Decorating 101…Part 2 “Getting Started”

Once you've determined your decorating style,  you can move on to choosing the "bones" of your design.  If you need a starting point go through magazines and tear out pictures that you like.  Don't think about this process too much.  You can do the same with Pinterest by pinning favourite images.  After you're done look… Continue reading Decorating 101…Part 2 “Getting Started”

Decorating 101…Part 1 “Finding Your Style”

    For as long as I can remember I’ve loved decorating.  When I was a teenager my Saturday morning “chores” included dusting and vacuuming the living room.  After the housework was done, I would reward myself by rearranging all the furniture.  The furniture was commonplace for the 1960’s…a long sofa, a TV unit, a… Continue reading Decorating 101…Part 1 “Finding Your Style”


It's Thanksgiving Monday as I write the first draft of this post.  The last of the family left before noon today... the house is always so quiet after a long, holiday weekend.  As I looked around the kitchen and dining room I knew I should probably get all the serving dishes etc.  put away, but I… Continue reading Sailing…


This photograph reminds me of a Canadian Thanksgiving my family spent on the beach at La Jolla Shores some years back.   For every holiday that we are there, we too, write the occasion in the sand usually including the date and all of our initials.  The hotel kindly catered a special dinner for us… Continue reading Gratitude