I’ve been dropping by Matthew Mead’s always inspiring website for the past week. I knew with the approach of spring there would be a whole new style story and lots of inspiring images, how-to’s, downloads and recipes. I just received an email from Matthew putting me out of my misery. The new spring website is up and it’s gorgeous!! Matthew has returned to the lessons he learned from his mentors and the look he presents this season is a beautiful study in collecting and arranging. I love his styling, I love his collections and I really love his food. Here’s just a peek at what you will find.
First I found a doll’s chair in my thrifting adventures then a pair of children’s chairs. This week my elusive chair came one step closer. I found a peahen chair.
The smaller less ostentatious “female” to the strutting peacock chair is the next stage in my thrift shop journey. I feel the elusive peacock is just one step away. Of course I could just track down a new one but that would be too easy. I want it vintage. I want it in a thrift store and I want it cheap. Can’t be that hard (???). The peahen will be fixed, painted and a new cushion made to patiently await her mate.
My rattan chairs from last week are sporting new satin varnish and I’ve started work on the cushions. Ralph Lauren won. Hopefully photos soon. I’m off to hose my garden. It’s a momentous afternoon. We have had enough rain in the past few weeks for a momentary relaxing of the level 6 water restrictions we have had all summer. We are allowed to hose our gardens for 1 hour! I bet I feel guilty as I hold the hose and daydream instead of taking over an hour to bucket water my small courtyard.
WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week?