Fortuny Silk Lamps

I have to say this would be one of the most wonderful thins I could ever hope to purchase (aside from an original Fortuny Delphos Gown and Overdress ;)


Someday I will have one of these!! The warmth of the light and the sensual movement of the frame ans=d the silk pulled tight over the frame ~~~~ ah pair that with simple frescoes on the wall and a wall of french doors which illuminate my elaborate yet masculine roman inspired bed ...... fragrant flowers and bowls of fresh apricots, pomegranates and figs .... hmmmmmmm my type of setting (or House & Garden circa Sept. 1998)

Seriously! That issue came out 7 months after my whirlwind marriage to the love of my life (5wks after our first date!) and let me tell you I will never be able to get that house out of my head! Ultimate luxury and at the same time not too feminine (important when you have a house full of boys ~ soon to be men)

Ok I just had to post about it promise I'll get back to jewelry, ecological responsibility later ;)


Ahhhh a refreshing take on Storybook Dreams

I wanted to start offerning more to brides than the traditional white/cream/ivory color scheme. But I've realized that I've rulled out the majority of my potential client doing so.

So a Mea Culpa ~~~~~ To all of you that have the dream of being the Princess, Damsel, Fair Maid, if I have failed in offering you a key to the door to your dreams, let me extend my new collections ~~~~~


New Yar!!!!!

cannons, made by artisan metalsmiths truly

the Castillo, St.Augustine one of my favorite places in FL

My family (I'm perpetually behind the camera)

Every year the holiday season creeps up on us as we saunter around in 80 degree sunny Florida days. Then we wake up one morning and the pirate in us awakes!

it's "Arrrr!" when you open the door to check on the mail

it's "Argg!" when when the water heater fails to kick in on time, and it's cold water

it's "young matey" when your children fail your heed a warning
or perhapse even "you'll walk the plank"

and not least of all,

when you wish your family and friends well it comes out "Happy New Yar!"