Friday, March 18, 2011

Vintage Pairing

I've mentioned before that (one of my favorite websites), is an amazing source for design inspiration. It is also a great resource for decadent fashion and fabulous jewelry. Here is a pairing I selected for today!
This 1980's Mary McFaddon Color block dress in lovely sherbet shades, pairs nicely with this 1940's steel beaded and rhinestone evening bag made in France for the Park Ave. dress shop Martha. In its day, Martha was "the" dress shop for the carriage trade in New York City!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Too much green for just one day!

"For each petal on the shamrock,  this brings a wish your way ~ good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day".

As you can see, I can't wait for St. Pat's day to get decked out in green ~ its just too happy of a color to keep hidden in the closet all year!

happy st. pat's day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

* Turkish Delight *

I awoke one morning with a "taste" for adventure . . . .

. . .  out in the garden, I stumbled upon a bottle of pink elixir, feeling daring ~ I drank the whole thing! I sat on the grass and a sac of candy fell out of my pocket ~ to my surprise it was TURKISH DELIGHT ~ right out of Narnia, and tell me, who can resist Turkish Delight?

before I knew it, my head began to spin and bright lights began to sparkle in front of my eyes . . .

I awoke from a slumber to find myself under a beautiful canopy, a cherry tree in full bloom ~ feeling refreshed and got up to explore . . .

around the corner I came across some interesting structures built into the hillside . . so I decided to have a look inside . . .

I traveled into the hillside and came out another side to find myself in Istanbul!

I had read of the majestic Blue Mosque ~ Hagia Sophia, and its legendary splendor . . .

Inside I was absolutely awestruck by this architectural masterpiece!
When I awoke in my own backyard, this image was etched into my minds~eye! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Ever since I was a child I have dreamt of having a labyrinth maze inside my garden, a place I could wander away the afternoons and get lost in my imagination. One day I'll have the opportunity to design my own, but until then, here are a few lovely mazes I can dream about ~ coupled with one of my favorite songs!

mix & match

I paired a couple lovely rooms with a couple models that seem to be the perfect match for the interior ~ don't know why ~ other than they looked good together!
Which look do you like best? Eyebrows or no eyebrows? Both are amazing to me!

Monday, March 14, 2011

on my nightstand

Yesterday I happened upon this book at my local bookstore, and I have to admit, the cover just enchanted me so much, I bought the book without knowing a thing about it.  I guess I feel the need to escape into a fantasy world for a few days . . . 

random forms

just a few images I combined for fun . . .