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.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My House in the Woods

My house in the Woods 
will be full of books
                     With a kitchen that everyone will want to enjoy .. even the writers and artists !

Monday, August 27, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Windows

Now close the windows and hush all the fields:
If the trees must, let them silently toss;
No bird is singing now, and if there is,
Be it my loss.
Robert Frost

Friday, August 24, 2012

Too Perfect

Sometimes I see rooms that have been decorated and photographed  and all I can think is ,
 How stiff, how too perfect, how .... matchy matchy everything is.
I am sure they are lovely, but what if you only had one candlestick ? 
what would you do ?
Why is everything in sets of two ? What if you had three ??
Where is that chair or cushion that invites you to flop down and rest ?
Do you actually wish you were there ?
I do .... but only to muss things up a bit.

My favourite tip from a well-known Interior designer  was ...  Relax. 
Put what you want, where you want it and enjoy it. 
It is not a museum exhibit, it is your Home.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sweet Dreams

How can you not dream sweet dreams and wake happy in a room filled with all that light ?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I have nothing to wear...

I know, some people say this all the time, while they have a closet full of perfectly good things to wear.
But I have nothing to wear.
Oh sure, there are perfectly good things to wear but ... I am tired of them.
They don't all fit properly, they sometimes don't have the right mood to them.
You know what I mean, don't you ?
There are days that your clothes reflect your mood.
Or they reflect the way you want to be seen .. who you want to be seen as.

Most days, here, I end up looking like a hodgepodge of who I am.

Take today for example.
I went out , got down the block, the wind blew and I scurried back home, to put on the right things.
The weather man said it would be warmer, he forgot to mention the cold wind.

I wore a cotton shirt with a sweater over it with a sweater over that and trousers with my trusty little work boots.
Have I told you about my boots ? No ?? How did you manage that ?
I tell everyone about my boots !

From the day I first put them on, they fit perfectly and as soft as your favourite old shoes that are falling apart.
The ones you can no longer wear out in public.
They are quilted, Chanel-like.
They have rubber soles so I can walk on rain slick cobblestone streets without slipping and falling in front of a bus.
They lace up so I can make them nice and tight at the ankle which keeps those ankles from breaking upon turning them on the cobblestone streets.
You thought cobblestone streets were charming didn't you ?
I think they are death traps.

And I wore the obligatory City Girl scarf, wrapped just so.

A trip to the bakery and home and I knew I had to change clothes, I was dressed too warmly .. yay!
Winter is easing away ..
I am glad. . this has been a long winter for me and  I will be glad to see it gone.

So I came home, had a scone (strictly  taste test purposes ) and removed a layer of sweater and scarf and off we went.
Camera in hand.

I was too warm by the time we got to the end of the street.
I soldiered on ..
We stood in the shade waiting for a light to change, the wind was cold.
So the day went like this, one block shade, one block sun, wander through a park block, back into the sun.

Tomorrow I am going shopping, I have to figure out what I need and buy it.
This, of course, means I will find Nothing.
And I will still have nothing to wear.

Monday, August 20, 2012

What I Want in My Next Home

 From my files of What I Want in My Next Home
Views and comfy spots to enjoy them. Velvet and cushy cushions to relax and be comfortable.
My chandeliers bought here will be quite happy in their new home, I am sure !

Sunday, August 19, 2012

You Choose

Can you choose just one ?
Which one would it be ?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Garden Table

Dining el fresco ... perfecto ~

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dear Zara

I love you but there is a problem here .
The catalogues and online site show these wonderful clothes but the stores here  don't have the same things.
I realise that I live at the Bottom of the World!!  and there might be a reason to this, based on that ... but I am sad looking at catalogs of beautiful outfits that I need ! no, I must have ! and the stores here don't carry them.


Now, tomorrow,  I am going to walk , back over to the closest Zara  , with my pesos clutched in my hot little  paw and I want to come home by taxi, because there are too many shopping bags for me to carry !!!!

So, Zara, I will see you tomorrow. Rain or shine. Be there or be square.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Just a Touch of Color

 A white kitchen with just a touch of color, at the window, on a cupboard, seems to be just about perfect!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Feeling Catty

I look forward to my next home. There will be a fireplace. Or even two. 
I will need a little cat to sit before the fire .. a house in the country requires a cat, no ?
 My grandmother only had Siamese cats. They all loved her. They hated me.
 Gives  new meaning to the Cat in the Hat.
Our last little cat was named Sebastian and he looked exactly like this one. 
I miss Sebastian  , he had Pup were best friends.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

So What ?

If I like to buy nice handbags ? Better yet, get them as presents ?

Someday, they will call me the Bag Lady and I will have to agree.
I am planning the closet/dressing room of our new, as yet unseen home, and figuring out where I will put my handbags. .. so what ?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pull up a Chair

the decision was made last night ... one that may be changed a thousand times before the time actually comes when it is needed .. These will be our Dining room chairs and perhaps they will go around an old farmhouse table.. color has yet to be decided .. I would not fight over orange but navy would do nicely too. Or the creamy white .. even black . Or orange.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gardens are my dreams

 After taking a long walk today, through the parks and the neighborhoods, my dreams of living where there is more green and less buildings is as strong as ever. 
Gardens are my dream these days.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I would sleep very well here.