As we bid adieu to summer and this last day of August, I thought I’d share just a few of my favorite things.
The tulip painting above, by Kerri Rosenthal, sits above my living room fire place. Just below it, my collection of favorite glassybaby votives (yes, all in varying hues of pink) and one random handblown votive purchased off the table at Alain Duccase, years ago in New York City. We were having a “last” supper with dear friends before we moved to Charlotte and these gorgeous candles were on all the tables. Each one different. It was a bit of a crazy splurge at the time, but one I’ve treasured over the years…and a reminder of a special night.
I do have a passion for things that add a little shine or shimmer, so this collection of vintage crystal candlesticks shares space with my favorite Diptyque candle…a gift from my friend, Ted Watson Kennedy, whose shop Watson Kennedy is my new go-to for special gifts.
What are some of your favorite things? Here’s to savoring them as we wind down summer.
The enchanted home says
Gorgeous tulip painting!!! Roses Diptyque is one of my all time faves and love all the pretty colorful votives…enjoy your day and holiday weekend Elizabeth!
Debby Steele says
The tulip painting is just so perfect for your home! Love how it's displayed with your glassbaby collection!! xo
A Perfect Gray says
adoring your tulip art, elizabeth. just the thing! have a great holiday, donna
carolyn bradford says
Love the painting, Elizabeth! So pretty and unique as well the glass votives! I will have to check out that candle! Spending time with my family this weekend…that's always a favorite thing to do as well as going to dinner tonight with our best couple friends. I guess the simple things are sometimes the best! Have a great weekend!
I Dream Of says
Elizabeth, I love that two of my favorite Seattle things are in your favorites – Glassy Baby and Watson Kennedy. Now I think you just have to come for a visit!
Hope you have a lovely long weekend!! XOXO
Taylor Greenwalt says
Love the painting, so pretty with the candle votives.
Acquired Objects says
Your tulip painting is wonderful! I need something simple but elegant like that above our mantle. Like you I also love Diptyque candles.
Enjoy your weekend Elizabeth!
Privet and Holly says
A new favorite thing
is the darling glass
vial pendant that I
purchased while we
were at the Washington
Coast…..I filled it with
sand and a tiny shell
to bring back a bit of
the place that I love
when we returned. I
hope you are savoring
these last days of summer,
Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita says
I love the way you've paired your pretty pinks! enjoy the rest of the summer!!
I love the tulip painting! How fun to see your collection of glassy baby votives. I live near the original boutique, and one of my first blog posts is the story about the woman that created them.
check it out! http://trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com/2012/01/finding-hope-and-healing-through-light.html
Have a nice weekend!
Beautiful bling and pink. Enjoy NC and be sure to go to Bald Head Island!!! Love it there!
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone says
Hi, Elizabeth ~
Fabulous abstract tulip painting! I especially love the texture. Looks like it might have been painted with a palette knife. A lovely mantel arrangement 🙂
Love all your favorites and I think I saw Ted at the Dempsey and Carroll Matchbook party – two faces in one spot! Wishing you a wonderful long weekend!
Some of my favorites are the same as yours Elizabeth, crystal candlesticks, adore my collection of mercury glass votives. Also crystal cross bottles!
Kerri's art is wonderful!
Art by Karena
Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. says
I have always loved that painting Elizabeth. And candles are one of my very favorite things. I light them every single night. Have a great holiday weekend. Mona
pve design says
As the final days of Summer are here, I am certainly savoring some incredible memories of this summer, time spent on a ship and friendships formed.
I love candles and pretty paintings too.
I must say I am inspired by some random acts of kindness too by total strangers. It gladdens my heart.
Splendid Sass says
I can't imagine a more fitting painting for your living room! Stunning. I love Diptyque candles. I will have to revisit Watson's shop.
Have a great weekend.
Dovecote Decor says
Elizabeth: I would love to connect with you at High Point. Which events are you attending? I agree with Theresa, your painting is your perfect icon.
Splendid Market says
Lovely colors, and good job going for the votives, treasures That bring back fond memories are so nice to have in the home!
Love the candles! Oh my favorite things? Maybe a little peace and quiet after my kids go back to school this week??
Enjoy your weekend!
miss b says
Beautiful vintage candlesticks! I love to be surrounded by gorgeous candles and special little things brought back from my travels.
….ah, glassybaby! Love them. Mine are all in palest creams and shell pink and then aquas. Every colour combo is always my new favorite. And Ted…great guy, retailer extraordinaire, and awesome shops.
l o v e l y t h i n g s says
I have a few pink glassyababys too and love the way you display yours with your art.
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