January 30, 2012


While sitting on my patio today, sipping coffee and enjoying the balmy weather, I found it hard to believe that just two weeks ago, I was with my family in Colorado. It definitely wasn't balmy there.

OK, well it wasn't quite this cold...

or this.

But it was cold enough to make snow angels...

and ride snow mobiles...

...or a dog sled.

Ritz- Carlton Club Aspen Highlands Aspen, Colorado
While our lodge was nice, it wasn't quite this fancy.

How pretty is this covered walkway?

Look at that view! (wait...what happened to the snow?)

What a comfy chair to snuggle down in with a good book and a hot toddy chocolate.

Love this chair from Etsy.  It looks like a hand-knitted cable sweater.

Stalking Ralph Lauren…this is his ranch in Colorado.

Great kitchen.  I'm not usually a fan of dark-stained woodwork, but I think it's perfect in this setting.

Wowza!  What a stairway.

Love this bedroom, especially the pooch.


You wouldn't want to have had one too many glasses of Chardonnay before attempting to climb into this bed.

So chic...

I love my red RL boots.  No slipping on the ice in these babies.

I have an obsession with snow globes and spotted a few really neat ones in some of the gift shops in Breckenridge.  

However, nothing compared to the following:  

In case you haven't visited The Polohouse blog here, you're in for a huge treat.  Alison lives in a vintage polo barn and stables that were converted into an incredible house.  She is a girl after my own heart with her love of tartan, transferware and horsey gadgets.   When I saw her snow globe, I was mesmerized.  The little buildings even have lights…how clever is that?    If I'm ever in the Chicago area, I'm heading straight to her store, Blue Cardinal Antiques here.

Last year when it snowed, Bitsy almost disappeared!  She was one cold dog, but she loved it.  She just couldn't figure out what all that white stuff was. It even snows in Dallas every once in a while.  

So that's my snow story.  Most images via Pinterest.com here.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great post! Love all your images, my Tartan friend and kindred spirit! We love all the same things and I even posted on that cable knit sweater chair last year when I first started blogging!

    Thanks so much for the mentions.
    You are way too kind!

    1. Alison - Thanks again for letting me link to your blog. I always love your posts; your photos are amazing and your subject matter is spot on. Your blog is always an inspiration to me!

  2. We still have not had a snow and yours looks beautiful. Loving all the wintry images and the bunkbeds are so cute and cozy!! Thanks for visiting our blog and happy to find and follow yours ~

    1. Beth and Kristy - I love your blog. How fun that as a mother/daughter team, you can collaborate on such a unique and fun project. I hope that some day my daughter and I can do that as well. Thanks for your support!

  3. Glad I came across your blog and your sweet pinterest acct. I love tartan and polka dots and loved your images. Following you my friend. Diane

    1. Thanks so much, Diane! As a new blogger, I appreciate comments and interest. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I live in Denver and I'm already nostalgic for a cabin-y feeling. Lovely post!

    1. I envy you living in Colorado. What a beautiful place. I would love to come back to visit in the summer when the temperature in Texas tops 100 degrees for weeks at a time. Thanks for your support.

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