Tuesday, February 2, 2010
A Hint of Spring
By the time January draws to a close in places where snow is lingering long, a hint of spring is welcome. If you'd like to indulge in an online experience, explore the Lexington Company site. This is a Swedish firm that has a love affair with American style. You might think Ralph Lauren with Northern Lights. They don't have any shops in the United States, but they do in the United Kingdom and several other countries.
It's refreshing to see how Americana is appreciated by folks who see us through their own lens. Their dining collection this spring features my favorite blue and white. While you can't buy the items here or even online from the United States, you can get plenty of decorating ideas to perk up your own home on this side of the Atlantic.
I just loved the baby things and the photography of children. It's very much like looking at a magazine with not only primary images but also intriguing details. Stay long enough to view the movie--and think of New England beach houses. Show me blue and white checks and you've won my heart. There's a fabulous men's scarf that I bet you can replicate somehow. It's not that we are trying to take anything away from Lexington Company's sales, but if we can't buy things, we can at least be inspired by them.
Catalogs and retailers are getting more and more magazine- and movie-like--something those of us who love magazines, for example, need to take note of. A stylist friend of mine mentioned recently that the catalogs had all the whistles and bells she used to bring to magazines. Visiting Lexington Company is certainly an experience. They made me want to bring a hyacinth home and look longingly at iced tea glasses. Are you finding ways to brighten winter days with thoughts of the spring to come?