Here is a sample of my kitchen apron and garden apron I am making to sell on Etsy. They are made of linen and have ripped-edged ruffles. The rosettes have vintage pearls in the center and are pinned on so they can be removed when washing. They are quite time consuming to make so I am going to sell them for $69.00 each on Etsy one of these days. If you are interested in one right away, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that autumn is upon us, my house is so cold at night. I am dreaming of a cozy little fire.
Just how lovely would it be to light a couple pinecones, birch logs and sprigs of dried lavender in one of these gorgeous fireplaces? I love the antique ormalu chenets with cherubs...reminds me of the ones in the old black and white classic film Camille starring Greta Garbo. She had beautiful bronze cherub chenets looking into her fireplace, seemingly mezmerized by the dancing flames.
So many cute macaron inspired products are becoming available. Cute little lip glosses in the shape of macarons to keep in your purse. Tiny jewelry boxes to store your rings in look like a little macaron sitting on your vanity. Great new recipe books. Mimi Holliday's silk lace macaroon collection bra and panty set. Oh la la.
Ultra-girly Frilly Lilly is the mani-pedi destination of choice. With three locations Canada, this darling little find offers up a pastry shop atmosphere with a large array of delicious products to choose from. Check out their site at http://www.frillylilly.ca/services.php
Thanks to my dear sister, I have some updated photos of my garden I've been working on. All the brick is dug up from an old street of a nearby town. I planted lots of pink roses around the statue that my dove "Romeo" has claimed for his new perch. I added a small pond with a fountain in it...a little hard to tell in the second photo from the top, but the tinkling water sound is lovely. It attracks all the local birds and my cat and chickens use it for a drinking fountain. The birdhouse above is made of broken china (thanks to my 4 kids.) It's been a wonderful summer so far and I am so glad I put in a little effort this year to make a relaxing space outside. I've enjoyed it so much, reading french novels and drinking lavender lemonade, that I wish I would've done this years sooner. Happy summer twirly-girls.