Sep 26, 2015

~ india hicks gathering


I think these are my favorite flowers Kyle Robino has ever produced...





And how about those hydrangea? 

The monstera leaf was the perfect addition for island inspiration...

The ruffly orange roses are to die for.



I had planned to have the gathering on the patio, but it rained and rained. 

And rained.

And rained.

 With India Hicks in mind, Kyle found a scarab beetle mold and had chocolates made. Of course she did :)

They were mistaken for charms! 

Just a few morning treats including Pecan Sticky Rolls,

Vegetable Crudite with Harissa Hummus...

Not pictured were Crab and Sweet Corn Fritters, Blackened Chicken Salad Puffs, and Tropical Fruit Skewers. 
Refreshing Limeade and Pineapple Spritzers with lemon verbena and toasted coconut were a hit!

I also picked up a few flowers from the grocery store to fill in here and there...
Hydrangea definitely placed first in the floral category...




You guys, India Hicks was extraordinary! She is stunning and oh so charming. .. What a treat it was to have her in my home. 

Check out her collection here.

Read more about hosting a get together here




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Sep 25, 2015

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You may have noticed a new link under my banner... 

What a crazy summer it has been! Here's what I've been up to...
Moving our youngest to college,
New York Gift Show,
Visiting our middle child,
Vacationing with friends,

And working on this!

Online access to awesome

Although this has been a one-step-forward-two-steps-back type of project, I have been making good progress recently. Still, this is the hardest post I've ever published. Commitment...

Can't wait to tell you more about it...  soon :)


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I'm headed down to Lauritzen Gardens for a luncheon with India Hicks. I had the pleasure of meeting her yesterday and I'm in love! She. Is. Amazing.

The highly anticipated Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show previewed last night. Here's a sneak peek into the Preview Party ~ fabulous as always... More details to follow!


Loved this pair of chairs from Deluxe...

Trace Mayer and his bees are always a bit hit...






Soloman Suchard ~ I absolutely adore them!




A new dealer for us this year... Stunning display!


Poverty Hollow




Oh how I loved that blue and white from Anthony Scornavacco... 

  
Barley Twist


Love these brass bells...









Love the turquoise ~ from Parrin & Co.





Beautiful majolica, as always, from Linda Ketterling...






Morning Glory Antiques





Tangerines at Black Tulip Antiques :)

American Eagle Antiques

More from Linda Willauer

Loved this from Jayne Thompson Antiques...

More to come!



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