Monday, June 22, 2009

Some photos around my home

Hello ladies! (I'm assuming it's all ladies who read my blog - but if there's any men out there, make yourself known by dropping me a comment!)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I had a quiet day yesterday. I really savour my time alone, so it was a good day! I spent some of this quiet time catching up with a lot of blogs I hadn't had time to visit for a while. Then I took some photos of some new things around my home.

First up, I've finally managed to photograph my son's new driftwood sailboats from White Flower Farmhouse. They normally sit in his room, but I needed some natural light for the shot so I put them in my bedroom. I have to admit I'm liking them here! Hope you are reading this and admiring your handiwork Megan!

Here are some old apothecary jars I found in an antique shop and had to buy. Oops, they need a clean! In front of them is a little sand dollar.

In this photo below is my 110 million year old accessory! It is an ammonite fossil. I love its shape and texture and I find it completely intriguing to think of where it came from and how ancient it is. It's sitting in my bathroom now.

One of the blogs I caught up on the weekend is Erin Ferucci's blog - Designs 4 Living. I really like Erin's style and she shows lots of fabulous shops and insider's places in LA. So if you haven't visited Erin's site yet, click on the blog header below. Be prepared to spend a little while there because you'll be hooked!

I also want to say a big thank you to all the kind and generous people who leave comments on my blog or email me. Some of them make me laugh, some move me to tears and through it all you bring joy to my day!

Thank you, lovelies!

Best wishes,


AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

I have to tell you, I haven't been able to get those sailboats out of my mind since I first saw them in the White Flower Farmhouse shop! I really want to paint my powder bath white/cream and add one of the ticking stripe boats. Love them!

I hope all is well with you.


ana said...

Oh I love the sailboats! and the little antique jars... I like antiques a lot as well... Thanks for showing this beautiful details of your home :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I love those boats. I'm going to have to buy one. Yup, it's a need, not a want.

Off to look at the blog you mentioned.

Lauren said...

Yes I'm kindo of crazy over the sailboats too!!! SO adorable!!

I love (as always) the feeling in your house- so airy, so natural, so simple. beautiful


sealaura said...

those sailboats are awesome. like peeking into your casita. it motivates me to keep feathering! have a lovely day :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Thanks for giving us a little peek - I love the boats.

alice said...

I would borrow those too!

This reminds me that I've got to get some frames for some recently found sailboat photographs that my grandmother took decades ago. How I could have let this slip through my to-do list, I don't know but I'm so glad for the reminder :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Love those boats.
I think we all enjoy our 'alone' time, it helps recharge our minds and souls.

Terri said...

What lovely things - those sailboats are darling! Just what I need for the guest room if I do a nautical look.


Kath Lockett said...

Your taste is exquisite Catherine, but still remains approachable, warm and generous just like you.

Chrissy said...

Oh my your home is just lovely, and I think you have started a whole new trend with that sailboat!!! All the best, Chrissy

White Flower Farmhouse said...

Oh geez ... I'm blushing! Thanks for featuring the boats. My eyes, however, are all over your fossil!! Oooooo ... I love fossils!

I'm dying for a fish fossil and a trilobyte. I'm so glad to see that someone else likes them too. I feel a little less geeky!

Thanks again for the boat feature -- very much appreciated!

-- Megan

Rachel Follett said...

Love your sailboats and what a beautiful shop she has!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

You keep teasing me with those sailboats Catherine. And I'm starting to buckle. Lovely pics of your home, so relaxing!

Brabourne Farm said...

Gorgeous photos of your house Catherine. I too am in love with the sailboats and I don't even like the water! Leigh

My name is PJ. said...

Your home is really beautiful... very inviting!

Sinan said...

Yes, there are men (at least a man) reading -and enjoying- your blog!