Aug 22, 2013

~ copycat napkin

I've said it before: When I find a good thing, I have absolutely no problem copying.

Carolyne Roehm loves her beautiful blue napkins so much...


Can you blame her? I love them too.


Here's the same napkin and monogram, different color...

They are Daisy Hill napkins and I love them a lot...


These napkins are very similar by Julian Mejia. 

The monogram is similar also, but slightly different. I realize the mad scientist in me is showing as most normal people would not be able to see a difference in the monogram...

Similar monogram, different napkin...

I researched. I hyper-focused. I ordered. 
(here)


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Aug 19, 2013

~ isis ceramics

Obsessed. Totally obsessed. 

I recently bought this similar looking dinnerware: Juliska Country Estate and I adore it. 

They are a great look-alike of the dishes on the cover of Joe Nye's gorgeous book, Flair. That plate!

Although I have exhausted my spending allowance for everyday dinnerware for this year, I am not sure I'll be able to stop thinking about these dishes. After some research, I discovered these plates are a bit more special as they are hand-painted. They come in an array of shapes, sizes and colors, and could not be more charming. The wheels are spinning rapidly in my head and I'm wondering about ordering a set of chargers in green to use for more special occasions... Just a thought. These would be for entertaining purposes only, and would produce a truly spectacular table. 


Isis Ceramics is where to find these treasures... As I try to discern how to incorporate these lovely pieces into my tabletop, I'm finding there are lots of possibilities...






Love it!
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P.S. The newest version of Juliska Country Estate in blue is a close match... here.


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Aug 15, 2013

~ vail

We loved our trip to Vail so much last summer, we did a repeat! And celebrated a 21st birthday at the same time... We were not disappointed!

Vail Village is as charming as ever...






I loved my morning walks by the gorgeous homes...





Check it out. We spotted a Momma Moose and her two babies! We watched in awe as they casually crossed the driveway. By the time I remembered my camera, I missed the Momma Moose, but I got the babies! Pretty amazing.
 










This is my favorite house to walk by... LOOK at the painted details! 











The Four Seasons...

The Sonnenalp...

Me attempting to photograph a hummingbird.



We stayed at the Solaris and oved it ~ the location is perfect!

Our little buddy who worked in a shop next to the Solaris...


Him got a stick.

The view from the Solaris...

We hiked Booth Falls ~ a beautiful hike and great workout...
The wildflowers made me feel like Maria from The Sound of Music...




Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery, delicious food... the perfect recipe for a fantastic family vacation! 



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