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Saturday, June 18, 2011

LOOKING AHEAD TO A NEW WEEK!

AND FINDING LOTS OF PRETTY WAYS... 



TO MAKE THE SUMMER DAYS JUST A LITTLE MORE GLAMOROUS!



SUNDAY...  

 Celebrating Dad on his special day would be made even more memorable when presenting him with these signed Tiffany and Co. cuff links.  Styled in a classic nautilus shell shape, they are 18K yellow gold and so perfect for Summer dress up events he might be attending.  Erstwhile Jewelry.


MONDAY...

Routine tasks are  made so much nicer when you incorporate lovely things into an everyday activity.  These vintage French market baskets from the early part of the last century, are just an example of that way of thinking.  Perfect for laundry or linen storage, these well loved wicker pieces are aging to such a beautiful greyish hue, which only add to their charm and character.  Sadie Olive has several of these baskets available right now in her well photographed etsy store. 


TUESDAY...
 Warm evenings call for cool suppers and a chilled gazpacho is on the menu tonight.  I love serving a cold soup from a sparkling pitcher like this detailed cut crystal one from Two Sisters Fine China.  The tomatoes have been so yummy lately and will look very dramatic with their intense red color in this vessel.  Just a little grilled bread rubbed with a clove of garlic and a slice of fresh mozzarella and a wonderful dinner is served!  My Sweetie will think I worked all day!  Presentation in everything!


WEDNESDAY...

 Could anything be more perfect than this little white eyelet dress for running around town doing weekly errands?  I found this maxi halter from Good Eye, and can imagine it with something as simple as a brown braided belt, sandals, a straw hat and tote, to pink ballet flats with a colorful scarf tied at the waist...the possibilities are endless! 


THURSDAY...

 My neighbor is having family in from out of town for a long weekend and I thought I'd help her out by baking a cake...maybe lemonade flavored...to have a little extra dessert in the house for emergency sweets!  How pretty any cake, pie, cupcakes or even morning muffins would be when presented on this vintage Fenton milk glass cake stand.  I'm so crazy about the little clear ruffled border on this item from Barking Sands Vintage.  There are other sizes and styles available in this shop, too, and wouldn't several of these make a nice display on a dessert table!


FRIDAY...

 Bratwurst thrown on the grill served with German potato salad screams for good beer in chilled mugs for a casual get together.  I always keep two crystal mugs, similar to this set of six from Sunny Day Vintage, in my freezer for an extra special cool sip of just about anything.  They would even be great for root beer floats!


SATURDAY...

 A formal evening wedding with dinner and dancing under the stars calls for something soft, feminine and cool like this stunning chiffon gown designed by Frank Starr for Saks Fifth Avenue in the late 50's or early 60's.  Draped in the most gorgeous shade of coral pink overlay, this unique and rare piece features butterfly sleeves that can be slid into for a little more coverage on the arms when the evening cools down.  The delicate floral applique at the neckline really only requires a lovely pair of diamond studs on your ears and a pretty evening bag and shoe to complete a very special ensemble for a very special night.  Love this from Magic Carousel.




What Magical Events Are You Planning On This Week?

--Lee Ann

6 comments:

Fay said...

HI lee ann the first white dress is exquisite snt it ! Fay x

Rebekah said...

I want all the dresses (including the sartorial photograph) and the baskets. I would look fab going to market in the first white dress with my basket in tow. Wouldn't it be lovely to wear Grecian gowns to the grocery store?

RedPoppy said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog and for Following! I'm in love with those dresses, especially the pink chiffon...I'm now your Follower! x redpoppyfashion.blogspot.com

sugarhoneybaby said...

Pink dress is so beautiful.
Nice blog,I am new follower:)

cityfarmer said...

events you ask ... well ... just finished that glorious wedding, as you saw ....
I do believe that's it for a while.

maybe a cookout with the bridal party after the honeymoon

High Heeled Life said...

Oh how gorgeous is that pitcher !!! and you have given me a fantastic idea for serving cold summer soup!!! .... your neighbour is so lucky to have you .. a lemon cake is one of my fav's and perfect for the summer.

I say, treat yourself with a "test" run of the Bellini's, you deserve it!! Enjoy them with your Mr.

Wishing you a fabulous day!! xo HHL

P.S. thnak you for finding and sharing some amazing items and shops!!! xo