Tuesday, December 8, 2009

sometimes i wish i was british.

this summer i came across the lovely designs of cath kidston, a wonderful british retailer. i instantly ordered a catalog and the day i got it i was jumping with joy. literally. her classic designs inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpapers are just irresistible. i instantly wanted to buy everything. i planned on visiting one of her two american stores while i visited los angeles at the end of this past summer, only to find out that it had closed just months earlier. sadly they only sell in the uk now and i am dying to get my hands on some of her stuff. i would buy a plane ticket to london in a heart beat and spend a day at her shops then come back. no questions about it.

on the cath kidston website you can download desktop wallpapers, i chose the lovely floral print below. it instantly brightens my day and looks lovely with my white mac.

(click here to get your own.)

and here is my cath kidston wish list:

i love this adorable rose print key ring.

i love this classic carry all, made of oil cloth, very versatile.

and the paisley wallet is just too cute.

and last but not least this cute little coin purse would never go out of style.

one day i will venture across the big pond and buy every single thing in the store. one day. until then i will stick with my desktop wallpaper and keep on dreaming over the catalog.

enjoy the website and all cath kidston has to offer.

much love,

mary morgan

Monday, December 7, 2009

its the most wonderful time of the year.

its time to find a new planner.

i absolutely love my planner. it is what keeps me centered and organized. i love scribbling inspirational quotes, doodles, and good memories in mine and it turns more into a journal than a planner. i usually stick with a very simple leather bound planner and i currently have a moleskin, which has been fabulous. but i have been eyeing kate spade planners for a few years. the kate spade 2010 planner finally did me in. at only $20 who can beat this adorable water color calendar? i love the simplicity of every thing kate spade does.

cant wait to visit my favorite stationary store, social graces and pick one up.

much love,
mary morgan

Thursday, November 26, 2009

my very first post.


my name is mary morgan gentry. i am a student at a small southern university in nashville tennessee. i am majoring in textiles and apparel and i am minoring in interior design and fashion merchandising. i love people and i love good design.

my blog is named after my two grandmothers. they are after all the epitome of southern women. from banana pudding recipes to southern charm, i love the gifts that they have given me.

i want to use this blog to share with you everything that is sweet, southern and simple in my life.

hope you enjoy.

happy holidays (card found at etsy.com)

much love,

mary morgan