Frances Palmer, Mark D. Sikes for Anthropologie, The Derby and more on weekend meanderings.
Good Saturday morning friends! Today I am joining Kim and Juliet for weekend meanderings, our weekly series of things that caught our eye and piqued our interest.
It’s a busy day of celebrations to day. The Coronation of King Charles and the Kentucky Derby will be celebrated and enjoyed by many. Have you been up early taking in all of the pomp and circumstance of the Coronation?
I skipped the Coronation, I am sure that I will see snippets of it on and off all day on the internet. As for the Kentucky Derby, I will be watching it live.
We love the horses and the history. did you know that the Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States, it dates back to 1875.
Here is another piece of Derby trivia that you may or may not have know, the Kentucky Derby was started by the grandson of William Clark of Lewis and Clark.
Ok, enough of the trivia let’s get to the good stuff!
Although Instagram can be annoying with its ever changing algorithm it is still a wonderful place to discover new and interesting people, Frances Palmer is one of them. I recently discovered Frances when I came across her feed and fell in love with her beautiful ceramics and flowers.
Trained as an art historian, but always an artist who loved to work with her hands. First as a printmaker and now as a potter, gardener and photographer. Her work has been featured in ever major shelter or garden magazine since 1992, including AD, House & Garden, World of Interiors, Veranda and the list goes on and on and on.
Although I love her ceramics, I myself am drawn to her photography which remind me of the Still Life paintings of the Old Masters. I am also in love with all of the beautiful flowers that she growns, especially the dahlias. Instead of paint Francis creates her beautiful images starting witha piece of her pottery and then adds flowers from her cutting garden.
You can purchase a piece of Frances Palmer pottery from her website, recreate her art at home with a puzzle and you can also get more information about her speaking engagements.
Read More About Francis
“Celebrated for his fresh and unique interpretations of classic American aesthetics, the esteemed interior designer evokes layers and lived in charm doe both your home and your closet.”
Mark D. Sikes is an amazingly talented designer, and creator. I can remember years ago(over 12) when he had a blog and designed the “it” blue and white dress everyone was wearing, as well as his feature in Lonny magazine. He has since moved on to bigger projects around the world and it has been a joy to follow along and see his ever expanding portfolio.
In addition to his interior design work for private clients he continues to make his iconic blue and white designer available to the masses with collaborations. Like this one with Anthropologie. You can also find him at Annie Selkie, and Schumacher.
If blue and white is one of your favorite color combinations you will enjoy this collection. I love the dinner plates, the sheet sets and the pillows in this Anthropologie collection. There are also dresses, robes and pants.
Mark has also written 2 books!
The mint julep is “the” iconic and classic cocktail of the Kentucky Derby. I made this one and served it to my husband in a vintage Kentucky Derby julep cup from the 1930’s. Nearly, 120,000 mint juleps are sold during Kentucky Derby weekend, according to the site.
The Oaks lily is my favorite cocktail! It’s light and refreshing and great for summer entertaining as well.
Sweet tea isn’t just for the Derby, quench your thirst all year long, especially on hot summer days.
Paris is not the only place to see if France. Check out this tour of the other places you may have missed.
You may want to bake this for your weekend breakfast.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
This strawberry salad is on repeat at my house, you can find the details here.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, this week I shared some beautiful and unique gifts all of the mom’s in your life will enjoy, including these handmade pieces for your table.
And of course all of the delicious recipes I discovered this week and added to my Friday Favorites post, like this tacos, which are easy and delicious and perfect for taco Tuesday!
UNTIL NEXT TIME
When you leave here don’t forget to pop over visit my friends Kim and Juliet.
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