I am fortunate to live in a neighborhood with a very active and involved network of parents. I joined our neighborhood preschool association as soon as we moved here last year and decided to jump in and join a committee to try to meet people. This association has one big fundraiser a year, a Holiday Home Tour, and all proceeds go to support the Kindergarten classes at our two neighborhood elementary schools, Armstrong and Bradfield. In the past 11 years the group has raised over $350,000 that directly benefits our schools. Last year, this fundraiser provided nearly $60,000 to our schools.
The tour is finally here on Friday…..and it is sure to be great! The 12th annual Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association Homes for the Holidays Home Tour will feature four homes in Highland Park, Texas + one bonus home with wine & canapés. It is this Friday, from 9:30-1:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, feel free to stop by the neighborhood Tom Thumbs or purchase online here.
Let me know if you plan to attend…I’ll be there!
I’ll let the pictures do the talking here.
Country Living. Photo credit, Keith Scott Morton
House to Home
Of course, in my own home it isn’t called “pink.”
Gotta get creative!
I finally pulled the trigger and purchased 6 of these in a vintage white finish last week.
Now I just need to decide on the fabric I want to use for the cusions. For some reason….I am really liking this at the moment….
But I digress, as this is not the point of this post. While in the showroom ordering my chairs I was reminded that the same company makes these fun chairs which come in a number of finishes. They have a great black finish with a bit of red distressing and they look great in a more natural wood tone as well.
They remind me of the now infamous red chair from Ruthie Sommers (via House Beautiful).
They are sold in pairs….in a variety of finishes.
Do you like them?
We are actually just back from a Thanksgiving visit to Northern Virginia but in October we spent 10 days in Florida, which included 4 nights at the Breakers in Palm Beach, sans kids. While there, I was able to convince my husband to spend an hour away from lounging to check out a shop I’d read about on many blogs, Circa Who. If you are looking for a good dose of vintage Hollywood Regency / Chinese Chippendale Faux Bamboo this is your place.
Here are some goodies I spotted at the shop. I loved both the mirror and the chandelier.
Another chandelier, they had a bunch of them….
I had to laugh when I saw the below pair of painted chairs. They were asking over $1,000 for the pair and I was kicking myself….my parents had a pair of these that last resided on our back patio….I remember Dad coming home after work and mom and dad sitting in these chairs with a glass of wine talking about their days before we sat down to a family dinner. My mom gave them away when they moved….who knew they would become en Vogue again some 18 years later…. (and yikes, how have I been out of High School for almost 20 years?!?)
My husband wanted to buy these next mirrors….truth be told I didn’t feel so hot this particular afternoon and I think he was having more fun than I was. I just wanted to get back to my chair by the pool! (I think I had had a little too much fun being without the kids the night previous!)
Anyhow, I loved the colors on this ceramic stool.
I am always a sucker for blue and white…..and in the background you can see a glimpse of how packed with fabulous stuff this little store was.
In all, I am glad I made the visit. It was in an area with a bunch of antique/vintage shops and had I felt better and had more time I would have liked to check them all out. Lucky for those of us not in the Palm Beach area they have a great website with lots of their loot online.
See anything you like?
I am throwing this one out to you all to see if you can help a girl out. Reader, Kristen, recently came back from a stay at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica (where the interior was designed by Kelly Wearstler). She snapped a shot of the following wallpaper and is trying to find the source.
Anyone have an idea?
Have a great weekend!
We are blessed to be spending this holiday with my family….is there anything better than spending time with those you love? We wish you and yours a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.