Friday, July 17, 2015

AROUND THE CASA

It has been awhile since we have seen around my little pied de terre. Summer is one of my favorite times of year. Call me weird, but I absolutely love the hot humid weather. I think I have had my air on once so far, but my flat is completely surrounded by trees, which helps to keep it cool. Yesterday I captured these pictures of the hostas blooming, complete with bee, searching for nectar.
 
 
Inside, since I am a major beach baby, seashells abound. And yes, I do listen to the ocean in them!!! Who says birdcages are just for birds?
This new glass and iron compote was a steal on my last antiquing trip with the Dame Courtney. I thought it would be perfect to hold seashells, since there are two mermen on either side.....
My newest acquisition to my coffee table, Tomass Hawkke's Wildbush Trail. Tomass is a very good blogger pal and a incredible photographer and artist, and while I haven't met him, I just know he is a real sweetheart, sexy and very, very, talented. His work is just so fun, fresh, erotic, and breathtaking. You can find out and see more in the book and check out his talented works on his blog, Tomass Hawkke's Naked Nature. And he always answers back, which I love.
 
My apothecary jars I have, holding my immense collection of seashells... found ones, bought ones, and ones I have received....throw in some netting and your ready for the catch.......
 
In the bar in the kitchen, are two big shells under a bell jar....
Some of my gin collection.....
Another new piece to the eclectic stuff around here, this lit arrow marquee which I got at my friend Punk Rock's shop, God Save The Qweens.....
 
It points to the bar, although, the Lad thought it should point to my ass!!! He is so mature. Speaking of the Lad, he was taking a picture of my Pimms, when he noticed my gratuitous Calvin clad backside, working at the island, in the glass!!!!!!!!!
 
Behave!!!!! You know who you are!!!!! Carrying on, in the boudoir we find yet more shells, along with my chrome fan, WHICH I LOVE and use most nights with the windows open..... Not to be too tmi, but there is nothing like a good nude sleep, with the windows open wide and feeling that fan.
Two of my favorite clocks. The one I just had to have because of the little elephant on top of it.
Mirror, mirror one the wall, who is the biggest slut of all!!!! Magic has been known to happen right there on that sofa!!!!!!
 
And finally, probably my favorite print in the house...this Serengeti Print.....
 
I just love big huge elephants!!!! Ever since I rode once, I have been in love with them....so majestic. I also hope to go to the Serengeti one day. Well, I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a nice weekend....and a vacation. WHAT! Yes, I'm getting ready for trip two this week, in a couple days. What can I say....it's hell working almost three full weeks, I'm bushed. Now where is my cock-a-tail?

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  1. I figured the arrow pointed the way to the boudoir! ya know, in case a houseboy couldn't find it...

    I spy with my little eye a bottle of bluecoat - GIMME!

    and who DOESN'T sleep naked in the summertime? I know I do!

    have a nice weekend, dear; smooches!

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    1. Blue Coat!!! Yes , a Philadelphia Staple.

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    2. I have my eye on both of you boozehounds.

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  2. Tomass Hawkke!! *swoon* Love his book. Can't wait for the next one!

    You love your seashells, don't you? Awesome!

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    1. Thank you handsome! Yes I love my seashells! A couple years ago I actually found a dried out sea horse. And yes, the Tomass Hawkke is swoon worthy.

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  3. What a well appointed little pied de Terre indeed! I love the mixture of objects you have and everything seems to have a story behind. LOVE the PIMMS shot!!!!

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  4. I got my shopping list complete. I LL take the star, the arrow sign, that picture with the elephant and the very filled out basket!!!!!!

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    1. Does this look like a yard sale to you? The basket could be negotiable for the right price.

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    2. Your right, but I'll still take the basket😈

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  5. Your place is so cool! Lots of big shells there not to mention those calvins are really filled out. I embiggerated the picture fives times already.

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    1. If injuries occur, Im not going to be responsible.

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  6. What a beautiful comfortable home . I too love seashells. I like how you displayed them. Your have good taste my friend.

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  7. You always seem to find the most unique items! I can see your design background. Perfect mix of old and new. Love the seashells too, bring the beach in. Some of those are HUGE!

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  8. "he was taking a picture of my Pimms" Why did I think that was a nickname for your junk? The Casa is quite elegant while being comfy. And too think of the debauchery that goes on.......

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  9. What a magnificent place. Not to big, but you have done a great job. More elegant than my home!!!! The Lad is quite naughty...I love it. He is bringing out this side of you. Keep it up!

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  10. i knew you were a size queen, you & your huge elephants.

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  11. Beautiful, I would totally live there!! ha ha. What I like are the little whimsical touches.

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  12. omg -i love this more than the a house – the smaller size is more manageable -I want to move right in! Maybe you have need another poolboy? LOL. Lovv the Calvins!!! I like how the Lad thinks.

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    1. I like how he thinks most days too! Shall I get the north wing ready?

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  13. You have one welcoming home, and there is nothing sexier than a guy in his Calvin's around the home, wink wink*

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    1. I'll admit when alone, I could live in Calvin's.

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  14. That is a truly lovely home! Love everything about it. I like that you change things for the seasons. What a lovely appointed bar too. Now what to have. I would love to see more of the bar sometime

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  15. ooh your home looks so lovely and calm – I want a vacation weekend there ! I always love what you do with your apothecary jars. And is that a picture of Betty Page in the kitchen?

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    1. Yes. I bought that ink picture from my co worker who had his first art show some time ago. It was calling my name.

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  16. Your hostas haven't been shredded by slugs and snails?!

    ::seethes with envy::

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    1. I have to tell you, I don't see snails or slugs here much. I don't care where they have gone either. My white hostas are coming in soon too. Shall I send you some?

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  17. Is it me or are your Calvin's really straining in front? I could use your help here, Being gay, you'd think my house would be more stylist but still looks like a frat pad. HELP!!!!!!

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    1. yes, they are stretching. just a bit! You should have him there....he's good!

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    2. Well throw in a frat party and you'll see some real straining!!!!

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    3. It's straining trust me. Once in Ptown I saw it fall out of trunks. Its a beauty all right.

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    4. I had the feeling there lied a very nice piece. That is a rather sexy shot.

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    5. Straining? DAMN that boy is stacked!

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  18. Gorgeous! The earth and neutral tones is a perfect anchor and accent throughout which I love. The use of shells really adds a nice touch for summer, and don't mind seeing you in your unders...it's rather cute.

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  19. Sleeping naked? No... none of us would never do such a thing. #sarcasm

    I love what you did with the place!

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    1. Thank you tootes! Now what can I get for you?

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    2. After sleeping naked he often forgets to dress when retrieving the milk.

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  20. Just goes to show that collecting and being true to one color scheme can pay off and develop a good habit. I will have to check out Mr Hawkke's book...looks enticing. Very nice post as always

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  21. Your place is so young and always looks fresh. And any underwear shots are always welcomed! I love that arrow sign too cool.

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  22. ALL GORGEOUS darling. I remember you saying you did interior design, do you still do interior design? Now how about a drink from the bar

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    1. I do still do Interiors, but only on a free lance basis.

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  23. Oh Mistress, what a post to return on. We got back from Antigua on Friday, and I see I have much reading to do!!!!! I am glad a caught you before you are leaving again. What a great post…I adore getting a peek into the homes of bloggers and others. Love the huge mirror and the others too too…I share your obsession! The wrought iron compote is so handsome. I can see why your so comfy there. That bee searching for nectar is also neat. Now more reading.......

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    1. Antigua!!!! Oh how I would love to her about the trip, you've been gone to long. The other resident hen Anne Marie has been nothing but a hand full.

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  24. You are the sweetheart, Maddie, and so generous with your praise.

    Thank you for the tour of your warm and wonderful home. With all your creations and collections to explore, is there ever time to sample all the gins?

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    1. There is always time to sample...there always time for a cock-a-tail! And the book is beautiful as is your blog, people should know.

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  25. Your home is decorated beautifully, I too love the seashells, also glad to see you had on calvins. I know how you sometimes wonder around and forget company is there!!!!!

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    1. Like I heard so many complaints........

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  26. It’s one of the happiest home I have seen. That mirrors over the sofa are great. I love how so much of your place is so grown up and cool, but doesn’t take itself too seriously, with the whimsical touches. I enjoyed see this post.

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  27. You have simply a breathtaking home Maddie! Please give me some tips when you come here. There could at unlimited seashells and drinks at the C&A!!!! Especially in those undies!

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    1. Unlimited?!?!?! Now that's ALOT!!!!

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    2. You better tell them to start stocking up now.

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  28. cute, looks apparently great in underwear and great taste in home décor! You are quite something.

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  29. You got talent, your home is so .........homey!!!!!

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  30. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR SUCH WARM COMPLIMENTS!

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  31. Geez, what a beautiful, home!!!! I love the mix of the things you have. And it's easy to switch things up with a neutral color choice. The jars are very cool with the seashells.

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  32. What a great place! I too could use some pointers . I love the touches every where. And that reflection in the glass looks mighty sexy!!!! I can see myself sliding up behind you and slipping my hands down......oh, yeah, this is about décor.opps.

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