Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shoes to Match!

With my step daughter's wedding fast approaching, I've been on a search for shoes for the wedding.  I'm good with color, so how hard could it be to find a pair of shoes to match my dress? Turns out it was hard!!!   The dress manufacturer calls the dress "silver"  but it's really a warm silver/champagne/taupey color.  If it was a paint color it would be close to a shimmery version of Sherwin Williams "Loggia". 

  SW #7506

 Bedroom painted in SW Loggia, via Houzz

Come to think of it, I recommend this tone all the time.  It makes a great neutral backdrop for interiors.  The color is not too gray and not too beige, it's the perfect warm gray tone!  Check out the rooms below that feature this shade.........they are quite calming, don't you think?

Here's a peek of the dress (it's not that short on me!)

 and the shoes to match!

oh my goodness.......30 days until the big day!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


The weather has been superb lately!  Crisp mornings giving way to warm afternoons are my favorite.  With the humidity gone, it's a good time to enjoy my screened porch!  Many years ago my father was kind enough to come for a weekend and work his magic...transforming my plain porch floor into a checkerboard.  It turned out so nice, but I can't find the photos I took to show off his handy work!  So while I search through my iphoto files,  here are a few photos of porches that I think are worth sharing.

 Above photos via House Beautiful

Photos above via Flea Market Trixie

Love the before and after "porch" pictures  below

Photos via Country Living