Thursday, June 21, 2018

Raising Cane

 If you hold on to something long enough it may come back in style. Cane furniture is making a renaissance and I love the timeless and effortless style.   It is casual, easy to maintain, is not too "brown" and often has a nice price point.  Here are some of my current favorites....

I love the timeless style of this cane bed and nightstand both from Serena & Lily.  While much of their decor reminds me of the beach or California, these will go anywhere. 

If you have the right spot, this daybed would also be divine:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stitch in Middleburg, VA

The month of June has been quite busy and soon will be even busier!  Made a quick trip to Northern Virginia a few days ago and stopped in at Stitch, a lovely needlepoint shop right in the heart of Middleburg.  Here are a few canvases that I saw there and fell in love with.  Some you may have seen before...

This one is lovely and quite large. It would make a nice oversized pillow and it would take a while to stitch for sure. You can't tell how large it is here.

Foxes are big in this part of the world with so many hunts in the area.

The last one is a bell pull.  I have not seen one of these in a while.  If you have the right spot for this, it could be divine.  If you are interested in any of these contact Stitch directly at 540-687-5990.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Essex Shirts - You Don't Have to Ride to Wear or Love These

If you don't ride but love the "riding fashion" then you may want to consider Essex Shirts.  I've blogged about them before and the quality is very good.  The owner of the company rides and her family has been making shirts for a very long time. 

You can see the entire collection here.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Justify's Breeding Rights are Sold to Coolmore

Want to know what a $75M horse looks like?  You can read the story here.

(WSJ photo)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Frances Valentine AKA Kate Spade - RIP

You've likely heard the distressing news of the death of beloved designer Kate Spade. What I did not realize was that she had started a new line called Frances Valentine, which is so reminiscent of the early Kate Spade bags which I love.

RIP Kate

Belmont Stakes Trivia

 With the Belmont only a few days away, and with the distinct possibility of yet another Triple Crown winner here's some Belmont trivia to take with you to the neighborhood Belmont Bash.

(Secretariat's Win at Belmont)

Did you know........
1) In the early years of the Belmont, the race was run clockwise (as races are run in England) over a fish hook-shaped course which included part of the current training track. The first counterclockwise Belmont Stakes was run in 1921.

2) Trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons saddled father and son Triple Crown winners -- Gallant Fox (1930) and Omaha (1935).

3) Five times the Belmont Stakes went off with only two horses in the field -- 1887, 1888, 1892, 1910 and 1920, when Man o' War won.

4) The largest field for the Belmont Stakes was 15 horses in 1983 when Caveat defeated Slew o' Gold.

5)  The white carnation is the traditional flower of the Belmont Stakes. The blanket of 300-400 carnations worn by the winner takes 10 hours to put together. The flowers are shipped in from either California or Bogota, Colombia.

6) Easy Goer's victory was the second-fastest (2:26) in Belmont history. Only Secretariat (2:24 in 1973) was faster.

The Cutest Straw Bags for Summer

It's straw time!  I love summer straw bags and these get my vote for the cutest this season.....






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