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Clip Masterpiece?

Posted in design, This & That, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2009 by thebluepearlgirl

Most clip art I see around looks child-like and is often colorful and simple.  I recently found this amazing site published by Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse.  You can find it here.  The clip art is more like tiny masterpieces.  I love diagramatic, realistic art which these clips certainly are.  I hope you all enjoy!

 

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Romantic Home

Posted in design with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2009 by thebluepearlgirl

I became familiar with this blog, My Romantic Home, when I found a YouTube video with photos of her house that linked to her site.  This woman has amazing taste… and yes, its very romantic.  There are some great pictures (like the ones below) as well as TONS of content that could take forever to look through.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Antiques & Things…

Posted in This & That with tags , , , , , , on February 22, 2009 by thebluepearlgirl

I stumbled upon this site while scouring my fav design blogs.  The shop carries very interesting antique and vintage pieces such as hotel silver and chandeliers.  They even have this beautiful French CROWN!

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I would buy everything in her shop if I could.  She also has a blog that is linked on the shop’s site.  This is definitely a site to keep your eye on!

 

I’ve also been swooning over this print at William Sonoma Home.  I love this type of art!  There are 2 other drawings in the series as well.

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Hello!

Posted in Welcome with tags , , , , on February 22, 2009 by thebluepearlgirl

Hello World!  Welcome to my blog!  I started this with the intent of using it to keep track of my design inspirations but I think I’ll also blog about all things beautiful, classy, or domestic. 

I’ll start with a few facts about myself…

I live in Texas but am not a Texan at heart.

I love classy things like pearls and pashminas.

I plan on traveling ALOT and experiencing other cultures.

I love tea… both iced and hot.

I married my best friend on May 17, 2008.

I love to cook… I think the best chefs are the ones who can throw together a  meal with just random ingredients and no set recipe.

I have a sewing machine that cost a small fortune… but I don’t know how to sew.

My least favorite chore is washing dishes.

I love formal decor.

 

That’s all for now…