Jun 30, 2014

~ pink and yellow



Here I go again
I adore this pink and yellow arrangement from Carolyne Roehm ~ so summery!





(all images from Pinterest)

I think it's time for the pink and yellow summer banner…

Hope you are enjoying summer!

Colored glassware: Part 2 coming up next...

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Jun 26, 2014

~ colorful glassware: part 1


Carolyne Roehm is a constant inspiration to me. (How many times have I started a post with this very sentence?I pick apart her tablescapes and am obsessed with her taste level and her tenacious attention to detail. 

My newest obsession is her incredible collection of glassware and crystal. Specifically, the beautifully hued pieces exhibiting a rainbow of colors.

This is one of my favorite tablescapes from Carolyne. Not only have I acquired the glasses in 2 colors, I have done extensive research on this ceramic china - aptware - and found what I believe is all that's left of the green version. Additionally, I have the exact napkins in a variety of colors with the same monogram. .. (I did use my initials and not Carolyne's :)
I digress… The glassware is what we are concentrating on here. Here are the blue glasses...

Here are those same glasses in green. 

Another table with the blue glasses...

And another...

The green glasses again...

Here, Carolyne uses beautiful blue glasses and bowls on a lovely tray for house guests…

Another set of green glasses...

And those same glasses in blue...




I am not 100% sure this is a CR table, but I would guess it is…
 Same blue glasses here...

Same goes for this image… not 100% sure it's a CR table, but regardless, same blue glasses…

Here's amethest...




 Another set of green glasses…

And another...

I adore these magenta glasses paired with the clear goblets with magenta rims...

I believe these are the same pair of glasses looking more red on this table...

 Fancier examples of colored glassware are aplenty...


Gorgeous!

Here are links to a couple of the glasses featured in Carolyne Roehm tables capes:




Stay tuned for more on colorful glassware…
Part 2 coming up next!



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Jun 23, 2014

~ amazing garden tour 2



Utah was calling us back.  
Our recent quick trip was full of amazing scenery and relaxation...




I mean seriously, the scenery is majestic…

I couldn't wait to return to Temple Square to see what they replaced all the spring bulbs with! (see this post if you missed it for the most spectacular display…)

Although I prefer the spring bulbs, I was still in awe of the new summer plantings...



What? Impatiens? What about the fungus? Wonder if they'll last all summer?




























We peeked in one of the buildings... Mind you, this is a business building, not a religious building. Check out the stained glass ceiling!


And this orchid arrangement was fab...



Here's the arrangement from our hotel… We could literally smell the lilies outside the hotel!

This was a view from our balcony… Looks like Harry Potter, doesn't it?

If you are going to be in Salt Lake City, you should make every effort to eat at Valter's Osteria. It's absolutely fabulous…
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This is Valter. His exuberant personality is a huge part of the restaurant experience. He raves about his mother's recipes… and you will too! All meals are prepared table side providing an added level of entertainment, and the food is exceptional...
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More charm from downtown SLC...

Another building from our walk through the gardens at Temple Square...

And of course, the Temple...



What a beautiful weekend...

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