Enjoy Your Weekend
I'll be back soon with another installment of the "mental traveler" series. In the meantime, I wish everyone luck finding a few lush-but-affordable (or free from the backyard) flowers to put in simple jars or antique decanters.
The second image above is another from Vogue, February 2001 (Julia Reed's former French Quarter house again). If you are searching for back issues of design, architecture or fashion magazines, from the 1930s to present day, Paper Pursuits is still a go-to spot.
More lovely sights can be found over at Kate Headley Photography. Kate is based in Old Town (Alexandria, Virginia) and those who love this area's historic architecture will enjoy the rich details that appear in the backgrounds of her pictures. (If you happen to get engaged this weekend, you might want to check out her wedding work too.)
Below, I Married Adventure is indeed becoming the most photographed, most blogged book. This view was shot by Leigh Miller.
The image at top is from a Parlange family party, as seen in Martha Stewart's Great Parties.