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“Still Life With Orange”


via {Red Bubble}

{A Few Little Things}


A small hand bound journal or hand folded accordian/haiku books by Littleput would make the perfect keepsake gift.

via {Littleput}

{Mad Imports Collection}

Mad Imports Collection

Stylish bags from  Mad Imports – an environmentally and socially responsible company founded by Laurel Brandstetter.

via {Mad Imports}

{Swing Time}

Find some fun this weekend….

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Luis Beltran

Casual Luxury {Obakki}

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Soft and feminine lines with a contemporary look  by obakki.

via {obakki}

{Summer Glow}

Alyssa ettinger mason jar ceramic etsy

These hand-cast porcelain Mason Jar Lanterns by Alyssa Ettinger, are fabulous and would a touch of vintage charm to your next summer party.

photos {Jennifer Sliker}


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The Rock Candy Ribbon Necklace by Cynthia Rybakoff is the perfect summer indulgence!

via {Supermarket}

Jhill Designs

Loving the new Animal Alphabet prints from JHILLDesigns.

via {JHILLDesigns}

moo boutique uk

Fresh and hip finds at Moo Boutique. The vintage Christian Dior sunglasses are fabulous a beautiful embroidered tunic dress – need we say more!

via {Moo Boutique UK}

{Happy Monday}

A new week with new possibilities….

Bruno Ripoche 2

“The sea does not reward those who are to anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.  One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Photo – Bruno Ripoche


Julia Galdo 1920's

Off you go….the weekend is waiting.

via {Julia Galdo}

Wicked Wicker {Avarose}

These preppy wicker bags from Avarose literally scream summer in New England….

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Avarose “Littleneck” Clutch

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via {Avarose Handbags Classic Wicker Collection}

Mad About {Gadabout}

Gadabout Paper notecards

Hanna Brooks Nation {a fab name btw!} has created the most delightful collection of  hand drawn notecards that can be customized with a full name or monogram.  I’m quite smitten with this and this one.

No need to worry when your last notecard is mailed, each design is also available as a print to glam up your walls.

Gadabout Paper prints

via {Gadabout}

{Tie One On}

Martha Stewart Bow Ties

A brilliantly simple way to dress up that gift for Dad.

via {Martha Stewart}

{Hidden Message}

HIdden Creative

Fabulous business card concept from Hidden Creative.


{Cloak and Dagger}

Classic feminine shapes with a bit of sass… love it!

Cloak and Dagger

Cloak and Dagger collection by Brooklynn Starnes

They’re Off {Again!}

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The backpacks and bucs no longer have a home in the kitchen, although I’m sure by the end of the week  the beach towels and bikinis {the girls, not mine!} will take up temporary residence.

Welcome to the first week of our summer vacation!

I vividly remember writing about this annual phenomenon last year. Interestingly, our plans for the next three months are very much the same as last summer.  Boring?  I don’t think so.  We’ll sneak in some fun activities and a few quick get-aways.  Summer is the time for the girls to actually enjoy being young girls – making their own fun and having  no real plans!

image Brett Gilmour via {here}

{Happy Monday}

A new week, new finds and a fresh attitude…..let’s go!

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Michael Woolley via {here}

Soicher Marin Paris textiles

Paris Textiles ~ Bohemian Chic

via {Soicher Marin}

A touch of pink for this overcast June day….

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Bliss Living Pillow

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Letterpress Light Etsy

Flickr Magic


Pictures: 1. Eljse Designs 2. Bliss Living 3. Flickr ~ Dromedar 4. Letterpress Light 5. Forgot the source – oops 6. Better Homes & Garden

Riviera Maison Table Ware

A visit to Riviera Maison is always so refreshing….would love to see their product range carried in the States.

via {Riviera maison}

{The Classics Covered}

Penguin Books

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Penguin Dorian Gray

These beautifully designed covers by Coralie Bickford-Smith, make me want to re-read these classic books.

via {Waterstone ~ Flickr}

{Whimsical Whales}

Jonathan Adler Salt Pepper Shaker

Perfect packaging!

Jonathan Adler Whale Salt & Pepper Set

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“Chupa Chups” by Sarah Graham

Fathers Day Golf 2

Graphic Image Claude Dozorme

Helen Batoff Note Pads

Yes, it’s hard to believe that Father’s Day is only a few weeks away.  Hopefully you have been inspired by these fabulous gift ideas put together by Write-On Sarasota.  Blending two separate items, like the National Parks Journal and a pocket knife or the On the Green Journal and a Filofax Pen turns a rather ordinary gift into an extraordinary gift!

Visit Write-On for more creative gift ideas.