Gathering my thoughts.
Gathering my day & sharing it with you.
"Making a home is a form of creativity open to everyone." Terence Conran
Every morning she wakes, puts the coffee on, and begins to prime the well. What will she do, who will she see, and where will she go on this day…
Some would define her style as "interesting” ~ A term often used when they can’t “find the words.”
Her friends and colleagues call it “Eclectic.”
My mother will tell you ~ it's attention to individual needs, independent thinking, ingenious smarts along with spontaneity and a healthy dose of humor!
Since eclectic style is full of the unexpected, creating a balance is important when mixing traditional antiques and one-of-a-kind conversation pieces.
When she and her husband married, they put preconceptions away and re-wrote the rule book.
Beautifully combining years of collecting East and West, luxe and humble, showy and quiet.
Living in the desert they’ve provided plenty of calm cool places for the eye and themselves to land with soft linens, sleek floors and oriental rugs.
They believe that we should all live surrounded by the people & personal things we adore.
Thanks Mom & Peter for inviting us over ~
Before the Fall racing season came to a close, I found myself greeting the morning at Keeneland.
On the last day of the meet, I decided to join my husband on the backside.
I followed him through barn after barn~
It's within this idyllic setting that he helps horses to breathe easier.
Trying to stay out of the way, I focused my camera on other things.
Even though the backside is a hub of activity ~
I love how it's also the quiet side.
The hands-on dedication of grooms, owners, and trainers is admirable.
The saddling paddock.
The jockeys awaiting last-minute instructions and owners having one last look at their horses ~
It's all about tradition, fine horsemanship, and the finish line.
The world’s best Thoroughbred horses, owners, trainers and jockeys come to compete in April and October ~ However, Keeneland also plays host to many year round events including the November horse sales, the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance and the Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show just to name a few.
Just around the bend at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, Keeneland Cross Gate Gallery will present the
This inaugural auction represents an inspired collaboration between the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house and the country’s premier gallery of fine sporting art and contemporary British figurative painting.
Among the auction’s most important pieces are several by Munnings, including Blue Prince II, a 26 1⁄2” x 39 1⁄4” painting commissioned by Thoroughbred owner and breeder Walter Jeffords. Munnings, who died in 1959, is regarded as one of the world’s finest equine painters.
Art, Antiques, Cars, Gardens ~ and Horses ~ don't forget the horses…oops!
Hmmm. I have no segue here so I'll just ask ~ Are you prepared for winter? I'm not.
The Keeneland Gift Shop, which also happens to be the best holiday shop in town, will be hosting a Barbour Trunk Show and Reproofing event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 4th & 5th.
Welcome to November my friends.
The fun has just begun!