Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Spend some quality time in the kitchen, preparing meals from the freshest ingredients. Below are a few retro fabulous items to help you savor the flavor.

Photo Courtesy of Jessie Steele
Shuck your corn with a bit of pizazz wearing this vintage inspired apron. Available at Jessie Steele.

Photo Courtesy of Sur La Table
Keep fresh lemonade cold in this Italian porcelain pitcher. It will remind you of the lemonade stand of your youth or, Limoncello drinking on Capri, from Sur La Table

Photo Courtesy of Red and White Kitchen
Dry your fresh locally grown produce with a themed kitchen towel. Who knew veggies could be so happy! From CS Post, a terrific Kansas City country store with an incredible web site. They even offer floral arrangements for local delivery!

Photo Courtesy of Rosanna Inc
Need a great mixing bowl for the blueberry pancakes? Use the American Bungalow Bowls from Rosanna Inc

Photo Courtesy of Linda and Harriett
A thank you note for a great lunch, road trip or clambake deserves a great card. This charmingly rustic block print note card is from Linda and Harriett

Monday, July 16, 2007


Photo Courtesy of Snapdragon Collection
Personalized needlepoint slides are a chic statement. The black color looks great against green grass. Perfect for the Croquet tournament. Check out the color options at The Snapdragon Collection

Photo Courtesy of Iomoi
Clean lines of lucite and graphic geometrics of the pattern converge so well in this tray from Iomoi. Check out the other offerings--all totally inovative, fun motifs that look great with your monogram!

Fall fashion is just hitting the stores now (every year it seems to get earlier). You will need a place to put all those new frocks, so stock up on these:
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Monogram hangers! Choose your color--chocolate brown, pink or blue are nice--- and your style---the triple letter monogram chicest---and then expect a 14 day delivery time. By then you will have plenty to hang! Place your order by phone from Hangers.com

Friday, July 13, 2007


Fresh nautical blue and white calls to mind crisp sails and polished teak. Celebrate summer with a red white and blue color palette. Whether in city or country it works. No port hole windows or Top Siders necessary!

Photo Courtesy of Thistle and Broom
Every living room should have a sheltering chair to weather summer thundershowers while reading a good book. This modern take on a classic Orkney Chair from Thistle and Broom

Photo Courtesy of Cottage and Bungalow
Red, white and blue, along with an anchor or two create a beach side look. The lighthouse, flags and sailboat make you want to be outside, even on a rainy day. From Cottage and Bungalow

Comfy large linen pillows are available in an incredible array of colors and patterns, embroidery provides depth and detail in the designs. Find a nice assortment from Lars Bolander

Photo Courtesy of Authentic Models
Keep the theme going with red and white stripes. Tripod floor lamp available from dealers shown on Authentic Models

Photo Courtesy of Lunt
Making silver stylish and chic again, Lunt has a smash hit on their hands with the Oscar de la Renta Collection. By dividing the collection into evocative destinations--city, country and island collections have something for everyone done in beautiful mixed materials--resin, bone wood and enamel inlay make silver look ever glamorous. Available through Lunt Silver

Photo Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Home
I had seen these boxes last year in the LA store and they were not yet available for purchase. Well, I am pleased they are now offered from Williams-Sonoma Home because they are perfect for keeping things organized--magazines, kids toys, fabric samples. From Williams-Sonoma Home

Set the table in the same fresh color scheme. Embroidered napkins from Lady Clare

Phot Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Home
Normally one would search musty antique shops in Massachussets to score a monkey's fist knot door stop--the search ends here. Williams-Sonoma Home