Good morning, friends.  I don’t have a post together, but I love these photos so figured I would share them.  One morning I found these two laying on the daybed talking about that fox in Sloane’s hand.  The lighting was so nice I ran back downstairs for my camera.  Mornings are sweet around here.  I remember distinctly the day Sloane came out of her bedroom on her own for the first time.  She stood at the top of the stairs and shouted, “I waked up, Momma!”  That tiny little voice and big messy fresh-from-the-bed hair, I could gobble her up.

This is the daybed that I recently posted about finally ordering pillows for.  My collection of Paint By Numbers has been in the works for years, slowly collecting them and storing them in a drawer until I had enough to make an impact.  I have two more to add to the collection that aren’t hung yet.  I had the daybed made years ago by a local carpenter.  It was inspired by one that Habersham used to make.  It holds a twin mattress and is a great spot for my nieces and nephews to sleep when they visit!

I’ll be back soon with our summer wish lists… stay tuned!



That chest I posted a picture of in the last post deserves a little more air time.  I really love it.  It’s a Guy Chaddock piece called the Country English Chest.  And yes… those are acorn pulls on oak leaf escutcheons.


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We also saw some teeny tiny acorns on a Charles Faudree fabric at Vervain.  I keep thinking about that fabric.

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And that striped bag that kept making an appearance in the last post was the Baggu Duck Bag.  It’s part of our Urban Grace uniform.  I actually use mine for my laptop, but it’s a bit dangerous since it’s not padded.  It’s a great bag, perfect size, lightweight, and has a cross-body strap that comes in very handy when it gets heavy.
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our jaunt to Miami

This first photo is not related to our adventures in Miami, but did you see this in Coastal Living back in March? I couldn’t believe my eyes… swimming pigs.  I need to go here.  I bet Smokey would like these guys.

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As I mentioned in the last post Allison and I journeyed to Miami.  Really we spent most of our time at the design center which is in Ft. Lauderdale, but managed to spend a tiny bit of time in Miami too.  I probably should have titled this post “things I want”… because really that’s the emotion that comes over me as I dig back through the photos and decide which ones to post here.  I did actually buy this little beauty…

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Allison is buying me this green Baker Chesterfield sofa for my birthday, isn’t that so generous of her?  ;) It was on sale. One day I will have a green chesterfield in my library.

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We skimmed the D*S Miami guide and decided to eat at the first place on their food list, Yardbird. It was unbelievably good.  Two blackberry bourbon lemonades, two slow braised short rib sandwiches, house cut fries with bacon salt, and blueberry crumb pie with sweet corn ice cream.  It was the best meal I’ve had in a very long time.


That’s it for the Miami recap, sorry for the lack of words.  Two posts in two days after nearly three months of silence is almost more than I can handle.  I’ll be back soon, and I mean it this time.