A huge thunderstorm bypassed the farm late Monday night and we watched it from a distance. The lightning was incredible. It looked like an atomic bomb had been dropped. Other than this one patch, the skies were clear and the moon was full. A beautiful sight, nonetheless. Summer skies are full of surprises!
I love old houses and this gem of a house can be yours and the price isn't bad either and it's move in ready. Nestled just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from I-81 and I-64, near Staunton, Waynesboro, about a half hour from Charlottesville. See the listing here.
Horse Country Chic would like to welcome Lycette Designs. If you have not seen these lovely needlepoint canvases, then you're in for a treat.
Lycette Designs was born from the owner, Jessica Chaney's love of needlepoint. She's been stitching since she was 12! Her first project was a Voila! belt canvas that she purchased at
the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. She continued to needlepoint
throughout through her twenties and while in college she worked part-time at The Point of
It All in Washington, DC. Jessica managed the store for a year once she graduated.
While working in the needlepoint industry Jessica noticed that there was a gap in the
needlepoint design market and she decided to pursue her passion of needlepoint and
reinvigorate this beloved pastime through a millennial lens.
updates traditional pastimes, like needlepoint, with a modern, playful
elegance. Lycette’s canvases are colorful, cheeky, and classic. They are
inspired by lush winters in Palm Beach, the hydrangeas and hammocks of New
England summers, and the effortless elegance of equestrian style. They are
also inspired by interior designer Mario Buatta’s use of cheeky needlepoint
sayings in almost every room he decorated. Needlepoint accessories (pillows,
stools, rugs) are a staple of classic interior decorating, and Jessica wants Lycette’s
canvases to inspire individuals to begin stitching and incorporate needlepoint
into their own interior design.
Ultimately, Jessica wants Lycette to inspire
individuals to bring back pastimes that require devotion of time and intention, pastimes that show and symbolize love through the final product, whether it is
a gracious thank you note, a needlepoint pillow, or a dinner menu. She seems to be off to a grand start. You can purchase her designs through local retailers. Po's Point in Charlotte can order a canvas for you as well. You see her Lycette's website here. Don't you love it!
I love Po's Point collection of equestrian-themed needlepoint. How many of these canvases do you recognize? If you love equestrian-themed needlepoint they have the very best selection I have seen anywhere. They'll ship and can special order as well.
If you want to contact Po's Point, in Charlotte, NC, find their website here. Happy stitching!
Breakfast at Wimbledon this weekend for sure! I love this time of year and tennis! And what great matches have we seen the past few days. Wimbledon Chic is always in style not just this time of year. Love those white dresses, dark green accents and the aura that is Wimbledon.
Eye cream is a real must as you get older and I don't mind spending money on a good eye cream. Like in face moisturizers, I don't like heavy ones, or gels. I like this one, but admit I change brands in this category often.
This brand addresses dark circles, a constant problem for me. See it here.
A good mask is a nice pick-me-up every week or so. I tend to like mud masks. See this one here.
This is one of my all-time favorite products. I use this to clean my face every few days. Try it! I promise you'll also become addicted. See it here.
This time of year I don't like to use a heavy cream at night. Sometimes I just use my day moisturizer again. But I like this one during warm weather. See it here.