Thursday, April 24, 2014

MEET ME OVER AT TRISHA TROUTZ'S

I am guest posting over at the beautiful blog of Trisha Troutz, TRISHA TROUTZso please head on over and see what I have to say about the importance of social media.

Trisha's posts are absolutely stunning, showcasing beautiful homes and her talent as an interior designer.  I also love following her Pinterest boards and Instagram.  Below are just a couple of the images I have found on Trisha's blog.  Her taste is impeccable.  ENJOY and see you there!




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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LUIS BUSTAMANTE ~ BLACK AND WHITE

Several of my favorite posts are black and white rooms, so when I saw this home, I swooned!  And I swooned. 

Spanish designer Luis Bustamante drew from his background as painter and sculptor in the renovation of this Madrid home.  ENJOY!




Photography by Ricardo Labougle

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Stationery Love
Walker and Gillette: American Architects. 
Victorian Glory In San Francisco and the Bay Area Friday Pinterest Finds
Linens: For Every Room and Occasion
 ~ Jane Scott Hodges
The Art of Calligraphy
Matchbook Magazine ~ April Issue
Christopher Guy ~ Design Excellence
Blue and White Monday
Melanie Turner ~ Design in Rosemary Beach
Dining Alfresco
Is Cursive Writing a Thing of the Past?
Easter's on the Way
Monday Favorites
Thank You Tina, of The Enchanted Home
Barbara Heath ~ Interior Design in Atlanta
Vincente Wolf for Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Light Filled Living Rooms
The Best in Veranda ~ March/April Issue
Weekend Love
ROCO ~ Spring Issue
Matchbook Magazine
Mary Drysdale for American Standard
Blue and White Bash at The Pink Pagoda
The Day in Pinterest
Spring Tablescapes
Mariette Hines Gomez ~ Design in Washington
The Foyer ~ The First Impression
Bring on the Green
Advertising Bliss

STATIONERY LOVE

It is National Letter Writing Month, and this is my third post on writing. My first post was on the demise of cursive writing and can be found here.  My second post was on the art of calligraphy and can be found here.  My final post in this series will be on desks and tables.


I have loved beautiful stationery for as far back as I can remember.  Each summer, when I was a child, my mother would pull the Amy Vanderbilt Etiquette book from the shelf and read to my sisters and me. There was much emphasis put on writing etiquette. We would sit in our chairs, with our kool-aid or tea, and restlessly listen. I can remember the boredom I felt, having no idea how important the lessons she was teaching us were, until a few years later.

There was graduation, a wedding, and children, each requiring stationery. Later on, when I became a business professional, it was necessary to use personalized notes, letter sheets, envelopes and business cards.

I do not believe there is a substitute for a written thank you note or just a thoughtful note for that matter. If someone is going to be generous or kind enough to think of me, they deserve a proper thank you.

Below are the sources for some of the writing essentials and stationery that I use. Crane has always been my choice, and their work is always professional, whether letterpress, engraved, or printed.  There are so many companies with beautiful and fun stationery, and I will post on some of my favorites in another post.  I have also been known to shop Target for fun paper.

ENJOY!





  


This, I could not live without! Perfect for stickers, labels, and paper.

Sealing Wax


This Cross pen is inexpensive and a great rollerball gel.

My choice Oblique Pen Holder for Calligraphy

Find these products 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Find a very helpful section on writing etiquette here.

AND FOR MOTHER'S DAY -
DAY PLANNERS AND NOTEBOOKS AT MINTED!
Large Selection


HERE

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IF YOU MISSED
Walker and Gillette: American Architects. 
Victorian Glory In San Francisco and the Bay Area Friday Pinterest Finds
Linens: For Every Room and Occasion
 ~ Jane Scott Hodges
The Art of Calligraphy
Matchbook Magazine ~ April Issue
Christopher Guy ~ Design Excellence
Blue and White Monday
Melanie Turner ~ Design in Rosemary Beach
Dining Alfresco
Is Cursive Writing a Thing of the Past?
Easter's on the Way
Monday Favorites
Thank You Tina, of The Enchanted Home
Barbara Heath ~ Interior Design in Atlanta
Vincente Wolf for Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Light Filled Living Rooms
The Best in Veranda ~ March/April Issue
Weekend Love
ROCO ~ Spring Issue
Matchbook Magazine
Mary Drysdale for American Standard
Blue and White Bash at The Pink Pagoda
The Day in Pinterest
Spring Tablescapes
Mariette Hines Gomez ~ Design in Washington
The Foyer ~ The First Impression
Bring on the Green
Advertising Bliss

Sunday, April 20, 2014

HAPPY EASTER


"When they entered the tomb they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died. - ”Mark 16: 5-7 NLT

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOOK REVIEWS ~ WALKER AND GILLETTE: AMERICAN ARCHITECTS. VICTORIAN GLORY IN SAN FRANCISCO AND THE BAY AREA

Walker & Gillette: American Architects
From Classicism Through Modernism 1900s-1950s
By Edith Crouch
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., $99.99
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


The work of Walker & Gillette, a leading architectural firm during the twentieth century, is documented in this beautiful book.  Many of the images are unpublished works by the company and by architect Joseph Mordecai Hirschman, whose love of old world buildings influenced their work. The periods covered in the book include Classicism, Art Deco, and Modernism. 

The firm was established  in the early twentieth century and would remain active until the 1950s. Over the years, they created residential country estates, urban mansions, town homes, and apartments. The commercial,  corporate, governmental architecture, Art Deco skyscrapers, and unique commissions are showcased in the book as are the interiors of private yachts, ocean liners, the Playland Amusement Park, and their 1939 New York World’s Fair offering.  

Architects, artists, historians, and readers who love vibrant American history will love the 320 pages of images and text in this beautiful book. Below are just a few of the images showcased in the book.  ENJOY!




Buy here: Walker & Gillette, American Architects: From Classicism Through Modernism (1900s - 1950s)

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Victorian Glory in San Francisco and the Bay Area
By Paul Duchscherer and Douglas Keister
 Schiffer Publishing Ltd., $39.99
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Growing up, my grandparents lived in a historical Victorian home, so this book was a welcomed addition to my library.  From local residents and visitors, to armchair travelers, all will enjoy this beautiful book with its insightful study of San Francisco and Bay Area history and a thorough survey of its Victorian-era house styles. 

Prominently featured are house museums to visit among the many fine examples of 19th-century homes from the City and its neighboring communities across the Bay. Chronologically arranged chapters represent the Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne, and Shingle Victorian styles, as well as the Edwardian era (1901-1914), considered the postscript for the Victorian age. 

With 208 archival images, this publication by Duchscherer is beautifully illustrated throughout with spectacular color photography by Keister. Included is a section called “Before and After” that presents the architectural transformations made by dedicated homeowners, who have renovated Victorian houses, thus contributing to today’s vital historic-preservation movement. More inspiration can be found in the final chapter on “Victorian Revival Interiors,” a spectacular showcase of recent period-style interior-design projects. 

Below are just a few of the images included in this lovely and informative book.  ENJOY!



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