Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bad Monkey

Carl Hiaasen does it again! His latest sardonic and comical novel, Bad Monkey does not fail to keep you a'laughing.  

Worth a read! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

end of summer garden views...

cherry tomatoes 

butternut squash

dead nettle, ornamental grass & nepeta

Thursday, August 14, 2014

recent nest find and platter...

This fabulous nest with eggs was discovered on the ground on the golf course. 
The nest sets on a pale blue and white transfer ware platter purchased at the Plantation Shop in Amelia Island.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

a beautiful spring wedding in Florida

My daughter recently married on a lovely April day at the Gasparilla Inn.
Read more here as the wedding was featured on the blog of the floral stylist. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

a visit to Winterthur: Costumes of Downton Abbey

Along with my golfing pals, I recently made an excursion to Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware. Winterthur was home to the du Pont family dating back to the early 1800's.  We viewed 40 pieces of wardrobe designed for and worn by the actors in the British series, Downton Abbey. Wardrobe designers had only seven weeks to design and compose these costumes from the time they received the script for the season. 

Downton Abbey, Season 5 returns on January 4, 2015.