Saturday, April 25, 2015

Looking for inspiration…

 

No…more so…looking for pendants like these

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For above our old farm table in the kitchen

I have been keeping my eye out for baskets

and even have gone so far as to hang one I had lying around by fishing line…

to see if I like the look.

Not liking the color….or shape…but the scale is ok.

 

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I have seen these ones from C&B

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But they are another 10 inches longer than the basket above

Have YOU seen anything in your travels??

Help a gal out

would’ja??

Monday, March 30, 2015

The making of a tropical wedding….

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Naw….The making of the making of a tropical wedding.
Nope….really….The crashing of a tropical wedding
The crashing of the making of a tropical wedding
There ya go.
It’s all about the honest quotient here at Lime in the Coconut.
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coconuts were involved
So….Enter a STUNNING Old Vero homestead. Hidden away.
Guarded by ferocious, albeit, artsy cats
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You may have met them and Archie  before… here
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when I did a post on The Sugar Shack
So…where was I?
Yes. was at stunning property. seemingly miles of verdant foliage.
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Palm lined drive…
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Not  the pretentious, stuffy kind of stunning.
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But the kind of stunning that is rare and real…and embroiled in a history of our town…
Authentic.
Old Florida. Real people. Warm and big hearted people that generously put on
a wedding for a friend.
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On their sublime subtropical property
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Under the guidance of talented local interior designer Jesse Nartker ,
Jann,  house owner and cat rescuer extrordinaire, and family
put together an evening of beauty for around 150 family and friends. 
The theme was citrus…in color…in feel
And in a big
silver bowl of oranges straight off the trees.
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Indian River is known for their citrus far and wide….
orange blossom often perfumes the  night air of our small town
Huge paper lanterns  think grapefruit, orange, lemon were amassed in the ceiling of the 60 foot tent
…each individually lit for nightfall
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Jann said….next time….she would double the amount.
she said “next time…” did you hear that?!
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The tent was married to the existing 3  or was it 30   car garage
probably NOT like your garage….certainly not like mine…
with a fireplace….
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Jesse and Jann reworked furniture and lighting to make it
the most classy and classic food serving station….and bar….
and hang out by the coconuts kinda spot
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this is walking from the tent into the transformed garage
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they were still working their magic setting up as I stealthly took pics.
No palm trees were killed in the making of this wedding
maimed? …..eh, perhaps.
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Two things to note, ok three… cuz I did…The garage has sets of doors coming in from the north…and heading out  south, directly opposite,  to the pool area….So you would walk in to through the tent, into the garage and back out towards the pool. open open light and airy…ingenious use of filmy fabric to cover garage doors…
second..They used fabulous old and antique and thrifted vessels for the food
real….homestyle…
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And THIRD...this really is a wedding of re-use...NOT over abundance. Re-working old furniture, dinnerware and lighting finds....using greens, coconuts...even citrus from the yard...using this GORGEOUS property over renting a place. It was clearly a work of many...and most likely a labor of love. BEST combination. Kudos to the team!

And while I was escorted out   chose not to stay for the food presentation
It was fun to see the sticky notes of what went with what antique and  oh so loved dish.
Ok…so we move out to the pool area….surrounded by huge candle lit wax pillars
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and past that to a cool folly near a small pond with stepping stones
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The wedding took place by the pond IMG_8858on the side of the property
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It truly was a beautiful
tropical
citrus-full affair
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Hope you enjoyed crashing it with me….
now… if you could spare a dime
to post bail.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ode to spring


‘In the spring, at the end of the day,
you should smell like dirt…’
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Medenilla magnifica 
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Croton and Australian Tree Fern
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Lemon flower blooms
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pink shell ginger
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Colocasia flower
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Dirt. I tell ya.
Dirt.
Happy sigh.

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