It’s Weekend Meanderings time with Elizabeth and Juliet, and our chance to share some good things that have come to our attention this week! Let’s get started shall we?
Peaches and sherbets have been popping up all over and this vintage photo of Amanda and Carter Burden’s New York home by Horst for 1965 Vogue has those colors and brings memories of my grandmother’s fresh mid-century California home in the 1960’s. My grandmother’s home was decorated by Breuner’s Furniture (anyone remember them?), and had a long slightly curved sofa in a nearly identical or the same fabric as below, which was actually more peach than gold.
I think this is so lovely- them, the room, everything. I’m into that whole fruity vibe now and there are beautiful offerings in these tones in so many things. Some I’m loving below..
Cantaloupe and Melon colors to love in home and fashion..
J.Crew ruched one-shoulder peach swimsuit , Rose Uniacke Mohair Velvet fabric in peach shown on a sofa., Floral Blazer, Maeve Lace Buttondown, Percale Crochet Sheets in Peach, Pacific Scrunchy Sandals, Louise Wine Glasses, Archive’s Ochre and Peach Pillow and Tom Ford’s Bitter Peach.
A hot new biography
Are you a fan of biographies like I am? I just ordered Truly, Madly about the torrid romance between Vivian Leigh and Lawrence Olivier which has gone to the top, with much acclaim. I just read some of the excerpt and the writing is excellent as well as the amazing love story and her struggle with undiagnosed bipolar disease.
New Magnolia Home at Target
I love refreshing the kitchen with the seasons and I have found a few cute things to add to my mix at Target from Magnolia’s Hearth & Home Collection , of course. How darn cute are these striped appetizer plates? I bought all they had at my local Target. For $3.99 they are perfect for nibble and small snack (and if I ever entertain again.) I also like the mugs and pitcher. I have a thing for stripes and the colors here work with everything. Other new things to update the kitchen from them are these striped napkins, stackable glass tumblers in two sizes, and a darling set of bud vases and a cute new doormat, which technically isn’t kitchen, but I’m including it.
Mind Blowing Blondies for your next gathering
It’s that time of year for those end of year school gatherings, and hopefully more outdoor dinners and you need some crowd pleasing recipes in your rotation to take to those kind of events. I just added a new one to my desserts, thanks to my pal Bari, who brought these mind-blowing blondies to a tennis gathering. Bari is sort of our dessert guru, and she masters things like Kouign-Amann, that most of us wouldn’t even try. I have been lucky to have been the recipient of some of her baked goods!
These blondies take a lot of chocolate chips, but that is what gives them a very dense texture, and almost a fudge consistency. I promise you will have a lot of fans.. and as Bari noted on her recipe, they are even better the next day.
My photos and the recipe.. Thank you Bari!
A Modern Santa Cruz Surf Home
Lastly, I always love to share an inspiring home and this one is in my favorite area of Santa Cruz and was built in the mindset of a ‘professor that surfs’. It was in Coastal Living this month, which isn’t online, but you can see the all photos also here on Dwell by Joe Fletcher. I love the surf garage/bar and the whole house was built of reclaimed Monterey Cypress!
That’s it from me this week! I’m writing from Hawaii on a short getaway to celebrate Max’s birthday. I will share some of our quick trip to the Big Island on next weekend’s post.
Please pop over and see what ideas my friends Elizabeth and Juliet have for you this week..
PINECONES AND ACORNS
MAKE MINE A SPRITZER
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, and thank you for being here!
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Kim, Breuners!!! I have not thought of them in years. My parents certainly bought plenty from them. I went to high school at Miramonte/Orinda with the younger generation of Breuners and recall a very fun brithday party for one of them that was held after-hours at the store.. Thank you for bringing back memories of that store. Really quite the place to shop in Contra Costa Couny back in “the day”. Love your blog – always so many great linked items.
Beth, So glad you remember them! I wasn’t sure if they were in the south bay only. I can believe about the after hours party. What a fun thing – and a simpler time! Thanks so much for your comment. I love hearing from you in Contra Costa. Love that area and getting to know more thanks to Juliet and the Contessa who are up there. Have a great weekend! xx
Karen H. says
Oh yes! Breuner’s! My husband and I lived in Walnut Creek area in the late 60’s and bought some furniture from there. I still have a beautiful glass coffee table. The Vogue photo is beautiful and I love all those colors. Thanks Kim for the memories. Have fun in Hawaii!
Karen I bet it was beautiful furniture. I love glass coffee tables..and I am sure it still looks current! Thanks so much xo
Pam Harvey says
Always a breath of fresh air soaking up your info Kim!
HI Pam! Thanks so much. Happy weekend! xo
Kim, love that Vogue photo from the 1960s! The abstract art is stunning! Doesn’t seem outdated even fifty years later. That pink and green dress ……. The Santa Cruz home has the ultimate cool surfer vibe! Such a great post! Always love it when you mention your mother or grandmother.
Thanks Catherine! I just loved that also. You are so right the art still looks fantastic today… and the sherbet colored dress! All so good right? Aww thank you.. my mom and grandmother gave me a lot of material and inspiration! xo
Oh my gosh, Kim … that Santa Cruz house! I’m ready to pick up and move. The Burden’s throw back home is amazing too … the colors. I adore the entire color scheme of this post. And, yes, I remember Breuners. Quite well. When I was furnishing my first apartment – in the dark ages (early 1980’s) I would browse through the store but it was beyond my reach. I had to go to the lower rent Levitz instead. Those were the days. Happy Birthday to Max! Wishing you guys an amazing vacation in paradise. Will you be wearing that beautiful melon suit … it would look so good on you. Another fun weekend meanderings is in the books and you keep setting the bar higher. I may try Bari’s blondies this weekend … one of the nieces is coming for dinner and I love to provide incentive for many return visits. Aloha! xo
There’s so much good stuff here I neglected to mention how much I was to read Truly, Madly. Big Vivian Leigh fan too! And Magnolia continues to bring it at Target. I need to make a Target. Love those striped dishes … and everything else too. xo
Juliet Thanks so much. I know the book looks good doesn’t it? I loved her and Olivier. OH Target.. I try to break away, but they just keep bringing it with these greatitems that are well designed! xx
Juliet isn’t that SC home so cool? Hey I remember Levitz! I believe we had things from there. Breuners was fancy and we didn’t have much from there, but my mom saved for a few things she loved. Thank you about the short getaway. I might order the peach suit. I actually bought it in the olive and I love the fit. Oh let me know if you make the blondies! They are aa crowd pleaser. Thanks Juliet. Your posts are always so well done. I am stunned how good the wedding one covers it all! xo
Yes, I remember Breuner’s, they were so well known back in those good old days.
Enjoy Hawaii, and happy birthday to Max.
Katherine it was a nice store wasn’t it? Thank you so much! xx
Sarah London says
Such pretty colours 🧡. I lean towards rich darks in my own decorating but so love lighter ones in others. It’s definitely turning autumnal here, so again spring inspiration is so nice to see. Enjoy your getaway.
Thank you Sarah! How wonderful it’s fall there. I so enjoy all your posts lately – the stories especially.xo
Kim, my grandmother had a curved sofa and we would make “tents” and caves behind it. As for the sweet treats, oh my goodness. they look scrumptious! Although I pots lots of sweet treats I do not eat them, but I do love anything that resembles a chocolate chip cookie.
I recently read an article about Vivian Lee and Lawrence Olivier, such a sad story. Mental illness is a sand, serious and all of these years later topic that people do not want to talk about. So very sad.
Have a wonderful weekend Kim. thank you for sharing so many beautiful things. I am so blessed to be a part of weekend meanderings.
Elizabeth, so funny we have so many little things in common! Curved sofas were the best for forts! I am with you, I am a huge chocolate chip cookie person. It is probably my most favorite thing, so naturally I loved these. I just can’t make them unless I aam sharing as I would eat them all. I know thank you for that comment about Vivian Lee. So very sad and I hope we are getting better about talking about mental illness. It’s a health crisis and should not be stigmatized! Aww I am the lucky one to be with you two ladies and very blessed. xo
Annie Diamond says
Kim, I almost missed the part that you are in Hawaii! Lucky you! Happy birthday Max! I always love what you share. I would love every one of those peachy items and that surf house….to die for!! xx
Thank you Annie! Isn’t that house amazing? xo
Mary Ann Pickett says
Hope you and Max are having an awesome time! Love that J. Crew swimsuit!
Thanks Mary Ann! xo
LA CONTESSA says
GREAT COLORS…………..I SPIED MY COLOR IN THERE!!
Yes your beautiful colors! xx