Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Living the Life in Lakewood- A Home Tour

I'm back from my self imposed sabbatical with a beautiful house tour.



This Forest Hills Spanish Eclectic was enlarged and renovated in 2006 by Eric Spinazzola for his own personal use.
Charming entryway leading to dramatic living area.







Gorgeous chandie in dining room


But the kitchen! My oh my, the kitchen!



This home is full of repurposed vintage goodies!





A family room , bar and screened porch flow off of the kitchen.






Beautiful master with his and her sinks repurposed from vintage chests.




Of course the prince and princess need bedrooms.




This house is really spectacular and oozes with shabby chic scrumptiousness!


Hop on over to the listing here to see all the particulars!
And check out Mr Spinazzola's website here

Monday, February 24, 2014

Who Knew?

That Mr. Bates is a bada**!


Forgery, pickpocket and now MURDER? Granted Tony Gillingham's man needed to be gone but OMG!


And Edith! That poor girl can't seem to catch a break!


All in all a great season!


Already looking forward to season 5.;)

Friday, February 14, 2014

What I'm Reading

This has been a HARD winter! Especially for us southerners who aren't used to freezing temps.:)
I have found that a good book in front of a roaring fire is the perfect anecdote to the winters blues.

I have really enjoyed Elizabeth Gilbert's epic novel, The Signature of All Things


It is fascinating , sweeping and historical all set against the backdrop of 19th century botany.
A definite two thumbs up!

Next in the queue is The House on First Street.



The house depicted in this hilarious account of a post Katrina New Orleans renovation is actually quite famous having been shown on the pages of Elle magazine,New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles and most recently its garden were captured for Southern Living magazine.



I have a fondness of heart for NOLA for she was quite kind to 2 of my children during their academic pursuits and am drawn to her wonderful architecture so I can not wait for this read.
Tell me! What are YOU reading?

Friday, January 10, 2014

First Home Tour of 2014

Have you seen this magazine?


Well inside was a bathroom that so intrigued me I had to do a little research.




See what I mean? How FUN is this? Come to find out it's a Dallas house! Have a look!

















All photos Lair Photography
To read about the magnificent transformation of this beautiful home go here.Another blogger beat me to it and did such a fabulous job I can not improve upon it. Read her wonderful story and see more beautiful pics.
Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

The British Are Coming!

I know you all are waiting with bated breath for the season premiere of Downton Abbey!

Can't wait! Hear there are to be lots of new characters and romance. Hopefully the season will go by without a funeral.

I have also enjoyed a couple of other British imports. Call the Midwife
is a sweet nostalgic show with a boat load of likable characters and believable story lines.






Father Brown

is another sweet show about a mystery solving Roman Catholic priest. I just love how Father Brown always has an opportunity to witness to the criminal!



And I do hope you received this treasure in your Christmas stocking.

It's Susan Branch's latest book/scrapbook/photo journal all about her (and husband Joe's) recent trip to England. If you enjoy Susan's calendars you will flip over this. It's filled with her darling doodles, Pinterest worthy quotes, and the story behind her and Joe's real life romance!





How wonderful to discover that we are all Anglophiles.;)

Hope your holidays were joy filled and I wish each one of you a happy and prosperous new year!
Let the countdown begin!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Wedding

Sunday November 17th my oldest child married the love of her life in a heartfelt ceremony witnessed by 250 friends and family. O Happy Day!
The sweetest cottage for the bridal party to make ready. Girls upstairs...Guys downstairs.




Lace gown designed by Rosa Clara










Foot washing ceremony
















Dancing with Dad to "My Girl".



Her face says it all!

Lovely photos by Regan Elizabeth Photography