Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Typeface..Pink Moon...

Lunar Alphabet via Leandro Katz

Today marks not only a series of lunar eclipses 
BUT
a gorgeous Pink Moon to boot.
I can't help but be reminded of one of our favorite tunes that happened to play non stop in our newly purchased Grande Dame some 14 years ago..
Volkswagen did this Nick Drake beauty justice in 1999.
It will forever make me feel 16 again...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Weekend!!!

Image by Tim Walker

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!

We Wessons are bringing out the candles, the balloons and a lovely little cake for a certain Grande Dame who turns 14 today...
She definitely doesn't look a day over 229...
And..
even though the old farmers down the street have nicknamed her the "house that can't hold paint"..
We love her all the more..
and
believe that she's the epitome of a classic beauty.
BUT
it's time my friends..
She's in need of a makeover...
What every teenage girl dreams of...
So my go-to design guru
(and sister from another mister)
Miss Heidi Heublein has been helping me do just that...

Having sent out Michaela & Mike's wedding invitation suite this week..
I am taking a much needed..
much anticipated..
long long vaca....
What pray tell shall I do with all this time...
I'll be..
Taking the Monster to THE City..
(the only city that forever holds my heart)
Catching up on some reading...
(both book and blog)
Getting some exercise with Mr. G...
Planning the Garden..
Writing up some delicious posts for this little ole blog..
Getting into the studio and START creating (for me)
and of course..
drag Miss Heublein into our Grande Dame
to
help make her
even
GRANDER!!
 

Be Safe, Get Outside and Have a Great Weekend!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Take Flight....


Ohhh..Those creatives over at Anthropologie make my heart sing..
I have a sweet sweet spot for the Monarch... 
You see..
Every year on our little island..
those lovely winged beauties..
lay their tiny white eggs in our fields..
yellow and black striped caterpillars emerge..
mint green chrysalises are formed..
and
then..
delicate flashes of orange, gold and black..
flit, fly and dance through our golden stalks of hay..
Then as quickly as they arrive..
with tiny suitcases in hand..
they head to Mexico...
 Image by Chocolate Creative Design
from Papillon post

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Hare....

Image by Zuza & Bartek for Pani Magazine 2012

Easter may be one of my all time favorite holidays..
BUT..
It's the lucky four footed creature that has stolen my heart..
Hare, rabbit, bunny...
They come in many guises..
But they are essentially the same..
Furry, fuzzy, lovable critters..
I've had many as pets
and
luckily I can get my fix up at Terra Firma Farm...
BUT
it's this time of year we get to truly celebrate them...
Do you have a few hiding in your home?
 
For the Table
1. Caskatea Rabbits Gold Canape Plates at Gracious Style
2. Kissing Rabbits Picnic Basket at Anorak
3. Bunny & Chick Salt & Pepper Shakers at Crate and Barrel
4. White Rabbit Tail Mug at Liberty  5. Jack Rabbit Cake Mold at Casa
6. Bunny Honey Jar at Nordstrom  7. Bunny Cake Stand at Leo and Bella
8. Hand painted Bunny Plate at Roootreee on Etsy
9. Bunny Pineapple Container at Beklina  10. Bunny Glass Dish with Lid at H & M
11. Bunny 12 Egg Platter at Williams Sonoma

For the Closet
1. Marc Jacobs Bunny Earrings at Shopbop
2. Hopkins Bunny Watch at Francescas
3. Marc Jacobs Rabbit Print Clutch at Farfetch
4. Marc Jacobs Sleeping Bunny Slippers at Neiman Marcus
5. Hermes Zlapin Tie  6. Marc Jacobs Bunny Scarf at Shopbop
7. Salvatore Ferragamo Bunny Tie at Neiman Marcus
8. Rabbit Bag at Yes Style  9. Quilted Rabbit Ears Bag at Asos
10. Golden Bunny Earrings at Us Trendy
11. Crystal Bunny Ears Headband at Nordstrom

For the Nest
1. Gilded Bunny Print at Anthropologie  2. Rabbit Hook at Asos
3. Faux Fur Cushion Cover at H & M 
4. Swinging Hare Door Knocker at Anthropologie 
5. Rabbit Weathervane at Sheila Shrubs
6. Emily & Meritt Bunny Alarm Clock at PB Teen 
7. Animal Ears Picture Frame at Burke Decor
8. Vintage Brass Bunny Bookends at Dewy Morning Vintage on Etsy
9.  Bunny Table Lamp at Lamps Plus 10. Mushroom Forest Wallpaper at Anthropologie
11. Brass Bunny Faucet at Amazon

For the Bebe
1. Stella McCartney Thumper Jumper  2. Peter Rabbit Library at Anthropologie
3. Paul Smith Bunny One Piece at Nordstrom  4. Bunny Pillowcase at H & M
5. Stack The Carrots Game at Crate & Barrel  
6. White Rabbit Nightlight at Smallable
7. Bunny Slippers at French Blossom  8. Bunny Dress at Gap
9. Stella McCartney Bunny Body  10. Rocking Rabbit at A Plus Store
11. Welcome Baby Book at Anthropologie