Saturday, November 6, 2010

Don't Forget To Set Your Clocks Back Tonight

When you wake up on Sunday morning you'll be refreshed because of the extra hour you'll get when you set your clock back on Saturday night. Daylight savings time is over. Boo Hoo.

To remember which way to turn the dial I always say:
Spring Forward,
Fall Back.


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Optical Illusion Garden Backdrop

The forced perspective in the architectural trellis work on the mansion fools the eye into thinking there is depth on a flat wall. Are there any workmen that can create these masterpieces today? I've always admired this artistic workmanship. The photo was scanned from one of my home landscaping books. Have a great weekend.


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Turquoise Blue Door in Brussels

This is quite an amazing entrance, isn't it? There are more views of #6, a wonderful Art Nouveau building in Brussels here.


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The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary Narrated by Jeremy Irons


This thought-provoking mockumentary is narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons as he follows the journey of a single plastic bag on a California street all the way to the Pacific Ocean's plastic dump.


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Another Vintage Alphabet To Cut and Paste



Another nice vintage alphabet for creating your holiday cards, place cards for the table, etc. Click to enlarge the alphabet and numbers. Cut and Paste using real scissors or your photo editing software. Have fun.
My First Vintage Alphabet here.


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Friday, November 5, 2010

Grace Kelly Wasn't A Fan of Hollywood

"I hated Hollywood. It’s a town without pity. Only success counts. I know of no other place in the world where so many people suffer from nervous breakdowns, where there are so many alcoholics, neurotics and so much unhappiness. —Grace Kelly"
Thanks, misswallflower


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White Bedroom with Fireplace :: So Nice

I think I'll bed down here tonight with a big roaring fire. We're having damp chilly weather here at the cottage and this room looks nice and cozy for Webster and me. It would be a nice room to wake up there just tomorrow morning to start the weekend. Have a good one.


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Beautiful Early American Dollhouse


This is wonderful. I am so glad Nancy Allen's signed dollhouse survived in such good shape. If only those walls could talk. Massive size: 47" high x 5'6" wide. Available here.


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Mr. Big Ears ~ Two Versions

Isn't this a great photo of a wild hare? I guess they are burrowing in their warrens until spring. I'm not sure what the second long-eared animal will be doing except making us laugh.

Hat available on Etsy.


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Vintage Alphabet To Cut and Paste


A nice vintage alphabet for creating your holiday cards, place cards for the table, etc. Click to enlarge the alphabet and numbers. Cut and Paste using real scissors or your photo editing software. Have fun.
Another Vintage Alphabet here.


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

New York City Apartments With Libraries

$20 million

$6.9 million

$3.795 million

Steal the look for less -- NY Apartments with Libraries from spectacular to simple. Click on the link to see more photos via the 9-photo slideshow from New York Magazine. Apartments With Libraries


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Wonderful Bookplate for Children


"Infinite Riches in a Little Room"
What a wonderful bookplate; I love images of children reading books. I wonder where The Children's Book Shop and Library is or was located?


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sleeping Here Tonight in My Dreams

I could rest peacefully on a bed of nails tonight and be comfortable I'm so tuckered out. Major tasks accomplished around the cottage and I'm so happy to be able to check so many things off my "to do" list.

This bedroom is fabulous, isn't it? I love it all; the storage underneath and the recessed shelves above instead of a headboard. I love white linens too having just put a white duvet cover on my white down comforter yesterday. The reading lamps are perfect. via


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Daffodils Inspire Artists


First image -- my photograph with quote by Money. Second image -- scan from one of my books Daffodils In A Vase by painted by Jose Escofet.


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The Reason I Like Fall and Winter

I've always liked the fall and winter landscape too for this very reason.
Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), Pennsylvania Landscape 1942, Tempra 35" x 47" Click photo to enlarge.


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