Sun Bleached Desert Pinks

Today, I am in love the sun bleached pinks of Mexico and Morocco. I imagine that one can't help but smile in the presence of these gorgeous colors. If I owned a desert hacienda, washed hot pink would definitely be on the menu!


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My Kind of Pink

Today a little free association: a poem and some photos.


A full-lipped whisper hidden under
a bright sky migration.
Flushed cheeks after tumbling from the high down.

Love's patina seeps through the skin
and transforms the blood of surprise
into a rushed "yes, yes please".





October's Rosy Golden Hours

The light quality at this particular time of year is always so dreamy. Those overcast mornings followed by slanting golden rays in the afternoon. I feel my whole self settle in the autumn months. Today, I'm sharing a few interior details that reflect the colors of the season. Taupe, rose, gold and brown are so beautiful together.

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Here's a photo of me wearing the necklace pictured above. 




When Bohemians Do Pink

This morning I awoke to my five year old requesting Valentines, which were to be handed out today in class. Mommy fail! So, I worked some mama-craft magic and produced eleven handmade Valentines in about 10 minutes thanks to THIS post I found via Pinterest.  Construction paper, scissors, hole punch, old balloons from last birthday party - BOOM.  Handmade Valentines, ta da!

Today, I'm thinking pink. 
I don't have a lot of pink in my house or in my wardrobe.  
But if I did, it would go a little something like this:


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Hot Pink Fever

It's almost Valentines Day, people.  I'm getting hot pink fever.  All I want to do is eat chocolate and wear a hot pink party dress.  I've got the chocolate, but I'm afraid I don't have the party dress.  I don't think I even have a single party dress - hot pink or otherwise.  I suppose this calls for a little trip to my favorite Dallas consignment shop.  And maybe I'll swing by and see the See's Candy ladies too!

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Hey, check out THIS hot little number...

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Pastel Patterns

Its January and the dark days and cold nights require a certain kind of clothing- heavy cover-ups and water-resistant coats.  Gray wool, black felt, brown leather are called into action.  But today, I saw a woman wearing a mint green cashmere sweater.  She reminded me that even winter can be light, airy and even a bit whimsical.  Let's change things up and throw a pastel print into our winter wardrobes.

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Coral Confession

I used to think that coral was an unusable color.  It was too 80's.  It was too girly.  It was too cruise ship.  It always made me think of the the coral and aqua Santa Fe colored upholstery on a love seat in my mom's old beauty shop.  And when I say "old" I mean 1985.  (So not really "old.)

So here's the scoop.  Now, I love it.  Thank you Christine and Jenny for making me see the light.  These two ladies are always posting pretty coral delights on their blogs and now I'm a fan.  I always see it used as a spring color, but I think it belongs with the golds, emeralds, browns, maroons and burnt oranges of autumn.  Coral is really a mood and a feeling unto itself.  Check it out...

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Guest Post - Fabulous K

Today is my last day away from La Maison Boheme and is also the final guest installment of the dream big backyard series.  Thank you to all my sister-blogger-friends who've allowed me to spend the week focused on tending to my baby Charlie during his surgery and recovery.  Today, please welcome Kelly of Fabulous K.  My question to Kelly?  "How would your backyard space look and feel if money were no object."  




Hello La Maison Boheme readers! I am thrilled to be guest blogging for Sarah while she's taking care of her sweet boy!  Sarah's topic is so much fun; I've enjoyed putting together my perfect backyard space.  If money were no object then I'd be all about the waterfront property, complete with a pool. Waking up to waves in the morning, lounging by the pool during the day; I can't imagine anything better!
 
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Of course I'd have to jazz up the pool area with some 
bright pops of color, bold pattern and crisp, clean, white. 
 

So what do you think?  
Would you come for a visit to my dream backyard?   
A girl can dream, right?

xo,
Kelly
Fabulous K
 
 


Thank you Kelly! Tomorrow, I'll be back with a special 
Baby Charlie edition of Sarah Saw Something.

Peonies in my Mother's Garden

My Mama just sent me these beautiful photos of the Peonies growing in her garden.  This is their first year in the ground and already they are rewarding her with big fresh undulating blooms.  So beautiful.



Next month, I'll be traveling to my Mama's farm in Eastern Oregon for a long visit.  My plan is to take some beautiful photos of her home, inside and out.  I think you will love her mix of country charm, gypsy soul and Boho eclecticism.  So stay tuned!

The Queen of Kitsch

I just saw this amazing home featured in the NY Times. Although I would never decorate my own home this way, I was impressed by homeowner Allee Willis' vision and exuberant life energy.  This house is all about living happy and expressing your inner self. Ms. Willis, is a Grammy and Emmy winning songwriter, producer, artist, set designer, director and collector. She is also the curator of an online museum of kitsch, which you can see at AlleeWillis.com.  Allee say's, “People who express themselves creatively are always happiest in that state.”  I couldn't agree more!








Guest Posting and a Thank You

Hello all - today I'm guest posting at Pink Flower Love, a new blog that I've only recently been introduced to.  Boglarka, the author, is so sweet and her blog is filled with bright, beautiful and utterly feminine images.  Click on over and say hello to the new blogger on the block!

Here's a peek at what you'll find:

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"Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities 
that is so important no one can define it." 
- Caroline Bird 


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...and a huge thank you to Marsha of Splenderosa for the amazing necklace and earring set that arrived on my front door step last week!  It is completely stunning and I can't wait to wear it!  (Click HERE to see a photo of the necklace.)  I won this show-stopping set in a blog giveaway hosted at Art by Karena.  So, ladies, a big thank you.  XO - Sarah

Pretty Underthings


I'm an actor, which means I've spent a lot of time in corsets, girdles and all sorts of odd underthings from the past.  Yes - they're uncomfortable.  Yes - they serve and promote an unattainable beauty myth.  But you know what?  I love them.  Below are some beautiful vintage pieces for sale on Etsy. You might want to give it a whirl.

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Dear Golden vintage clothing is a great place to find pretty underthings of yore.
 Here are just a few pieces from their collection.







If you like the look, but would rather not wear old corsets and underpinnings, 
you can make it into a creative wall hanging:

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