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.


How to Cope .. When there is no Chocolate

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kitchens and Imagination ( or lack thereof)



 I guess this is the popular style of kitchen these days.
4 Kitchens in 4 houses that are for sale in my area.

Enough with the island/table/counter in the middle ! 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Pros and Cons of Kitchen Cupboards

Making some decisions when renovating an older home are easy. Others not so much.
I am not in love with the cupboards in my new kitchen.
The kitchen itself is perfect with everything custom made and just where it ought to be, with all sorts of little luxuries that don't come in a standard kitchen.
Cupboards that open and inside are excellent sliding drawers that hold everything from large pots to the lids. Cupboards that hold   just cups or just glasses  . Drawers that hold sharp objects or long paper boxes with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Everything was thought of and arranged just so.

But I dislike the color of the cabinets.
And the renovations are winding down, no one wants to start another project.

So I am thinking one of the looks that I love in all kitchens is the all white, open cupboard .. no doors.
These are two of my favorites:

My kitchen is larger than the one above .  It would be reversed, wood cabinets below, white tile counter tops, white walls above, open cupboards for dishes and glasses .
This is more like my kitchen, one end of the room is a large bay of 3 huge double windows.
I can see the entire garden while standing at the sink. It almost makes washing dishes pleasant.
No, I don't really wash dishes ... I have a beautiful new Bosch dishwasher. I totally heart my dishwasher. Stainless steel inside and out and totally silent when running.
What kind of kitchen do you like ? Open ? Behind doors ? Large, small ? Modern or older charm ?
Mine is Mid Century Modern .. or at least the house is so I guess the kitchen goes along with that.
Tell me about your kitchen. I need ideas ..

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fashion - Would You Wear This ?

I would wear these in a flash ... a hot flash  .

Would you wear this ?
I  Heart Donna Karan
I have to discuss this one with my husband 
All photos : NYT

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dead Decor

I don't know what the decorator was going for but somehow, the word Vile probably was not it.
Ahh, yes, choosing what to wear is so much easier with dead heads on the wall.
A Squirrel ?  Really ?? Like the Great Brave Hunter fought and won the battle  and kept the hide ?

I don't know who comes up with this tired old musty idea every few years but I wish they would stop.
They are obviously bereft of any imagination at all.

Having dead things around the house is just so  negative and ugly.

What is positive and pleasant or even attractive about moth eaten old dead stuffed animals or birds around a home ? 

If a decorator resorts to this trend, this absence of thought or taste, they should be drummed out of the decorator club. 
And if you are capable enough to have a home and decorate it, you can manage to find articles to put in your home that reflect the person you are, your likes, your philosophy and hopefully your preference for living things.

Just say No to Decorating With Dead Things.





This message was brought to you by a person with very strong opinions. Take offense only if you are a fan of dead stuff.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Get out the White Paint

Basically, this is my new kitchen.
Without the shelves, mine has an entire wall of windows going round and cupboards.
I have to do something with mine.
I have a feeling that painting the brown wood cupboards white, will do the trick.
My husband will be so excited to hear I want to do some painting ( not) ...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

So What If I Already Have A Few Handbags ??

Pink ! I like Pink !

Oh Santa !
                                                           
Must . Have . This . Bag.
I can do this look ! Give me the bag first !
                                         

Monday, September 2, 2013

Summers End

Dear Diary,
Summer is over.
The flowers are still beautiful.
Today we will appreciate what we have and remember all those beautiful Summer days
Then tomorrow I am going shopping for new Fall and Winter Clothes.





Merci Fabulously French for la photos ~