There are many Sea faring people in our family so I'm naturally drawn to this simple yet classic pillow design by christonium.
I recently contacted Linn Raia, the Swedish designer and inspiraton behind the pillows to inquire about how she became interested in her Oregon business.
Linn: I've been designing for years and love to think about patterns, combinations and what drives a piece. design.christonium grew out of that, and our debut line included kitchen linens as well as outdoor furniture that we sold locally at a series of pop-up shops here in Corvallis.
I have always been fascinated by the concept of sea flag and maritime code, so creating a product line around that has been really fun. For more information about that, you can check out the video here:
So important to make time for one another even after the kiddos are all grown up. Work and family can still take an enormous amount of energy. San Diego was a great place to do just that. The Pacific Ocean at Pt. Loma is breathtaking. 1. the light house 2. a drawing of the light house in the navy lodge. 2. the vegetable garden. 3. A cypress tree at the point. 4. Tidal pool limpets. 5.La Jolla seals. 6.Black's beachsurf spot 7. La Mesa garden. 8.Bird of paradise. thanks for stopping by gardenrooms. Hope you all get out into your garden this weekend ! Fall is coming...
My friend Michele and her business partner Jenn have a wonderful dress company for little girls called Moxie and Mabel. Inspired by the past, this clever composition of old fashioned girlie and retro fabric design make the line of little dresses distinctive and lovely. Read what Red Tricycle said about them here.
1. moxie and mabel 2. michcle's vinatge tablecloth 3. jenn's outdoor gathering space 4.for cecelia kindness of michele, ty. hope your week is off to a good start and thanks for stopping by gardenrooms.
Lee Bailey wrote about his banana layer cake in the book: lee bailey's country desserts. I recently made this cake which takes a good 2 hours from start to finish, we opted out of the frosting. It was golden brown and delicious if you like bananas. We do ! After it cooled, I sliced more banana for the center and dusted the top with powered sugar.
My version of lee bailey's banana layer cake.
2.1/2 cups sifted organic flour
2.1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 stick of sweet butter
2 large eggs
a teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/2 to 2 bananas
Preheat your oven to 375. I used 2 round non stick cake pans and lined them with parchment paper then floured the edges after using an oil around the inside top of pan.
Sift together your dry ingredients. Cream the butter and sugar then add the eggs one at a time. add vanilla and bananas. I used one and a half banana, it was plenty moist. Bake it for 25 minutes but keep an eye on it after 20, then test the center. Our house smelled delightful...
This blog has transitionsed over the past few years. When it began I would find gorgeous garden images in my European magazines to post about. In the last two plus years though, I've used my own photographs and travels to gardens elsewhere to share with you. Whatever your passion is- I hope you feel inspired when you stop by gardenrooms for a visit. Please have a look at the great links on my sidebar, they are all so different and inspiring. These images are from the pretty tumlr: the yard. Cheers !