I hope you are all enjoying the tail end of Summer. Our first Summer in Ojai has been wonderful.
Although we haven't done much to the house this month, I do have a few updates.
This gorgeous Swedish cabinet arrived last week from Jacqueline Adams Antiques in Atlanta.
The cabinet fits perfectly in this corner. The extra width fills the space, while the narrower top works well with the oval opening in the wall.
The cream color inside sold me on this piece.
The peachy hues of my Polka roses is a lovely accent to the chalky blue gray of the cabinet.
We finally hung this piece in the entry hall. Those of you who have been reading Velvet and Linen for a while may remember this screen from our previous house, where it was hung in the dining room.
Many plaster pieces from Giannetti Studio have found their way into the house. We haven't quite figured out where they will end up, but this is where they have landed for the time being.
This month, we've also enjoyed the natural beauty here in Ojai. Looking at the pond in the morning is an amazing way to start every day.
We've also had a couple of other distractions...
Last weekend, Leila and I visited Seein' Spots Farm in Ballard.
We were greeted by their aptly named ducks, "George and Martha".
Leila and I were doing research on miniature donkeys.
We weren't planning to add to our family just yet... until we met this little girl! She will be coming to Patina Farm in a couple of months. We've named her Daisy Louisa May Alcott. We will be calling her "Daisy Lu". She is such a sweet heart!
All of the donkeys at Seein' Spots were adorable, but this little fellow, grazing with his mom, really stole our hearts.
Linda Marchi, the lovely and incredibly patient owner of Seein' Spots Farm, explained that this boy had a rough start in life, but he's doing just fine now.
I think you can hear Leila's pleas through this image... Yes, this baby will be coming to Patina Farm as well. We have named him George William Alexander. We plan to call him "Georgie".
As we said our good-byes to Daisy Lu and Georgie, Linda asked us if we would like to meet her "Zonkey". Zeyore is half zebra and half donkey. His legs are definitely zebra. All of the animals at Seein' Spots are so friendly.
We are going to spend the next couple of weeks enjoying the time with our family. They are growing up way too quickly!
Leila, Nick and Charlie during our recent trip to the Ventura County Fair. How did they get so old?
I promise to be back doing more posts when the kids go back to school, and I will also be doing quick update on Instagram (VelvetandLinen)! In the meantime, Steve and I wish you all a wonderful end of Summer.