Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

6.04.2008

Sippin' in Seersucker




Some creative people over at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art came up with this evocative title, "Sippin' in Seesucker," to describe a social held last month in New Orleans. (Guests were invited to enjoy Mint Juleps and other Southern cocktails while wearing seersucker.) I thought about the phrase the other day when I spotted some antique silver cocktail shakers, and I plan to be back tomorrow with pretty pictures of barware. As Momo would say, it's already as "thick as pea soup" down here, so an ice-cold drink sounds appealing.

BTW: According to The Ogden, the word seersucker originates from hindi, urdu and Persian words meaning "milk and sugar," like the alternating stripes woven into the fabric.




Speaking of New Orleans, have you seen Thomas Jayne's pied-a-terre? The focal point of the French Quarter apartment is scenic De Gournay paper based on the 1941 book, The Story of the Mississippi.

Jayne describes these sitting room walls as "Creole pink." More views are available on his revamped site.

[Images one and two above were taken at the Parlange family home as seen in Martha Stewart's Great Parties, Clarkson Potter, 1997]

11 comments:

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

I like this creole pink, very subtle...

Those prints on the wall are pretty awesome as well!

Style Court said...

Enzie, I was struck by how soft the shade is too. The color seems to be back.

Pigtown-Design said...

Thick as pea soup up here, too. Storms all around.

I love the idea of seersucker and a julep. Perfect combination!

Style Court said...

Meg, I think you will love one of the items I'm posting tomorrow :)

Mrs. Blandings said...

Courtney - don't you think there are some images that are so right? The pink and the clowns and the toile slipcovers? If you tried to describe it, it would sound horrid when in reality it's total perfection.

Style Court said...

Patricia -- so true! You are spot on with the description of that room.

SimplyGrove said...

The clown pictures are my favorite part of the bottom room.

Cote de Texas said...

Husband just left home in a pair of seersucker shorts and linen shirt. Don't tell me he didn't look cute!! love the pink toile slipcovers!!!!!!!

erika - urban grace said...

milk and sugar
who knew!?
i love it!
erika

LondonCalling said...

Whimsical beauty. Loved it.

Mélanie said...

I would like to go to New Orleans ! I love his pied à terre