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Italy Summer 2019

Italy Summer 2019

  I went to Italy. It was summer. Everyone says don’t go in summer. It was hot. They are having a heatwave. The heat has been likened to hell. There were millions of tourists from everywhere. It was a sea of people. Everyone said learn […]

Containers Part 2  Shopping For The Container

Containers Part 2 Shopping For The Container

After finishing my last blog I realized we hadn’t actually chosen a container! I think I addressed the size portion of an arrangement but now onto the choosing the container and where to find it. First things first. No, you can’t use an old FTD […]

Choosing the Right Container

Choosing the Right Container

Alright!! You have made the decision that you need a new centerpiece for your table. It was a tough call, but in the end that bowl of potpourri with rubber bands and candy wrappers mixed in just wasn’t cutting it anymore! Now the question is, […]

Starting Over Again or Living Where I Live

Starting Over Again or Living Where I Live

I am starting my blog over again. I have discovered I needed to change direction. I have decided to live where I live. No big deal. Right? I am going to discover my life. Where I live, how I live, who I live with and […]

Making a Magical Pink Crystal Necklace

Making a Magical Pink Crystal Necklace

Once upon a time, I had a very magical visit to Louisiana.  It started off with going to my daughter Jackie’s college graduation from LSU and spending time with her and my two granddaughters, Kaylee age six and Farrah age ten. These are very magical […]

Easter Decorating and Nonsense

Easter Decorating and Nonsense

I have had a love affair with Easter my whole life. How is it possible not to love a holiday where you get a new dress and eat as much chocolate as you can?  I am a child of the 1960’s and Easter was very […]

The Tucson Gem Show for Beginners

The Tucson Gem Show for Beginners

  I have wanted to go to the Tucson Gem Show for years.  My boss and friend Al, has asked me to go every year but I have had an excuse lamer than the dog ate my homework! This year he went ahead and made […]

Thrift Store Shopping Is An Adventure Not To Be Missed!

Thrift Store Shopping Is An Adventure Not To Be Missed!

    When I decided that I wanted to do a blog on thrift store shopping I looked online to see what thrift stores they suggested on Yelp. I was so surprised to find that none of the thrift stores that I frequent were not […]

To Buy or Not to Buy is the Question (Vintage Jewelry)

To Buy or Not to Buy is the Question (Vintage Jewelry)

Act One Scene One Any Estate Sale in America Actors: The same people you see at every Estate Sale in your town. 7:00 am Saturday I am in line for a sale that opens at 8:00am. The above actors are in line ahead of me. […]

Collecting Vintage Turkeys or Have I lost my Gobblin’ Mind

Collecting Vintage Turkeys or Have I lost my Gobblin’ Mind

I decorate for a living. This is a delight or a curse depending on the month. A delight in October, March, and the rest of the year actually, when I think about it, but a nightmare in November and December. The American public falls into […]



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