J’adore #4

Back again with a few things I spotted that captured my eye and wanted to share with you.

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Spotted on Paris Boutique Hotel I absolutely adore this vintage luggage turned into a settee! I am a fan of giving everyday items that can get a second life and this one is so unique. Not only that but Lynn’s photo for this piece led me to a fascinating new site called Pinterest. It is a site based on user-generated content of items that people like aesthetically. It’s pretty neat!

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It has been a long time since I have been camping and I can’t say I was ever a huge fan. When I did camp I was highly organized and there were definitely no beans and wieners for me! The food was always gourmet. These days, if I think about whether I want to camp again the idea, makes me tired..hauling all that stuff out to somewhere, unpacking, repacking and then getting it home, cleaned and put back away…a lot of work! But, if I could camp in something like this…..

Glamping

I honestly have no idea why photos of dogs have piqued my interest lately. I have no intent on getting one at this time in my life, Jessica would kill me, but every time I see a picture(s) like this, I can’t help myself from taking a moment to ooh and ahh:

baking-puppy

This radish truffle butter looks so amazing, I need to get my husband to make this. Fresh radishes served with butter are a common appetizer in France, but I have not thought about making or serving it this way, it looks like heaven. I think my butter-loving pal, Julie would like this:

Radish Truffle Butter

My wardrobe is mainly shades of black, white and gray but I have a current fascination with caramel shoes, both light, and dark. I recently bought a pair of beautiful light caramel sandals that can look good with black, but I can’t really justify picking up additional pairs when black makes more sense. Still, I love these shoes from Chloé spotted on The Cherry Blossom Girl:

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I leave you with some good thoughts that I found on Andrea’s blog. I agree with the sentiment and this photo is a good one to print out and put on my desk:

Good-Thoughts
That’s it for the latest edition, tell me, is this post series something you like?

13 Comments

  1. Jody
    September 12, 2010

    Oh, I adore that settee! And the shoes are fabulous. And since brown is my black, I may have to look at them a bit closer!

    Can’t wait to see you in January (wow, that is far away yet!)

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    1. Andi
      September 12, 2010

      @Jody, funny, we have similar coloring, but I never think brown looks good on me!

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  2. Julie Roads
    September 12, 2010

    I know you lured me here with the butter. But, the chair and the dog do it for me, too. I get the shoes, but they’re so not me. The words of WISDOM at the bottom…are perfection.

    I love, love, love this new series.

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    1. Andi
      September 12, 2010

      @Julie, I did lure you in 😉 I love that chair!

      Reply
  3. Andi
    September 13, 2010

    I LOVE this post! And I have to have that chair, ahhhhhh!!! Those shoes rock as well. 🙂

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    1. Andi
      September 13, 2010

      @AndiP, I know I want that chair, no idea where I’d put it, but it’s adorable.

      Reply
  4. Alisa Bowman
    September 14, 2010

    The suitcase chair is the best find yet.

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  5. Carolyn Jung
    September 14, 2010

    I LOVE that chair!! I can picture it in a feminine bedroom, right by a girly dresser.

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    1. Andi
      September 15, 2010

      @Carolyn, I love it, I was thinking about the vintage suitcases that look more like dark caramel leather – that would go in my house – it has got me thinking about getting one done!

      Reply
  6. Kristine
    September 19, 2010

    These are fabulous! I too love Pinterest. I use it to keep track of things that inspire me.

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    1. Andi
      September 19, 2010

      @Kristine, thanks!

      Reply
  7. jenny at dapperhouse
    July 17, 2012

    I have seen this luggage made into dog beds, but this chair is FAB! And I am a huge Vintage Lover so I think your shoes are adorable!

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  8. CHERIDENE
    November 25, 2013

    I love the sentiment and agree

    Reply

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