Inspired by the Weirdest Things


There are certain images, memories & pretty things that have just stuck in my head from childhood. And when things remind me of them, I get this cool feeling… My grandparents’ sofa in Hawaii… when I see fabrics that remind me of it, I just love them. My Grandma Maestranzi’s dining room chair fabric (STILL […]

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The Classic Pedestal Table


According to amishtables.com , “The pedestal table was originally designed for smaller rooms and to give an air of status. They were popular because of their functionality and almost all homes had one in some form. Just like today, they could be put to use in an elegant dining room or as a gaming table […]

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September 4, 2009

The Lucite Trend


Well, I can’t say that I’m up on the trends. At all. Because sometimes when I go to write a blogpost about a trend or something I think is really great, and I’m googling images, I come accross a post on the very subject I was planning on writing about… and quite often it’s over […]

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September 3, 2009

Love Life.


Simplify your life Live one day at a time Less is more Slow down and take it all in… Quality over quantity Forget about the mess sometimes & be happy there’s someone there to make it. Don’t worry Paring down makes you feel free… Take pleasure in the day to day Appreciate the little things […]

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September 1, 2009

Grisaille Murals & Wallpapers


OK, all I can say about the entry in one of Martha Stewart’s homes (above) is LOVE LOVE LOVE. I’ve been attracted to large-scale murals & etchings & toiles lately as you can see here. Grisaille is a term for painting executed entirely in monochrome, usually in shades of gray or brown, particularly used in […]

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August 28, 2009

My Husband is THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!


He found the Obi Cocktail table!!!!!!!!! He went to the end of the internet & back & found it!!!!! Here: https://www.ncfurnitureoverstock.com/default.asp I’d really given up after hearing that Bernhardt was out & he didn’t. I was reading a book on the deck and he came out & gave me the news!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, so excited, had […]

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August 21, 2009

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