Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winsome Wreaths

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.  It's sunny and bitterly cold here.  The Mister and I got some shopping, lunching, and a couple of great movies into the weekend.




We also did a lot of this.


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I have spent a considerable amount of time on line in search of a replacement wreath for my door.  I still have my bright red one in place.  The Mister told me that he thinks that we should keep it up all year round.  Nice try, Mister.

Obviously, there are many that I can't hang outdoors, but I thought that they were pretty anyway.  And I'm sure I could find the perfect place for one inside.  Don't tell the Mister.  I like to use the element of surprise.

























The Wreath Depot


Williams Sonoma



One Kings Lane



One Kings Lane




One Kings Lane



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Some cute Valentine Wreaths




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Pier 1



Then again,  I can always make one.


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etsy

If I made this one, I wouldn't have to buy supplies.







Until next time...









Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Friday Files

Good morning, friends.  I hope that you enjoyed your week.  The Mister took today off, so it looks like we are headed to lunch and the movies.  The best news of the day is that there is no s-n-o-w forecasted for the weekend.  Little things mean a lot when you are my age.  





Nora Murphy Country House Magazine is fresh off the press with a fabulous house tour of an Adirondack-inspired home in Connecticut.  You can find it here.


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How gorgeous is this room?  My friend, Susan, sent me this link from Architectural Digest with 25 more luscious rooms dressed in blue and white.  You can find it here.


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One of my favorite websites, Thrillist , recently rated the states according to how miserable their winters are.  The bad news is that Massachusetts came in as number 10.  The good news is that I don't live in Minnesota.  No offense to the wonderful people of Minnesota!


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The first word added to my vocabulary in 2017



My friend Lisa sent me this article a couple of weeks ago.  During these winter months, it's all about hygge for me.


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I've been hitting every nursery in the area searching for sales on topiaries.  I just hit the jackpot with the two by the sink.  The Mister rolls his eyes whenever I come home with them because I always end up killing them.  You could call me the Grim Reaper of Topiaries.


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We watched Bright Lights last weekend.  At times, I felt it reminded me a little of Grey Gardens.  No doubt about it, it's great entertainment.

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This made my week.
I told you that I was shallow.

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Chowdah and Chili were bubbling with excitement when a present arrived for them from BestBullySticks.  







I can't put into words how much they enjoyed their new treat, so I thought I would let them show you.






As my Mother used to say... 
the proof of the puddin' is in the eatin'!





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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my virtual friends in person.  I met Linda from A Design Snack by Linda Pakravan for lunch in Boston yesterday.  She is a designer from the beautiful town of Andover and a wonderful lady.  I didn't want the lunch to end!

Until next time...