It takes a long time to warm up here on Old Cape Cod. There really is no spring, but as we await the arrival of the Easter Bunny the sun is shining, and I continue my quest to outfit my sister’s nest. Wheee.
Of course with the entire gang here, my plans for getting things accomplished have been turned on end. I’ll have to work double time in the final weekend to get it all done. My stomach drops as I think about the unthinkable – that it will never be done in time for the shoot. It will be what it is, when the 28th rolls around, and God willing it will be enough.
I stumbled across a new store on 6A in Brewster, and as its name: Nautique suggests, its chock a block full of nautical furnishings, fabrics, curiosities, custom signage for your home, and screen doors too. I spend hours pouring through the fabrics, because while I love nautical, I don’t love being knocked over the head by it. A nod here and there is enough to remind me of where I am. I’m no Ralph Lauren after all. Anyone that can reinvent themselves going from Lipshitz to Lauren, and creating a dynasty, can without argument do nautical to the nines.
How I admire his style. At Nautique he is well represented among other designers. This sailboat fabric from Schumacher really pulled at my heartstrings. It feels like its from the 50’s and even though I said no to the overt, I found myself dreaming of this design as a roman or a wonderful sofa or bed pillow. The wood stove with the scallop motif was to die for and I am trying to figure out if we can incorporate one into The Manse and at what cost – oh everything can be done if one has money….