Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mix and Match

Photos by Marion Brenner for House & Garden July 2004

Since our engagement last month, I have been forming a collection of differing white milk glass containers to use as table centerpieces for the wedding reception.

Mixing and matching compotes and vases for a vintage and eclectic look.

Mostly English hobnail pattern, some ruffled and some footed. Sharing a common thread but as individual as they can be.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Order up!

We at the tiny Tudor are almost ready to place an order for these cabinet latches. I think they suit the original cabinets we are keeping very well. I like the idea they are not in every kitchen. Outside the proverbial box.

These are great too. I must admit to being just a bit torn between the two.

They seem a good complement to the star of the kitchen. Our black and white vintage stove.

Both are reproductions of classic styles available at Van Dykes Restorers. A fabulous resource with an online catalog truly staggering with its huge array of items available for our shopping enjoyment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eat-in Kitchens

Photo by Tria Giovan for Southern Accents May/June 2008

A charm filled eat-in kitchen in the Baton Rouge garden district home of designer Carl Palasota beckons to me. The painted wooden floors, decoupaged botanicals and a lovely antique chair pulled out just waiting for me to sit down to breakfast.

Photo via House Beautiful website.

Remember when I posted about this striking black and white eat-in kitchen. Apparently it captured the attention of the talented Fifi Flowers. And behold her creation - a wonderful artistic rendering. LOVE it! And I almost missed it in the busy fog I've been in. (FYI there are many posts half formed in my minds eye, stay tuned) That would have been a shame.

Photo by Nicholas Ruel for Elegant Homes Fall/Winter 2008

And the sophisticated eat-in kitchen in this Montreal home is every bit of elegant. The coffered ceiling is a favorite of mine and the floors are worth admiration as well.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Dreamy Dress

If it were to be a winter wedding and if I hadn't already bought a dress. THIS would be the one! Its true vintage glamour and if you hurry it can still be yours. Bidding will conclude in about 6 hours. Get it HERE.