Seven on Sunday

Hello and happy Sunday my friends. Hope spring has sprung wherever you might be. The first order of business is to announce the winner of the $250 Horchow gift card. Drum roll please, congratulations goes to-


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Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Spring finally seems to be making it’s way in, and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s a slow process but the signs are all here and we have had a nice springy weekend……. bring on the al fresco living!

I must mention that I was incredibly flattered to have been featured/interviewed over at a dear blogging fiends blog, Hello Lovely. Michele is a gem and wove a pretty awesome story/post about me, as only she can. She put a lot into this post so hope you will stop over and say hello.

It might be fun for you to read this interview also because she dug up a bunch of pictures from our building process and it was entertaining even for me:) Click here to be taken away to Michele’s loveliness over at Hello Lovely. 

Thank you Michele for such a wonderful and flattering feature:)


1 THE GIRL WITH 15 VOICES. I was blown away by this girl….she sings 15 different of the world’s best female voices nearly flawlessly. Really entertaining to watch, you can fast forward to get a quick glimpse of each of the superstar “voices”. I watched the entire thing pretty dumbfounded over how easily she can transition to another powerhouse voice. Talented girl!

Her Shakira, Britney, Celine Ellie Goulding are spot on…..pretty amazing!


2 BEAUTIFUL ART.  I love highlighting the work of various artists that cross my path. I have found so many through the wonderful world of blogging, Instagram and even Pinterest. I just adore the work of  Kate Drenckhahn.

I was the very lucky recipient of a beautiful blue and white ginger jar painting from uber stylish icon,  Bettie Pardee. This beautiful piece was painted by equally talented Kate Drenckhahn. I love her take on so many subjects and was really happy to discover her, click here to see more of her beautiful work.

Speaking of Bettie, love this picture she sent me of her Enchanted Home mug  being put to good use:)

And now a look at Kate’s gorgeous work… I love that she has turned all these beauties into the most darling notecards and stationery. Everything is so darn pretty! Click here to see more

3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST SO  much beauty to share this week, makes me so happy to settle in with my iPad after a long day and to take in the beautiful and inspiring world of Instagram. Here are this weeks picks-

Here is this weeks fave…just way too cute for words!!!  I just want to pinch (ever so gently) those darling little thunder thighs:)


4. FUN SPRINGY/SUMMER TOPS. I love soft cottony tops, paired with white pants or capris, it is an instant winning combination for warm weather dressing.

Found all these under the brand Aqua at Bloomingdales, not a single one over $68 PLUS you get an extra whopping 25% off when you use the code FRIENDS. This incredible sale ends today, so don’t miss out! Bring on the warm weather! Click here  to see all of Aqua’s great tops and to get inspired for spring/summer dressing.

5 NEW FABRICS TO LUST OVER. I have been very immersed in the world of fabrics these last few months. Working on a few jobs that took me to all kids of wonderful fabric and trim shops and of course this always gets my creative juices flowing.

I have somewhat neglected to do a few spruce up in my own home. One thing that really needs to be done is my breakfast room chairs. Kudos to Lee Jofa which has made a fabric that still looks pretty darn good after 16 years!! That is crazy. these chairs have lasted so long As much as I love my little pugs and will miss them, their time has come. It’s time to bring in something new and fresh.

Funny that many of the fabrics I found and loved are ironically again from Lee Jofa. I want to go with a “Provence vibe” so florals and checks are totally appropriate. Here are some I came up with-

Just love the one above and the on below for a true Provence vibe, favorite color combination

This one above is very pretty too…so fresh and love the blues

Love playing with these and adding a buffalo check for an extra dose of charm

This velvet above is sooo gorgeous in person, I would love to see it on an ottoman or bench.


6 A VERY EXCITING DEVELOPMENT! So remember I broke the news to you that finally after almost looking for a good , CAPABLE, reliable source to develop the tulipieres, I found one? Well the first sample mold is back and might I say this has me quite excited. These beauties will be offered in two sizes, one about 22″ and the other will be a mini 14″.

Now I am waiting for the first painted sample. People,  this is really happening!! I am already planning out how I will use mine. It will be a tulip party everyday:) This has me wanting to run through the tulips with happiness……

We are going through the design process now and I am waiting on the first sample back. With luck I will have these in late May, stay tuned!

Now it’s onto the design details which are in the works as I speak it is a very interesting, labor intensive and time consuming process but will be worth it in the end!


7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY. OK today’s topic is movies. I looooove a good movie. I tend to like real movies though, something with a meaningful storyline that really makes me think and feel, a story I can relate to. I do not care for blood, gore, violence, nudity….that does nothing for me.

Give me a good movie that will make me laugh like a hyena or cry like a baby and I am happy as can be. Sadly there seems to be less and less of those. I often find myself watching a favorite movie over and over and have a list of about 20 that I love and could watch monthly (and often do).  But I know there has to be more out there…and that is where you come in!

Would love your take and if you want to include ONE favorite movie that you think you should share with all of us in hopes that maybe it’s something I haven’t seen. Here is a punctuated list of some of my faves in no particular order that I have seen over and over-

    • A Good Year
    • Dr. Zhivago
    • Something’s Gotta Give
    • The English Patient
    • Jane Eyre
    • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    • Under The Tuscan Sun
    • Its complicated
    • Bottleshock
    • The Namesake
    • Midnight in Paris
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • The Horse Whisperer
    • Steel Magnolias
    • Love Story
    • Great Expectations
    • A Beautiful Mind
    • The Notebook
    • Well Diggers Daughter
    • Good Will Hunting
    • The Way
    • Devil wears Prada

Where it says “other” you can put one movie you love (if it’s not on my list above) that you think all of us movie buffs should know about!


Hope you enjoyed my Seven on Sunday and hope you enjoy this day of rest. Funny, I drove past a field yesterday with a bunch of pint sized lacrosse players “warming up” for their game and got so teary eyed. I was instantly brought back to memories of my own little lacrosse warrior and just couldn’t help but feel incredibly nostalgic over “the good ol days”.

Spring always takes me back to the spring sports season which I must admit I miss more than I ever thought possible. I would trade my lazy Sundays in a heartbeat for a day packed with games cheering my son on. OK,  I am snapping out of it…back to reality!! Hope you have a wonderful end to your weekend. Until next time….

And tomorrow is a big day….the 2 day presale begins on the most gorgeous chinoiserie tole coming in about 3 weeks. This includes a huge shipment of bamboo lanterns, Provence planters, fabulous new lamps, the sold out bathroom accessories and more. So be sure to check back tomorrow:)
















Which would you choose?

Hello and happy Friday everyone! Dreary, rainy and cold over here but I know spring and summer are just a matter of days away. Ever so slowly the warmer months are descending upon us and it feels great. I am starting to hear birds chirp early morning which is a sure sign to me. I am eager to put away all my tans, blacks and grays and bring out the soft summery/springy clothes that have been in hibernation.

Every season I treat  myself to a few staples ahead of time then fill in if necessary. I am pretty good about assessing what I need and filling in. Lately Bloomingdale’s has been a sure thing….found so many things I loved, almost too many. But there is a silver lining!! It’s the Friends and Family sale and this is no ordinary sale. It’s a whopping 25% off of most things and I am talking some serious discounts here.

So this is a great time to stock up, fill in, buy a gift or treat yourself to something that you love. If you can believe it I even was able to fill in on my favorite Mottahedeh china patterns and got a few extra places settings at the 25% off….don’t think I have ever seen that anywhere!! So here we go with my picks for chic spring/summer dressing.

Don’t forget if you buy something to use the code “Friends” for a big savings…always sweetens the deal! Here we go…..

ITEM 1 This is a great looking espadrille and finding one in white is not easy..these are fabulous and will be in my summer wardrobe. Also think the metallic gold are fun for evening, combining pretty with comfy,  click here

CHOICE 2 Great looking Ibiza tote has me dreaming of a Caribbean getaway! Click here

CHOICE 3 This is a great dress from Ralph Lauren, first its white and love the crochet and secondly it could be dressed up or down, could see it with wedges or Jack Rogers, click here

CHOICE 4 You won’t be surprised to hear I love this top and at a price that I did a double take on…perfect for summer days into nights, click here

CHOICE 5 These Kate Spades espadrilles are so chic, and the kind of shoe I wear daily in the summer-  plus they are on sale. Click here

CHOICE 6 Isn’t this so pretty! It says summer here I come….I can see it with a pair of white pants and cute sandals, love it. Click here

CHOICE 7 How fun are these!! And so reasonable, don’t have to think twice, in a wide range of beautiful colors. This and a summer tan..perfect combination. Click here

CHOICE 8 LOVE this beach/pool coverup….summer perfection! Click here

CHOICE 9 This shoe is so me, love everything about it, practical heel and of course anything with bows gets me every time! Click here


CHOICE 10 A pair of white capris is a major staple in my warm weather dressing, and as you know I am a huge fan of NYDJ brand. These darling white capris are on order, click here

CHOICE 11 Isn’t this top pretty? Pink reminds me of spring and summer, and I am always a fan of anything with a ruffle. Amazing price too! Click here.

CHOICE 12 OK I need this bag…and well, Mothers Day is coming up, boys are you listening! LOVE this!! Click here

CHOICE 13 Darling top that can go equally well with black, white and jeans, such a fresh easy breezy summer top, click here

CHOICE 14 Fun summer earrings, in the summer, I love to use fun pieces like these and these bon bon earrings are all the rage, great looking dressed up or down. In a bunch of great colors, click here

CHOICE 15 I have these in black, they are so stylish with the beautiful scalloped detailing…a perfect year round flat. Click here

CHOICE 16 This is such a fun springy/summer top. Add white capris and you are good to go! Click here

CHOICE 17 Another very well priced and chic summer coverup, cute enough to wear as a summer dress, click here

CHOICE 18 If there is one color other than white that I love during the warmer months its a touch of turquoise. Paired with a tan and gold jewelry, its hard to beat. This darling top is half off and loving the lace detail! Click here

OK your turn to choose your two faves…

I had a hard time narrowing it down but 12 was a definite…such a great piece!! Thanks for stopping in, click here to see all of the goodies over at Bloomingdale’s and don’t forget to use the code “Friends”.

Last day to take advantage of the silver arrival sale. Click here to view.

Wishing everyone a happy Friday and end to your week. Until next time……