Saturday, September 25, 2010

Key Note Take 2

My post on keys in June MUST be added to. Check out this latest picture from design*sponge (click here). Helllooooh? SWOON!

{ keys as art }

Keys as art???!! Can it get any better?? Methinks not.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I do....

My brother-in-law, Fraser & the lovely Lissa were married last weekend:

{ Fraser & Lissa in wedded bliss }

It was a wonderful, heartfelt, fun, emotional celebration of the coming together of two people I love. And it's obvious that THEY love each other VERY VERY much.

{ Smith siblings ~Kyle, Craig, Karen & Fraser ~ + Lissa }

And it got me thinking that planning a wedding is not dissimilar to the design process. With the end in mind, you move forward, daily, weekly, monthly...making some little, some big decisions (like what flowers to use & what tile you should install & whether the dress you've picked out is worth the extra $ & whether you should go with Benjamin Moore or Farrow & Ball paint & what verses you'll read at the ceremony & whether you should splurge on the crystal chandelier...). And in the end, if you've done it right (which Fraser & Lissa definitely did!) the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.

Congratulations Fraser & Lissa! Well done. Well done!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Summer Places

Family cabins & cottages where summer months are enjoyed are such a blessing. Our friends, Jake & Becky, have a wonderful place right on the water. They kindly invited us up a few weekends ago & we had such fun. Cliff jumping, searching for sea glass, lots of eating yummy food & drinking yummy wine (adults), movie under the stars (kids)... it was heaven. We had such a good time we stayed for an additional night - thanks J&B!

While I was there I shot a few photos of the little vignettes & signs that Becky has decorated the pace with. She has the knack for setting up a summer cabin just right:

{ lots of bottles of the good stuff have been enjoyed here }

{ watch out, Becky! you may have a few applicants!! }

{ is there a problem with nudies at Pasley, Becky?? }

{ lovely found objects }

{ a wall full of summer memories }

{ what a spot to land!! }

Now I'm inspired to tweak the decor of our summer place a bit next year.