Oh my gosh...

Did you think I dropped off the planet?

Number one no no in blogging!

Time got away from me...sorry!

Here's where the weeks went!

I visited a store called Changes in Agoura Ca and fell in love with this chair!
You know I'm in love with Chinoiserie style.

The owner has great displays and if your looking for fun jewelry you'll have to check it out!

We celebrated my granddaughters birthday..she turned one...

Shoot...shes too cute!

My daughter made her an organic carrot cake with coconut milk frosting..

No sugar...

It was really good!

My daughter tries to give her only organic, no Gluten, no dairy and no sugar.. 

I sometimes wonder if that's why shes always in a good mood!

And here's my other cutie

We took photographs of my clients living room for my portfolio....

 I took these photos with my phone..

Shoot, it takes such great pictures!

 I cant wait to see the professional ones!

I had this coffee table custom made for her.

 It has a beautiful stone top and I found the ivory box at an antique store...

I love it!
 I wish they had two of them!

This fun chair was at Cost Plus...

It would look so cute in a little girls room.

 The little cutie isn't for sale and shes one of a kind!

Thanks for stopping by,


Virginia Kraft Textiles

I found these wonderful hand blocked textiles 
while I was searching Instagram.  They were  created by Andrea Whalen..

Her company is named after her Grandmother, Virginia Kraft.

I've always loved hand blocked fabric..

I would love to try making my own one day.

I love this one!

Wouldn't it be cute in a children's room.

Virginia Kraft can be found here.

 A percentage of all sales go to The Virginia Kraft Fund which helps underprivileged children in her community participate in music, sports and the arts.

My son came home on Saturday and hes doing well. He started an outpatient P.T. program and someone has to be with him at all times. He has a long road ahead of him and one more surgery. I'm sure he's going to be going through a lot of different emotions and frustrations and so are we. But, were flowing with it!

I use to tell my kids all the time..when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

 And that's what were going to do!

Thanks for stopping by,


Following Instagram

There is so much social media it's hard to keep up with it all. 

Between Pinterest, Instagram and Blogs it can be over whelming!

But, they can be wonderful tools to explore different styles and give you an idea of what you like.

I find so many inspirations and ideas for the  home. 

Here are some of the people I follow on Instagram..

 Halcyon House

House Beautiful

Anna Spiro

Tilton Fenwick

Sherry Designs

Studio Mcgee

Loi Thai

Did you notice all the yellow and blue? 

Do you think were going to see more of these two colors together?

 I think we are!

Have a great week!


Bohemian and Cottage Style

(Patina Rental)

I've always loved a Bohemian Cottage look. The fun informal look is very charming. 

(Photo mark Lohman)

Designer, Alison Kandler has the perfect cottage style. 
Shes not afraid of using color and has a whimsical feel. 

(Alison Kandler, Photo Mark Lohman)

(Alison Kandler, Mark Lohman)

An array of different fabrics, textures, patterns and color are mixed together in layers to reflect a cozy, fun feel.


The look has a spirit that is infused with collected pieces..

(Alison Kandler, Photo Mark Lohman)

To create this look you will need vintage pieces and handmade items. To give it more of a  bohemian look add some hand blocked fabric and pieces from your travels. 

(Patina Rental)

Mixing a hand blocked fabric to an antique sofa or chair is another way to add charm to this look. 

I think the most important part of this look is to have fun with it....don't be to serious!

Son up-date!
 Hes doing much better and after 3 surgeries he is now being moved to another hospital where he will be in a P.T. program. He might need one more surgery down the line, but for now we are so thankful he is alive and kicking! He is so sick of being in a hospital and can't wait to come home.

Thanks for stopping by,


House Home and Up-Date

It has been an emotional two weeks and I wasn't sure how to start this post!  So many of you have been sending prayers and positive thoughts our way and we so appreciate it!

 My son is still in I.C.U. and slowly making progress..He has swelling on his brain, broke his neck and broke both arms in 5 different areas. He has had two surgeries within two weeks. We've been told its going to be a long recovery, but he will recover! 

I've had to put all projects on hold for now so I thought I would share with you some of my vignettes around the house.. 

I have shells and coral displayed around my house and I love to use these oriental stands to display them..

I found this antique dish and filled it with corals, shells and crystals..its one of my favorite displays in my home.

Baskets are a great way to display shells.

For some reason I have a collection of these basket suitcases...not sure why I have so many, but I do! 

These are the fabrics for my new dining room chairs..the animal print will go on the front and the stripe on the back..the dark blue fabric is on the two head chairs. 

We've had so many people love on us.  Bringing us dinners and praying for our son. Its always so touching to see the kindness in people and the love they have to share.  Thanks again for the sweet and kind emails you have sent us..




A Parents Nightmare!

A week ago Monday, my husband and I got a call from a Sheriff telling us that my son had gotten into a motorcycle accident and a Chaplain was waiting for us at the hospital.

We were terrified!

It was the longest 10 mile drive and we thought it would be the last time we saw our son.

There are so many people praying for him...people we don't even know! Its been over a week now and hes in ICU, he is improving slowly..

We are praying and are hopeful he will be OK, but we have been told it will be a long recovery!

I'm not sure how often I will be posting or when, but I will try to post soon...



What Makes A Great Interior Designer

What makes a great designer...

A hard working attitude and one that can dig their teeth into a project!

The ability to multitask and to pay attention to details.

 Natural instincts of  patterns, color and shapes and the knowledge of diverse design styles 

A wining attitude!

Believing in yourself and being excited about a project.

Being Brave!

Born with natural talent and a love of decorating!

I was at a clients/friends house with my daughter and granddaughter.  As we were talking my Granddaughter Rose, she climbed into this box filled with fabrics. She had so much fun and was having the time of her life!

 Like I said, shes a natural!


Around The Hood

We had a beautiful weekend...it was 78 degrees out, perfect California sunshine!

Most of  you who follow my blog know I love vintage finds...I found this bowl at an estate sale and put it on my coffee table in the living room.

I want to share some of the things that I brought back from Round Top. This rug is one of my favorite things. You can see in the background that I had new curtains made.

 I can thank my dog, Sway aka FeFe, for peeing on the last ones....the little stinker!

I had a band of fabric put on the edges...

My new rug has a tad of blue in it.

This rug is a vintage rug that was washed and sanded...Yes, I said sanded down with sand paper!

 This style is actually really pretty...I wish I would of bought a couple of them.

I also found these prints and the ones below.

I have always loved pictures of birds and I had to buy two of these for each side of my window in the dining room.

This is an antique French Grape Pod. I loved the color, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.

A lot of people hang them on the wall and put flowers in them.

I was trying to think of something different.

Any ideas?

My roses were so pretty I had to take a picture of them and show you...

A little up-date..

I was on the mend from pneumonia, but I got a cold from my daughter! I can't quite believe it! Cross your fingers and for those who are religious, please pray this cold doesn't go into my lungs!

 I have to many things to do to be sick!


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