Thursday, January 28, 2010

Name that Designer

Dearest blog friends, can you help me?
I really like these two images and haven't a clue
as to whom the designers or photographers were?
Please help me identify them so that I may give them proper credit for their amazing work.

If I recall correctly the top image was on the cover of Southern Accents several years ago.
Anyone have a back issue that can look this up?
(Things that Inspire, I'm counting on you for this one--there are intaglios!)

Now, the twin beds with the bookcase--how great is that! I know several of you have featured this on your blogs, but for the life of me, I can't remember who did this work.

(Oh, and for those interested: The brunch was wonderful. We had sausage and egg quiche, cream cheese danish, pineapple, honeydew, strawberries, grapes, shrimp and grits, pumpkin bread, assorted juices including tomato, orange, and pomegranate--and of course hot, hot coffee! I'm so sorry I didn't take one picture. I did good just to have the table set. Wish you could have seen it. I used china from the late 1800's, etched crystal, old sterling flatware and white linen. I broke a coffee cup. Boo. Oh, well. I say USE IT! What good is it sitting in a cabinet or drawer?)

Thank you, Rindy, for helping me to identify the first photograph.
"The designer is Jackye Lanham. It was the cover of the Jan/Feb 2006 issue. I just happened to have my copy out! Rindy"

Now, what about the twin bedroom shot?

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Brunch Bunch

Who doesn't adore a fabulous brunch?
Ham biscuits, sweet cakes, homemade preserves, grits and gravy!

Mr. Green and I will be hosting brunch tomorrow.
Do you have any breakfast favorites that you like to serve?

I'm looking for a few more ideas to fill in the menu.
I'd like to hear what you'd serve.

I hope your weekend will be filled with hot coffee, warm conversation
and the dearest of friends!

(Photo credit: Brooke Slezak, Beth Dreiling Hontzas, & Southern Living)

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Royal Abbey

Several of you were exactly right! I was inside the glorious Westminster Abbey! More specifically, I sat in the choir stalls for a service (see photo below). It was absolutely beautiful. What a glorious place to worship!

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day.

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs.

The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.

A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated. Taken as a whole the tombs and memorials comprise the most significant single collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in the United Kingdom.

The Library and Muniment Room houses the important (and growing) collections of archives, printed books and manuscripts belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, providing a centre for their study and for research into all aspects of the Abbey's long and varied history.

(the above information provided by the official Westminster Abbey website:

(AP image of Elizabeth II Coronation)

Westminster Abbey was also the location of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Turn your speakers on.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Can You Guess...

(Getty image)

Can you guess where I have been?

It was marvelous!

Let's hear your guesses. The more specific, the better.

Hope you all had a happy Christmas and a most wonderful New Year!