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Hi and happy Saturday to you.? I have had one heck of a busy week…..and am gearing up for a big family party tomorrow, plus have family in town so not many minutes to spare! I was going to do a big post on my birthday lunch that I threw for my dear friend but will put it together for one day early next week and include highlights from tomorrow too which will make one whopper of a post:)

Thankfully the weather is supposed to be sunny, warm and wonderful after days and days of torrential rains so no complaints! I will,? as always try to capture some of the highlights and share them with you next week. Today is just a bunch of fun randomness and I am really glad I had worked on this last week and have it ready to go minus a little tweaking.? Hope you are doing well and wishing all the Fathers out there a very happy and relaxing Fathers Day! Here we go….

Table manners! Thought this was rather nifty as we can all use a refresher course here and there on table settings and what to put where, don’t you think?

Blue and white anything! You know I love it, one of my favorite summer looks is a pair of white pants, a white t and a great scarf. I have tons of scarves and wear them year round. How great is this one! I love it no matter the price but how about if I told you its $14.00 at Tarjay? Yep! Click here to grab one…..

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Chinoiserie.…..Can you believe this is melamine? I am in love! I love the bamboo detailing and don’t even get me started on the chinoiserie and then that its blue and white just slays it out of the park! Gorgeous, right? If I didn’t’ have my own set from my own shop (which I also love and it does work so well on my patio) I would be all over this. If you want to see it,? go to Newportstyle.net.…..


The Hamptons! The gorgeous Hamptons, one of my favorite places especially off season or during the week. The traffic on weekends is craaaazy and really frustrating but it’s always a beautiful picturesque place to visit traffic or no traffic.? More pictures from my jaunt there last week that I wanted to share……….

A windmill is a sure sign you are in the Hamptons!

We love eating at The Palm and have had many wonderful dinners there through the years…..

The beautiful pond leading into East Hampton…….

This house was dubbed “the perfect house” by my boys when they were very young and funny, they still as young men refer to it as that!

Signs of Americana are everywhere and just add to the charm
The Perfect house again……it really is perfect!

All of the charming bed and breakfasts right in town are just the perfect weekend getaway…..

The newest full service luxury hotel, Topping Rose House…..heard it’s gorgeous!

A pretty school building in Bridgehampton
One of the many wineries
Charming antique shop of wihch there are many……

A passing glimpse of Pierres a really charming French bistro/cafe that serves excellent food

And then I hit one of my favorite farmstands and my camera got a workout…what is it about photographing fruits and veges that so excites me? Please tell me I am not alone!

Fell madly in love with this Eden climbing rose…..am looking into planting some, they are exquisite!

There they are again? Aren’t they stunning? And sooo fragrant too!

I love green and white together, so crisp and elegant……

A great new recipe. I always try to experiment and add at least one new dish (if not more) when I have any kind of gathering. I like expanding and trying new things. This one is a total winner! A heavenly Spinach, Feta, Roasted bell pepper Greek salad. Made it for my lunch and it was divine!!!!! I was so happy I made a lot because the leftovers were so good the next day, but didn’t last much beyond that! I found this recipe from Instructables. Click here for the recipe!

Topiaries. Love them! Back at home, I planted some new topiaries in some small blue and white containers and put them in my kitchen. Take a look…..

And how beautiful is this large antique blue and white dish I found at a sm. antiques shop in CT? Love it!

Shop news. Lo and behold I found another 3 pair of the very popular white Staffordshire dogs! Anyone who wants them, just email me here. I know several had and I didn’t have anymore, so these three pair are up for grabs.? Email me directly here? as they are no longer on the shop site.

Also I get people asking here and there about the darling Staffordshire dog lamps that I have featured a while back, yes they are for sale and do come in blue and black. People seem to have a hard time finding them, they are under new arrivals but I will soon have to move them to lamps (duh)!. Click here to see them….

And…..finally two long anticipated items (both heirloom quality have arrived! These wonderful chargers are finally here. Literally just unloaded and my first orders will be shipping out on Monday. They are so exquisite. They will be on my online shop by Monday or can email me here if you want to purchase them. They are available i limited quantities and sell very fast. $55 each or if you order 10 or more they are $50. This is heavily discounted as they retail for upwards of $115.00 Just fabulous!

The other amazing item that just arrived is this magnificent tray…truly one of the pretties I have seen. It too, will be added to the online shop on Monday but in the meantime if you want it just email me
Measures 22 x 19.I will be selling it for $395 but it retails for $595 and up. Limited quantity.

Thanks as always for stopping in and I wish everyone a fabulous day, great weekend and for all the fathers out there….a most relaxing and enjoyable day! Speak to you on Monday!

Don’t forget about the gorgeous book giveaway, Soiree by Danielle Rollins. Its a must have for anyone who loves to entertain or just wants to be inspired. You must visit this post by clicking here to be eligible! Good luck. A winner will be announced on Tuesday!

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