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The Flowers

The Flowers

Last week I posted about my lovely experience in a floral arranging class at Bows and Arrows in Dallas. Today I’m sharing the product of my efforts as photographed in their final resting place. I relished every last minute that they sat on my dining room table!! I don’t believe a girl ever felt so...
An Evening with Bows and Arrows

An Evening with Bows and Arrows

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you may have picked up on the fact that I adore flowers!! In all their delicate and temporal beauty, one of the things that I love most about them is the their ability to become something so much more when arranged together. If I...
Portrait of a Hand-maker... Yokoo

Portrait of a Hand-maker… Yokoo

I don’t normally post on the weekends but this lovely video just couldn’t be passed up! I found it via my friend Sam’s blog from the Etsy Handmade Portraits series. I was immediately transfixed by the calming voice and thoughtful words of the subject, Yokoo Gibraan. Yokoo crafts beautiful scarves and knitwear in the most...
The Season - Spring 2012 Line-up

The Season – Spring 2012 Line-up

In continuation of my similar post this past Fall, I’m sharing a recap of my favorite Spring 2012 runway collections amidst the flurry of fashion week taking place in New York right now. In case you’re not aware, next Fall’s collections are currently being shown at New York fashion week and will continue through the...
Mark the Spot

Mark the Spot

If you are reading this blog, chances are you have an admiration for beautiful things in the form of published media. For years, traditional printed magazines have been the primary resource for this type of content. As a young girl, I can remember searching far and wide for my favorite publications and since then, I’ve...
In Love with InVintage

In Love with InVintage

Today’s post is a story about an English teacher and home school tutorial founder turned jewelry designer and vintage re-purposer. What happens when you work for years developing something, it takes off, becomes a great success, and then you give it flight and move on? You find something else to create and make wonderful! This...
Deeply Moving, Indeed!

Deeply Moving, Indeed!

Over the weekend I made a marvelous discovery! I realized that the documentary I had neglected to view in theaters earlier this Spring was now available on Netflix Instant Play, to which David and I subscribe. “Bill Cunningham New York” is a documentary about the “grandfather” of street style photography and legendary New York Times...
Acrylic Folding Chairs... TAKE TWO

Acrylic Folding Chairs… TAKE TWO

Are you ready for this? Yes, it’s really back! My old-timers will remember “Thrifting Thursdays“. Well, it has now gotten a bit of a face-lift. After reading through your feedback in my recent survey (which is still open HERE and I would encourage you to join in if you haven’t already), I noticed that several...
Mind of the Makeover... Modern Romantic

Mind of the Makeover… Modern Romantic

Well, here it is… my little dream of a website has finally come to fruition. I thought for so long that it would never happen but, never the less, kept the idea firmly placed in my mind. Long nights in Photoshop and many hours brainstorming and editing later, I am giddy as a school girl...
A Night at the Thrift Studio

A Night at the Thrift Studio

Oh dear, dear, dear…. we are already half way through the week and I haven’t spoken to you once! The weekend is well over and I am a full week and a half behind in telling you about what I did the weekend before! Despite my tardiness and delayed posting, however, here I am –...
Daily Paper (bag)

Daily Paper (bag)

I don’t read the newspaper. In fact, does anyone read the paper anymore? (that’s a sad thought to think about). Print publications are becoming more and more of a luxury as fewer and fewer people purchase them. While the paper isn’t a part of my morning routine (I prefer to listen to NPR) I do...
Instagram = Instant Obsession

Instagram = Instant Obsession

I have joined Instagram and am totally hooked! What’s Instagram, you ask? It is a free application available for the iPhone (they’re working on adapting it to other platforms) that allows you to share your candid photos with a community of followers easily and instantly using brief captions and pre-designed filters to create unique and...
Gallery Opening!

Gallery Opening!

Several hours of work and much deliberation later, my paper templates are filed away and my gallery wall of personal photos and artwork is complete!! (or, at least until I decide to make the next batch of changes… things are always evolving around here!) Take a look at the beginning of this project HERE. My...
Close-Up

Close-Up

Since I’ve started to publish more of my own photographs on this blog, I have noticed a personal tendency… I am very interested in close-ups and detail shots, especially when they reveal something unexpected. Over the weekend, I came across this project via my godmother, Carla (thank you Carla!), that takes detail shots to a whole...
Curated

Curated

1. Peacock Creamware Vase 2. Organic Beach Bath Towel 3. Gold Brown Paper Vessel 4. Cobalt Blue Glasses 5. Brass Hollywood Regency Lamp 6. Original Gouache Painting – 1 7. Original Gouache Painting – 2 8. Green & Blue Marbled Earrings 9. Wooden Letter “H” 10. Jeanne D’Arc Embroidered Dress 11. Two-Sided Pedestal Vanity 12. Needlepoint Pillow 13. Retro Yellow Urn 14. Graphic Orange Steelcase Chair 15. Blue Floral Heels 16. Cadeaux Beaded Necklace #1 Favorite thing about Etsy: their spirit of community and entrepreneurship. #2 Favorite...

Weekend Wishes

I hope you all are enjoying an absolutely lovely weekend! See you again on Monday!

Eating Beautifully

Push has now finally come to shove…David and I are not getting a moment younger and so, with the intention of a long, happy, healthy life, we have decided to take a more serious look at our diet. (Yikes, a diet). Ok, let’s not think of it as a diet. Perhaps improved eating would be...

A Lower Level

Image Credit: Hilary Walker The power of a beautifully soaring heel is universal. Regardless of language or culture, the high heel has a mysterious way of creating confidence and self-assuredness instantly. (Not to mention, it does wonders for the legs.) But every day, all day? Ouch! Even this shop girl will admit the need to...

Parcel Perfect

First impressions are lasting and should be well considered. Presentation is essential and builds a first impression. Add 1 + 2 and you will quickly come to the conclusion that a pretty parcel makes a happy heart…it is all about the packaging! This statement couldn’t be more true of the thoughtful handiwork from clothing and...

My Heart Yearns for…

…Cream! Jamie and Molly aren’t helping my addiction one bit either! These ladies are the two behind the scrumptious collaboration of photographer and food stylist via my favorite blog and daily read, From Me To You. In preparation for Valentine’s Day, Jamie and Molly shared a charming recipe worth indulging in on the annual holiday...

Winter Reading

Snow days mean two very important things to me…time with my husband…and the opportunity to catch-up! One such catch-up task (after the dishes, laundry, and long over due mending) is reading my favorite design photo books. They all sit so patiently beside my bed every night…anxiously hoping to be opened and enjoyed. Here’s the line...

Why Do I Care?

Good question. Why do I care…about fashion, style, clothing and the like. I am a life long ballet and modern dancer who graduated with a degree in Interior Design and currently sells furniture and works in the field of textile design. So, what pulls my focus so consistently to clothing? It’s certainly something far beyond...

A Tennessee Christmas

The past several days have been a much needed break from a hectic Fall season. Family, friends, familiar places and delicious cuisine filled each of our days and all mixed together with a pinch of Tennessee snow! This has been our Christmas at home. Photos by Hilary Walker P.S. The detail shots above are from...

Dear Santa, Meet Zara

Dearest Santa, I would kindly like to introduce you to my new best friend. Her name is Zara and she has me smitten!! In my Christmas list preparations, I have become completely distracted by her sharp shapes, classic colors, and sophisticated styling. I wouldn’t want to pull you from your seasonal duties, but I think...

“Redd” is the Color of the Season

Today’s post really should be included in the “Person to Place” series….Okay, we’ll make it official. Person to Place: Episode 5 I happened upon THIS stunning New York country home designed by Miles Redd (of course!) and immediately fell in love with the vibrant color scheme and autumn leaf inspiration. I found myself revisiting the...

Giving Thanks!

Thanksgiving is by far one of my favorite holidays of the year! Besides the over consumption of deliciously fattening foods, Thanksgiving has remained a relatively simple holiday, free from many of the materialistic/consumer driven distractions surrounding Christmas (no offense Christmas). For the most part, Thanksgiving is a day to pause our busy lives and embrace the...

FLOR-ed

For quite some time now I have been a huge fan of the residential rug company, FLOR. Aside from the endless accolades I could give this group for environmental friendliness (the design itself is intended to reduce waste, not to mention all THIS) , affordability (buy as much or a little as you want and...