Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Beautiful Tea Party Send Off Party

I went to the most beautifully styled tea party yesterday to bid a friend farewell.  


The setting was stunning and the decorations were absolutely fitting.  The party took place at a private home that was just breathtaking.   It was a new build plantation home, you know the ones, with the pillars out front and very grand.  The front of the house was set with a beautiful oak tree with hanging moss that just gave it such a warm southern feel, one of the main reasons I could never move from the south, there was even a pond out front fitted with two beautiful swans.  While the house was everything and more, it was so warm and cozy and comfortable.  It had a two story screened in porch off the back that even had beds suspended from rope for an outdoor nap.  I tell you this house had me at hello.  

The party was held outside in the back overlooking a beautiful river.  The grounds were so lush with beautiful greenery that even on a hot humid florida morning the patio was breezy and mild.   The tea party was a vintage theme and all of the ladies wore either fascinators or southern hats, a beautiful touch.

It was the most perfect morning and send off.

We'll miss you Melody.

Here are a few pictures to share. 

I could just have stayed there!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday and Scenes from the weekend

Hey there, I am posting my What I Wore Wednesday post today.  Simple, jeans, top, cardigan.  It was actually cool enough for most of the day to wear a cardigan.  It was overcast or rainy.  I actually liked it.  So comfortable.  

Tee - Target, Cardigan - Target, Jeans - Kohl's, Shoes - Payless
Headwrap - Local Boutique (Pretty Little Things)
Boy are these shoes high.  I have to admit, I did not wear them all day,  I would have love to but afraid they are just too tall.  Cute though!!

and scenes from our fun, but hectic, weekend.  Last week we had Mother's day tea and my daughters recital.  Busy to say the least.

Dang!  Isn't she cute?

 Mothers Day Poem reading

Mothers Day Tea

Actual Tea!  YUM!

After Recital.  She did GREAT!!

Mothers Day Brunch

Mothers Day Gift

Friday morning I had a wonderful time at my daughters mothers day at school.  She recited, with the class, a mothers poem, she made me crafts and we had tea.  It was very special.  I love being this little angels mom.

Friday and Saturday my daughter performed in her first dance recital.  To say I was a proud momma is putting it mildly.  I shed tears!!

For Mothers day we went to our favorite brunch spot, did a little window shopping at our favorite walking area and when we got home, I took a nap.  Bliss.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!!

via pinterest

I hope all of you mothers had a wonderful day.

I love you mom.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Florals for Spring

I am not quite sure what has happened to me but the older I get the more I am willing to try new things with my wardrobe.

This year I have bought more color than ever before, new skirts and tops, love it.  I really wanted a great pair of colored jeans but not sure of the response I would get and I wondered if I was a bit too old for that trend.  So alas, I did not by any.  It's a good thing too, it's already so hot here that jeans are a thing of the past.

I do however love these floral shorts.  They are a bit short, but so pretty.  I just want to, Ya know?

 shorts via zara

image via wendyslookbook.com 
I love how they are paired here.  So sophisticated.  So pretty.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I have a Love Hate relationship with Target

I LOVE all of the cute things at Target but I HATE how I spend all of my money there.

How do they do that?

There are so many cute things right now......

They have their White Collection
Great Farm House Style Kitchen Wares
I love that they look collected over time.

They are carrying this Vintage line that is so popular right now
Very Cute and I love the bold red accent colors.

I love this basket for so many places in my home 
but would love it for my daughters room as a laundry basket.

These great accent pillows.
Love that Ikat Print especially.

And then you have the new The Shops at Target....
 The Webster of Miami

The Privet House 

The Candy Shop of San Francisco 

See what I mean?  It is a plot I think.  I must stay out of there right now.  I simply can't resist such cute things at such great prices.

If I must, I might just have to get the rope pouf and the drink dispenser from The Privet House .  But, those matching dresses are calling my name too.  How sweet for mothers day right  UGH!  See, somehow I just can not resist.  Just Must Stay Away!

I think I could write a blog about Target.  HMMM.  That would be constant inspiration huh?


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Scenes from the Weekend

I had a great weekend.  We participated in our community yard sale, we spent the afternoon at an equestrian center for a birthday party which was very fitting for the day since it was also Derby day.   Then saturday evening we had friends over for dinner and for derby festivities.  

I am from Kentucky and love this time of year.  I can't wait to one day go back home for the derby.  It is a fantastic time of celebrating and events.

While ours was a bit low key, we had homemade fried chicken and potato salad, mint juleps, and Kentucky Derby pie.  My favorite in the race, Hansen, I love the gray horses, came in third.  I always pick a gray horse and they don't ever win but this year we were close.   It was fun watching the coverage with all of the pomp and circumstance and the hats.  The hats were awesome this year.  I'm a bit nostalgic for home this time of year.  Everyone has those significant things they love about home and this is probably one of my favorites.  I love the timing too, it is officially spring, and time to plant flowers time of year there.  We had a great day!

Here are some scenes from our day.

this image is from a photographer friend of mine that was at the party...love how she captured her.  

I hope you had a great weekend.


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