from another time…

November is month of my father’s birth.  Here he is with his parents in the 1930′s; they lived in Brooklyn, so perhaps this is Coney Island, New York? Does anyone else wish we still dressed like this?  At least once in a while?  This is most likely a Sunday stroll, not even a fancy affair.

Pewter

I love my collection of old pewter… The candle sticks, sugar and creamer, and salt and pepper shakers were wedding gifts (1978); the other pieces I have picked up along the way. I liked using this pewter on my Thanksgiving table because it says  “Colonial America”to me and I find it very warm. Visit this [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

French General Sale

This past weekend I spent with my friend Nancy having a sale we called “The French General Sample Sale”.  This cute building is really Nancy’s garage! We sold items that we had accumulated from our Real Estate Staging including furniture (some antique) and  collectibles; silk meditation pillows; textiles; kids clothes; wreaths; and just some other [...]

Dressing Rooms of Our First Ladies

Thanks to Lonny Magazine, I was sent to this site where you can see the dressing rooms of some of the First Ladies of our past.  Here is one example:  Nancy Reagan in 1981. Make sure you check out the other rooms and get a glimpse of how these lovely ladies lived. Enjoy!

Antiquing in Tuscany

It has been a dream of mine to travel to Italy, especially Tuscany, which I was able to do this month.  What a wonderful experience! I will be posting some interesting things that I did, here is an antiquing trip to a town near Florence. Buon Divertimento! (have fun) more Italy

the beauty around us

what I saw this last week: I had the pleasure of being in Italia… this is the replica of  Michelangelo’s David (1504)  in Firenze Santa Croce (1294): the final resting place for Michelangelo,Galileo, Machiavelli and more Check back for future posts of Tuscany and Venice!

Antique Homes

When I travel to my hometown of Cheshire, CT, I am always impressed by the lovely antique homes dotted all around town. Here are a few of my favorites!

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