We just got back (and by "just" I mean in the last month) from a wonderful vacation in Duck, NC...aka the Outer Banks. We rented a lovely house by the beach and proceeded to hang out by the pool and almost never go to the beach. But we KNEW it was there so that made it all the better.
While there my sisters and husband and I tried our hand at hang gliding. Not as easy as I'd hoped, but fun nonetheless. (Yes, that's me.)
And, of course, while there I had to do a bit of shopping. I came up with 2 things I just love. First is this delicious mirror.
it was one of those stop-your-tracks-this-is-just-perfect moments. It was purchased at Urban Cottage, a cute little store with many things I could see finding a home in our house. But the mirror was a missing element in our bedroom, which I would really love to get cracking on the design of before the end of the year.
Also, at an art show I fell in love with the works of Donna Silvestri and her On U Jewelry. This is the necklace I finally settled on after quite a long time of trying them on.
I love that she thread/braids them with brown cord...it makes them a bit earthy. I also wanted her Lola Love ones, but I found them a bit short for me.
I did also get a few prints at the art from from Serious Whimsy (P. Carter Carpin).
The first is an addition to my son's nursery. The other two or for the basement playroom/tween hangout I'm designing for my nieces. (more on both later...)
Finally I will leave you with a few beach-y pictures of the kids...