“Mate-Lesse” – that’s what my husband said the other day. When does the “mate-lesse summer spread come out?” “It’s February,” I said. He thinks that’s a cool word and he uses it whenever he can. I myself find it an interesting word as well. For those of you not quite sure what it means, it’s a jacquard loom and used esp. for clothing, upholstery, and bedspreads and marked by raised floral or geometric designs with a puckered or quilted appearance achieved by the interlacing of threads in the weaving or the contracting of threads in the finishing (see picture above).
I love using words in the “designer world” when speaking with my husband, Rick, about my various projects I’m working on. “Oh the draperies were unbelievably beautiful on my clients window,” I said. “They had grommets and they undulated in and out.” “Undulated in and out!” “What the heck is un..ju…lates…..?” My husband elongates the word to emphasize it. Ah another word in the designer world.
Stay tuned for more “designer words” I use on my husband.
I recently had a gathering of friends for a dinner party. The best part of planning a party is decorating the table. I used a paper tablecloth from Caspari that you would never know was paper. I love my Tattersall dinner plates from MacKenzie-Childs. I bought them after using them for my tabletop setting for the Designer Showcase/Tabletop Tour De Force I did for MacKenzie-Childs (see my website for pictures of the tabletop). I stuck in thistle that I dried from my niece’s wedding flower arrangements into my flower centerpiece. I love thistle – Being purple is a perk as it’s one of my favorite colors!
Having friends over for the superbowl. What are you doing for the superbowl?
What a glorious day today. I love winter because it makes us appreciate the warm days so much more. Topping off above 60 degrees today I went for an early morning walk with a friend. Winter gives me the ability to sit back and relax more than in the summer. On the weekends, I love lighting a fire, turning on various lamps for ambience and making a wonderful pot of soup or stew for dinner that has been simmering on the stove all day. The anticipation of all the bulbs coming up that I planted in the fall creates an excitment in my heart. But for now, I will sit back and enjoy a good book in front of the fire.
Did you get out and enjoy the day today?