All above from Dana Gibson
All below from Worlds Away
WALLPAPER. Yes, have found even more great wallpaper! What can I say its a bona fide addiction..cannot help myself! I am glad that for two bathrooms I was smart enough to order them right when I saw two Scalamandre papers I loved, this way its a non issue...case closed. But I still have many other spaces to concentrate on, it was just a drop in the bucket. However, progress is progress. Here are a few interesting patterns from York wallcoverings...I have to admit I wasn't really familiar with York but saw something interesting in a magazine which led me to find them online which led to more paper crushes which led to adding them to my inspiration folder which led to this post...whew! So here they are a few of my latest wallpaper crushes......
Love grays and creams together and of course love the gray/blue background
How could I not include this...in honor of Teddy and a shoutout to all canines!
Love this for a small home office...fun and crisp but elegant...
This is so old world and beautiful
I love this gray/blue color, pretty for a bedroom wall
They even do murals!
Dramatic, bold and fabulous for a small jewel of a powder room
Just love the colors here.....and am a peacock fanatic
These colors are so beautiful around sunset.....love it with green
PIER ONE BARGAINS (who knew!) OK I must admit I am not a snob but always thought of Pier One as a basket, mood beads and incense depot for hippies (I admit I was off base). I haven't been into a Pier One since I threw my husband a surprise backyard party about 14 years ago and last minute frantically ran around looking for citronella candles....only to be led to Pier one. In my manic state I ran in, got them-mission accomplished, not to return again. I never thought of it as a store that had anything for me. While waiting for my son to finish at an appt. the other day, there was a Pier One next door, so I figured I would pop in. Much to my surprise, I found some goodies for a friends birthday whose style so epitomizes what I found. I was so excited with what I came up with...and everything was so reasonable! The first four pictures are all part of her gift..I wrapped it all up in a colorful basket and it included two cookbooks (that she had been wanting) and a bunch of fun utensils, then got a couple of little goodies for myself (of course) Needless to say her gift was a huge mega hit! (and the bonus is she invited me to her cookbook party next month, where a group of girls will get together to try out a few different recipes together from the book, imagine- little old me responsible for that divine inspiration!
Got her 8 of these appetizer/salad plates...perfect for outdoor entertaining
This adorable colorful apron...how fun!
And these fun coasters!
Then I found this gorgeous tray....so unexpected in a place like Pier one....I want my whole dining room to look like this..lol! I mean does this look like its from Pier One? Not.
How could I pass this up? Is this the cutest thing ever? For condiments, got one for her, one for me, of course.
Another cute condiment serving piece
Then for outdoors, how pretty and different is this grouping, the seat cushions, the umbrella and then add a punch of yellow with the pillows..fun!
OK, OK...I know I got a little carried away but we all know we love the thrill of a bargain- then when its something pretty..its doubly sweet! Great looking stuff...who knew!
A SERIOUSLY GRAND PARTY. In my next life, I want to be a party planner extraordinaire.I can see it now "The Enchanted Party". I like it! I am so fascinated by parties, party planning, flowers, locations, table settings, linens, all of the glorious crowning touches that are the hallmarks of an elegant party. I am as impressed by an elegant backyard bbq as I am a dreamy seaside chic wedding.....its all in the details and that is what fascinates me so! Ever since I discovered Tara Guerard's work in one of my many Southern Accents' back copies...I have been captivated. She and her talented team are based in Charleston and New York. I have also decided what when my sons get married, she is the one who will plan
my his wedding. I have it all planned out!! I love her eye and interpretation and think she is so unbelievably talented. This post does not do justice to her work and her amazing website so please click here to see some seriously gorgeous affairs..... For now here is a little taste of what the folks over at Tara Guerard Soiree's are capable of doing...needless to say, they sure know how to throw a party!
So that's what I am loving this week..thankfully not a shortage of beautiful things in this world, always something glorious to discover. Afterall, isn't it when you are dreaming that you become most inspired? I know that's the case with me! Would love to know if something above caught your eye or there is something you are loving this week. Hope you have an enchanted day!