Tuesday, September 29, 2009


a couple years ago i was invited by a dear friend to wonderful garden party in a small village known as "oysterville". i had no idea where it was but went along as i knew it would be a fun weekend... when we arrived, a calmness came over me that i cannot explain. it happens to most everyone who visits. it is a truly magical place where you relax, breathe and enjoy time with friends.... if you are ever invited to go... please do.. you will never forget your time spent there. i visit as often as possible and treasure every moment.

photographs by johngranen.com

Monday, September 28, 2009

just a peek...

of the wonderful pieces coming up on 1stdibs.com this week... and weeks to come... stay tuned. or stop by red ticking... the shipment from France and Belgium is here and it is a treasure trove!

photographs by johngranen.com

Friday, September 25, 2009

this is where i would like to be... saturday morning...

but i will have to dream about all of these goodies...i dream every night that dean and deluca will come to seattle... will this ever come true???

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the real deal...

i know alot of people are discussing vintage vs reproduction... what works for some people doesn't work for others. some like new, some like old... i LOVE this.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


it doesn't get much better than this...

i sincerely apologize. i cannot locate the source for this amazing image... can someone help me?

Thursday, September 17, 2009


i have never understood the phrase "feeling blue"... when i see blue it perks me up and makes me smile... these lovely vintage napkins from europe are instant happiness...
we all need to smile more... and say hello to a stranger in an elevator, or in line for coffee, or whenever...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

i love chairs...

as i have mentioned... i love chairs. and these must come home with me. immediately.

Monday, September 14, 2009


i love this shot... pure elegance...
more gorgeous linens coming to red ticking this fall.
my dream of building a brand is coming true... thanks to some amazing people doing amazing things... i could never do it without them... truly a blessing.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


this is the ultimate.. bedtime. i am completely into it. morning coffee in cozy sheets and last thing to jump into after a long day... truly nothing better.
we all need to learn how to relax and enjoy life much more than we do... it is so important.
live life and love more.

photo courtesy of my lovely friend over at... from the right bank to the left coast...what a truly wonderful blog. check it out..

Friday, September 4, 2009

get ready

one of the finest treats is coming to red ticking in 1 week. put on your seat belts... this will blow your mind... my wonderful friend at brockstreet has shown me the light and introduced me to these sweeties... he can always find the diamond in the rough...
photo by brockstreet.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

gearing up...

fall is approaching and that means "nesting" to the world of interiors.
red ticking is gearing up with loads of goodies from all over the world... amazing vintage textiles, a huge shipment from france and brand new "to die for" cotton sheeting and fluffy quilts from matteo...christmas in september...so exciting...