Playing Hooky and a Surprise

I am officially playing hooky from my normal posting today – for the first time, well – ever!! But of course not completely – I am working on the next BEHIND THE Q, doing research and hopefully spending a little time here.

I also have been meaning to give a little shout out to my very talented friend Maybelline Te, who you met here. A few weeks ago, she sent me a little surprise. Not only is Maybelline an incredibly gifted furniture designer but she spends some of her down time making jewelry. What a bundle of creativity!!  She remembered my love for statement necklaces and coral, in both color and shape. Having met in real life, she knows my reasonably tall stature can handle something substantial!! So – thank you May, I LOVE it!!

Be sure to stop back this week. I am featuring an absolutely beautiful, never-published-before classic house seen through vignettes that I know you will love!!

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28 Responses to Playing Hooky and a Surprise

  1. Karena says:

    That is a definite statement necklace and I adore coral!!

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  2. Oh, I love it! Enjoy your “break”, Q, you deserve it. :)

  3. The Zhush says:

    Your new necklace is just as pretty as those outstanding hydrangeas!

  4. I need that necklace! xx

  5. Caroline says:

    That necklace is gorgeous! I share your love of statement necklaces! Take care, Caroline

  6. lovely necklace..your friend Maybelline is very creative and talented…
    am looking forward to the post on the never before published pics of the classic style home….
    have a great Monday,


  7. Love coral, one of my favorite things to wear during the summer, and turquoise. Thats gorgeous!! the pictures of your gorgeous gardens and the hydrangeas…fabulous!

  8. I love surprises like that and the necklace is gorgeous (so are your hydrangea!) Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve this week…

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Who wouldn’t want to spend time there!!

  10. Whitney says:

    Lucky you! Maybelline is a fantastic friend! And a terrific jewelry maker, too! Enjoy your day of playing hooky!

  11. Enjoy your creative time, Q. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Both the necklace and the hydrangeas are so lovely. See you soon!

  12. Revel in your break, you have certainly earned it! Love the hydrangea, ours have yet to bloom. :)

  13. annechovie says:

    I love your back yard and the coral necklace – both are gorgeous! xx

  14. Stitchfork says:

    Looks like a perfect spot to do just about anything with those gorgeous hydrangeas around! And love the statement the coral makes!
    xo Cathy

  15. Love the necklace, Stacey. I know you will wear it beautifully. I’m looking forward to your next installment of Behind the Q. Love all the detail you give us.
    Sending love….

  16. Can’t wait! You deserve a day off. I see my favorite flowers there.
    Love the necklace. Such nice gift.

  17. So glad you are taking some time to work on Behind the Q and maybe enjoy your family! Your hydrangeas are beautiful! But that necklace??!!! It is divine and will look fabulous on you. Jealous!!!

  18. is that your garden??? divine, as your own or a get-away. enjoy, cannot wait to see what comes next

  19. Lucky lady – it’s always nice to have talented friends!

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  20. Gorgeous statement necklace. How very kind of her.

  21. Everyone needs a day off! Enjoy…especially if you are sitting among those beautiful blue hydrangeas!!!!

    Can’t wait to see the upcoming Behind the Q!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  22. Stacey, your blue hydrangeas are gorgeous! The coal necklace will be a perfect accessory with your summer outfits. I love statement necklaces also. They can really pull together an outfit. Enjoy! Can’t wait to see the next Behind the Q.
    xo Sunday

  23. maybelline says:

    Wow, hydrangeas and corals are two of my fave things! Thank you so much for posting a photo of your surprise. What a pleasant surprise! Enjoy playing hooky and can’t wait for the next Behing The Q!

  24. That necklace is just stunning! What a delightful surprise indeed!!

  25. Whoh! I just realized I am not on your blogroll!! I hope you will consider adding Splendid Market to you incredible list of blogs!!

  26. designchic says:

    A heavenly day off in the garden…love the necklace!!

  27. what a heavenly spot-look forward to the feature. pgt

  28. pve says:

    You certainly have a green thumb and a penchant for gorgeous baubles from the sea! Looking forward to your posts this week and beyond.

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