so long

14 10 2009

due to unforeseen circumstances, i must say goodbye to this little blog of mine.  while i’m sad to see it go, i’m sure i’ll pop up somewhere else in this blogosphere world. 

’til we meet again.


and snack again.



26 09 2009

palm springs.

i’ll see ya soon.


well, not soon soon.  but soon enough.

one, two, three, four, five bucks.

will it fit in the carry-on?  i think it has to.

bad gift shops

25 09 2009

sometimes when you are inundated with amazing images of scandinavian apartments and houses, and you live in the united states where there are ticky tacky gift shops peppered throughout all the towns across the country, you forget maybe there are similar tacky gift stores say, in denmark.  because we don’t have that image of denmark here.  everything seems perfect and oh-so-stylish and comfortable and cozy and bright and cool. 

again – i have more danish candle holders than i know what to do with, but i’ll buy ’em when i see ’em.  and i got a little excited when i saw these miniature 7″ white candle holders.  sure, they’re a little scuffed, but no big deal.



and then they rolled in the box.


mmm.  hand painted roses on danish candle holders. 

aw heck.  bought ’em anyway.

cuz that’s how i roll.


ugly stepsister

23 09 2009

back in february i picked up a little white arabia finel measuring cup/saucepan thingie while out thrifting.  in pretty darn pristine condition.  i would venture to guess never been used.DSCF3065

the other day i felt obligated to pick up its ugly stepsister, found at the bottom of a utensil bin at goodwill.  looks like she’s been rode hard and put away wet.  used and abused and left on the side of the road.  abandoned.  but she hung in there.   and now she’s in a loving home where someone appreciates her character.




gawd, this is the stupidest post ever. 


i’d post a couple arabia plates i’ve found but one of  them is packed up in storage.  here’s a tiny decorative wall plate:DSCF3059


i still have visions of owning a home someday and having a plate wall similar to this

and since today’s post is about arabia, i suppose i can show a photo of the ubiquitous mushroom bowl from arabia finel. DSCF0650_edited 

does fall make you boring?  cuz i feel like i’ve suddenly become boring. 

some of you are probably thinking, “suddenly?”

so much to discuss…

22 09 2009

…and yet so little of significance. 

first, ricky gervais.  i cannot begin to tell you how much i love a funny man.  emmys 2009?  ya see him?  click here (bonus – jon stewart is also in the clip.)  ricky gervais has a new movie coming out – “the invention of lying” – i have a feeling i’ll be there opening day (october 2nd) for the first showing. 

oprah.  monday’s show.  a 60s inspired retro show.  oprah looked fabulous.  especially her hair. the audience was all decked out in 60s garb as well.  the show itself was so-so, but the mad men segment was worth it.  

letterman.  obama.   good stuff.  the heart shaped potato?  i was dyin’. 

organic made-from-scratch spanish rice.  made by me.  no lie.  DSCF3038


on a rice cracker.  somehow “rice crackers as utensils” just doesn’t have the same flow to it as “chips as utensils.”  and besides, it’s rice overload.  rice on rice.  that’s too much rice.       DSCF3041


and so i give you spanish rice on a chip:DSCF3042

and i continue to bring yet even more sexy in the brown fall boots.  another low-heeled version.  this time from privo.DSCF3052



and a crafty mini quilt all framed:



and goodbye summer.  i can’t bear it.  hello fall. 

and what better to go with that spanish rice than a margarita in a gold wheat glass on a vintage red leaf plastic coaster?  is the wheat glass fall-ish?  i say it’s harvesty.  and harvesty = fall.  fall harvest.  and that’s about all the enthusiasm i can muster to welcome launch the fall season.DSCF3056

Outbid Rain

19 09 2009


this is my new indian name.  outbid rain.  it pretty much sums up 2009 precisely.  i have been outbid on so many houses i’ve lost count.  and let’s face it.  it was a record year for rainfall here in the northeast.  outbid rain.  i’m going to monogram some towels with the initials “OR.”

my house hopes have been dashed yet again.  i’m pretty sure i’m down for the count as far as getting that 8 grand tax rebate for first-time home buyers. 

but today is sunny.  so, “yay.” 

“drawing board, drawing board, where for art thou, drawing board?”



and ’til i get back to that dreaded drawing board, i’m bringing the sexy in my new low-heel mccabe børn fall boots.

black thread

16 09 2009

can i just say how next to impossible it is to appliqué black felt with black embroidery thread with failing eyesight?