Green Pumpkin Purple Cabbage

Untraditional autumn colors in my home.

Green, purple and fuschia loveliness.

Vintage trophy vase via Etsy.

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Kentucky Derby Traditions

We threw our second annual Kentucky Derby party a couple of weeks ago here in Orlando.  It was perfect weather and a great time as always.  I love celebrating my Old Kentucky Home and one of its greatest traditions.  Here are some photos of some of the food and decor of the day.

Pecan Tassies

Rose Cake at Kentucky Derby Party

red rose cake

Mint Julep Sign Kentucky Derby Party

Mint Julep Bar

Horse Tea Towel

Rose and HatKentucky Derby Party

Grand Stands and Infield Kentucky Derby Party

In My Home {Christmas}

I should be nominated for Worst Blogger of 2014.  Regardless, I am here to share some Christmas corners around my home with a little link love sprinkled thoughout.  Here’s a glimpse of the living room, with my recently acquired vintage slat bench and Roger Folco abstract nudes painting. I am in love with this painting.  It has such an interesting patina and texture up close.

Verdibou_Christmas Tree

Crate and Barrel helped bring Christmas cheer to the dining area – I love the pattern of this ‘Snowy Forest’ table runner.  It complements my newly painted Celery Green kitchen pretty well.  My paperwhites are starting to grow – too late for blooms by Christmas, but I’m hoping by New Year’s my house will smell like Spring with the help of these lovely bulbs!

Verdibou_Christmas Table

And finally, a little white branchy wreath in the bedroom.  If you look closely, you can see a Duiker pillow on the bench by Skinny Laminx.  I have this out all year but it seems especially festive during winter.  And while I’m at it, I should throw a shout out to Lamp Shade Designs.  I’ve had two custom shades made for my vintage lamps, and I have been very pleased with both of them.  Dana is easy to work with and she’ll send free samples of the fabrics, which is awesome!

Verdibou_Christmas Wreath

I hope everyone has a cozy holiday season!  See you next year!

In My Home {Vintage} Mod Table Lamp

It’s embarrassing how long I’ve neglected the blog but here I am, easing back into the blogosphere.  I’ve had a very busy and exciting year with a major life change that has kept me occupied elsewhere.  The shop is still active but the blog, I’m afraid has suffered.  I thought I’d start by sharing a vintage addition to my homethis lovely bright orange table lamp.  I can’t stop looking at it. 😀

Verdibou_Vintage Orange Lamp

And there are two new lamps in the shop as well.  Click the photos below to go the listings!

Verdibou_Tall Orange Lamp 01

 

Verdibou_Bright Yellow Lamp 01

Color Theory: Orange

My living room has never been so cheerful!  Last weekend Verdibou purchased the coolest set of orange airport seats and they’ve been sitting in my living room all week.  Every night when I come home, I catch a glimpse of the bright orange and it makes me smile – partially because I think it’s funny that my living room looks like a bus station with all those seats but also because orange is such a fun, stimulating color.  I’m partial to the cooler end of the spectrum myself, gravitating towards greens and purples and grays…but having all this orange around me is a nice change of pace.

I looked up some of the color psychology of orange, and here are some of the words associated with the color:

Uplifting, Optimistic, Rejuvenates the Spirit, Brings Spontaneity and a Positive Outlook on Life

What a great color to have around!  Click on the photo to go to the listing.

Verdibou_Orange Airport Chairs 01

Tuesday’s Treasury {A Vintage Love Story}

Inspired by our retro valet chair and the romantic holiday ahead…

‘A Vintage Love Story’ by VerdiBou


Vintage Mad Men Era Valet Ch…

$200

vintage 30s 40s tuxedo jacke…

$61.77

Classic Eames RSR – RARE – H…

$306

1980s vintage yellow polka d…

$32

Mens Snakeskin Shoes . Gray …

$56

Gentlemen’s Whiskey and …

$20

1960s Brown Pebbled Leather …

$32

Vintage Amber Tumblers

$34.5

Vintage Black Rotary Telepho…

$32

Vintage 1960s Shuron Black H…

$69

1960s Yellow Sheer Scallop S…

$32

arcanum – tiny gold locket n…

$26

TANK Military Panel Clock Ch…

$55

All of you – Nude Male Fine …

$9.95

Electric City .. Opaque Matt…

$6.99

White Lingerie Panties – Boy…

$25