Hello from Paris

Greetings, dear ones!, I hope you are doing well! No matter how far away I am, I still notice the painted furniture! How about a chest covered in cow hide? Tres’ chic! We now have all 38 colors in stock, of the new Amy Howard One-Step (8 oz.) paint pots! Plenty of paint to update…

16 Days in Europe

Before you know it, I’ll be headed to Marrakech. From there, the traveling girlfriends, led by our fearless leader, Eileen Hayes, will head to Barcelona and then to France. The picture above, is of the Royal St. Honore, where we’ll end our adventure in Paris! This will be my 5th trip to Europe, in the…

The Milk Paint Adventure Continues!

Well, this is a first. In just a few minutes, I’ll be landing in Lost Wages, for the second time in a week! This would be really cool, if I was a gambler, Celine Dion’s Nanny, or a pimp. Alas, I am none of these. I am excited to be attending retailer training, for Miss…

A Grocery Store In Holland

I might enjoy grocery shopping more, if the stores I shopped at, looked like this store in Holland! Enjoy the fruits of your labor today! Happy Thanksgiving!

What Do You Do On Your Day Off?

Hello, dearest darling!, You might remember that palmist, Anna Esparza, was enlightening us, at last week’s Open House? Here she is, giving Patti an ear full! Well, when she looked at my hand, she said, Work, work, work! You love to work! She went on to suggest I consider a more balanced lifestyle. (I’ve also…

Back In New York City!

Hello again! With our daughter in college, in New York, we have the perfect opportunity to enjoy the big city, while here. We never arrive with any advance plans. Typically, I’ll see a play or two, but I’m just as happy walking through different neighborhoods, taking in the sights, as they come.

Visiting the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest

We’ve enjoyed the last five or six days, traveling around the San Juan Islands, in the Pacific Northwest, with good friends. While living on the west coast for the last 45 years, I’ve always heard people talk about the natural beauty of the nearly two hundred San Juan Islands, originally inhabited by the American Indians.…

My kind of garage sale!

Before I get down to business, can I hear a round of applause, for the beautiful new blog header, Ann Marie designed for me this weekend? The black and white stripe reminds me of the B & W striped valence, in my actual shop window! Now, where was I? Oh, yes! Beautiful Lake Tahoe! In…

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase (and a give-away winner!)

I’ve been visiting the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase Home for a number of years. While I really wonder about how practical the floor plan is, all I can say is “who cares?”! This home, which is on the market for somewhere around $20 million, is located in one of America’s best neighborhoods, San Francisco’s…

Visiting Hudson, New York

Hello! We recently made the trek, to see our daughter at college, in New York. Typically, we land and stay in NYC, to take in some of the big city! This time, we landed in Albany, and had the chance to visit Hudson, New York. It’s about an hours drive from Albany, or two, from…

The Cost of a Dream – Fleaing France

Hello my friends, I thought I’d pass along some inspiring words, from a blogging friend, Simone. (Her name even sounds frenchy, no?) She writes a beautiful blog called Fleaing France. She’s an American who followed her dream and is now living in France, searching for treasures to share with us, in her on line shop.…