Friday, March 7, 2008

An Early Spring

Ashley from Decor Amor was kind enough to leave a comment this week and I am so glad she did. Ever since, I have been trolling her blog filled with seriously beautiful floral photography and more.

In addition to the flowering inspiration, Decor Amor introduced me to Fab India, an exporter of hand-printed Indian textiles at very affordable prices. (Above is the Gulmarg tablecloth in green). I am already imagining an alfresco table set for Spring cookouts.

Perhaps an updated version of this vignette, which I believe was torn from a Martha Stewart Living (and obviously folded up) at least ten years ago.

17 comments:

Alkemie said...

The flowers are beautiful. I really love the outdoor dining in the last photo. It looks so cozy - like the tree is hugging the dining area :-)

Karen

Brilliant Asylum said...

That is a poetic way of putting it Alkemie. I remember seeing this picture in a magazine while I was living in cold New York and dreaming of being back in Atlanta where I could have a yard with a big flowering tree.

Laura said...

I will definitely be ordering one of those tablecloths, and can't wait for spring and summer dinner parties outside. If this snow stops! :)

marci said...

I'm just waiting for you to throw that spring party, BA! Do you have a tree like that on which you can hang lights? I love that, also love all the wine she has chilling!!

Brilliant Asylum said...

We do have a blooming tree--though not quite as full. Perhaps this is the year for that dinner party.

I woke to snow too this morning, Laura. Wtf? It was 70 degrees yesterday. I am glad I got out and enjoyed the warm weather last weekend when I had the chance.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

That top image is just stunning.

Style Court said...

Thanks for the intro to both.

kellie said...

that picture from Martha Stewart pretty much captures the perfect evening for me! thanks for the inspiration!

dianamuse said...

Those peonies! Yum. And against the colored glass (is that a Mason jar?), they're even more delicious. And thanks for the intro to Decor Amor. Such beauty all 'round.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Brilliant - you have great taste - Ashley's blog is beautiful ;-)

Jessica said...

LOVE those flowers- very beautiful.

Style Saves the World said...

Love that tablecloth!

Sabina said...

Great new links to check out - thanks so much.

P.S. love your blog!!

Ashley L. said...

oh my what a flattering feature and introduction! thank you so much! yes please support FabIndia! its such a wonderful store! would you be interested in swapping links? i am really enjoying your blog! its beautiful!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks Ashley. I have just added you.

stacy said...

The outside area kills me. I wish I was having a dinner party right there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brilliant Asylum
Great photo and love your blog - do you know who the photographer was?
Thanks
Pollyanna in London