Monday, August 6, 2012

monday musings: all about the tortoise

Lovelies! I have separation anxiety from not seeing you the last two days. Tragic! Today, we are talking about my newest obsession, tortoise shell. Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare? And the life lesson that was being reiterated by steadiness and perseverance actually wins in the end as opposed to hastiness? Well, the tortoise actually wins in my book because he is better dressed. He wore it best. Let's face it. I am not sure that I care how the tortoise shell is displayed. On a table, on a wall, on your body, in a car...okay, maybe that was overboard but you catch my drift. I love it anywhere, and anytime. It is such a classic pattern that has stood the test of time. 



{apartment therapy}
So what say you? You need it in your life yet like moi? Someone please buy some of this stuff out so I can resist my undying temptation to incorporate yet more tortoise into our home. Get you some tortoise. 

Get the Look: 1./2./3./4./5./6./7./8./9./10./11./12./13.

19 comments:

  1. I love it all darling. Such a neccesary staple!

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  2. these were all very inspiring images. I agree...tortoise is very elegant. I really like for a console table, mirror, and side table. I pinned a whole bunch of these for inspiration.

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  3. That bar with the turtoise shell over it is one of my all time favorites. Also really digging the tortoise ice bucket. Great round up girl. Now I am off to spend money I don't have looking for tortoise shell anything.

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  4. You are too funny! Love your opening!!! Think I love the bar pic the best. Not sure if its because of the fabulous shell or just because its a picture of lots of alcohol.

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  5. Yep. Makes me gaga, too.
    Problem is, I always want the 'spensive stuff :(

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  6. tortoise is aces. love that chair in the decor pad pic!

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  7. Faboo....I love the Windsor Smith image...she is a fave!

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  8. I cannot get enough. I would like one of everything.

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  9. LOVE tortoise too...in fact over the weekend bought the prettiest equestrian tortoise cuff for the fall, so elegant. Love these pictures!

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  10. I love it so much! It adds such great texture and color! well done on that round up, my friend!

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  11. oh oh oh, i love it! i was trying to find a penshell table for a client at a reasonable price (not the OLY studio prices) and that eBayer is perfect!

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  12. I am cuckoo for anything tortoise shell. I bought some vintage tumblers and tray on Etsy recently. I totally want more.

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  13. tortoise is always classy and on trend. love your picks!

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  14. LOVE that tortoise coffee table! great picks!

    xox emily
    www.once in a blue room.com

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  15. I remember as a little girl loving all the tortoise shell jewelry my mom owned... I think that's when I started to love it. It's so classic and I hope never goes out of style!!

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  16. I love tortoise shell prints and the shells! I actually saw a few shells this weekend while shopping! Great inspiration. Xo

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  17. Love tortoiseshell on anything and everything! Thanks for including the glasses and necklace from my boutique. Suddenly finding myself needing a tortoiseshell ice bucket like the above. Too fab! xx

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  18. I am currently loving my tortoiseshell watch, necklace and glasses. Such a great accessory!

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