Tuesday, August 28, 2012

French Decor

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do
with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." 
                                        ~Coco Chanel

     Why do we love french things? For me it is almost an obsession! French antiques, french decor, french fashion, books, music, photographs, buildings, street lamps, food, and the unmistakable presence of french femininity - all of these things fascinate me! If I round the corner of a shop and standing before me is a piece of furniture with rare curved lines and gold detail I know immediately that it is french. Nothing else comes close to the beauty of french antiques and decor. My Mum and I are constantly on the hunt for these treasures! This summer my Mum happened (completely by chance in one of those extraordinary and thrilling moments of discovery) upon an incredible french piece. A beautiful cabinet on tall legs with gorgeous gold designs all over it's perfect creamy surface! We were in raptures! I have been working on this little photoshoot for awhile - never quite convinced that I have perfectly captured how pretty our french room looks now. I added a few things for the pictures like my beautiful white chair with the GORGEOUS ruffled throws from Shabby Fufu, the small flower back chair, the antique gold frame, french china, and drippy crystal candelabra. Ici, c'est notre beau français chambre!

I am linking with:
What's It Wednesday
Tuesday Treasures

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Meadow Street Roses

"Just living is not enough,...
one must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower."
          ~Hans Christian Andersen

   I have been working on this post for a little while now. So many people over the past year or so have asked me about the ribbon roses that are displayed in a great many of my photographs that I thought it was time to do another feature. When I first began this blog I did a post about the beautiful Meadow Street site and the incredible handmade ribbon flowers and accessories for sale there. My Mum and I have become quite addicted to them and together have amassed a stunning collection. These gorgeous flowers are sewn with beautiful %100 silk fabric and then hand-texturized! They are truly too beautiful for words! Available on the site there are the silk hand painted flowers, french hand-dyed flowers, velvet and burlap flowers, pansies, poinsettias, lace flowers, jewelry, gorgeous vintage style tussie mussies, and more! I have taken some pictures of my Mum's and my combined collection of roses (honestly they are ALL over the house! On lampshades, pillows, dresses, in cups and on trays - literally EVERYWHERE!). I hope you enjoy the pictures! We love Meadow Street so much!

I am linking with:
Pink Saturday
Masterpiece Monday

Drawing by Jennelise

Roses in photographs are all handmade by