Giving purple some love

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I couldn't resist this fabulous purple blanket. Where can I find something as rich as this? Yesterday, while browsing this lady's blog I took notice to Petra Bindel and her wonderful look book of her work. Her name Petra is as stylish as her work. Great combo.

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Since it seems that the day is going to turn out to be sunny, I think I'll refinish our old 1930's wicker set! I love sitting out on the porch, but lately this set is so sad that I've been avaoiding it. I know it will probably entail paint chips and a big mess but I'm ready for it! It's been in the making since last year but I never got around to it. Can't wait to show you. Here she is now, looking cute but you can see the paint at the bottom peeling, that was last summer!