Paper Canoes, Patrick Shawn, Patchwork Quilts&Cats, Persimmon Envy.

If Patience is a virtue than Persimmons are the perfect plant to push your pertinacious personality. Oriental persimmons take seven years to fruit. 7. I get antsy waiting for my toast to toast. BUT, some lovely garden fairy planted persimmons in the pasture of the house we rent and apparently it is this tree’s 7thContinue reading “Paper Canoes, Patrick Shawn, Patchwork Quilts&Cats, Persimmon Envy.”

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I like my diamonds flat and fiery, like my tables.

ALSO, if you missed the Dior Skull ring collection and are still smarting from that style defeat, Mr. Butler’s skull ring below, retails for a cool $1200.00 versus $11,500.00 WITH the added bonus of not worrying about anybody ELSE shopping in Harris Teeter sporting the same ring because YOURS is custom.)

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Kite-like breathing, pancake-eating, The denim struggle is real.

“If you don’t jump to out your jeans on, baby, you don’t feel my pain…”

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Magical Cheapness!

I hope you are all well and you had some type of Mother’s Day celebration if it was your day to celebrate! We had a quiet celebration here and I made a brutal wish list of things I wanted the guys to get done AND THEY DID! The goal was to make things or reinventContinue reading “Magical Cheapness!”

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Kitchen Log, day 35.

One OF the neat things about having friends and family all over the world and the country, is that in this time of oddness, we can get a true play-by-play of what’s going on in different places. We have friends in London, Paris, Canada and Spain and family in big cities and rural towns, soContinue reading “Kitchen Log, day 35.”

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HouseHunters, Hampstead.

I have just begun dreaming again. One night, I dreamed nothing but hues of pink. The entire dream, as it were, was seen through rose-hued glasses and it has been two weeks now and I am still completely obsessed with pink. THAT is boring but I say this to explain that the last 6 monthsContinue reading “HouseHunters, Hampstead.”

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The MayFLOUR and other STUFFING.

I am quite sure this is too much happiness in one blog. I can deal with it, and in fact am, bedazzled with joy to share this line up with you!! November 10th is our annual “WELCOMING OF THE APPLES” day as well as a wine tasting by Silver Coast WineryΒ AND a jewelry show byContinue reading “The MayFLOUR and other STUFFING.”

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Pigs and Cupcakes. As in Pigmas in July!

It is time once again for CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!!! I live for this week as I can slather slabs of gingerbread with fresh butter and lightly grilled peaches and pretend that it isn’t 90000 degrees outside or alternately monsooning. Summer at the beach-heat or rainsheets.Β  Starting tomorrow you will see a brief reappearance of yourContinue reading “Pigs and Cupcakes. As in Pigmas in July!”

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