Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Preppy Tuesday!

4 Days left to enter my Sorority Give away! click here to enter!

And to celebrate I have another Preppy Post from Guest Blogger Queen Bee Swain. (Don't worry I have another surprise guest blogger later this week). I connect with her spirit and style so much. You can check out her blog here

I'm dying to know how the Queen decorates:

"Carolyn Roehm meets Cape Cod.  Lots of blue and white with lovingly-worn family and antique pieces.  There is nothing quite as crisp inviting as blue and white paired with pieces that have personal history.  It’s put-together and relaxed all at once and has a dash of personal history."

Seriously from these pictures you can tell how much she loves to read and all the personal family heirloom touches! PS I recognize ALL of those pink book covers. I had to run and look up Carolyne Roehm when I saw her answer.



 QBS adds:
"The mirror above the green bookshelf is from Nanny's patio furniture, the jug is from my other grandmother and a couple of the loving cups are from family.

The hutch is totally me- kind of Cape Cod Shabby Chic- found it at a junk store just after I graduated for $150.  

MoMo just about died when I painted the end table next to my bed white- I am highly pro-Gustavian influences in decor (Gustavian is Scandinavian traditional- white painted wooded furniture with a paired-down Louis XIV style).  MoMo is very anti-painting wooded furniture."

That is what I love about decorating. You can mix old, new, expensive and plain old practical. Throw in your favorite family photos, books and you are Chic in my world. Thank you QBS!

Happy Preppy Day to everyone and wear some fab pants and call me if anyone gives you a dirty look!

xoxo

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28 comments:

  1. What a lovely post - good luck to everyone who enters.

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  2. So cute!!! I tend to gravitate to beachy chic in my decorating too!!

    Have a Preppy and Peppy Tuesday!

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  3. Another great post! Any girl with that many books on her bookshelf is automatically a hero of mine. :)

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  4. Look at all those books! im in heaven :)

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  5. Love her style! What a fun classic room! I can totally see Miss QB in it! Lovely post today!! I look forward to more of your preppy guests!

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  6. Loved Miss QB as your guest today. My leggin's will probably qualify me as preppy today. More like beatnik yard cleanin' farm chick. My preppy pants are in the closet.

    Ya'll have a fun day!!!

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  7. So cute! Love the pieces so much. And as a fellow avid reader, I definitely can appreciate all of those books.

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  8. white book shelves/hutches filled with pretty colored books = heaven.

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  9. I am loving all those books! It's book heaven! Very cute place Queen Bee, and great commentary Beth!

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  10. A stocked shelf of books is a sign of high intelligence.

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  11. For someone who is obsessed with Interior design I loved this post! Great style!

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  12. I love the shabby chic look-- I am obsessed with that "distressed" Pottery Barn image... thanks for sharing!

    ~Elizabeth
    http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

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  13. ooh-la-la looks so chic and fabulous!

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

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  14. Love painted wood furniture! Have been dying to paint my dresser...

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  15. I just love the precious nightstand!

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  16. I love all the books! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Love all of the books! I could only dream of having a library one day! :o)

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  18. Great post. I love mixing old, new. expensive, and plain...it makes things interesting.

    Holly

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  19. Queen Bee Swain has such lovely taste and her descriptions are so great to read!

    XOXO

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Talk preppy to me! xoxo