Sunday, January 30, 2011

Downton Abbey

I am looking forward to Part 4 of "Downton Abbey"
tonight at 9:00pm on PBS Masterpiece Theater.
Catch a glimpse of the show in the video above.

I like the itv1 promo for the movie too, especially the music.

You can watch "Downton Abbey" online here
and catch up with the other episodes too.
It's a great movie to watch on a rainy day like today.

The fabulous blog, Enchanted Serenity of Period Films, has
a wonderful description of the film along with many photos.
They also recommend many other fabulous movies too.

Rainy Day Blues

It is a rainy day in LA today... but I like it!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Silvery Deep Blue Fairy Tale Decor

There once was a regal Queen
who dressed in gowns of silver and deep blue sheen.

She searched high and low
for a magnificent blue grey chateau.

Soon enough she found
a magical place not far from town.

The gardens outside looked fine
but the inside was not as divine.

Although to her delight, she found many treasures
from murals, tables and chairs, to beds and chaises.

So she set about to restore
her magnificent abode to its new decor

And she lived happily ever after
in her silvery moonlit midnight blue castle.

Poem by Me

Photo Credits in Progress:
The Queen via
Photo 2 via
Photo 3 via
Hans Schiebold Painting, Lanning Gallery in Sedona Arizona
Ruins via Reliques
Blue Chaise against Ruins
Hand painted De Gournay Wallpaper in Blue Gray with
Burnt Sienna Gilded Chairs and Console Table
Dulac Fairyland

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet Dreams & New Year Wishes

May your nights be restful,
Your dreams magical,
Your days peaceful and
Your life blessed.

This is my New Years wish for you and me too.

Photo credit:
Sleepy Redhead in Dragon Boat
via Blessed Wild Apple Girl on Tumblr

Time to Share

I have discovered so many beautiful pictures of art and antiques, architecture, interior design, and fashion, and merely stashed them away in folders on my computer or in files on the internet. I have some of everything from fairy tale castles, romantic chateaus and villas, to cozy cottages, and amazing modern architecture and all the furnishings you might find inside and beautiful landscaping outside, to the people who I imagine might occupy such places.

My journeys have lead me to other wonderful bloggers, creative people, manufacturers, shops and websites that you might like to know about as well. I hope you don't mind if I share them with you without any particular rhyme or reason, but just because I think you might like them too. Well... I can't resist writing a story for fun now and then.

So without further ado...

Photo Credits:
Marie Antoinette
I had a hard time finding the original source
of this picture but discovered it on Tumbler.
Please let me know if you know more about it.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's So Audrey! A Style Icon

Black and White of Audrey Hepburn via

Audrey Hepburn via Lemonylace on Tumblr

Quote via SarahMollyD on Tumblr

Audrey Hepburn at her Vanity Dressing Table
via Kaleidoscope Eyes on WeHeartIt

Audrey Hepburn at her Vanity Dressing Table in
"How to Steal a Million" via

Audrey Hepburn via DreaminParis on Tumblr

Audrey Hepburn via Artemislives on WeHeartIt

Audrey Hepburn via Dragonaut on Tumblr

Audrey Hepburn via

Just remembering and sharing a few pretty photos and videos
of Audrey Hepburn an icon of beauty, style, talent and grace.

Audrey Hepburn
May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Blues

The LA sun shines bright
but things just aren't right.

I caught a cold
and am feeling blue.

I want to crawl back in bed
and chase away the flu.

Sip some tea
and hide under the covers.

Maybe soak in a warm tub of lavender scent
to soothe my aches and pains.

Escape to an isle of retreat
till I feel better again.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Softer Side of Honeysuckle

Just adding a few more pictures of rooms done in a softer shade of Honeysuckle.

Credits to follow...

Honeysuckle Hues

Marabout Hat 1960's - Photo by Mark Shaw
via Champagne and Macarons, A Place to Dream

Bedding via Little Blue Deer Life, Luxuriant

Living Room via Little Blue Deer Life, Luxuriant

Console and Lamps via Little Blue Deer Life, Luxuriant

Chair and Pillow via Designers Guild
Chair and Pillow via Designers Guild

Settee, Pillows and Curtains via Designers Guild

Model from 1960's Photographed by Mark Shaw

Pillows and Cushions via Inside Out Colour and Design
Decorum Your Decorating Forum with Jennifer French

The Schiaparelli Suite at the May Fair Hotel in London

Bathroom and Wallpaper via Pantone

Bedroom Walls via

Carolyn Quartermaine via Champagne and Macrons

Designers Guild

Designers Guild

Jewel Crusted Ring (in Fushia) by Trina Turk


Schiaparelli Hat Box by Elsa Schiaparelli

Who's Shoes?!

Console via The Paris Apartment

Kelly Wearstler via Champagne and Macrons

Model from 1960's photographed by Mark Shaw
via Nonsense and Sensibility

Bedroom by Jamie Drake for Kips Bay

Bedroom of Gweneth Paltrow's

Pink Sofa via Creamy Life

Wallpaper via Graham Brown

Carolyn Quartermaine

Chest of Drawers by Graham and Green

Modern Pink Bathroom via

Photo via Design Box Blog

Two Models at the Beach for Vogue 1963 by Louise Dahl-Wolfe
via The Fashion Spot

House Beautiful via Champagne and Macrons

Bedroom by Sarah Richardson

Honeysuckle Interior by

I find the Honeysuckle color changes how I feel depending
on what other colors it's paired with and the style of the room.
However you choose to use Pantone's new color for 2011,
the Honeysuckle hues are sure to brighten your day!

ps. Posted on 1-11-11 at 11:11am :)

Some photo credits still to follow...