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Friday, October 31, 2014

Flowers by Carolyne Roehm

I love flowers which is not a shocker to anyone who has been reading my blog! But when I stumbled on former fashion designer Carolyne Roehm my love for flowers was taken to a different level.

Carolyne is a wonderful interior designer also! I love her home and the sense of carefree elegance that she has.  I can't wait to get a copy of her newest book "Flowers". Below are some photos and two videos. The first one is a video of Carolyne doing some flower arranging in her home and the second video is of her flower shopping with Susanna Salk.

I love both videos and watch them over and over. Enjoy!!

Carolyne Roehm

Carolyne in her garden

One of Carolyne's many table settings. Just gorgeous!!

Her beautiful book Flowers.

All of her books

Click here to watch it on your mobile.

And to watch "Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Carolyne Roehm" click here.

(all photos via Google and videos via Youtube)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vintage Rose ~ A Teacup Boutique

Now this is my kinda of store. For those of you who read my blog you can see that I am a big fan of china! I especially love teacups! I don't know why but I do and Vintage Rose has a lot of them!

This little store is also located in Brown County, Indiana. It's a sweet little boutique that sells hand-painted vintage pieces, vintage jewelry, hats and furniture. I saw about 20 teacups that I wanted! This year I noticed something new. They now sell bottles of room sprays. They smell so good! I purchased 2 of them and a pair of vintage earrings.

The prices are really reasonable. I only paid $10 for my vintage earrings and about $9 for the room sprays. The lady who runs it was so pleasant. Oh my gosh, she was a sweetheart! If you visit Brown County please make sure you stop by and see Vintage Rose. See my photos below. Enjoy!!!

The outside of the shop

Some of the china

Vintage dollies 

They sell artwork

Some of the vintage jewelry

Here are the room sprays. This is the scent called Roses.
It smells just like fresh cut roses. 

This is called Magnolia. It was lovely. 

Blushing Tulips, oh this was one of my favorites. 
But my husband didn't care for it too much

This is what I purchased from the store. 
A bottle of pomegranate and roses room spray & a pair of green vintage earrings.

Once we left Vintage Rose we went to my favorite sweet's store.
I believe it is called "Caramel Corn". 

They sell the best flavored popcorn and caramel covered anything here!
Here they have caramel covered marshmallows and caramel coated bacon!

Here is my favorite treat to get here every year! The granny smith caramel apple!
Oh so good!

Thanks for reading!
(all photos via Mrs. Shockley)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Refreshing Your Bed

I love climbing into a nice cozy bed every night. But what really makes it nice is when your bed smells wonderful. Over the last several years, I have always sprayed my bed with some sort of linen spray. I especially love anything floral.

I am always excited when I come across home-keeping videos on YouTube. I loved these two videos from One Kings Lane about how to refresh your bed. I hope you get some ideas. Enjoy!

To watch how to Refresh your Bed click here.

(photos via google)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Personal Arcadia

I follow a Youtube channel called BellisVintage. A few weeks ago they posted a video called "the Personal Arcadia of Sir John Richardson". I loved this video. It is a tour of his home. I have watched it several times already.  Also Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic wrote a blog entry about him, see here. You take a look at the video and see why, sheer elegance......

Sir John Richardson

To watch it on your phone click here.

(photo via Google, video via YouTube)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Creating Beauty ~Oscar de la Renta

The legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on October 20, 2014. I think we all loved Oscar like he was our very own personal designer. I for one loved his wonderful attitude toward elegance and pleasure. I followed his channel on YouTube (see here). 

About a year ago Oscar posted a video of an interview that he had with interior designer Miles Redd.  I loved the comment that Oscar made, he said, "I don't want to see one tulip in one vase. I like to see 10,000 tulips in one vase". That sounds like something I would say. So watch the video and fall in love with Oscar all over again. 

Oscar in 2005

To watch the video from your mobile click here.

(all photos via google)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Current Home Scents

It is getting close to the holidays!! I have to admit, this is my favorite time of the year! The warmth and glow that comes with Thanksgiving and Christmas is just irresistible! Now since it is getting close to those holidays, I always try to make sure that I stock up on my favorite scents at Yankee Candle.

I am a tart fanatic! I love the tarts that Yankee Candle sells. A legal assistant that I use to work with about 10 years ago introduced me to them. The first tart I ever smelled from Yankee Candle was "tulips".

She had it burning in her tart warmer and oh, my!! It was sensational!!! I just had to get some! So ever since then I have been hooked! Now below are a few of my favorites right now. You must try the candles and tarts at Yankee Candle. They are the best!

My favorite for Christmas. It has been discontinued so finding some tarts has been hard. 

This has been a great substitution for Cranberry Peppermint. 
It smells just like candy canes! 

Now even though summer is gone I am still "burning" this in my warmer. 
I love the floral scent in my home.

I love having this in my kitchen. It adds such a sweet and fresh scent. 

Now this is my husband's absolute favorite! He loves this scent and so do I.
It smells just like fresh roses that you receive from the floral shop. 

(all photos via Google)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Multiples of Things ~TKW

I mentioned before on here that I loved the book by Ted Kennedy Watson called "Style and Simplicity".  On page 102 he mentioned how he loves "Multiples of Things".  He says the following:

THINK OF STRENGTH IN NUMBERS on this one. A few bowls hung up in a row is pretty, but quite a few bowls hung up in a row is even prettier. Multiples of one type of object are such a strong visual. Think of a fireplace mantel covered with candlesticks. When you use a good number of the same object, the eye looks at the collective whole as one, and you can create a really stunning display of items. Think also of a dining table filled with clear drinking glasses, each glass filled with a tulip. From the simple to the grand, mass a collection together of awesome visual impact.

I couldn't agree more and he is right. When I see multiples of things I do see it as one. How clever! So when I have two or three vases filled with flowers together I no longer feel like it's too much. I feel like this looks really grand.... Thank you Ted!

My blue and white vases at home. 

Ted Kennedy Watson's table. Gorgeous white dahlias!

Another one of Ted's tables! Multiples....

My peony arrangements this past summer. Multiples....

A photo from Ted's store. He even puts all of his items in multiples and it looks splendid!

(all photos via my own and Ted Kennedy

Friday, October 17, 2014

Madeline's ~ A Boutique in Brown County

Madeline's is one of the beautiful vintage shops in Brown County. I always make sure I take a visit there. It feels so comfortable and inviting when you walk in. I love all the decor and all the quilts, napkins and home accessories they have.

It is such a cute shop that you must also add this to your list when visiting Brown County. This place is an excellent store to find great hostesses gifts! You can also buy great Christmas gifts too! There are so many ideas that you could come up with to spend money here! It's just perfect! Enjoy!

The front of Madeline's 

The entryway; this is as soon as you walk in. 
Sorry it's so blurry.

Napkins and place-mats 

I love these blue and white napkins. 

More great home accessories

Some of their homemade products

Some of the gorgeous vintage quilts

all photos via Mrs. Shockley

If you wish to contact Madeline's their number is (812) 988-6301. Their email address is 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Favorite Glassware

I have been on this glassware hunt for sometime now. I wanted some nice, dishwasher safe glasses to use everyday. I was visiting One Kings Lane and I saw these fantastic "bee goblets". Well, at that time I could not purchase them. They were a little steep in price. But that afternoon I went over to T.J. Maxx and what did I find? You guessed it the "bee goblets" for $2.99 a glass!

So I jumped with joy on the inside and quietly took them up front to pay for them. I have been adding glasses here and there to my collection. I am very happy with it so far. My step-son's even use my goblets which I think is fantastic!  So below is my collection of glasses and also check out my China & Transferware Board on Pinterest. It's filled with beautiful inspiration. Enjoy!

My bee goblets. I use these everyday!

My green goblets. My mother in law gave me these. 

All of my glasses and goblets I use. 

These cups are Cynthia Rowley

More Cynthia Rowley items. 

These leaf glasses were a gift from my mother in law 
for my birthday. They come in a set of 16. 

My mother in law was doing some cleaning and decided to give me these also.
I love them! Especially, the detailed handle. So chic!

I love this table. It's from my Pinterest board. 
The glasses are gorgeous!

Now I love these! What I great idea! Mint julep cups....

(photos via Mrs. Shockley & Pinterest)