Unabashedly Girly

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The hockey game crushed me last night.  Cuhhrushed.  Who gives up 8 goals in the Stanley Cup Finals??!  Jaysus!  See-this is why I like fashion more than sports- less heart-ache!!  Sure, we had our moment there with the John Galliano scandal, but we’ve dusted off our bodices and put it behind us.  The Canucks, on the other hand… Ugh! I can’t even watch tomorrow night-too nerve wracking (Ok, truthfullly I would watch, but I’m not going to be home)  In an effort to shirk off the rivalry, the fighting, the debacle that was last night’s game, I’m diving headfirst into a very unabashedly Girly Girl post.

PS.  Dear Canada; Do not read anything into the fact that I finally finished my forms to apply for my American Citizenship today- I still LOVE you, just a little miffed with Roberto Luongo.

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I think I’d actually be happy to find one product by  “By Terry” that I don’t love

Have you spoiled yourself yet??

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Can’t remember where I found this ridiculously girlie photo but I just had to share

Where’s the rose champagne?!

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Having fun organizing some of my vintage pieces for summer

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“Petits pots de creme a la rose” from the Laduree cookbook “Sucre”

Who cares if the recipes are in french? It’s the most gorgeous dessert cookbook ever!

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I’ve had this photo in my files for years- I love the delicate balance between the femininity of the bed and the tribal rug and fabrics

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A big bold feminine toile softened by airy hues and simplicity

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A touch of shabby chic still tugs at my heart strings, especially in the summertime

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So simple, so pretty!!

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Pure, unadulterated, enamel lust

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More enamel love

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I cannot tell a lie- these roses in my conservatory are not from my garden, they were a lovely gift from a friend!

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Time to pull out all your summer linens and remember, you don’t have to be camping to enjoy a little mosquito netting.

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Salt pots by Frances Palmer ceramics

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A guest bedroom in my Santa Barbara home

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Sweet scented roses, cucumber water and summertime reading= happiness

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Ahhh…I feel much better now.  Hockey Schmocky.

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(but could someone please email game updates tomorrow night?!!)

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51 Comments

  1. With the deep voice of son #2 shouting, “Dallas make a shot” in the background—I thoroughly am enjoying your most wonderful of wonders post–love it all! I am so there at that girly table with the pink Chanel bags!

  2. Oh Slim, I want to relax in your guest room with a good book, the lovely ivy pillowcases and the cucumber water – or maybe I might have a glass of wine???

  3. I’d like to attend that tea party, my kind of party favor. I love the blue enamel and shabby shelves…always love a good patina. You have quite a collection of the vintage…always nice to see. I am so sorry about your team, sports can be heartbreaking…

  4. Gorgeous photos ! Love all your fresh flowers! The pink Chanel bags “having tea” are from the Coveteur ! Loving your vintage pink sequins too!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  5. I love your post today. For a number of reasons… I would be happy to keep you updated on the score tonight…. but this will be from a Bruins fan…
    Once again, your photographs are a feast for the soul.
    Thank you… even though you are supporting the wrong team!!

  6. Wow.. I’m loving the SP’s new look! So pretty, so you!

    Yes, well… I’m canadian (for 10 years now) and a HUGE CANUCKS & ROBERRRRRTO LUONGO (Can you say that with a Spanish-Italian accent? ;-) ) fan. But I understand what you’re saying/feeling. We’ve suffered so much with our team, I hope we can truly celebrate this time.

    Now, about your post! Oh, my DEAR! Eye-candy! So many gorgeous images. Lovely!

    I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful day!

    xo to you!

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  7. Cucumber water! I first had that at a visit to Burke Williams and thought, who thought of putting cucumbers in the water and how did they know it would taste so good?

  8. Cal me crazy but I have never watched a hockey game….but I would like to be invited to that tea party where the party gift is a chanel bag!!!!