Editor’s note: Today I am in a dress from Nanette Leopore and shoes from Ann Taylor.
Happy Monday! I had a productive weekend and still found time to sit by the pool. My cousin Shelley joined me on Saturday which was wonderful. She is like a sister to me and we very rarely get calm, alone time. She brought her article that she wrote for Flavors magazine with her about how she restored our grandfather’s iron skillet. Shelley is a true foodie, wonderful cook, and writes for several publications. She wrote for Zagat for about 20 years......so it was fitting that she received this prized procession even though it was covered in rust. One Momma (our grandmother) died in 2002... and Shelley has had this skillet ever since. Once she decided to restore it...after a lot of research.... it took a lot of elbow grease and many days. It turns out there is a marking on the bottom that let her research that the skillet dated back to the late 1800s. It was my great-grandparents on the tree farm in Northern Louisiana ... that we still own. My grandfather Big Daddy ( don’t you love our names???) loved to fry fish that’s he caught on Lake Darebonne (we had a lake house there) as well as hush puppies and corn bread. This skillet played an important role in all of his cooking and in our memories as children. Shelley and I spent a lot of time with One Momma and Big Daddy in the summers. I have read some of Shelley’s articles before.... but did not realize until I read this one what an incredible writer she is! No wonder she made Law review at Tulane. I blew off several things I needed to do so I could spend time with Shelley on Saturday before she flew back to Atlanta. In a weird way reading this article, spending time with her on a summer day, and stopping to smell the roses took me back to my childhood. I am very guilty of not relaxing enough—- too type A—— and it was good medicine for me. Last week was a whirlwind and today and tomorrow will be just as busy. I have a week’s worth of things to accomplish before the design world shuts down for 4th of July at noon on Wednesday. I am actually taking off Friday... so there will be a blog on Wednesday but not Friday this week. Here are the Instagram posts that caught my eye last week. I am sad to say that I am having a hard time finding beautiful posts between all of the bra ads that pop up! I hope that will change. But I still like what I found. Rabbit Rabbit for the first day of July!!!!! Have a great Monday and a super week!
I can’t believed that I found this last Monday.... seeing that I covered Monet on Wednesday and Friday!!
Is this entrance dreamy or what?????????
This lacquered Butler’s pantry is like a sparkling jewel!!!! I adore this lady’s posts—-always!!!! Pure class.
Another one of her posts. This truly English room captured in the morning or evening light is magical. I try to capture our living room in the morning... the light dances across the room for about 10 minutes. One of my favorite things!
Sweet Sully Bush has a new assignment . What an incredible dog.
You will laugh... but this reminds me of my troll house when I was a little girl. I was an avid troll and Barbie girl.
Not only is this table setting stunning in every way.... but so is the message. I always set my table the night before when I can think and am not rushed. I loved reading that the famous Martyn Bullard does the same thing.
My roommate in college lived in Port-a-Prince Haiti . They had bougainvillea trees like this all over their property. The electric pink always makes my heart soar.
This bathroom has so many lovely elements...... but the de Gournay wallpaper elevates it to another level. Stunning!!!!
This piece of art sends me!!!! The movement and the moment captured is marvelous!
Here is a copy of the pictures from my cousin’s article!
My dinner last night was the cheese board from Winslow’s.