TPH Luv List, 5.21.10

Here is a list of lovelies tickling my fancy today.

1.  Orange Desk-sicle

Jill at Live.Like.You has created a spot of happy with her desk makeover.  Want to see the before?  I so adore this vignette.

In fact, it has me thinking.  See this little repurposed desk I picked up recently at a yard sale?  I wanted to re-sell it, but now I’m thinking I should paint it orange, change the knobs, fit it with a new top, and keep it.  How expensive could a scrap of carrara marble be?  Expensive.  I called.  But maybe something else?  I’ve had it in the kitchen a few days to see if I like having an island in there.  I like the idea of wheels–move it when I need more room.  The space could use the jolt of color.

Here is more of the space.  What do you think?  Crowded?  Or, cozy?  Talk to me, please.  I need your help.

The other side of the kitchen:

See those lamps way down there, too?  I’ve been considering black & white stripe lampshades.  Anyone know where I can find some?  Thank you, Jill, for the inspiration!


2.  Bad Boy Smoothies

We’ve been downing these a lot lately.  It’s my antioxidant one-two punch.  Banana + frozen organic berries + heaping spoonfuls of ground flax seeds + handful of fresh spinach + oj or rice milk or coconut milk.  The bebe loves his “otro jugo.”  Delicious!  Spinach never tasted so good.


3. Reader’s Real Life Eden

Reader and friend of TPH, Miss Karen T, sent me these photos of her garden in Southern California.  A pool and she’s a master of vegan cooking–I think this would make a lovely vacation spot for me.  I love inviting myself over.

Can’t you just smell the citrus?

Thank you for sharing, Karen!  Oh, and how long, again, is the flight from Atlanta?


4. Turquoise Wedges + Skinny Jeans That Fit

The comfy everyday sandals are from BC Footwear, Shipwreck.  They are smiles on my feet–especially when they are kissing the hem of my new French Connection skinny jeans.  Happy day, I found skinny jeans that don’t bag at my knees or my caboose by mid-day and don’t fall off my waist.  This is major on the luv list.You can go ahead and toss adorable vintage yellow buggy on the luv list, too.


5.  Looking Forward to Good Things on the Calendar

Kenilworth Open Studio Tour is this weekend in Asheville.

The Modern Atlanta Home Tour is June 5 & 6.  (Pictured is Modern Atlanta Home Tour 2009, Montgomery Ferry Road)


6. Stylish Moms

What a sweet blog is this–for chic moms everywhere.

My grandmother.

My mother.


7.  Portraits of Me & My Daughter Drawn by My Daughter

Under a rainbow, holding our purses and Ositos, what could be more luv list material than this?


What is on your luv list today?  Happy weekend, everyone!

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  1. Looove your kitchen!! I think the island in orange would look really cute. I like the fact that it has wheels.
    You should paint the stripes on. You do that right ;)

  2. Cristal says:

    I couldn’t help but notice that chair had turquoise upholstry.

    Not sure about the island/desk. It looks kind of out of place. But what do I know? I have no creativity in my bones. Plus you can make anything look good.

    I love “J’s” rainbow drawing of the two of you. I am wondering though where your chariots are that the boys will pull you with. haha

    The smoothie looks yummy!

  3. Keep it! Love it!

  4. I want that desk/island!!!! Paint it for me and I’ll be by to fetch it!

    I agree with Iman, you could easily paint the stripes. Buy some plain white/cream shades and pull out the black paint and a brush. I’ve seen and admired the stripes you did in your entry hall.

  5. Karen Tyner says:

    I would give my eye-teeth to have room for an island in my kitchen. I think the shot of orange is just what that kitchen needs. Will be fun to see what you do with the knob replacements!

  6. Um, your blog, for one. Where to start??? Adorable shoes. Thanks for the modern home tour heads-up, that’s going on my calendar! Love, love, love that “island” in your oh-so-pretty kitchen. I say it’s a definite keeper if it functions in your space and you know I never say no to orange. It has great legs! Also, heck-to-the-yes on white and black striped shades. Perhaps check out the Victory Vintage booth at Kudzu Antiques in Decatur. Happy Weekend!

  7. Oh yes! Do paint your desk orange! It would be perfect!
    It seems to fit perfect but needs that pop of color!
    Great find!
    What a lovely home!

  8. Hi Angela, what a great kitchen!! Brown cabinets–how great with orange. And the wheels, if you want it somewhere else…you don’t even have to lift it!! My vote is it should stay and would look really great with orange and the black and white shades on the lamps. Very cool!!

  9. I’m loving your kitchen! Please do a tour of your own home one day. I like the island and the fact that it can be easily moved. I think that splash of orange would be just right.

  10. Oh I say keep the kitchen island! Keep it, keep it! Your kitchen is beautiful by the way! We are still about a year away from our kitchen re-do so I’m still gathering ideas. Love the color of your cabinets.

    Do you use a special blender for your yummy smoothies? Do you think a magic bullet could handle making that smoothie? I’ll have to try it…

    I LOVE your turquoise sandals. I’m off to look at those online.

    I also LOVE your daughter’s drawing. She loves color, like her Mama. Such an eye for art. :)

    You know what I’ve been eyeing lately? Toms shoes. In red.
    I’m hesitating though because they are so trendy. But I think they’d look pretty cute with slightly cuffed skinnies!

    Happy weekend!

  11. Yes to the new orange island. Loves loves loves. It’s not too big, not too small, it’s juuuust right for the space. LOVES the casters on it too. I say a big fat yes to the black and white stripes on the lampshades. You could paint or find a wide-ish black ribbon to use around it. Either would be tres coolio, mamacita. Happy Friday!

  12. KEEP IT, love muffin;-) I adore your not bunchy at the knees skinny jeans paired with those wedges.

    Also, where can we find that hardware that Jill used on her orange desk…love.

  13. I just saw some black and white(maybe cream) shades at Target. Btw-I love the portable island!

  14. Is that “yellow buggy” a 2CV? The Frenchman sitting next to me seems to think so.

  15. What fun to see Karen’s beautiful backyard here! (An unusual internet moment of “I know her, I know her!”) Karen is the one who sent me over to TPH, and I’ve been eternally grateful! You should definitely come out to visit Karen – she is the world’s most beautiful and gracious hostess, and her food is exquisite. What’s a measly five hours by plane? And if you come in the summer, you can see her gigantic pot full of basil – one of my all time favorite basil plantings.

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  17. have I mentioned that I am loving your blog, girlfriend???

    so. what color are those kitchen cabinets. I like!!

  18. Love the color of the kitchen cabinets. Could you share what the color is?

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