Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inspired by India... Hicks that is!


I'm obsessing over pond yachts.


They keep popping up which is fueling my obsession.


I found this gorgeous photo of pond yachts in Paris on the blog Reverie.
 It was taken by Melanie's talented photographer husband, Sean Patrick McArdle.


 While reading one of my favorite blogs, Starfish and Sundresses, I came across this post on India Hicks'  Hibiscus Hill Home on Harbor Island!  Right away I spied my beloved pond yacht!  I love how she placed it in front of the bookcase.


It wasn't the first time I've been completely smitten with something in India's fabulous island home.  I've coveted this image of her desk area with the shell type-setter tray for years!


A few weeks ago, I completed one of my own!
I will be hanging it soon and promise to post photos.




 I guess what you focus on expands because as things go...
I just happened to be browsing One Kings Lane a few weeks ago and there it was!  It arrived last week.  I've been waiting for the right moment to ask my husband to help me assemble it.


He put it together last night...


and I took this photo this morning.




Thank you India!!

27 comments:

Shorely Chic said...

I LOVE India!! She along with Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic are my two main inspirations. I did my second blog post ever on India :) Awesome job on the type-tray Terri!

http://shorelychic.blogspot.com/2009/09/india-hicks-book-island-life-is.html

Karena said...

Love it all. India H is amazing! The family room with yacht is perfect!!

Karena
Art by Karena

The Zhush said...

Wow! Just learned that those awesome boats are called pond yachts! Even the name is great! So when do we get to see where you placed your amazing find? It's truly like a work of art!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

You have me so so excited Therese!! Can't wait to see these additions in your beautiful home. I'm sure they'll be stunning! xo

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

ps- I had a large yacht a few years back that I bought at our homesense for a song... one of my little guys broke it in to bits by accident. I think I need another!! thanks for the reminder... xo

Starfish and Sundresses said...

It looks amazing!! I seriously cannot wait to see it in your home! xx

Kathysue said...

Terri, She is gorgeous,notice I called her a she. Have you named her yet? All ships have to have a name!! I know she will look amazing where ever you put her in your gorgeous house, I can not wait to see it in person, Hugs Kathysue

FrenchBlue said...

India is a full package for sure! Her eye is amazing with the most fabulous influence behind her. She is so inspiring!!! As you!!
Hugs today!!
XO

Maya said...

Your yacht is gorgeous! And I yet have to get my hands on one of those vintage trays -they are so perfect for shell displays.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Your yacht is a beauty. I had one years ago and can't believe I got rid of it. Sometimes I can be so dumb!

ashlina said...

STOP IT! i absolutely love love love it! what a lucky girl you are. i have been crushing on those for a while now...

awesome find.
xo

Kerry said...

What a stunning beauty! Can't wait to see where you put her...and really looking forward to seeing the shells as well. Clever you are!

Beach House Living said...

That is a nice one. Now all you need is a tiny bottle of champagne to give her a proper christening.

Marija said...

Okay that is so great! I cannot wait to see it in your space. It will make such a statement! Hurry up and get some pics for us! Marija

A Perfect Gray said...

love it! where will it live? post us a photo when you find its home...

fric and frac said...

I love India Hick's Island home too! Love your new boat - looking forward to see what you do with it! Beautiful!

Hamptontoes said...

India Hicks has remarkable taste! Her dress is to die for...love it!

Hamptontoes said...

Back again...your blog is great...I just added it to my list of blogs I'm following.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Love it! Can't wait to see it in it's home, and your collection of shells! I am a proud new follower :) xo

French-Kissed said...

So your ship has come in...can't wait to see where you put it! ~jermaine~

Splendid Willow said...

Therese - fabulous! I am so curious and can't wait to see where and how you place it! (Even Ms. Hicks will be jealosus!). Pond yachts - I will be looking at them differently from now on. Love it all!

Much fondness, ox Mon

Fanciful Designs said...

To top off your obsession for pond yachts you'll have to fly to Paris to watch the little kids race their boats! I love that colorful picture. What a great new love right before summer :-)

xo Noel

eddieross said...

Love it! Maybe we can go the beach and take it for a spin!

xo
Eddie + Jaithan

Cristin said...

It is a beauty! Can't wait to see where you will put it.

xo,
cristin

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I love your obsession with Pond Yachts. What is it,they are just so darn charming? Your type-setter tray filled with shells will look fabulous too, looking forward to seeing your final project. Mel's husbands photo was quite beautiful, what a talented photographer he is.

You are full of sweet surprises! xx

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

So now you walk around barefoot in your backless spotted gown admiring all the India-ness around you? I would.

lisa golightly said...

YAY .... You got it !!! pictures pictures ! And yes, in that gorgeous spotted dress ;)