This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Heart This Room !

Whether in a house or in an apartment, this is a lovely room. Full of light and interest and imagination.

New York Times

Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm In the Mood for Orange

I have a nice Orange handbag.
 I think I could live with that orange in my home.

In small doses.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

White & Green

It is Summer where I live and I am really drawn to these light rooms with just a touch of cool green. Even on grey winter day, this could cheer a person up.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

A mirror can make all the difference in a room .

No matter which room ..

source :tumblr

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dear Seal

Yes , you have a lovely voice.
But I have to say .... I think you are a total a**.

You were married 7 years and have 4 children.
When asked what went wrong .. you said ...   "and then you    grow apart..."
Sorry .. I have been married a lot longer than that and guess what ... you don't "just grow apart" ..
Explain that one to those children of yours.
You might have grown apart, but IT doesn't just happen.
But you know what ? I loved your voice. 
I thought you were a great couple with Heidi Klum .. but .. 
after this small amount of time , we have just grown apart.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Good Book, A Good Meal

This is just Brilliant ( in my opinion) ..
 Dining rooms are often such a waste of space. 
A Library is wonderful but sometimes a home doesn't have enough space, here is the answer !
This has gone into my files of What To Do In My Next Home ..

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bath time

There is no need for words, this says it all.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dressing room dream

My dream of a dressing room .. 
I have the shoes, I have the shelves, why don't mine look like this ?

Brilliant! I can figure out something like this .. 

The Glass shelving is brilliant. Mine aren't glass but I will make do. 
Now about that red bag on the right 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Color and Light

While the Plans are not actually spoken of as "real" and while we daydream and share ideas, it is not quite time to say it out loud.
That it is Time to make plans. For a new home. Full of Color and Light and Dreams Come True.

all images :

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where I would like to live next .......

Put this in the file of Where I would like to live next.

Where I would sleep in the grandest bed ...

and wake to hear only bird song and see the flowers in the garden ..

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Design Daydreams

I have been spending a lot of time going through design blogs and online magazines lately.
We are in the midst of a hot summer and I daydream of Other places and Other homes to decorate and enjoy.
These are a few images that have grabbed me for one reason or another.

Clean lines and no clutter and the light shade. Nothing fussy or contrived.
Except for those deer horns .. get over the antler phase already !

The light in the room, the shade over the table and those chairs .
The drama of it all.
Plus, I have those high ceilings and mouldings.
This would definitely work here.

A room full of books is beautiful, no matter the furnishings.

A view .. no other buildings in sight ... my dream these days.

Tucked into the woods ...

Tucked into a Tree ~

An old French window frame, now a Mirror in a home.

all images

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lucky me ~

There are some days that I can't get a thing done around here, that man is so crazy about me!
Lucky me ~

Thursday, January 5, 2012


It is Summer and it is hot.
In the 90's each day and there are no clouds, the sky is brilliant blue and a person can get a sunburn just walking to the market and back ..
While one might imagine a cold, wet, Winter day as being perfect to stay in, all cozy and warm and reading a book ... Here, Summer days are when I hibernate with my books.
A hammock in the living room might be fun.
Most often, I read in bed .. in the evenings, when all is quiet and I won't have to stop reading for any reason, like dinner or taking a walk .. just let me have a few hours of quiet reading time.
But during the day is good too.
A cozy chair, a big soft sofa and a good book and everything is pretty much perfect.
It will cool off, in a few months , and we will be out in the parks again, walking here and there, window shopping, neighborhood exploring, cafe sitting with friends .
But for now, we are hibernating .. a good book on a hot day is all we need.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Blue is a sapphire sky, On a hot summer day,
It stimulates the senses, And lets you melt away.

Blue is the ocean, Deep and crystal clear,
It draws you in and reminds you, Of what you hold so dear.

Blue is a forget me not, Blowing in the wind,
It heals and protects you, Even when the lights are dim...

all images :
poem: "mary"

Monday, January 2, 2012

To the Market

Don't ask me why but I felt very French today when I went shopping with my Market Basket.