Loving some pretty milk glass right now

I’ve been compiling some pretty pictures of milk class for quite a while now.  This morning I went to a very good friend’s house and noticed she had a new gorgeous white milk glass pitcher on display in her kitchen.  It finally inspired me to post the pics!  I would love to have a collection of milk glass some day.  Just another thing to add to my long list of goals :)

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milk glass #blue #aqua

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Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun

milk glass #blue

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Malachite

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that I love malachite.  Mostly because it’s my favorite shade of Emerald green.  But I also love that vein-y marble look.   People seem to be using it in all sorts of ways.  Here are a few pictures I’ve gathered of the many different uses of a [faux] malachite finish – everything from iphone covers to wallpaper!  What do yall think?  Do you love malachite too?

Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus

summerfield - malachite

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

summerfield - Lonny

Amanda Nisbet

Amanda Nisbet

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summerfield - Elle Decor

Celerie Kemble

Celerie Kemble

Tony Duquette

Tony Duquette

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Outdoor Dine Time

This past weekend the weather was absolutely gorgeous in Atlanta.  It definitely has me excited about Spring and having a tan line!   Grilling out and sitting by the pool/lake are some of my favorite things to do.  And it’s almost that time of year here in the south.

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Sneak Peek: Thanksgiving 2012 at Summerfield

I took the time / remembered to take pictures of my Thanksgiving!  Yay me!  As always, the house looked absolutely gorgeous with silver goblets, tasteful flower arrangements, white linens and my family.  My aunts (and mother) and their help work hard each year to make Thanksgiving at Summerfield so special for my entire family EVERY year.  There were thirty four of us this year, which is a low number compared to years past.  In the past, we usually have close to fifty people for Thanksgiving lunch.  Each year I appreciate this house and this family more and more.  Thankful is an understatement! :)

These are some pictures from my iphone (and a few other people’s iphones), but I also took some pictures on my mom’s super nice camera that I will post as soon as I figure out how to upload the pictures to a computer, etc.  (which could be years from now, but hopefully not).

If you follow me on instagram (@wheelerlewis1) you may have already seen a few of these.

That is me holding my beautiful godson, James, who I just met for the first time!

I had to take a picture of the spanish moss.

James loves his godmother already :)

p.s. Roll Tide!!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m headed to Selma, Alabama to spend Thanksgiving in the beautiful Summerfield house with my entire extended family.  I will try to take some pics while I’m there.  Until then, here are some pictures to get us in the Thanksgiving mood…

Lonny

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Apple Cider Sangria

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Kate Spade’s Larabee Road china available through Bloomingdales

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Beautiful Brass

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Brass finishes are a huge trend right now and I’m so glad.  Most of the time I absolutely prefer a brass finish over any finish on hardware, lighting, plumbing and furniture.  I especially love an antique brass finish.  However, I would be a little hesitant to use brass hardware and plumbing in my own home (as if I have a choice in my apartment!).  I think I’m scared that it’s too trendy and I’ll get sick of it after a while.  But if you think about it, replacing the knobs and pulls in a kitchen or bathroom is really not that big of a deal.  My kitchen and bathroom cabinets don’t even have hardware, otherwise I might consider ordering some of these gorgeous brass pulls from Restoration Hardware:

Gilmore Pull

Utility Latch

Or this pretty antique brass window hardware

And now some pictures that might inspire you to add some antique Brass to your life…

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Urban Grace Interiors’ Coastal Living house.  Notice the brass faucet on the sink – love it! [source]

those brass chairs!  [source]

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John Derian’s NYC bathroom [source]

Have you ever seen such a gorgeous hood? [source]

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Diane von Furstenburg Brass (or Gold) flatware… available from Neiman Marcus

West Elm also has a less expensive collection of Brass (or Gold) flatware

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[source]  Notice the Hicks pendant over the sink :)

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ikat, you kat, we kat

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source: Chattafabulous via House Beautiful

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I have been seeing ikat everywhere lately.  I’m not sure how I feel about it. It used to be mostly just in fabrics in decorating, kind of like an interior designer’s secret weapon.  Now you can find ikat prints on just about anything – clothing, dinnerware, ipad covers… I have a pair of JCrew ikat shorts that are one of my favorite pieces of clothing.  They no longer carry them so I don’t have a picture, but trust me, they’re cute!!

Anyways, I did a little shopping browsing last weekend and ikat prints were popping up everywhere in all different forms.

I spotted this super cute ikat tie on JCrew’s website.  It’s called the Selvedge Stripe Ikat tie… Would make a great father’s day present!

Ann Taylor LOFT is ALL about the ikat right now…

Ruffle Neck ikat dress

Ikat print Linen Shift dress

and the matching Marisa Ikat pants. LOFT also has ikat shorts in a few different colors.

Ikat picture frames? Yes, please.  These colorful ones are from the Well Appointed House

Or this frame from Textile Republic.  Which comes in lots of other color combinations.

Target has a lot of ikat scarves right now.  Like this Red Ikat Pareo.

I’ve always loved this ikat dinnerware from C Wonder.  Also comes in Chocolate Brown, Coral, and Navy.

Winifred Settee from Anthropologie

Mallory pointed out this green ikat Dhurrie Rug from Shades of Light because she knew I would love it.  It has two of my favorite things: ikat + green = love.

I also discovered these affordable ikat silk pillows on Pinterest.  They’re from a site called Sheherazade Home.  I’ve never heard of it or ordered from them, but they sure are pretty in the pictures!  And great prices too.