Giftress Guide: Laura Trevey Watercolors

Afternoon y'all! Pardon the late post.  I'm emotionally exhausted after Edward's first hair cut last night.  I just wasn't emotionally prepared for it.  His wildly uneven locks have been growing since the day he was born and were unique in the way that only new person hair can be. Then suddenly they were cropped into a perfectly coifed 'do that makes him look like a little boy.  I cried for an hour.  Don't worry, I'm better now, and I love how it shows off his cute little face.  Ok enough about my drama.

This is what I got The Suze for Christmas last year!

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab 

I'm working on a gift guide for y'all after Thanksgiving, but I though I'd give you a sneak peak into one of my favorite gifts that I gave to The Suze last year.  Y'all might remember my guest post over at Bright Bold & Beautiful last week (you can see it here).  Well, if you didn't know, Laura Trevey, the lovely blogger behind BB&B is a very talented watercolor artist based in Richmond, Virginia.  I gave The Suze  an original Blue Crab like the one above and bought myself a print as well.  I think it's a perfect gift for the blue and white lover!

Here are some of my other favorites from her web site (she also has an Etsy shop):

Beach Chairs  
Harold the Rooster


Tulips in Watercolor

And to get you in the Christmas spirit

Christmas Balls


She also does gorgeous custom watercolor house portraits!

Such great gift ideas, right? It's okay to get a few for yourself, too.  Here's Harold the Rooster sitting at my kitchen desk.  I want you to think that's where I blog because it looks professional, but really it's never that clean so I have to blog from my sofa while watching Sesame Street.  Shhh, don't judge. 

  You can check more fabulous originals and prints here and here!

I'm off to Dallas early tomorrow morning, so I doubt I'll get a post in tomorrow.  So have a lovely weekend y'all!!


  1. Ah, the first hair cut. I remember it well! I'm happy to hear you and your son both survived it!
    Laura's watercolors are lovely. Thanks for the intro. I'll definitely be checking them out.

  2. I remember the first hair cut, heck I cried when my son cut off this semi long locks at 13....and got a CREW CUT. I nearly fainted. (and cried like a baby) but then I over it and I got to see his beautiful handome face and bright blue eyes and the world was a great place once again:) But I can relate belive me, because even that first haircut symbolizes something that they are growing. Growing up. Yep....I feel your pain.
    Now onto these gorgeous watercolors, love the crab and really liking the beach chairs. What a special gift, also loooove the idea of having ones house painted, now thats a great gift idea. Will have to drop a few hints to those in my "inner circle" if you know what I mean. Safe travels to Dallas!

  3. when im using watercolors,its just all mess.. your pretty good at it..

  4. Man, I don't remember crying over my sons' first haircuts (they did) but I do know how hard it is to see them grow up and become independent. Both of mine are in college (thank goodness).

    These watercolors are wonderful!!


  5. Oh the first haircut is so hard! Thanks for sharing these paintings...I adore tulips and beach chairs!

  6. Jennifer I remember how that first haircut made me feel.

    Laura's work is so beautiful, I love all of her art.

    Thank you so much for the kind well wishes. All of the caring thoughts have really helped. getting better every day.

    Love and Hugs,

    Art by Karena

  7. I have an appointment to get my son's curls cut off this week. I think it has to happen, but I'm not sure I'm ready for it. Lovely watercolors and lovely blog. Glad to have found you through simply beautiful now.

  8. It looks great and it's nice that it is family/guest friendly!
    ming green marble Tile


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