November 28, 2011
The Rutledges spend our Thanksgiving annually at our family farm in Dickson, Tennessee - Drop Tine Farm. Lots of hunting, four-wheelers, and phase ten. This year, my cousin, Mika Beth, her husband, Matt, and their three daughters, Addison, Turner Grace, and Sophie came all the way from Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was nice having three additional little sisters for the long weekend.
Mika Beth happens to be a skilled photographer...and was gracious enough to take our engagement photos while she was in town. I wanted some on our vintage mopeds and I don't think this could have turned out any cuter. So happy. Check out her website: here
When it's time to get creative...are you easily inspired by your surroundings? An office should be the room that best reflects you and all things that inspire you. How does your office space feel on a daily basis? Is it neat or messy? My desk varies and is always-changing. I would love to work in any of these wonderful rooms...
|step outside if necessary...and give me that circus poster|
|love the use of a round dining table as a large, functional desk|
|on the other hand...simple, neat, industrial. I NEED that paper roll under my desk.|
|constantly surround yourself with beautiful things. for example, this curious mixture: a pot of exposed bulbs alongside a vintage rotary-dial phone|
|clearly this is a dining space...but I would love to see it used as an office. you had me at potted plants upon the ledge of a white, tiled wall. don't even get me started on the sofa...|
I'm unsure if you're all aware that bubblegum pink isn't exactly my thing. But in case I haven't been clear...it isn't. However, I'm surprisingly in love with everything about this sweet look from Jill Stuart. Tan skin, barbie-blonde hair, dropped-waist, the pleating...oh the pleating! Wonderful, chiffony, sheery goodness. I would have used different shoes, but hey.
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November 27, 2011
|space was an issue this year...|
|tree on table|
|best idea we've ever had...|
|newest Jonathan Adler...given last Christmas - grrr|
|pink deer instead of elephants on parade...|
|newest addition...given to me from Lynny last Christmas|
|that chocolate santa makes my heart melt|
|decorating with antlers is what I do best|
|merry christmas via anthropologie 2009|
November 24, 2011
November 23, 2011
Last Tuesday, my friend, Amy, and I attended a book signing at West Elm featuring Grace Bonney - author of the blog, Design*Sponge. Her new book, Design*Sponge at Home was something I was quite excited about and it was thrilling to actually meet her - she was so cute and tiny! Amy and I played in the Smilebooth [which featured a backdrop designed by Chelsea Peteja] and took photos with Grace - all in all, a great event! Yayyy :) My apologies for the iPhone photos.