Thursday, October 23, 2008

Antoinette Inspiration


I first blogged about these photos on my Livejournal in 2005. I remember falling into love with them instantly at the time. When I stumbled upon them today in a forgotten folder saved on my computer; it was like love at first sight all over again. I love the colors, the details, the birds -- just everything about them.

This photographs were taken by Bernard Tartinville - unfortunately that is the only information I have on them. If anyone knows who the models are please let me know and I'll be sure to add them to the post.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wishing For Wednesdays: Sunny Breakfast


Despite it being well into Fall, it is still quite sunny and hot here in California. Sadly, it's not quite hot cocoa and sweaters for us yet. But, I'm sure that will change in a few weeks, so to play homage to some of the last few days of sunny weather, I've put together some sunny items perfect for a kitchen or a front porch dining room.

[Clockwise from the cute bee honey container: Silver Honey Bee available at Delight. A few of the color options from the very popular set of Latte Bowls available at Anthropologie. A really cool Boiled and Peeled Print made from an original watercolor and ink painting done by Owen Sherwood and Emma Copley of Tomato Can Studio. Last but not a least, is a little yellow Magnetic Timer via Anthropologie].

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

Think about adding a few potted orange trees for a pop of orange and finish off the lighting with some glass votives. Need menu ideas? A pot roast with roasted vegetables and potatoes would work great for this setting.

[Sources: Quill Flatware available at Pottery Barn, Manzanita Candelabra with Mini Taper Candles available at West Elm, Thomas Paul Gothic Art Dessert Plates ( Nelly, Peter, Bird Stallion) by Thomas Paul available for purchase on Velocity]

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Luella Halloween


I recently stumbled across the above Halloween inspired section of the Fall 2008 RTW line designed by Luella. I especially like the mix of colored tights, and thought this would make great inspiration for those of you who would rather not come up with a costume for Halloween, but still wanted to stay festive and fun.

[All images via]

As a side note, anyone notice the previous winner of Australia's Next Top Model, Alice Burdeu, in two of the four photo's above? Probably the most successful model to come out of the Next Top Model franchise thus far.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Soft and Romantic

RTW Spring 2009 Luisa Beccari

Love Luisa Beccaria's Spring 2009 RTW collection. Soft, ethereal, romantic.

[Images from]

Halloween Theme: Hitchcock Lady

Halloween Theme: Hitchcock Lady

An alternative to the mainstay orange and black of Halloween Decor, I've pulled together some ideas for a Hitchcock inspired Halloween. I've tried to mix things up by using a rich blue, black and white palette. Black Tulips would be a great option for flowers.

[Clockwise from the top: Raven Candle Holders from Grandin Road, Feather Garland from Pottery Barn, Black Candelabra from Pottery Barn, Hand Painted Raven from Nymphenburg, Blue ribbed 1950's Dress from Hemlock Vintage Clothing.]