Apr 25, 2012

Celerie Kemble and the Mint Museum

Today I was blessed to spend part of the day at this event:
It was a lovely "ladies day..." 
Nothing like getting decked out first thing in the morning.
It was quite the change from either my studio clothes covered in paint or work out clothes. 
In 1936, the Mint Museum of art opened as North Carolina's first art museum. 
It was interesting to read and hear some of the history of the Mint and the Auxiliary.
The partnership between the Mint Museum and the Auxiliary is strong 
and blesses Charlotte and our community in many ways.
The best part was attending with my dear friend Kate.
She's so beautiful inside and out, brave and courageous too.
Isn't her Lilly Pulitzer dress fabulous?
After the amazing silent auction....
we heard the featured speaker
It was neat to hear her story and learn 
how this Harvard graduate who worked briefly in film production
finally gave in to her talent and gift of interior design.
Not the best photos here but you can see what a lovely event it was 
and held at the lovely Charlotte Country Club.

After Celerie's talk we headed to our tables for the luncheon which was delicious.
Great conversations with sweet women.
And what a nice surprise...
we all received a signed copy of one of her books...
this one is called Black & White (and a bit in between)
you can find it here if you are interested
and you can find her latest book called 

To Your Taste: Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist

*a few peeks inside the scrumptious pages...

Thanks to my sweet friend Lynn who is the reason I was able to attend. 
Wonderful insight into the world of interior design, balancing motherhood and your passion, 
color, art, texture, pattern and design.
Vintage talk, flea market finds, salvaged materials, architectural elements = awesomeness!
Wonderful women, silent auction, delicious food, a great cause, a fabulous museum...
pinch me.


Pretty please don't forget to shop the BOGO Skinit event.
You can learn more about that 

1 comment:

  1. Caroline, you open a window into Southern life and let me peek in! The Pacific Northwest is an entirely different place culturally. Great fun to see a snippet of the world that until YOU has only existed in books for me. Blessings, Sharyn


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