Aug 29, 2013

~ inspired stripes

I never know what will catch my eye on Pinterest...

I've never been so inspired by stripes...
Fabulous, aren't they?

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Aug 26, 2013

~ colors of the sea

What a beautiful collection of aquatic hues... thanks to Pinterest.

Hope you are enjoying your last days of summer, if you have any left!

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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. 

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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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