Monday, March 4, 2013



Don't you love the chic look of whippets?
Are you familiar with them?
They're the elegant English dogs
that resemble greyhounds.

If you follow me, you know that I am
inspired by things that are chic ...
and whippets ARE chic!
Another thing that I find chic
are grand entrances.
A beautiful entrance to a home can make you
imagine how lovely it must be to live there, as well as
dream up fantasies about the life
 that the family lives there must lead
( "I wonder if they have a butler and gardener?") ...
Here are a few favorite entrances
(most are from one of my Pinterest boards entitled
Grand Entrance). 


You may be wondering what a whippet has to do with a
Grand Entrance.
Well ...
the things that make an entrance grand are the details ...
beautiful doors and hardware, topiaries, lanterns, plantings ...
and statuary.
I think one of the most elegant statues one could choose
to flank their front door(s) would be the statue
of a whippet or two,
sitting there greeting guests, looking grand ...
suddenly the chic quotient goes up fast ...
speaking of chic,
you may have even noticed that the whippet
is part of Henri Bendel's logo ...

So ......
I thought I'd create a little "chic"
for you ... in the form of a
Whippet Note.
And a personalized one at that!

The blank Whippet Notes come in packs of ten
 with white envelopes.
You can choose to have the notes with or without
Price: $15 plus shipping/handling for pack of 10,
with or without personalization.

If you choose personalization, the script would be
the hot pink color and font of the sample above.
I recommend a name with no more than ten letters
(including spaces) or else the font would get too small.

If you'd like to receive the notes WITHOUT personalization,
leave the "Name on Notecard " box below BLANK
and just click "Add to Cart" to complete order.

If you WOULD like personalization,
fill in the name you'd like on your cards in the
"Name on Notecard" box
(remember, no more than 10 letters including spaces)
and then once the name is typed in the box,
click "Add to Cart" to complete.

Notes will be mailed within two weeks of order.

                                                  Name on Notecard

Have a very chic week!

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Whippet illustration is by illustrator


Ivana said...

Gorgeous inspiration, Sandy! I am dreaming about living in such a beautiful building one day, with glamorous entryway (and maybe a butler :) The illustration is perfect, as always!

Have a lovely week, my dear!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Dale JaneƩ said...

Love this Sandy and I feel silly because I didn't know what Whippets were and these beautiful buildings make me want to live in a place like this some day. Loving your posts and I hope you're doing well. It's been a while!


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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

sandy, those notecards are too cute! when i was in college, i worked for this lady that had two of them. they were so cute. they would always be together. sometimes i think they would try and conspire against me. haha very different dogs! a beautiful door and entrance way makes all the difference in the world. have a great week!

Debra said...

Hi Sandy! Your blog always sooths me. I just adore spending time with you here. :) The wippet is a beautiful dog. And your illustration is charming. Thanks for sharing him with us. And those glamorous doorways. Wow! Xo

Catherine Robinson said...

They are FABULOUS Sandy...I Love them they are so elegant unlike my two scruffy little dogs ;-)
The entrances you have chosen here are favourite the top one...Stunning!
Have a great week.

Margarita Bloom said...

Such a chic note card!! Oh, my those entrances are just dreamy! I hope one day I can have my very own grand entrance just like these!! I may want a HOT PINK door