I’m always inspired by my friend, Netta’s talented way of incorporating modern art, her husband’s auction finds and their shared interest in antique furniture. When I had to undergo treatment for breast cancer 23 years ago (I was pretty young), Netta extravagantly bought me tons of Victoria Secret button up the front pajamas…all those fun bright pink boxes to open!
Another great friend, Lisa, watched my kids, let me sit quietly on her patio, brought me iced tea…and let me heal. I saw both of these lovely ladies in Winter Park, Florida last week.
I like the striped rug layered under the kilim…and Netta just cut palm fronds from her garden.
Love how these little, vintage leather chairs are refreshed with new linen cushions and small lumbar pillows.Netta puts a modern lamp and art with an antique French commode.Netta and I sat here for a little tête-à-tête after a walk. Isn’t it great how she positioned the pillows and added the rolled throw blanket? Howard and I stayed in the newly finished “Princess Room” …Netta knew I would appreciate the feminine aspects!The botanicals are Italian from the 1950’s. They bought them at a live auction.
The day of my flight home, I got to spend some quality time with Lisa. She treated me to lunch and how about this stacked lobster salad?! It was delicious. I want to try to make this at home with crab (supposed to be a good crab season here in SF). It’s wrapped with thinly sliced cucumber and prosciutto.
Then Lisa and I went to the Rifle Paper Store’s headquarters (also in Winter Park)…and did some shopping in their gift shop.I took the pages from this herb garden desk calendar and pinned them so that I can see 2018 at a glance on my bulletin board. And since Lisa has wild peacocks roaming her neighborhood…
I bought her these fun, garden file folders.
Work was busy when I got back from our trip. Dana’s family room is getting a makeover with these fabrics…
And I picked up my new bench seat cushions…and slipcovers. Oh man! I feel like we have a new living room…just waiting for a couple pillows to arrive before I show you.
Alie and her girlfriends arrived this past weekend. And they brought Chief back to us.
I did a little Fall fluffing for them… I’m loving mini-carnations again…especially these antique looking ones from Safeway.
Wasn’t that extra hour yesterday great? Thanks for visiting!!