Archive for August, 2015

“Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures – squirrels, fairies and angels.” – Unknown Who needs music playing outside when you’ve got a simple capiz shell wind chime tied to your patio umbrella
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It’s a bittersweet time for me as a die-hard gardener. I love autumn, but I have to be honest that I have a hard time letting go of summer! It’s that time of the season when
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For me, the bigger and wilder the topiaries – the better! Here, a mature pair of Myrtle topiaries add weight, scale, and a whole lot of attitude to this understated, yet elegant space. I love
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“Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to garden, and the whole neighborhood gets tomatoes.” – Unknown Ain’t it the truth… Happy gardening! Love, Nora

I love sunflowers; they make me happy. When cut and used for decoarting a table or a room, this flower can project 2 very different looks depending on the season. Summertime I love the bright
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Just a few well chosen accents, in soft golds, adds a touch of warmth and elegance to the serene bedroom of my dear friend and designer, Marta Eriquez. Flanking a gilded mirror, 18th century candle
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Whenever given the opportunity to go out and about, I like to keep an eye out for English transferware. Whether poking around an estate sale, flea market or antique shop, it’s one of those collectibles
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“And the potter said unto the clay, ‘be ware’, and it was . . . . .” – George E. Ohr Smile and have a beautiful Monday! Love, Nora  

My stomach is rumbling as I write this recipe. I need this. You need this. Everyone does. Give me a hearty helping of succulent, melt-in-your mouth shredded pork, served on a soft hamburger bun, topped
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There’s something very charming about putting together a place setting using mismatched antique monogrammed silverware. I love mixing up different patterns with the odd pieces that I’ve collected over the years. Each special guest gets their
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