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Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

Flags of Our Father
Every single Flag is a reminder. Gentle folds that wave in the breeze freely. I love to see the patriotic spirit everywhere. Thank you to those who display their flags in such a beautiful way for all to admire. From the country to the sea America is the place for Thee.

U.S Navy

Thank you Soldiers and their families from the bottom of our hearts.

My design tip: Displaying Flags and other patriotic items for all to see is beautifully American.
Happy 4th of July!

xo,
Gail
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Photo source: All photos by Gail Smith-Peterson

 

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Since it's the 4th of July we picked out our favorite beaches. Beautiful blue oceans, lots of white sand and tons of laughter. Ride the wave this weekend.

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Santa Barbara

Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Crescent Bay, Lagauna Beach, California

Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida

Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Newport Beach California

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida

 

 

 

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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Linen
Cool, crisp or fresh off the clothesline. Linen has to be a favorite summer textile. It flows elegantly and it’s purely timeless. Linen can be dyed, monogrammed, pleated and embellishment beautifully. Vintage linen is in a elite category of it’s own, especially European. The weave and weight of linen varies as well. This summer let’s usher in some linen to our summer homes, I think you will fall in love with this elegant classic.

Check out Second Shout Out's Textiles

Rustic Linen Flax

 

My design tip: Linen can be used for unlimited applications in your home.  It can be relaxed and beautiful with our ironing.

Enjoy this beautiful weekend, I hope you it all you dream of.
 xo, Gail
TEAM & lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
POPS
Home is his Castle. Home is where he can put his feet up, home is where he can be himself. Home is where his heart is too. The Dad’s don’t really ask for much they just want to be appreciated and thought of. Here’s some inspiration for that special space they may be dreaming of. Let’s keep them happy.

Here’s to all the POPS.

Happy Weekend, Happy Life

My design tip: Utilizing old baseball gloves, trophy’s or any memorabilia in his spaces along with photos of him is a personal and meaningful touch.
 

xo,Gail
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Flowers can be the perfect accessory to add color to a house that's more blank canvas than bold. You don't have to settle on one color. The more hues the better looking the home!

Enjoy!

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More than 173,000 pots of plants and herbs form a living carpet in front of the Antwerp City Hall in Belgium on Monday. To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the city hall itself, artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven selected 31 different species to create a large geometric design in bold, bright colors.

Pedestrians walk over the High Bridge, New York City's oldest standing bridge, for the first time since it was closed in the early 1970s. It connects Manhattan and the Bronx and spans the Harlem River.

A man works on a sawdust carpet along the streets in the early hours during the Corpus Christi feast on Sunday near Albacete, Spain.

Four velociraptors "emerged" from a shipping container at London Waterloo station early Monday morning. The stunt was to promote the film Jurassic World, which opened this past Friday.

Members of Team Vestas Wind watch the sunset during the eighth stage of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday. The stage started in Lisbon and ended in Lorient, France.

A view of the art installation "Plastic Bags" by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou in Leiden, Netherlands.

 

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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Summer
Schools out!  At our home, it’s officially summer when the last day of school has ended. My favorite memories are of summers at the lake house.  Accessorizing our homes for summer is fun isn’t it? I love to see patriotic items scattered around the house. Warmer evenings tempting us to slice up a big juicy watermelon and make smores. Let’s get our interiors feeling like summer.

My design tip: Bringing out the Patriotic accessories now you will be all ready for 4th of July.

Take your shoes off, throw on a straw hat and enjoy the weekend.
 

xo,

Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo Source: Pinterest

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As it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Fendi is fusing its image with a beloved symbol of Rome—and it’s an impressive and imposing one at that: the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana.

The project to transform the 75-year-old, never-occupied structure, which features six stories of symmetrical arches and is nicknamed “the Square Colosseum,” into new corporate headquarters for Fendi’s 450 employees was spearheaded by chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. “It was my dream to reunite all employees under the same roof, but the square footage available around town remained a problem,” said the executive during an exclusive tour of the site, due to be officially unveiled during a special event at the end of September or early October.

The striking 205,200-square-foot structure perched on a hill with a panoramic view of the Italian capital is a statement in theatricality, its grand scale and location contributed to its neglect over the years—until Fendi stepped up. Renovations to the travertine marble palazzo will be completed by the end of the year to welcome employees who currently work in two offices in the city separated by a 30-minute drive. The house’s archives and its fur atelier will be located on the lower floor, while a 10,800-square-foot exhibition space on the ground level will hold art, history and design installations open to the public, as well as a café and bookshop.

The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, designed in 1937 by architects Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romano, was inaugurated in 1940 and was meant to be a gateway from the coast to the city as part of the international Expo of 1942—which never took place because of World War II. “It’s symbolic that the palazzo will be officially unveiled in September at the same time as the Expo in Milan is taking place,” said Beccari, referring to the event that runs from May to the end of October.

Fendi inked an agreement in 2013 to rent the building for 15 years, renewable for another 15, and started working on the space in July 2014. The structure was “an empty box,” noted Beccari, as it was incomplete and had barely been used since the war, although in June 2013 Giorgio Armani held his One Night Only event in part of the palazzo. The exteriors did not require any significant renovation, but the interiors needed to be reformatted for office purposes.

At Palazzo Fendi on Via Condotti in central Rome, the former offices will most likely be converted into a center of cultural interest and the flagship is slated to expand onto a third level that will include a space dedicated to VIP customers.

Credit WWD

Brava

 

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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Vintage Flatware

The most traditional month for weddings is June. Couples will be choosing the special gifts they hope to stock their new homes with. In the past picking a silver pattern that could be added to over the years was a tradition. A lovely idea if the budget allows. For today’s weddings there might not be a budget for those beautiful gifts. Something more practical may need to be put into the mix instead. However vintage flatware is a perfect option. Sign up for Second Shout Out's Wedding + Gft Registry, make you gifts special with one of a kind items.

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This first photo of heirloom pieces are from my family, I have sets that I mix together and I love finding vintage pieces as well. Some are over 100 years old.

Above - A set of 3 small sugar spoons with initial “B” for Bride (found at Second Shout Out), would be a sweet token for the bride to give to her maidens.

Above you can find these wonderful mixed vintage flatware sets at Second Shout Out.

Above this wonderful Industrial Loft Pan can be used for your silverware - found at Second Shout Out

 

Patterns can be classic, English, French, Victorian, Deco, Modern etc. I love the horned handles mixed in too. Gorgeous vintage pieces more then you could dream of.  Mix and match them. Already monogramed in every combination imaginable. Here’s my idea, it would be fun for the wedding couple to decide on the initials and style and let the guests find what they would love to gift them.  A special surprise to cherish, also a wonderful memory for the presenter to share the story with the couple where and how they found the pieces.
Patterns can be classic, English, French, Victorian, Deco, Modern etc. I love the horned handles mixed in too.
 

My design tip: The Groom and Brides families could pass on silver from each side. It’s a wonderful keepsake for the new couple to cherish and then pass on to their future children someday.

Let’s have a beautiful first weekend of June everyone.
xo,
Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
Photo source: Photos 1,7 Gail Smith-Peterson
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8 and 9 Photos are Products Founf at Second Shout Out

 

 

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It feels like Summer though officially starts June 21st. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year. Not that we want to know this - clock time is flying.

This day usually marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the fewest hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere. Let's celebrate with lights.

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