It’s a Whimsical Life

It's a Whimsical Life

I haven’t really ventured into the world of showing you artwork, I hate the idea of showing one artist but not others, but this was just so sweet I had to share. I love whimsical art, especially involving cute little animals. I know, it isn’t exactly in keeping with my British Colonial house, but what is living if it doesn’t involve a little whimsy here and there?!

This sweet print just totally captured what I love in this sort genre of art, and I wanted to spread my joy! I think I bought the last one (sorry!), but she has others that are just as adorable. I love what she says about this piece:

Every Saturday morning come rain or shine, little Alphonse would be there, waiting for the Fromagerie to open.

I am smitten by the Frenchness of it!


It’s A Whimsical Life etsy shop or her blog

Unfortunate Party Incident (shoes involved)

Unfortunate Party Incident (shoes involved)

Well how much fun was that little etiquette poll? Who knew there were so many opinions on shoe or no shoe etiquette! I’m impressed.

Some of you have pointed out the nasty things that might come inside the house on your shoes. That is true. However, I have a little story about that. My house is exclusively dark hardwood or tile floors, with area rugs. At our holiday party last year, my good friend Natalie was walking up our staircase, which is covered partially by a dark reddish Persian runner.

Unfortunately, our sweet dog Winston was overcome by the 100 people partying in our house and he left a little something special on the staircase. And as luck would have it, Natalie stepped in it! YES! A dreadful party incident! I am happy to report for her sake that she was wearing shoes! It could’ve been so much worse. So, if you have a dog, watch out, you might step in a little unpleasantness even INSIDE your own house! Yikes! Shoes or no shoes, life with dogs can be messy.

Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their point of view! You BLOGGERS RULE! You are always so much fun.

Let’s move on, shall we? Have I mentioned I have some really cool things lined up?! I talked to two people today that are whipping up some fun for a future blog feature. We are going to be so inspired, I just know it!

A special thank you to Jenn and Jacqui at The Bower Birdsnest for putting together that stylish cartoon me! I’ve never looked so good! And what could be better than cartoon me gazing at a Barclay Butera room? And little Winston sitting there so cute and innocent, ready to leave something special on his carpet! Good thing I have my shoes on!