FLORAL DESIGNER ~ JEFF LEATHAM

Be still my heart. I literally gasped when I saw the Architectural Digest article featuring floral designer, Jeff Leatham. Behold, this stunning display at the Four Seasons George V in Paris.

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The beginnings of the display unfolds beneath a stunning crystal chandelier.

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Vessels are filled with ‘Naomi’ roses and magenta phalaenopsis orchids.

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Creating a tiered arrangement. What an impact.

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A classic tapestry with modern flowers. To read more, visit Architectural Digest.

Happy Valentine’s Day

xoxo,

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BRING IT ON ~ PINK

Without a doubt, I absolutely love Pink and certainly, the color is most befitting for the month of February. I’ve gathered a few images that more than send my heart a flutter, and, hopefully, you will enjoy them as well.

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Shut the Front Door ~ Pink, of course!

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And, with Navy, it is simply Stunning, but yes!!

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I love everything about this room, starting with the ceiling, and ending with the luscious fabric choices.

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Speaking of Fabric, here are a few picks from Schumacher and Robert Allen.

FROM NURSERIES TO KIDS

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TO FLOWERS AND FASHION 

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BRING IT ON ~ PINK

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All images via my Pinterest.

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HAPPY, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Happy 4th ~~

Well, goodness, gracious, heaven save us! Good, golly, Miss Molly, but this year is absolutely flying by…..here we are, July, and it’s another holiday…..Happy 4th! 

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Image via my Polyvore Boards.

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Images from My Pinterest Board.

HAPPY, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

 

 

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FLOWERS ~~ THE PEONY

THE MEANING AND SYMBOLISM OF THE PEONY

With a recorded history that dates back thousands of  years, it is not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And, another tells the story of that same physician who was “saved” from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony.

The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. (Source here.)

The story behind the flower is full of intrigue and certainly rich in symbolism, but the fact is, I absolutely adore this flower and it is at the top of my list of floral favorites. Just recently, I picked up a small bouquet of pink peonies at one of my go to shopping spots, Trader Joe’s along with a small bouquet of white Lisianthus. They are simply arranged and sitting on my kitchen counter, where they make me smile when I see them at the beginning of my day.

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Nature’s Inspiration

It’s Everywhere

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MY HEART’S DESIRE

Romantic dinners, champagne toasts, fabulous flowers and beautiful baubles…..it’s always fun to dream and fantasize! So with that in mind, here is a “Valentine Fantasy Board” that I have created. I would be happy with any of these little goodies…..How about you? Are you inspired?? Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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1.  Here

2.  Michael Kors Pink Silicone watch here.  Kate Spade watch here. Michelle watch here.

3.  Vivienne Westwood Cassis Pink Patch Fabric Mini Satchel here.

4.  Pink oversized suede envelope clutch bag here.

5.  Multi-Strand Leather Wrap Bracelet here.

6.  Kate Spade New York Gold-Tone Candy Pink and Clear Crystal Earrings here.

7.  Ruby Kovo Pink Champage Diamond Toggle Bracelet here.

8.  Saint Laurent Classic Baby Sac De Jour Bag in Lipstick Pink here.

9.  Bow Continental Wallet Ballet Pink Shiny Goat here.

10. Alexander McQueen Pink Suede Butterfly and Crystal Knucklebox Clutch here.

11. Sydney Evan Pink Ombre Love Charm on Pearl Chalcedonys here.

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