Saturday, February 14, 2009


I hope everyone who has a long weekend is enjoying it! I'm spending mine someplace warm and sunny; more on that next week! Photo is from Kykuit in the Hudson River Valley outside of NYC. Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dior, 1948

What was Christian Dior up to in 1948? Well, for one thing -he was designing 'Abandon' for autumn & winter . Why don't clothes or houses have names anymore? I think a name can add so much! You wouldn't have a pet or child without one obviously! This dress of silk and cotton was noted for its plunging neckline. Supposedly, for more modest women, you could adjust the silk to cover up more......I'm not buying that. Still -it's a beautiful dress! Below is a more modern version of the dress -recognize it?
Pics courtesy of the Met

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Georgetown by night

While walking home from work the other day, I snapped some pictures of Georgetown by twilight. I just love this early spring-like weather -it brings out the best in everything! I wanted to share them with you, I hope you enjoy them!brick sidewalks, brick walls -brick brick brick!
I loved how this modern building along the canal looked at night -almost like a Mondrian with all of the differently colored rooms. reflections of an office on the canal.....someone is working late!Lighting can make or break a building, don't you think?
along the canal, I just love all of the little lights in the darkness.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Collection: Jasperware

I have a small collection of wedgwood Jasperware. You know the stuff I'm sure; everyone has a piece or two from their wedding!a sugarbowl and creamer; ignore the dust on the shelf!
Jasperware is a type of fine-grained, unglazed stoneware invented by Josiah Wedgwood (founder of Wedgwood potters) in 1772. It was named after the natural stone 'jasper' because of its hardness by Josiah after a lot of experimenting with different techniques of porcelain making. This quickly became what made Wedgwood famous and is still one of the products it is known for today.a small vase and another larger creamer
While most people seem to know the blue, it comes in a wide range of colors. The natural porcelain is white however and the color is added into the mixture during the manufacturing. Typically it has white applied porcelain mouldings of neoclassical scenes. I really like the deep blue color and that is primarily what I collect - something about the deep blue with white trim is just so pretty. I do however have this one pale blue vase, I couldn't resist it!
CARE: from waterfordwedgewood
We recommend that you should hand-wash your jasperware in moderately hot water with a mild detergent. For more stubborn stains, rub the Jasperware with a toothbrush or a small brush with polishing powder.Never use your Jasperware in a microwave oven, conventional oven or refrigerator. Sudden changes of temperature are likely to cause cracking or breakage.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Crazy Store

This crazy looking store is not in Holland -instead it's on lovely Cape Cod....and they don't sell wooden shoes -it's a discount bargain store! Check out those shopping carts in the lower right hand corner. I've just always thought it was sort of kitschy Vegas......It's right under the Sagamore Bridge if you don't believe me! The store is called 'the christmas tree shoppe' but it's really just a dollar store, that also sells holiday decorations.