All Domino mourners take heart, brides.com is turning the late Domino into digital archives that will be available to us all on their website! Read the story here! Ahh, at last we can stop hoarding our issues, scanning them for safekeeping, and selfishly wishing we hadn't given that one away. High resolution images to your hearts content. Apartment of Tori Mellot via brides.com Domino archives!
Off to make banana bread with the surplus of bananas we have loitering about the apartment. Packing up and then off to the lake (again!) for the rest of the week!
I had my first foray into the world of internet-bidding (I lie, I actually paid the "buy it now" price) when I purchased my Ray-Bans a few weeks ago. No tax, free shipping, crazy good deals, I quickly saw what the rest of the world has already discovered: ebay is fun. One of my favorite searches is "Hollywood Regency," and up pop hundreds hits on tole chandeliers, x - base stools, gilt-wheat table bases, and bamboo galore. Some of my recent hits:
Does anyone out there have an ebay search they would like to share?
We spent Memorial Day Weekend with my husbands family on Lake Keowee...and now I have the bug. I could move to the lake in a skinny minute and never miss the conveniences of Target or Southpark Mall. Boiled peanut stands just speak to me :) My parents have a house on Lake Keowee that we (mom, dad and I) have been dreaming of fixing up for as long as I can remember (the downstairs has this interesting burnt orange carpet that we had to pull up in a few places because of a pipe-bursting induced flood). SO. As long as we are dreaming then lets dream big. (oh, and I am blaming zero posts in the last week on this bug...)
What style would your dream lakehouse be? Neutral colors, layered textures, comfy furniture and antiques like this Lake Keowee house designed by Barbara Westbrook below?
(Barbara Westbrook via House Beautiful)
Or would it be filled with salvaged wood walls and ceilings, neutral linen, sisal, rustic stone and huge windows like the one below?
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."