Weekend Plans?

It's been a crazy week, hasn't it?
Some of you are buried in snow & loving it!
Gina at Willow Decor took a spill shoveling the snow off her roof causing an avalanche. 
Then there's Megan who's Peacing Out at
Beach Bungalow 8
 in her new sandals!
I will still be in my woolies & mittens 
by the fire,
longing to be in my wellies & gloves
in my garden.
I think artist John Gannam illustrates the weekend beautifully.
So what are you doing?
After A Day in The Snow
Around The Swimming Pool
Picnic At The New Homesite
Amateur Magician
Clambake At The Beach
Showing Off The Engagement Ring
My personal favorite...
Picnic On a California Beach
I'll be reading the Comics & your beautiful blogs,
enjoying America's Beverage Of Moderation & waiting for my polish to dry!

Whatever you do,
stay warm or stay cool,
but be sure to stay fun!
xo Lisa

art by John Gannam


Are you a blog dog?

If you are, then grab a leash and come on over!
Oh don't be bashful, you know who you are!
You're a very Chic bunch and your blogger moms have been going Coconuts posting pictures of you and telling the whole world just how wonderful you are! My mom is guilty of the same Whimsical behavior right here on her blog!
If we haven't had the pleasure
 of meeting at the park,
then allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Kentucky Oaks Bluegrass Grace. 
 But you can call me Gracie.
I'm blogging to tell you that For The Love of all dogs, I've started a Facebook page.
The Gracie Porter Collection!
I know, I know, how am I ever going to Master such a thing.
Well, my blogger mom has Dog-Eared a bit of her precious time to lend a hand but it's up to all of us to make it a fun and entertaining place to gather!
Bee a good dog and send me some of those pictures and a brief bark about what makes your tail wag!
Your blogger mom has posted them and
Love Where You Live, but tell me a bit about your Big Easy Life.
I want the slobbery truth ok?
You don't have to be a Black Lab.  
Maybe you're the Flowery Type who's about to start conformation classes in Texas. 
Before you know it you'll be a
Consummate Hostess!  
Maybe you're still just a puppy who likes to run through the house with your dirty Wet Nose

  Maybe you're a new mommy who just had a whole litter of puppies as soft as Velvet?  
Did you get a new collar that arrived all
Gift Wrapped?
Do you have questions?  I have answers.
 I welcome you to sit & stay at
The Gracie Porter Collection
where I'm inviting all good dogs to play
indoors & out!
Grab a link if you like, 
and remember, my Facebook page isn't a place just for girls, boys are welcome too but no barking allowed! 
And for gosh sakes, make sure you clicked on all the colorful links above. 
You will find all kinds of dog-loving bloggers!
All of the nifty goodies here are from my mom's favorite doggy shop, Mascot!


Cut & Paste with Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray is an award-winning interior designer who garners respect from some of the most formidable names in architecture & design. Yaletown by Patricia Gray, Inc.
Her work has been featured in many prestigious publications, including Architectural Digest.
Gastown by Patricia Gray, Inc.
Patricia received her training at the Parson's School of Design in Paris and, more recently, at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ferrara, Italy.
She is a member of the Inter-Society Color Council of New York, the National Council for Interior Design, the Interior Designers of Canada and if that's not enough, she's also a certified Feng-Shui practitioner! 
Patricia Gray
Though Patricia's portfolio includes unique and award-winning interior design projects all around the world,  Vancouver, British Columbia is where you'll find her at home.  Here she entertains friends & writes about what's hot in the world of design, architecture, lifestyle, and travel.
Patricia Gray
It's her signature warmth & personal approach to her subjects that makes Patricia Gray Design Blog one of my daily reads.
Palm Springs by Patricia Gray
I subscribe to Patricia's blog in order to keep up with her and it's always interesting, no matter what!  I told her a long time ago that she always makes me feel so smart, so in-the-know!
I'm particularly fond of her story about a trip to Palm Springs where Patricia's father took her on an architectural tour of Screen Block Houses
Afterward, they headed to the Viceroy Palm Springs for late afternoon cocktails.
One of my favorite posts!
   Just yesterday I read her post titled, DIY Grace Kelly Hermes Bag.  I couldn't believe that Patricia was suggesting that we get out the scissors & glue & start cutting & pasting one together!
Well, she was, so here we go!
and  HermesHermesHermesHermes
That's right.
click to visit Hermes  Just download, cut & paste. Here's a perfect example. 
I told you she always keeps it interesting!
Thank you, Patricia. xo

Patricia Grayclick to visit Patricia Gray
All photos & art courtesy of Patricia Gray & Hermes


Maggie Austin & Frances Palmer

 Maggie Austin Cake
Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery
Frances Palmer Pottery 
Beautiful together!
See for yourself...
Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery

Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery

Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery
Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery
Maggie Austin Cake

Frances Palmer Pottery

Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery
Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery
Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery

Maggie Austin
Located in the Washington DC metro area, Maggie Austin Cake offers a fresh interpretation of cake design. Exclusively custom and exquisitely tailored, Maggie Austin designs display symmetry, elegance, and sophistication with the subtle yet unmistakable mark of haute couture.

Frances Palmer 
In her Weston, Connecticut studio, Frances Palmer's hand made pottery is thrown in earthenware, terracotta, and porcelain.  Each is one of a kind, lending style & elegance to everyday life. Her chic and whimsical cake plates bring cheer and her vases enliven any flower bouquet.   

Click on the Dahlia to read my story about the beautiful & inspiring life of Frances Palmer.click here to read more.
 Maggie Austin Cake photos courtesy of Maggie Austin. 
Maggie Austin Cake
Frances Palmer Pottery photos courtesy of Frances Palmer.Frances Palmer Pottery