Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Daisies in a Mint Julep Cup

Is there anything more refreshing than the look of a nosegay in a mint julep cup? It just whispers spring, graduations, Maypoles, the Kentucky Derby, okay, for that they'd need to be roses. But,... you get what I mean. This is the cake my daughter and I made for her Graduation party. Red velvet cake, white icing and a white fondant with black and white ribbons for that special touch. This was our first attempt at fondant and it was much easier than was expected. It was so easy, I wish I had gone ahead with the fondant two years earlier for her sister's graduation. (Sorry 'bout the smurf cake, sweetie -I'll make it up to you. I promise!) In front are two of the mint julep cups, found at the wedding section of Michael's, we filled with Daisies and used as flowers on this and the buffet table.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Eddie Ross

There is someone new to blog-land, Eddie Ross. His post has inspired me to Flea! No, not flee, FLEA! I have always want to prowl the flea markets, but I don't have friends with the same inclination. Although I am a veteran e-bayer, scoring the awesome vintage egg prints in the photo, I have been reluctant to attend a flea market. So now I am inspired to seek out the Washington DC area flea markets, grab someone and go. Perhaps I can twist one someone's arm.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Pajama Time

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2009 was all about the silk pj's. I predict lots of silk campshirts for next spring.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Arts and Crafts bungalows are a favorite style of mine. As I am more Beaux Arts than Craftsman, even better are the turn of the century four squares. Alas, I am married to a suburban kinda guy, so I dream from afar. There is hope, he does appreciated this interior from Architectural Digest's 1910 Photo exhibit. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/resources/features/2008/10/great_design_slideshow_102008?slide=1#globalNav

Monday, September 22, 2008

Art Deco Office

The basement office has been a collection of mismatched move downs, not hand me downs, as most of the furniture started out "new". So, though they are not hand me downs, no plan was created or used. Okay, 15 plans were considered and nothing could be agreed upon by all. I wanted country french, my husband wanted something more masculine - go figure! I wanted mid-century modern, at least for at least 10 minutes, the rest of the family wanted art deco. We kept on like this, pondering neoclassical, art deco, modern, around and around with no decision. We have a plan and it is deco. The desk is from Overstock.com, the lamp in the foreground is from Target. The computer table will get a laminated wood and metal treatment. An accent wall will be painted Iris with Khaki on two other walls.

Check your oil ma'am?

Yes, for a mere $920, you, too can wear this!

One question is, with it, do you get a star? Something in green and red?

Are those pockets on the front of the knees for holding padding, so you can check the tire pressure?