Thursday, March 16, 2017

Georgianna Lane's Paris in Bloom

"Flowers always make people 
better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine
for the soul." 
           ~Luther Burbank

   If you haven't been introduced to the stunning photography of Georgianna Lane you have been missing out on some of the most beautiful floral and Parisian images you will ever see! Her new book Paris in Bloom is a floral fantasy exploring the journey of flowers from the riotous gardens and tree-lined streets of Paris to artfully arranged shop windows, hotels, paintings, and architectural marvels that seem to worship the beauty of nature at every turn. Visit her two Etsy shops Georgianna Lane Photography and Parisian Moments to purchase prints, canvases, calendars, and stationery featuring her stunning work. Here is a little peek at my new favourite book Paris in Bloom... 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Dressing Table Romance

"Our admiration of the antique
is not admiration of the old, 
but of the natural." 
       Ralph Waldo Emerson

   There is nothing more elegant, more romantic, or more feminine than a dressing table. Be it old or new a beautiful dressing table adds instant glamour to a room. I have had a few over the years!  My very first was a little painted cottage style vanity with spindly legs. I was so excited the day I brought it home! I definitely felt like a princess. My style has evolved naturally over the years but I have always, always had a vanity in my room. They are irresistible to me! That fact might be why I was helpless when I came across this stunning vintage French vanity during my antiquing travels. I couldn't leave it behind! It was white and I added a light stain to it so that it would match my ivory coloured furniture and also a touch of gold to the beautiful carvings. I am so happy with it! Most of my decor accents are vintage but my jewelry box is by Wolf Designs and the pretty powder puff box is from Paul and Joe

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

"Valentine's day is the poet's holiday."
               ~Ted Kooser

   Happy Valentine's day everyone! My three year old niece gave me a kitten valentine this morning with her tiny scribbles and a translation from her Mummy letting me know that the message said how much she loves my cuddles and snuggles. :) How can you not love Valentine's day? For one it is a holiday that seems to celebrate my favourite colour: PINK. The chocolate comes in pretty heart shaped boxes and everywhere there are roses. Definitely my kind of day! May yours be filled with love, hearts, and smiles! 

Monday, January 30, 2017

January Birthday

"The more you praise and
celebrate your life, the more
there is in life to celebrate."
             ~Oprah Winfrey

    I have been right down in bed sick with a very bad cold for the past week. Not fun! It is my Mum's birthday today though and sick or not we are celebrating! I took a few quick pictures of the presents I wrapped for her in spring pastels as well as my hasty decorations. My sister had the most beautiful little book made for her with all of the photos from last year and I know she will love it! I made her one of my ribbon flower necklaces in pink. I hope you are all well and happy!