Independence Day

On the Mall in Washington, DC It’s an exciting place to be on the 4th of July…I hope all of you had a great holiday too!

Monticello Dining Room

When I visited Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson) in 2002, the Dining Room was this Wedgwood Blue. This photo is from my Monticello Guidebook. and now… the Monticello website says of the color on the walls: Color: Originally unpainted plaster, then “chrome yellow,” then wall-papered, then blue in the post-Jefferson era. Currently the walls [...]

Figline Valdarno, Italia

some views of  the sweet town and villa where we stayed Figline Valdarno…just outside of Firenze (Florence),  “rises between the slopes of the Chianti hills and the left bank of the Arno river”. at 5pm, everyone comes out to buy what they need for dinner and to visit…sweet! Villa Casagrande Built in the 1300′s, it [...]

Boston Design Center

I am working on a design project that took me to the Boston Design Center in Massachusetts.  It was a lovely time and we made many purchases that will look great in the house (more on that later).  Here is a glimpse of the center… there are even antique stores…my favorite bye bye Boston, you [...]

Venezia (Venice)

We traveled from Tuscany to Venice for the day.  It was sooo worth the trip! Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) Related Posts: Italy

Shopping in Firenze (Florence)

I had to take pictures of displays that caught my eye… …and what are they wearing?  Leather, of course, it’s Italy! …and all that walking and shopping makes you hungry! …the food market was so colorful and everything I bought was delicious… of course, it’s Italy! Next time:  Venice!! more Italy

The Streets of Firenze

I am missing Italy. I traveled there in November of 2010, and it was a dream come true for me. What do I miss?  The cobblestone streets, the architecture, art, churches and history at every turn, yummy food and wine, beautiful weather…magnifico!  Come with me for a stroll in Firenze (Florence), see the sites and [...]

New York International Gift Fair

So fun today at the NYC Gift Fair at the Jacob Javits Center. Great place for designers to find out what the new trends are; designers and their clients to find that perfect item needed for the home; store owners to stock  their shelves with unusual and interesting items. Take a look…see anything you like?

Antiquing in Connecticut

The Antique Trail is Exit 15 off Rt. 84 and is a picturesque country scene at every turn. I heart Connecticut!  I came upon Country Loft Antiques…a little bit of France along the Trail. I had such a lovely time  here and you will too!  Stop by and see Carol and perhaps add some French [...]

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

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