Sunday, January 27, 2013

How Does You're Garden Grow?


Yes, this is my outdoor space, basically it is the fire escape! There is room for small pots behind the door! The southern exposure is too hot for tomatoes, especially last summer. Succulents can survive not being attended to on a daily basis!

DowntoWn Alley



We have moved! We now live, work and play all in one building. Yes, this is an alternative lifestyle and it's not for everyone, but it is working for us for the time being. Installing the art in what I will call the flat, was the first task to make the raw space feel like home.


This was our "salon" wall at the house.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Setting the Thanksgiving Table

I will start on Wednesday:

Iron the Calvin Klein serviettes
(while the pies are in the oven)
Extend the table
Gather the extra chairs
Set out the serving ware on the buffet
Lay out the place settings with the glassware

I am going to decorate the table with persimmons my stepfather Tosh
picked some special for me with the branches attached (very Japanese).

My Dad made this footed server. It will go beautifully with the table.

The Little Kitchen


Thanksgiving for Twelve!

Turkey
Turkey Gravy
Stuffing
Cranberry Relish
Roast Beef
Beef Gravy
Yorkshire Pudding
Roasted Parsnips
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Garlic Brussel Sprouts
Pumpkin Pie
Pear and Pecan Tart

The turkey will be cooked in the "set it and forget it" rotisserie.
Vastsi will bring the Orange Cranberry Relish. My Dad will bring the Green Bean Casserole.
No hors d' ouvres because it ruins the appetite!




Sunday, October 16, 2011

Strike Two for Target

Strike One: Missoni Bath Towels
Strike Two: Missoni bath towels & Papyrus greeting cards & house plants

I hate, yes, hate, leaving a store empty-handed!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bougainvellia

Bougainvellia.
It's a mouthfull.
It's a handfull (ouch).
But it is definitely beautifull!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Pet Peeves: Over Decor from Elle Decor March


Pink flowers
in vases
on books
on tables...

salon style art installations...

pillows on the bed...
pillows on the couch...

stacks of books...
urns on books...
horses on books...
books (stacked in piles) on the couch...

gilded shells...
shells on books...

"small luxuries"...
"decorative accessories"...

pairs close together...
pairs side by side...
plinths side by side...

throws...

pink flowers
in vases
on books
in a tray
on tables...


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