31 December 2013

New Year Wishes


To all my readers, family and friends....I'm wishing you the best for 2014!
May we all have success and happiness beyond our dreams!

Happy New Year!!

xoxo, ande

21 December 2013


We're starting a project and these soft gray walls are going in at least three rooms

range of blues

I love how you can choose just about any accent color to accompany
or just go classic with black and white

17 December 2013


& WISH LIST straight from the pages of Anthropologie
why anthropologie...because I love how they are supportive of artisans... how the gifts 
are almost always hand made and unique..... these gifts say... You're special to me!

16 December 2013


a pretty package is part of the gift
my favorite style is hard to pin down.... i love looks from elegant modern to vintage french chic
and add an artistic touch always.  i love the wax seal...the homemade tags....and vintage lace and ribbon.

Elegant wrap - black matte paper (construction paper maybe?) and either black velvet ribbon or shiny satin ribbon

12 December 2013


The chic Brigitte Bardot, 1960, in this lovely straw chapeau with black grograin ribbon + grapes
speaks to me...... so very french chic countryside but city girl too....
her makeup is gorgeous too.... a nude lip with those cat eyes!

03 December 2013



                                                               xoxo, ande

23 November 2013


LOVE this office in the palest shades of blue + pink + cream

21 November 2013


visit THE HAUTE TEA SALON on WordPress
and call me to order your holiday cakes

xoxo, ande

07 November 2013


Right now I'm loving everything black, white and metallic.
These two rooms say it all....a mix of modern and old with calming white walls,
lots of luxe gold accents, weathered aged woods, and of course some grey.
vintage frame + black canvas + white matting = j'adore

also, totally in love with this Kelly Wearstler room, that wall paper is the bomb...and the black color wash art is amazing.... inspiring but not over-whelming mixed with golds, silvers and lots of white.
LOVE that coffee table, right?  marble top + brass base = CRUSH

try some soft shades of charcoal if stark black is too much...
this lovely grey wall with weathered wood panel shutters is gorg and that crystal chandi...
no words necessary!

Thinking of renewing your space?  Try a calming palette of black and white to build on.

images via 1 / 2 / 3
xoxo, ande

27 October 2013


I'm happy to share that my new shop is finally open with the first of new collections available.  I've been having a blast designing and making these new pieces and have been pleased that these are different from anything I've previously made.  I've been inspired to create pieces with longevity....something that will be classically as beautiful years from now as they are today so I wanted to use heavy clasps, larger gauge

25 October 2013


Tossing some Bloglovin' out there......
I'm sharing an awesome project from a modern, iconic stylista... Erika Brechtel,
creative director and editor of 'small shop',
an amazing brand design shop and blog {on my 'must read daily' list}!

Her Seasonal Pinboard is the next project on my to-do list for inspiration

check out Erika's gorg Home in California Edition of Adore Home Magazine

Want more instruction on how to make a lovely board of your own?
Check out Erika's D.I.Y. tutorial HERE >
A collection of her favorite things, well edited and laid out in a minimalist way.
I truly love it ....she's inspired me to take mine off the wall and redo it totally....and maybe even create a new one of much larger and appropriate size.  I love her instructions so follow the link above to see how she created hers so that you achieve that same thoughtful appearance.

Happy Friday!  xoxo ande

15 October 2013


Sharing some of the things I've been working on ....some are finished....some not
a work in progress.... my latest dream catcher 
 I'll be going out to the country... out of town to search for some wild willow branches, grapevine, quartz rocks, arrowheads and maybe if i'm lucky some pottery shards to be the stars of my dream-catchers.
Growing up on my Granddads farm by the Chattahoochee River, I used to find these all the time.

29 September 2013

10 September 2013


Sharing a traditional southern recipe ...like Grandmother used to make!

Montgomery Pie

Bert Greene, cookbook author and longtime food columnist for The New York Daily News, was traveling home while in the service and happened to stay in a hotel in Montgomery, Ala. and dined in their restaurant. He ordered a piece of pie and upon his return home, he tried to contact the cook to ask for the recipe, but never got a response. He called the hotel manager only to learn that the cook couldn't read or write, and there was no recipe. Mr. Greene returned to Montgomery and stood with the wonderful lady in her kitchen as she made the pie and recorded the recipe so that others could enjoy Montgomery Pie.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 deep dish pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat one egg with the lemon juice and rind, ½ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 cup water. Beat until smooth and pour into unbaked pie shell.Beat butter and one egg in a large bowl; add 2/3 cup sugar and baking powder; then alternatively add milk and 1-1/2 cups flour (about 1/3 each time). Beat until smooth then spoon the mixture over the first layer of the pie.Bake 35-40 minutes. Check with toothpick for doneness. Cool on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy. Be sure to spoon the lemon filling left in the pan over the top of the slice before serving.


08 September 2013


FOUND!  A new recipe that I had to share
Its packed with some of my favorite foods of summer.
Fresh from Dad's garden...poblano peppers, of which I have a crisper full right now.
Cherries...LOVE...  Couscous...LOVE as well....and Brie is just wonderful.
I cant wait to try this and thought you may like to as well.
Roasted Cherry, Couscous and Brie stuffed Poblano Peppers | halfbakedharvest.com

keep reading for the recipe~


my newest acquisition for the makeup case
I was crushing on this lovely fall palette from Urban Decay and now its mine! Yay!

and the lip gloss is awesome...Totally worth the splurge!

Happy Saturday Evening!

01 September 2013

17 August 2013

Local Favorites for August

Happy Saturday Morning!  
Its rainy but lovely...
Check out my link to Ann Street Studio for an awesome rainy day playlist.

I'd like to share a list of links for some local favorites to kick off your weekend!

For some fabulous food........ The River Nile downtown.

Scenic Beach Cruising at San Destin Beach 30A....... rent bikes from 30Acruiser.com

Visit Gaucho Farms for great local produce and environmentally conscious gardening practices.

Enjoy your Weekend

10 August 2013

Weekend Wishes & Links

For this weekend I'm wishing for a little time wandering through an interesting village, filled with antique shops, boutiques and cafes, and a little time at some lovely Saturday night gallery soiree.  
Good wine, appetizers and some jazz sounds amazing.


With that in mind I'm happy to share some of my musings....some wishes and hopes.

wine & dine

a truly inspiring blog....Ann Street Studio.....amazing cinemagraphs....
captures the mood perfectly.
Loving this LBD for a weekend gallery opening.
Amp up the comfort while looking haute in these amazing boots...
perfect for wandering the village 

and that little cafe should be serving this up....Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend!

01 August 2013

Taking Time

Rococo Cat Studio 
is taking a month long sabbatical from
Social Media!

I'm rebranding and putting more focus on creativity.
I'm going ' Hands On' mode!  
Creating new items for my new shop and
then will be rebranding the studio completely!

This blog will be under construction during this month so please check back 
to see whats new around the end of August!

Hope everyone has a lovely rest of the summer.

xoxo, ande

27 July 2013

Saturday Morning Musing

Accessories I'm Loving!

Cartier Ring .... $11,300.    Lovely!

Natasha Lilipore Sunglasses!  Awesome!  Check out her blog & shop ... www.hertinyteeth.com

Druzy Necklaces with Chrysoprase Stone Accents

Joy Dravecky Jewelry ......Druzy Necklaces with Chrysoprase Stone Accents

Happy Saturday Morning!

24 July 2013

Favored Bags for Fall

From some of the Hautest Designers....If your looking for a new bag this fall...these are top of the list!
Dolce and Gabbana RTW F/W 2013
Dolce & Gabbana

Louis Vuitton Summer 2013
Louis Vuitton Summer 2013



Chanel Collections Metiers D'Art 2012/13 Paris-Edimbourg
Chanel Collections Metiers D'Art 2012/13

LOVE <3.
Juicy Couture

McQueen Clutch
Alexander McQueen

Emilio Pucci dragon minaudière
Emilio Pucci

Happy Wednesday Musings!

20 July 2013

Summer Color Inspiration

Its a Rainy Saturday here, but I'm still Beach Weekend Dreaming!

Featured Home ....Jennifer Lopez

Veranda featured the exquisite home of Jennifer Lopez and as expected it is fabulous.
JLo is after-all a Fashion Icon and an awesome entrepreneuress!
Loving the soft shades of grey, blue and taupe mixed with sparkling mosaics, mirrors, and metallics.

"There are all these tones of gray, and we played with that—using a bit more of a gray-taupe here, a bit more of a gray-blue there," says interior designer Michelle Workman. "It's almost like a black-and-white film from the forties."

Some Purchasing Details:
Custom klismos chairs in Calvin Klein Home fabric for Kravet. Tête-à-tête sofa, Michael Berman Limited, in Casamance fabric. Side tables, Global Views. Charles Hollis Jones coffee table. Custom sofa in Manuel Canovas fabric. Pillows inScalamandré stripe. Tufted chair, Hollyhock. Fretwork chair, McGuire. Curtains in Schumachersilk.

She has a great line of clothing and accessories at Kohl's that embodies the style of her home as well.
Its obvious that she believes in her brand ...it comes through as completely chic.

Happy Rainy Saturday Afternoon!

12 July 2013

Essential Summer Treat

Southern Peach Tart

1 puffed pastry, thawed
3 cups of peeled and sliced peaches
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons honey
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place baking sheet in oven to heat.
  • Add peaches, sugar, flour and vanilla and gently mix.
  • Tear a sheet of parchment paper to fit the baking pan.
  • Place puffed pastry on paper and roll out to approximately 12 X 10 inches.
  • Remove baking pan from oven and gently place the parchment paper with pastry in center.
  • Fold edges of pastry inward creating a crust.
  • Spoon peaches onto the dough.
  • Drizzle with honey.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly, serve with powdered sugar or whipped cream. 

Perfect accompaniment ...some earl grey.

Happy Thursday Musings!