Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter whites

We are in the bleak Midwinter but as the weather gets worse my thoughts turn to cosiness…. and winter whites

Is there anything better

Our first snow in Raleigh.. and yeah the garden pavilion is finished

Cleaning out closets in the guest room and loving all the pillows made out of wool and angora sweaters

A detail from a table

Vintage mother of pearl buttons and lace

Faux ivory boxes

Him Floyd is color coordinated

Rabbit fur muffs from the flea market
Stay warm

Monday, January 6, 2014


I have been collecting portraits for years and as a result I have them everywhere …..

This is one I have had for years, it is very old and has been repaired by my good friend who is a genius at restoration

My only full length portrait- love them

My bedroom in Raleigh

A somber gentleman- in my bathroom!

This is half of a pair I found in Charlottesville
The frames are amazing
And the faces are hauntingly beautiful
This lovely Regency lady looks great against my shocking yellow wall