Sunday, October 31, 2010

sea life...

what a refreshing wake up call... i think it should be mandatory that every one of us take a week off every chance we get to just...recharge.

what a brilliant week... good time with family, sunshine, wonderful fish, fruit and.... the ocean.

one day we just played in the ocean and i found one piece of coral that looked like a heart. it completely represented the week we had. lots of love and happiness. so i thought... maybe there are others... so i looked and looked and found quite an assortment...

i thought i would share them with sweet friends... missed you and hope you had an amazing week as well... i look forward to catching up with you... xx

photo red ticking

Friday, October 22, 2010

wishing you a wonderful week...

i will be here for a bit... but will return soon...nicely refreshed...
have a great week everyone! xx

Thursday, October 21, 2010


rarely do i come across something so special... this quilt is at the top of the list... see more here...

photo by john granen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

you know what today is.....

wednesday.. the day the loot hits  go check it out!
have a wonderful day... xx

photo john granen

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

the best vintage sofa ever...

this is a piece i will regret selling...but we all need to make a living right???
c1900 french... i have hung onto the piece for 6 years (always thought i would keep it)
i recently had it completely rebuilt and upholstered in my favorite vintage linen sheets.
any takers? it needs a great home!

i even had my upholster add the monogram to the sofa... xx

you can find this and many others items on

photos by john granen

Monday, October 18, 2010


my very sweet friend koralee over at bluebird notes had a nice message today... so i thought i would pass it along...  as i researched faith i noticed so many others are passing this message along.. we are all in this world together... we all need to have faith.

i read this almost everyday and it keeps me  inspired, grounded, humble and faithful..
hope you find it comforting...

faith means resting in what God has done for us in the past but it also means hoping for what He will do for us in the future.

hoping you all had a great weekend... and here is to a wonderful day... xx

image courtesy of Gerry Pozez

Friday, October 15, 2010

i am dreaming of california...

to think last weekend we were here... oh to return.... very soon!

so sorry for my lack of posts lately... 
feeling a bit overwhelmed...have a wonderful weekend everyone... 

photo red ticking 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

change of seasons

i receive comments/emails from readers saying..." i wish i could visit your store" so i will make more of an effort to show you red ticking. this photo was taken about 1 month ago and since then alot of changes have been made.. and they do occur all the time... so i will do my best to keep you updated.. stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

the madness..

as the shipment arrives, it is like putting a giant jigsaw puzzle together... it takes thoughtful processing and strategy to see the vision for the new layout of the store...
but i must say... it still give me a rush...
i do love my job... life is good!

photo red ticking

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


are in... come take a peek... and watch tomorrow... and for weeks to come!
have a great day! xx

photo  john granen

Monday, October 4, 2010

please vote!

for an amazing blogger... my scandavian retreat is up for a great spot and we need to support her! she has a fantastic approach to a clean way of living... check it out... you will be so glad you did!

photos courtesy of my scandanavian retreat

Sunday, October 3, 2010

comfort zone...

i read something wonderful from my two of my favorite bloggers...
first at kimberlee's brown button and shannon's pink wallpaper that really made me think...

it really is an amazing statement and i think we should continue to pass this message along...

it can be about anything... we all have different issues in our lives...
trying to "enhance" our physical size or shape (this is a trying one for most of us)
change our mental state of mind, improve our workplace environment, how to be a better parent, sister, friend, wife, girlfriend... the list can go on forever.

but one thing we must do is pick ourselves up, and keep going. don't be complacent doing the same old thing... let's push ourselves and "grow up" into what our ultimate dream is.

let us never set limits on what we can achieve. let us always encourage one another to "do one thing that scares you"... and see what happens... it will always make us feel as though we have achieved something wonderful. xx

Friday, October 1, 2010

7 days and counting...

oh the butterflies are beginning to stir... i cannot wait to be here soon... napa is one of my favorite places to visit... so relaxing... great food, wine and wonderful friends...
oh but what needs to happen before then... ok, take it one day at a time right??
have a wonderful weekend everyone...xx

photo travel and leisure