Friday, February 26, 2010

i am so in love with this room...

everytime i see this image i smile. it is so pretty, calm and fabulous.

the simplicity, the color, the light... need i go on?

can someone please advise where this image came from...
i would love to credit the photo and locate the chair and rug sources.
and what i wouldn't give for those curtain panels... wow.

have a lovely weekend everyone! xx

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

the endless TO DO list...

i am making a real effort to check off some real important tasks this year...

i honestly dont know why it takes me so long to do my own things... when i jump thru hoops to make things happen for others!

as i look at the list, and the $$$$, the time has come little by little to clear my mind..and the clutter!

and, after years of never finding a queen bed... (i love old and there aren't any as we all know) my upholster built a headboard for me in natural belgian linen and it arrives next week... i am so excited... simple, clean and classic... i will never tire of it.

it's the little things in life right?

image unknown

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


i am loving this sunshine award because it really applies to everyone. (all awards do) but this one is cheery, kind and loving... it shows that we offer so much to one another...

so i must say, holly go lightly is one sweet friend... she is so supportive and darling... thank you for passing this award forward to me..

when i thought about ALL of the amazing bloggers that i adore i could not possibly list them all.. i truly wish i could! (i had to add one extra...)

so here are a few of the amazing people who make me smile daily... in no particular order...

chic provence
renee finberg
from the right bank
beach vintage
being ruby
cote de texas
the laurel hedge
dumbwit tellher
francine gardner art de vivre
french essence
belgian pearls

they are AMAZING women who publish amazing blogs... and are truly near and dear to my heart. xoxo


i dont know what it is lately but i am very into resting well. life is so crazy busy, work is insane (but i am so grateful) and when i walk thru the front door... the work clothes come off, sweats on and i breathe a sigh of relief that i am home....

so i want to know, when you come home from your day.. what is your routine? what do you do to relax?

and btw... isnt this one cool daybed?

have a great day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

i could be a kid again...

if, i purchased this bed. i think i would miss my big girl bed though... so, if anyone has a princess... you should buy this... it is amazing...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

springtime in february...

the weather in seattle has been a dream come true... especially this weekend!
i have been in the yard with a team of amazing landscapers who are converting it into what i am hoping to look something like this... i will show you the before and after once the project is complete.. you will never believe it...

so here is to the glorious sunshine and i truly hope you all had an amazing weekend... xx

this photo has been in my files ... i cannot find the source... if anyone knows, i would truly appreciate giving credit... it is one of my favorites.

Friday, February 19, 2010

just add pillows

if the chairs are not enough... then how about curling up on this for the weekend?
have a great one sweet friends... xx

Thursday, February 18, 2010

big cozy chairs...

since jennifer anniston graced the cover of AD, i have been asked... "where do you find big fun chairs so we can achieve that look?"
well, now i am on the hunt and although not all of us have her budget we can certainly pull the look together in our own way... here are some fun ones...

personal images... and sorry.. not sure where i found the last one. anyone know? would love to give credit!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

dave coote

i wanted to give dave coote all the credit for the last photo and for this one. he is one brilliant man... i would take anyone of his creations... anytime. anywhere..
ok, by the beach would be my top choice.

photos dave coote

Monday, February 15, 2010

i could live here....


so sorry...
not sure where the image came from.
can anyone help me?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

kreativ blogger award

i am so humbled that i have been given this award twice. the first time, i just could not decide what to say and could not do it... and so now... dear sarah and francine...(sarah klassen/haute design and francine gardner art de vivre) these are for you!
you are both incredibly talented and kind...

1) i love oreo cookies. always have, always will. when i was little, my dad used to tell me.. "i am going to come in one morning and wake you to find a giant oreo in this bed!".

2) i am very passionate. about most everything in life. my faith, my family, friends, gardening, antiquing, cheese, the ocean, music, roaring fires, and what i do.

3) i love restoration. i love finding the most wonderful antiques and vintage things (the older the better) and bringing them back to life. i work with amazing craftsmen who are as passionate so it is a remarkable process. (always saving patina! - just a new seat or what it needs to live on...)

4) i am a total foodie. i dream of going to cooking school... i have complete appreciation for chef's and anyone in the food industry.

5) i love anything french. food, furniture, fabric, the language, the architecture...

6) i am a true sleeper. i love my bed...

7) easter is my favorite holiday. the true meaning of it and celebrating with family and friends...

now... the hard part. i love so many blogs it is so difficult to select just 7.

i bestow this fun award to:

*cannelle et vanille
*the bedlem of beefy
*the style saloniste
*bottom of the ironing basket
and i had to add tartelette...

happy valentine's day everyone!!!

love one another.... xo

Thursday, February 11, 2010

olympics in our backyard...

this week has been really exciting at red ticking.. we have met so many wonderful people from different places in the country who have flown into seattle on their way to vancouver for the olympics. it is finally settling in that they are indeed beginning tomorrow and excitement is in the air!

i would like to be there ... but honestly, i am not one for crowds... so i would like to be sitting right here watching with my love on the good ol tv...

everyone enjoy.. and have a wonderful weekend...

image living etc...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

cabin fever...

i am on the hunt for the perfect "real" antler chandelier... if anyone has a great contact i would really appreciate it... the space is quite large so i need a nice size one.. i found this on mecox gardens site but it is too tall and i need a broader shape... hmmm i know if i look long enough i will find a great one... but time is running out... please help! xx

image mecox gardens

Friday, February 5, 2010


i seem to be saying this alot lately... on all of your amazing blogs, when i eat delicious food, or when i find pieces like this beauty... happy weekend everyone... enjoy... x

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

gardening on the brain...

ok, i am not trying to "force" he he the issue here but aren't we all ready for spring?
here is a preview of what is coming to red ticking in the next couple months... i couldn't wait to show you..

Monday, February 1, 2010


it seems as though alot of these are floating around in homes everywhere... some are old, some are new... here is a very refreshing way to make them special....

this one's for you dear jeannie...