Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Obsessed with Blue and White

Blue and White...not sure when my obsession with this combination, especially in the form of Chinese porcelain started, but it seems to have only gotten worse with time.  I own quite a few pieces of it and it is in every room of my apartment at this point. 





When I see blue and white Chinese porcelain, I head straight for it.  I am running out of room for more ginger jars or vases..maybe a garden stool for my balcony?  At least it could double as an extra seat when I entertain!

There is a beautiful one on Overstock dot com for $121 with free shipping that I am dying for.  Isn't it pretty?


I keep hearing of sightings of goodies at Homegoods like the one above from my Instagram friend @lboriginals, but haven't had much luck there.  I did see a big ginger jar there last week, but the pattern wasn't really what I was looking for.  Alas..I found a helpful salesperson who told me I could call the store and give them the department and style number below and they could tell me if they have any in stock before trekking there myself to look.  Feel free to try yourself.


On my latest trip to New York for the Stationery Show, I stumbled across a new line called Fraser & Parsley.  One of their designs is this adorable Blue Willow platter.  I fell in love and ordered some note cards with this design.  They just arrived today and are so so cute.




While I was researching pics for this post, I came across this picture of these custom stamps.  I love these... of course.


All about blue and white,
xoxo kp

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer in Newport

Besides melting in Miami, Summer is getting off to an adventurous start.  My business is busy and I am trying to keep up with orders and at the same time, picking out new merchandise to sell.  My trip to the National Stationery Show was a great success.  I found some amazing new things, some of which have already arrived!  

First, these cute Linda & Harriet notepads...

   

and the cutest box of mixed notes...


I also picked up Haute Papier's notepads.  They are amazing!



My Newport plans are coming together for the end of this month.  I am having a roommate reunion the weekend of the Newport Flower Show.  So excited to see all my peeps and eat at the Cooke House.  


Today, in the mail, I got the cutest surprise from my Mom.  She hand hooked a little wool rug to hang with my Summer in Newport mantra. She is super crafty!


It's going up over my door in my kitchen.  Of course, I need a super duper drill to hang it up with..that's a whole other story.  Stay tuned for more regular blog posts..they are coming !

Loving summer already,
xoxo kp