Monday, August 2, 2010

{delightful florals}

a match made in heaven

my new teacup + my kitchen tablecloth
a perfect floral match



floral prints make me giddy
if they make you feel the same way
I highly recommend you
take a peek at
Cath Kidstons's in print
{brilliant ideas for using vintage fabrics in your home}

{hugs}

62 comments:

Daniele from Lace and Bark said...

Oh I love your colour palette Koralee. Bring on summer - well at least here in Oz !

Jane said...

I have that exact same Cath Kidston print in a napkin set I bought in London. I love them and I love her prints. Did you know she does I Phone covers? xoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I love your pretty photo of your new florals, gorgeous teacup and tablecloth.
I shall look for the book and thanks for telling us about it.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Colleen said...

...hhmmm love her stuff....I especially like Cowboy Cream,London Scene & Mono Rose Linen Fabrics!....so fun ...Makes me want to do a sewing project!

m.e (Cathie) said...

ahh, that's so cute! her colours are fab.
I had one too but sadly it broke :(
happy august sweet one & thanks for the always sweetest of words ♥

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Sweet One~
You new cup is so happy! That books looks like it is full of bright blooms:)
XO

Sophia said...

What a fun, light-hearted post. I LOVE it! :)

Silver Strands said...

Such a LOVELY match Koralee! Great pics, great wording :)
oxoxo
Denalee

Tamara Nicole said...

Such cuteness here!!! I love floral prints too:-) Anything with flowers, love it love it.

Julie Harward said...

I love her things but where do you find it? I have not seen it here anywhere! Very cute! :D

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh I do LOVE vintage!
Chris' grandmother gave me a few tablecloths similar to yours... I love, love, love using them!
I picked another one up last month that is perfect in so many ways...
I am just a vintage-a-holic!
...on that note... I'm sure I will be taking a peek at Cath's book!
*preparing for my company that's coming tomorrow...lots of family around for a few days :o)
love it!
Sending you blessings for a wonderful week, Koralee!
~Maria

half pint honey said...

This post reminded me of one of my very most favorite shoppes in England! (Ark in Cambridge) http://www.arkcambridge.co.uk
I imagine you and many of your followers would be in heaven there! It's Lovely.. as is your blog :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

A perfect match indeed, a happy couple! I see a lot of calming greens and blues. Loving that color combination lately. Cath, good old Cath Kidston, what can I say. Anything Kidston is a great pick. Your kitchen looks happy, I know every room in your home is happy. Must be. Happiness all over the place.
Sweet dreams my friend. I will be away for 10 days, from Wednesday. Will miss my daily dose of Y*O*U xxxx

bellaboo said...

I adore florals Koralee and my kitchen is totally..well almost..Cath Kidston! I don't get to one of her shops that often but when I do...I'm like a child in a sweet shop!
I think I would feel right at home in your house.

Bellaboo ;o)

Rubyred said...

Hello Koralee, what a lovely cheerful combination!
Have a lovely day!
Rachel x

francis said...

Oh yes I love everything she makes !
Makes me smile and feeling happy .
Your cup is wonderful .... Do you also love new cups .... I'm addicted ! So I only am allowed to buy a new one when there is a good reason ! Fortunately I'm good in finding motives ...... Have a happy day !

BardotBlue said...

I too always loves Ms KIdston's prints!!!! I have a cosmetic bag my sister gave me and then my grocery bag as well! always make it a joy to do shopping and always a joy to come stop by blue bird notes :-)

xoxo Bardot in Blue

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This is a must see book, indeed! Thank you dearest one for always cheering up the morning with your incredible photos and fabulous flair for ideas!!!

I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL AUGUST, for soon we will be back in our classrooms....can you believe that?

GROSSES BISES MA BELLE! Anita

Martha said...

Sounds like a great book full of inspiration!!! Pretty florals always makes me smile and happy too

Tina Eudora said...

Just beautiful, I am a big fan of floral fabrics. I still wish bark cloth was available everywhere...*sigh*
Tina xo

Elyse said...

hi koralee!

floral prints make me completely giddy! i don't own this book but i borrow it from the library quite regularly. very inspiring! i love the photos of the cute chairs.

xo
elyse

Everton Terrace said...

I am so drawn to florals - always picking up vintage floral jewelry for my shop but I've just realized I don't have enough of it my house and I'm not sure why that is...

Cláudia Murakami said...

Floral, oh they make me smile!! Cups, saucers, pillows, blankets, chairs, tablecloth,..., tell something not lovely and charming in floral!
Man stuff are not lovely in floral! OK.

Kisses sweet Koralee!!
Bela.

Claudia said...

You and Elyse have the same love of Cath Kidston! The prints make me smile, too!

xo
Claudia

Julie said...

With computer problems I just keep getting behind on blogs! Love the flowers so pretty!

Martina said...

So bright and pretty, charming and simple, like a day in the country. I'm into florals too at the moment, so right for summer! I'm sure the book is great! So sweet of you to send me sth. - let me know when KidsLife arrives in B.C. - i hope it won't take too long. Have a fun day :)

Randi Troxell said...

i'm thinking your home must be the lovliest ever... always such pretty things!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That's a pretty little teacup and I love the vintage style of those flowers in your tablecloth. So pretty. I love Kath Kidston too. I wish we had her stores here in the states.
Blessings,
Marcia

BEAR's Mom said...

Hi Sweetie...what a bright, yummy post today...love those florals :D thanx for sharing!

~victoria~

fernandflora said...

Oh yes! Florals make me giddy too! Can't get enough! And I love Cath Kidston! Thank you for reminding me of that book.

Have a lovely day friend!

It's me said...

I love of Cath Kidston.........nice prints !...Koralee..............happy evening darling.love Ria.....

Teresa said...

Oh how I HEART CK!
When we go to LONDON I just ooooh and awwww over all of her things!
I do believe!
Koralee + Cath = HEAVEN!
Yep!
Those two are a MATCH made in HEAVEN!
xo

Cláudia Murakami said...

Here I am again...(laughs...). My birthday is on the eighteenth, dear Koralee!! Well, well, well...getting aged no! Getting more experince!!!
It is soooo cold today, Koralee...it is winter here in Brasil!!!
Kisses!!!! Bela.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Koralee,
so pretty, I just adore Cath Kidson and all her lovely happy colorful creations. Thanks for sharing
xoxo

The Garden Bell said...

hmmmmmmmmm. so you have C.K. in Canada... I need to visit....I love her stuff. What a sweet treat and yes,... a perfect match.

T>G>B>

tinajo said...

Pretty, pretty! :-) I´m so lucky there´s so many pretty things around! :-)

Ana Degenaar said...

WOW That's vintage perfect! Love it!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love florals too!! Will have to take a look at that book next time i'm at the bookstore.

Studio JRU said...

OHH... so very pretty!! Makes me smile! :)

~Jennifer

Rosie said...

Hey there girlfriend!
Oh, This will be soo fun!...I NEED fun right now, as life seems to be getting crazier by the minute. We are home on Monday so I think Wednesday would be best...Yes, Yes, Yes invite Sweet Carol to join us...the more the merrier!
...love Rosie...xoxo...

Auntie Cake said...

Hello Koralee,
Oh my yes! Florals do make me giddy too! As do sweet blue-tipped toes with pink flip-flop's and those sweet animal pitchers. What could be better?

Hoping you are having the best summer ever!!!
Kate

LuLu said...

Oh so sweet. I about flipped out when i found her store in London.... i was so overwhelmed i loved it all!!!!
happy tea drinking,
xo,
LuLu

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, gosh! Cath Kidston's florals always make me wish I was a millionaire, I can tell you! Thanks for sharing these!

Julie

Marilyn said...

I have many vintage linens, but I hate to cut them. I will go look and maybe I will be inspired.

Blissitydoodah said...

Will it be the beginning of a stack? :)
Which will require an antique wardrobe I imagine...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your photos are always a breath of fresh air!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your floral teacup and floral table cloth, they are the perfect match, I can imagine having afternoon tea...... hmmmm....

katrina said...

i was thinking "cath kidston" even before i saw your 2nd photo -- I LOVE HER DESIGNS and hope to be able to afford one of her bags someday!! :D

inspiring pics, by the way -- will check out that book the next time at at Borders.

Abz said...

Im a fan of this blog-- really interesting things here. Check mine out, I hope you'll like! :)

theUngourmet said...

I love floral patterns like this...so whimsical and fun! ;)

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful florals, Koralee and they have such a summery feel. They also just say 'Koralee' to me !!
Have a lovely, flowery day. XXXX

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~oh how I love that gorgeous print~

Hope you are enjoying your summer, Koralee!

Hugs!

Indie.Tea said...

Those ARE a perfect match! The cup/mug s sooo cute too.
p.s. thank you very, very much for your sweet comments...I really appreciate them and they always make me smile.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just popping by to let you know I'm about to dive into the car for a drive to Germany. Will miss your touching and joyful posts and comments. Hugs und mehr hugs xxxx

Privet and Holly said...

PLEASE show us
more photos of
your lovely home...
I can only imagine
what creativity
you must bring to
it!!! LOVE the
marriage of this
print and cup ~
magic : )
xx Suzanne

Brianna! said...

LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE
Florals
especially in these shades
SO DELICATE

xoxo
bB

A Ruffled Nest said...

Koralee,
I left you a comment but I do not see it on here. So, I wanted to let you know that I had a big mix up with my blog address and i had to change from www.arufflednet.net to www.rufflenest.com. You may have to sign out of my old blog and follow my new one. I love your teacup and tablecloth. I also have the same Kath book it's one of my favorites.
Sherrie

Janean said...

i enjoy seeing floral prints; am attracted to them, though now i have very few in my home....which, i never paid that much attention to until now. mmmm? i do adore floral chintz tea cups too!

Susan said...

The colors are SO HAPPY...makes me smile! :)
Blessings!

Kitty M said...

I can never get enough of Cath Kidston - thankfully we now have a local branch as well as a few London stores so I can have a CK fix almost every weekend :-) In fact I have been using my CK umbrella for the past few weeks - it brightens up a very rainy Northern England x

Rosa Blu said...

That book is amazing. I love Cath Kidston's flower patterns so much, we have her wallpapers in our home in the bedroom and diningroom, so pretty!

Have a lovely day!

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
WHAT A PRETTY PRINT, YOU CAN FEEL THE SUMMER BREEZE JUST LOOKING AT IT. I JUST BOUGHT A TABLE CLOTH WITH TEA CUPS ON IT. I LOVE IT. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND. RIZZI