October 26, 2019

Happy Halloween!  It's actual scary around here as  a once-in-a-decade "wind event" is due in Northern California over the weekend.  There's a good chance we won't have electrical power as you're reading this.  Hopefully, some wind fires will be prevented.  

To cope, I'm rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  Maybe these little fall vignettes will prompt you to do the same....

September 29, 2019

This Happy Hour uses a glass cloche - perfect for small autumn vignette.  Little collectables fit under a glass dome and natural objects look even more special.  You might have a glass dome in your pantry - a cheese dome, a cake stand cover, a Mason jar, a glass canister turned upside down.  If you don't have a base, you can use a book, a plate, a piece of wood or just sit it on a surface.  Cloches / bel...

September 22, 2019

Are you falling for fall?  Come Monday, it's officially autumn.  Cozy sweaters, comforting soups and roaring fireplaces might have to wait as it's sunny and 82 degrees here in Oakland, California.  What can happen is tweaking our rooms to reflect that change of seasons we're feeling.  Above, our mantel this fall.  Just got this little wheat sheaf at HomeGoods ($12). The white bow...

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