Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas Holiday Pillow Covers

every single shop I've gone into has 
HOLIDAY
EVERYWHERE.

below is the newest find for my shop !!!
I love love love it

same size, same price as all the others
you can view them all at the PAGE LINK below my
header
Deer Holiday Pillow Covers

just scroll up and click


I just received word that one of my deceased husband's
college & lifetime friends has passed away.
the man was beloved by everyone, and
one of the most sterling people I've ever known.
He had a wonderful life, filled with love and success,
friends everywhere and a wife devoted to his care in recent years.

this is hard.

when we wake up and realize our own mortality it is time to be nice to everyone we know, all of our friends and family, and to forgive them for any infraction, no matter how horrid, as
the Lord would want us to do.

I'm very very sad today.




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ALSO

WE ARE CURATING A 
CHRISTMAS BOX
 RIGHT NOW.

IT WILL BE ABOUT $50

maybe including

2 holiday pillow covers
holiday room spray petite
2 holiday tea towels
100% Silk Sleeping Mask


please let me know what you think?
like? & why
dislike?  & why


can't do this without you !!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Contemporary

Pisa Ruched Plaid Midi Dress




harking back to Donna Karen's glory days
this wonderful dress is
at such a great price IF you like it you must click on over to check it out.

& I'm sure you know Donna's new gig is
URBAN ZEN

Embroidered Velvet Tassel-Tie Tunic


her collection is found here, even SALE,

this particular top, above is black velvet with gold embroidery
& is a show-stopper piece, as it should be at $3995.00.

but go to BG & look at the sale pieces if this is slightly above
your price range, as it is mine.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ahhhh, She's Got THE Look !!!


the IT GIRL of the moment, GiGi Hadid,
is wearing the most wonderful outfit.

anyway I think it's the most wonderful outfit
& I would wear it exactly as it's shown.
seriously !

& don't you love that we have lace & patterned hosiery again?

CHANEL, of course ....




Gigi Hadid stars in Vogue Paris' March issue

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LUXURY BOX - $450 Value for $150, 8 items SOLD OUT COMPLETELY

Marsha's/Splenderosa's
2017 Fall Box of Luxury


18" Strand Freshwater Cultured Baroque Pearls
approximately 10mm
retail value about $150




Large, 2 Ply Genuine Pashmina
96.5" long x 45" wide
made of the ultimate sheep wool
 beautifully wrapped
retail value $198

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JUST ADDED A 'PASHMINA SHAWL' PAGE
SO IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS SHAWL
OR 5 OTHER STYLES/COLORS @ $75.00,
PLEASE CLICK ON THAT PAGE ABOVE.
had a lot of interest from my readers, so now they are all there.





 Kristy Woodson Harvey's 
Newest Book
"SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE"
given to us by Kristy herself !!!

isn't this just completely awesome of Kristy?
it's the way of us bloggers, each one of us tries to help our
buddies.  

priceless 





Vintage Vogue Magazine Cover
covers will vary, dependent upon availability
11" x 15" suitable for framing
retail value about $40+


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& some major girl stuff:

Mario Badescu Cult Favorite
& something I, personally, LOVE.
it's on my dressing table, in my carry-on,
I use it every single day to spray my face once all my
makeup is applied.

Rose Spray for the Face
simply awesome
travel size, 2 oz
retail value $5.00




Sephora Pot of Night-time Facial Gel 
enough for about 1 week of use
retail value $4.00
there are many variations but I chose "ORCHIDEE"
as it had 100% good reviews by users.
the gel becomes watery creamy on your skin






Creme MAKE-UP, BRONZER & CONCEALER 
15 colors in a great traveling BOX
with brush
retail value $35



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100 %  Silk Washable Puffy Sleeping Mask 
brilliant for travelling
retail value $20

Semi-Precious

Princess Girls Dress Long Sleeve 2017 Autumn Brand Children Christmas Dress with Bag Printed Kids Dresses for Girls Clothing

we finally received our jewelry order today,
and once I checked, it looks like we 
have ONLY 4 pair of this beautiful dangle left as they were mostly pre-sold.

$89.
shipping gratis to USA & Canada

dainty dangles of 14k Gold Filled
Aquamarine Faceted Pears
Iolite Rectangle Dangle

they are beautiful,
but once sold they are gone for maybe 4=6 months
as this vendor is very small and doesn't make huge quantities
link on left sidebar for payment



don't forget to check out all our merchandise by clicking on the 
PAGE LINKS
just under the header


&
CLICK HERE to see contents of our LUXURY FALL BOX, almost fully sold out


& NEW TO OUR BLOG

LITTLE GIRL'S DRESSES

PAGE LINK UP TOP UNDER HEADER.
YOU WILL D.I.E. 
they are SO wonderful !!!
order now or we will be sold out for certain.


xx's


Monday, October 9, 2017

Antique Pottery Jars & Daughter's Back Garden Project





well, you see, I was just speaking about the timelessness of Lauren Hutton and a few of us
who fancy we may be like her...

so seems only natural to fall in love with the old jars.

I absolutely LOVE things like this!

& I'm not a bit practical about it.
I don't want it if it's new and doesn't look old, maybe new made to look old would be OK,
but none of the plastic ones for me because I WOULD KNOW THEY'RE PLASTIC!

not at all saying anything ugly about them, they work for so many people, especially
for people who have no help moving those things around.
me?  I've always had help because I'm helpless.
I'm creative, I design everything, but never actually do the work, cause I'm always off
to the next thing I wanna finish.
my powers of visualizing are 100% correct, so once I can intrepret what I want to someone,
they can actually make it happen.

like those jars.
there is no way I could move one of those,
I have no husband, my son has no time,
so H.E.L.P. is what I need.

right now, in Wimberley, we're laying out a design for a patio, which is now nothing
but dirt.  it connects to an old flagstone stairway walkway which has been there for years,
and I think it's lovely, so my thinking is to go with something which will tie all this together.
this area opens from the side door off the breakfast room which has big bay windows,
and my daughter has already begun planting flowers in an area which had just gone
to seed over years of neglect from the previous owner.
as all of us know, first we fix what's functionally/physically wrong with the house,
and there was A WHOLE LOT WRONG WITH THIS HOUSE, but it's has a great piece of property with a little running creek behind it, a huge piece of property and is big is square footage, so
all this effort is worth putting in.
anyway, here are some pics of the existing flagstone and the walkway stairs going down to the flat grassy area.
there are flower beds on each side of the walkway, so one day it'll be beautiful !
gets my green thumb a good workout too.

so from the side door on the right, along the fence line,
in front of the canoe, where new VERY IMPORTAINT
DRAINAGE SYSTEMS were just installed, is the area
where new surfacing is needed.


my daughter thinks all the old crumbling flagstone from the back door to the 1st step needs to be removed and replaced. 
????????
we're discussing stamped concrete, recommended by her
contractor, covering everywhere there's dirt and the little
part of the pathway, not the stairs.
????????














grassy area at bottom of stairway, in front of the creek.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ????




Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Timeless Issue



Lauren Hutton


& who better to choose to headline this issue of 
VOGUE ITALIA
than American model & icon, Lauren Hutton?

look at her amazing smile, her carriage and HER SHOES !!!
she's allowing a close-up of her face and, to me, she looks beautiful.
she looks happy, she looks exciting and she looks INTERESTING AND INTERESTED.

maybe this is the main thing to understand.

none of us can turn back time,
but we CAN make our time TODAY the best it's ever been.

stay relevant
stay interested
don't ever take anything for granted, continue to question and understand.
create excitement


Lauren Hutton


Lauren Hutton


so, tell me...
what are YOU doing today ???

Viva Lauren !!!


don't forget to look at the PAGE LINKS
under my header to find our lovely
merchandise




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Everything Old is New Again...




it's Friday, 
I'm driving up to the hills to visit my daughter & her little family,
just me & Bono, the rock-star Maltese, who is my ever-faithful companion all the time.

he was SO mad at me for going to Santa Fe without him !!!





I’m sitting on the wrap-around porch of a pretty farm house sipping on a glass of spiked milk punch and eating honey-tinged biscuits. The sun is shining through a canopy of live oaks, jazz and small talk drift through the air, and peacocks are wandering the lawn.
It’s delightfully easy to forget where I am, and, for that fact, when I am.
That’s just the effect that Mattie’s at Green Pastures has. The idyllic restaurant has been plucked from another world — one with Southern belles and hand-painted china – and hidden away in the greenery of Austin.
This home was originally built around 1890 and has just been through a year-long renovation to put it into service as a restaurant.  The wonderful thing about this place is that you can just about "come as you are" for one of their plates.  Totally unassuming, totally comfortable & charming, with awesome fare.


to read the entire article about this 6-month old
farmhouse restaurant only 1 mile from downtown Austin
as it sounds like it's gonna be a great "destination" place
for those of us not too far away, like me.....

& don't forget to check out out merchandise
PAGE LINKS
under the header for each category
please.

CLICK HERE FOR PASHMINA SHAWLS

CLICK HERE FOR SPLENDEROSA'S FALL BOX OF LUXURY
8 Lovely Items 
including 1 of the Pashminas

CLICK HERE FOR DEER HOLIDAY PILLOW COVERS
too wonderful to miss

& so on
under my header you will find more categories.



SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL



that's what this tabletop is, isn't it?

simply beautiful.

polished wood, beautiful bowl centerpiece, candlelight,
sparkling crystal stems & a stack of plates.

beautifully elegant
 with a restrained sophisticated style.

I would say this is where I'm at, at this point
in my life, or I could admit the truth
that I absolutely do not have the time
nor the help I used to have to take hours
creating something splendid.

and once I looked at this,
I knew it was OK.

so restrained elegant sophisticated beautiful
still works doesn't it?

please click on the PAGE LINKS
beneath my header to locate our
merchandise,
all wonderful, all wonderfully priced !!