Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Friends With Style

I used to live in Atlanta in a little neighborhood near Chastain Park. Moved in, didn't know a soul. But over playgroups, dinner out with the girls, and the Lemon Drop Book Club, I made some wonderful friends. While looking at blogs over the past two days, who should I spy, not one, but two of my most stylish friends from the old 'hood.

First, while over at Kelly Green, I found out Kathryn Ireland has a blog.
Kathryn Ireland of the fabulous fabrics..


I've had a crush on this fabric since it first came out. Kathryn now offers pillows for sale on her website for a pretty reasonable price. Check it out here.



Kathryn's blog, Inside the Studio, is a fun look into her design life.

Be sure to check it out. You will be drooling over all the fabrics and wallpapers.


While checking out her blog, I stumbled across this picture. What a surprise! That's my cute friend Mysty McLelland on the left. On the right is Mrs. Ireland.


Then while over visiting Sarah at Flourish Design & Style, I saw our other neighbor...


Jill Merkle. Jill has a fabulous new store, Simply Home. I haven't been yet since I now live 7 long hours away, but I can guarantee if Jill is involved, it is beyond fabulous.


Jill's home has been featured in several magazines, but I could only find this one photo from Country Living. I wish I had more, as her home was such a special place, especially when the drinks were flowing and the music was playing. Mysty & Jill, I miss you guys and the old neighborhood. Hello to all the girls and come for another visit this summer!!

P.S. Jill, I would love to see pictures of your new home. Are you living in the one beside my old house?

Isn't blogging the best? You never know who or what will turn up!!

24 comments:

  1. That is the best Sissy! Such fun! Your friends are as fab as you! The internet fascinates and amazes me more each day...things like this are part of the reason why!

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  2. What a small world! I would love to see more of your friends' houses.

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  3. don't you like my house Sissy? You would have a field day of makeovers here! Especially the MBR w/my furniture older than Samantha, tread mill, dog crate and ab roller.....and it's dirtier than Newark airport right now! Come on over! LOL

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  4. Sissy, is one of those girls the one where you had to dance on her coffee table?! Fun!

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  5. Love your friends Sissy. Love Atlanta. Must have been hard to leave.
    There are so many design things happening in that town.

    mb from Dallas

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  6. We were practically neighbors! Small world!

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  7. That is so cool, I couldn't believe it when you left that comment.. it truly is a small world :) xoxo
    We need to see her home + more of the shop!!!!

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  8. blogging is the best... you find wonderful old friends and meet the most amazing new ones..love it... xx

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  9. oh, the joys of blogging! your friends have great style as do you sissy.

    what's up with atlanta? major design/idea center and seems like everyone gets it.....amazing
    debra

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  10. Very cool! Wish I could have been part of the Lemon Drop Book Club - sounds like a blast. What style your friends have!

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  11. Isn't amazing how small the world really is?

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  12. What a great post and oh, so true...the internet makes the world very small! Now I'm going to check out the blogs you mentioned!

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  13. Oh how totally fun! Can you believe how much smaller blogging can make the world seem :)

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  14. I didn't realize you lived in Atlanta for a while. I live right down the road from Chastain. I take my dog running there almost every day. It's a good place to train for the Peachtree Road Race because of all the hills. Do you ever come back to visit? xo, Cristi

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  15. Thanks for the link - I am so pleased you liked Kathryn blog and even found your friend on it! funny thing - i THINK ONE OF MY FREINDS IS THERE TOO - I will have to emial and ask her where she was on said date!!!! Bye for now - KG

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  16. oh man. that table cloth is calling me.
    as a fellow atlantan, i can attest to its awesomeness.

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  17. yes yes yes. i love blogging. these are reasons why i blog. and agreed. tablecloth is amazing! :)

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  18. It is like 2 degrees of separation now!! Are those your drapes that did not work out? Let me know.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  19. That is wonderful! And I've heard such great things about simply home now I absolutely must check it out.

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  20. Wow!1 would love to see more of her house, it is amazing. I so agree blogging is a small world and it is so much fun meeting new people that are so like minded that never get tired of talking about design and beautiful enviroments. I think now what did I do before blogging. I am new as far as having a blog, only since Jan. but I have visited blogs for the last 18mo. and there are so many talented people out there and so willing to share, It is a pretty wonderful community. I am new to your blog and I love what I see, Kathysue

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  21. I have just discovered your blog and was attracted to the name! Who doesn't love a blue hydrangea...These spaces are gorgeous thanks for sharing. I will be returning!

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