Glittery Goodness

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I recently installed a lovely Project 62 Mirror by the Front Door and it started me thinking about all the bright brass pieces around the Chalet.

I bought this Project 62 tray last year and I couldn’t be happier I did. I absolutely love the brass accent legs on my new coffee table from Home Sense. Isn’t my Bunny sweet from Urban Redeux. These Crate and Barrel wood & marble coasters are awesome!

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Still loving every piece I’ve thrifted from Pepper Leigh Eclectic! This brass vessels help my flowers last a very long time. Here’s my recipe for long lasting blooms: Warm Water Metal container or a glass container with Pennies and I change the water every other day and I usually do not use flower fresh.

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I’ve incorporated some bright bits on my desk…the framed photographs and the pen holder.

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How fun is this clipper ship - and my Lion - both are treasures from Pepper Leigh Eclectic.

Honorable mention to the amazing bell that was part of a collection from my uncle - he lovingly gave to my son!

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I’ve incorporated some gold accents in the corner gallery wall in the Livingroom too!

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I’ve gone green and gold on the mantel! I love this thrifted watercolor of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica .

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One of favorite pieces is this glittery K my sister gifted me a few Christmases ago! I love it!

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Some keys pieces on the Porch are from Target: the Floor Lamp and Round Table.

This gold and brass trend started a few seasons ago but, I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.


Here are some current items you can add to your abode!

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Til next time!

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Magical Museums Part 2

In December we were lucky enough to get into the City twice (of course I mean New York City) . We visited the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s a peek at our day by Rock Center and the Met.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is every bit as majestic in person as it is in this image!

Well we did it… On December 27th we went by Rockefeller Center to see the Tree and went to the Met! I can’t say I will ever venture into Manhattan that week ever again - it was crazy crowded everywhere!

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My second favorite place on the planet. 1. Being the Chalet 2. Is most definitely the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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In all my years of visiting the Met I have never seen so many people there! Here my sis and Liam by the Temple of Dendur.

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When you miss your neighbors by 45 minutes… The young lady on the left is Liam’s babysitter!

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Even Liam likes the Frank Lloyd Wright room. The design and all the contents are lovely. We also go through the American Wing when we visit the Met.

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The Jewelry exhibit was beautiful - the exhibit showcased jewels over the centuries. The Galleries were set in low light to allow the cases to be showcased. I only took a few images: the Louis Comfort Tiffany exquisite necklace, these bracelets - because I am all about bracelets! I am naked without mine. And on our way out Liam looked up and said “Mom look at the gold in the hair piece - that’s Egyptian and we’ve seen it before.” He was right on all counts.

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In between a Manet and a Degas we have Boy In The Corner! Ha… Liam is a big fan of the Met it is the museum he has visited most and ever his mother’s son… he loves a trip to the gift shop! (Insert Hand over Face Emoji!)

I was especially happy to walk through the Impressionist Gallery and take in these masters - having just watched a wonderful two part documentary about the Impressionists. - I have linked the programs here - I can’t recommend viewing them enough!

I have more than one post card of this painting and every time I visit I take another image. It reminds me of my sister - she’s the first person who ever brought me to the Met - and I love this glorious painting. I love the subject - the seaside and a happy sunny day!

This painting has caught my eye before - but, this time I remarked how it reminded me of a painting by our family friend Helen Flemming (you may remember the Barn painting on the porch is by her) my sister agreed so I grabbed this image.

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I love to admire the view of Manhattan from Weehawken, NJ when we leave the Ferry terminal.

Til next time!

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Magical Museums Part 1

In December we were lucky enough to get into the City twice (of course I mean New York City) . We visited the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s a peek at our AMNH visit.

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The Butterfly Hothouse at the AMNH was amazing and hot - during our December 3rd visit. There were tons of beauty flying all around us!

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My son snapped this - I admire his take on the Bison.

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The only diorama light as if it were night - its extremely impactful and a favorite. So freakin’ real!

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You all know I have a thing for Cats!

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I could have stood there all afternoon by the Whale and taken photo after photo…

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The American Museum of Natural History opened in 1869.

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If we’re in the city - we’re with my sister. Here they are - before our taxi ride back to the Ferry.

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Next week I’ll share our December 27th trip by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Til next time!

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