Our Great French Adventure!

Greetings, dear people! Jill and I have returned safely, from a week in France, I won’t soon forget! This photo was taken in the gorgeous Luberon region.  The village at the top left corner of the photo, was built on a hilltop, as was done hundreds of years ago, for protection from the enemy. There…

Bonjour, Ma chere!

Do I speak French? No, but Siri helps me out from time to time!  Jill and I depart, on our long awaited, whirl-wind buying trip, to Aix en Provence. Besides having the chance to scout out one-of-kind treasures, at the amazing Isle sur la Sorgue market and pop markets in charming little villages, the window boxes…

One Week in France

Greetings, friends, As you may know, I love traveling around Europe and seeing the world.  Mr. Wonderful doesn’t share this interest, so for the last ten years, I’ve been traveling with small groups of like-minded women, every couple of years. This time, I decided to travel with a guide, Jennette, who would show me the…

Travels to Round Top

OK, friends.  I’m back and had the time of my life!    Yes, Round Top draws quite a crowd and I’m so glad we were part of it all!  I had been talking about going to this bi-annual antique shopping extravaganza, for years.  It was about time!      Five of us, (three are shop…

Round Top, Texas, here we come!

   While many of you are still dreaming of something really wonderful, five of us will be taking off from the Sacramento airport, at 6 a.m., for Round Top’s bi-annual antique show! To say I’m excited, is an understatement.  It’s something that’s long been on my “bucket list” and now, at last, I get to…

Dining in Manhattan

One thing that Mr. Wonderful and I are really good at, is eating! Today was no exception. We had a really enjoyable lunch, in New York City’s Meat Packing District, at The Standard Grill. It’s on Washington Street and has indoor and outdoor dining, which is covered with greenery, with fans whirling, to keep us…

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…