Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding & The Weekend

By the time you read this, Kate will be Princess Catherine....and a Mrs! 

Hope you enjoyed every minute of the Royal Wedding and that you treat yourself like royalty this weekend!
images: style me pretty

Thursday, April 28, 2011

British Invasion

Not since the Beatles or Princess Di have those of us in the U.S. gone this bonkers over a British event! Let the festivities begin!

Are you watching the wedding live or via Tivo? I'll probably do a in hand!

Cheers to the happy couple!
images: here, herehere, here, here, here & here

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flea Market Royalty

This week everyone is thinking about, talking about and waiting for....royalty, so I thought it was only appropriate to highlight Flea Market Royalty

That's right, I'm talking about Eddie Ross & Jaithan Kochar. This story comes to us by means of my cousin, Elizabeth. Yes, born only 4 months apart, our mothers happened to like the same name. Elizabeth Ann (her) and Elizabeth Ashley (me). Moving right along.

Knowing that the princes of porcelain and price haggling were coming to Roundtop, Elizabeth signed up for their Flea Market Tour. Not only did she have a memorable day, she snagged a couple of amazing items that Eddie pointed out.
These amethyst lamps just need a new set of shades to light up her home!
Elizabeth scored HUGE with this next purchase. Dorothy Thorpe punchbowl and glasses....for a whopping $36. Thorpe's glassware was a huge hit in her heyday of the 1930s-1950s. Yet, frequent appearances on the cult classic,  Mad Men, in the offices of Sterling Cooper have driven up the value and desirability of her work.

That may be why Jaithan recently saw this same punchbowl priced at $1000 at Bergdorf Goodman. Really.

I'll be in their flea market court anytime! How about you?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Tulips-Lonny & TRADHome

Taking a second, third and even fourth look through LONNY and TRADHome, I started noticing my favorite flower. 

Tulips!!! Looks like the stylists like them, too!

What are you drawn to in magazine photos? Color, layout, furniture, accessories, embellishments?

Wishing you bunches more of whatever you love!
images: lonny, tradhome

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hats Off to a New Week!

Hats are having something of a comeback. Not since Jackie's pillbox in the 1960s have hats seemed so popular.

Easter Bonnets this past weekend, Fascinators for the Royal Wedding, wide brimmed confections for the Kentucky Derby.....and perhaps a diamond encrusted tiara for Kate!

Hats off to an exciting week! What do you have planned? 
images: Daily Mail, Sam English for

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Flowers -Ode to the Peony

 In May....I am going to attend one of the classes by the Little Flower School.

Ode to the Peony!

I have admired Nicolette and Sarah's work and their ability to create a niche in flower arranging classes. They have a number of classes being offered now. Some through their studio in Brooklyn and others in conjunction with the New York Bontanical Garden.
There are still spots left in the Color Study of Blue in May....if you're interested!

Hoping life is in full bloom this weekend for you!!!

images: Little Flower School

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Feeling Calm

Although it doesn't seem so right now...I know that eventually the sun will come out for more than a tease. And when it does, I'm going to be ready with one of these beautifully handmade caftans.

Whether your summer plans entail the Hamptons, Palm Beach, Laguna or the neighborhood'll look and feel chic and cool in one of these!

Do you cover up?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Spy Eiffel

My beautiful friend, Lisa, who you may know as the interior designer/blogger behind Hamptontoes has just returned from a romantic trip to Paris with her husband. I can't wait to hear all the details! 

Paris in April!!! 

Is there anything more romantic?
ps: Welcome Home, Lisa!!!
images: pinterest from here, here, here & here

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Tulips-Limited Editions by Kerri Rosenthal

 It's hard to believe that it was only two months ago that I first featured the art of Kerri Rosenthal.
Following that post, Kerri came by my home and we tried several of her paintings above the mantel in my living room. When we put up a rasberry colored tulip painting....we both knew. That was the one. So, Kerri returned home to paint one for me.....and I picked it up last week.

That's my painting above, in the first photo!

What a joy it was to be in Kerri's studio, among the paints, the splatters and the canvases, both in process and completed. Here's a little of what I saw.
Kerri felt inspired by "April Showers bring May flowers", so during the month of April she is painting a limited edition of Tulip paintings. No special orders. Once they're gone, they're gone. 
My painting in place....just need to get it hung!

So, if you or someone you know loves Kerri's Tulips like I do, be in touch!

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