Wraparound porches; wide front steps; deep, cushioned swings; plantation shutters; draped wisteria; indoor furniture outside: these are a few of my favorite things. Comfortable, stylish outdoor living spaces are an absolute must for me in a future home.
P.S. Anyone have a good source for those slatted, folding garden chairs that are so very chic? I’d take either the metal or wooden variety.
My eyes almost popped out of my head when I flipped the page to the “Vive la tarte!” spread in the most recent Martha Stewart Living. What I thought were gorgeous pencil sketches turned out to be gorgeous “sewing illustrations,” created using more than 200 colors of thread. See for yourself:
You can click to enlarge a bit, but I’d really encourage you to buy the issue in order to see the rest of the article and appreciate the piece in all its glory! You can also click over to Miyuki’s site to take a look at her portfolio and the artwork she created for Living.
I’m in need of some help today, friends. I really want to make a few sets of curtains, but I’m stymied on the whole fabric purchasing situation. I don’t even know what I want, exactly, but I do know that JoAnn doesn’t have it and that I’m not sure where else to look. Where do y’all go when you need stylish, reasonably priced fabric?
J and I have been inhaling clouds of honeysuckle every night on our evening walks, and every time we pass a particularly fragrant bush I can’t help but wish for a honeysuckle perfume. Perfect for summer, no? Here are some options I found…
Without having smelled any of these, I think my favorites are nos. 1, 5, and 6. I guess a trip to the department store is in order! Anyone have any experience with any of these scents? I’d love to hear what you think.