suitcase we found in a consignment store.
This vintage dresser was stacked with blue and red suitcases filled with the event planner’s gifts for the mother.  It also had sparkling lemonade in bottles wrapped in the coordinating bottle labels and with stripey straws and flags announcing the ‘Early Arrival Date.’  We had Ghiradelli Chocolates wrapped in the theme baby-on-stork labels and chocolate chip cookies in the ‘Original Chip off the Old Block’ label and bag.
Loralee created some ‘Safety Precaution’ cards for advice to the mother from the guests, and it started with a short saying about the ‘When Oxygen Masks Fall, Put Yours on First and Then on Your Child’ and how mothers put themselves last too often, and need to remember to care for themselves first so they can best care for the family.  The next activity was a quiz on a coordinating card asking a number of questions about the baby and parents and mother.”


– Paper & Styling: Loralee Lewis (and Staff)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Where There's Tea There's Hope

I love this sign, it reminds me of my mother.  My mother was born and raised in England and having a cup of tea is always a great source of comfort to her.
In an episode of , Foyles War,  a lady comes home to find that her home has been bombed and everything she owned destroyed.  A soldier pulls a chair out of the rubble and say's....."Here Dear have a seat, someone get her a cup of  tea" .   Sitting in the middle of the rubble with a cup of tea hardly seems like it would help but for the British, Stiff upper lip and .............

Foyles War

Monday, April 8, 2013

Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead Resturant in St Helena Californa

This place is off the hook!  I love the country setting and outstanding seasonal organic food.  The pictures do not do it justice.  I really recommend stopping by for at least happy hour when driving by.   I love any opportunity to sit out side with friends and family sharing good times with some amazing wine.  They have indoor and out door dinning.  In the front there is a large fire place and bar....which is fantastic on chilly nights.  This is my new favorite place, I can't wait to go back!

 Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead is a sustainable food, wine and agricultural center located in St. Helena, the heart of the Napa Valley.  The restaurant is on a large piece of land that has many areas that  you can walk around and enjoy.  By the roadside sign there is a beautiful vegetable garden.

 They have a vintage Ford Truck parked out front, very quaint!
Comfortable seating outside, a great place to sit with friends for happy hour .  Feels like home....but better!.

In this area of the out door dinning,  I love that they separated the seating areas with Espalier Apple trees.

I grew up in the South and remember in the summer sitting out side with my family just talking and laughing until late into the evening.  Having a fireplace outside is fantastic those late chilly nights.

Long Meadow Winery  next to the restaurant has an Herb Garden.....beautiful!!


Friday, February 22, 2013

A new face?

I have been a button collector for a long time and just came across this .... Amazing!