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..
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, and thank you for being here!
If you missed the last Weekend Meanderings, on gallery walls, a pretty blue sundress, a cool tote and more, catch that post here.
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