Random musings as seen through my iPhone….

Hello and happy Saturday. Woke up to no snow, that’s always a good thing.  I really hope that winter is finally done and spring can usher it’s way in once and for all. With a lot of snow presently on the ground it just doesn’t feel like spring is going to really be here on Monday. The daffodils a week ago when it was 60 started coming up and now are covered in frozen snow:(

Today is the last day of the porcelain presale so be sure to stop by and check it out if you haven’t already. Its been so well received and the response has been phenomenal, always so great to know there are so many fellow blue and white addicts:)  Plus there is a great giveaway and today is the last day to enter! Click here to view

As I periodically do,  I share with you snippets of my life from the last week or so..of course the good, pretty and inspiring only! So without further ado here we go…..

Went to one of my happy places aka “New York flower district” and came home with some beauties…..

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with a great friend at Le Coucou in NYC, fabulous!!

These black beauties are heading to a rooftop apartment in Boston where they are going to plant them with large boxwood balls, so classic

It might feel still very much like winter outside, but indoors it’s all about spring and flowers!!

Upstairs hall got a little sprcueup

A pretty corner in my bedroom….the soft colors are so soothing, it’s my private little sanctuary

So loving these beautiful trims and fabrics we just decided on for a clients family room…cannot wait to see it done!

Awwwh….Teddy got a special little friend as a gift and loves his new furry friend

LOVE working on gorgeous trims and for this client, her new pillows are going to be out of this world!

This is how we do St. Patty’s day in our office….green gorgeouness overload! How amazing are the pillows above that I had made for a client, is that ginger jar tape not the greatest thing ever!

So there you have it, all the good stuff from this past week. Hope you enjoyed, thank you as always for stopping in. Wishing you a wonderful Saturday and an enjoyable weekend! Until next time…..




Random musings as seen through my iPhone

Hi there friends…how are you on this beautiful Tuesday morning? Over here, such a busy month for me. Eagerly awaiting the container delivery of my porcelains…any day now!? I guess the bright side is it does not allow me to wallow long in my pity party for one as I mourn the loss of? no longer having school aged kids.

I must admit I feel an overtaking of sadness every time I am in a store like Target or Staples surrounded by excited young kids and their exasperated parents over the annual “school supply trip”? pilgrimage or passing my kids old school, always makes me tear up just a little.

But being busy and having MANY balls in the air does not allow me to think or dwell long. I guess I need to really embrace the saying “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. Always liked that but putting it to action is a little more challenging:) Oh well…as I periodically do here is a glimpse of my life seen through my iPhone…..



Made my yummy berry Napoleon for guests…so light and refreshing (will share recipe later this week)



And voila the finished product!



My sisters adorable new puppy with their adult golden, so cute!!

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Love the vibe of one of my favorite little cafe’s/bakeries Diane’s (reminds me of something you see in a Nancy Meyers movie) and is most definitely the vibe I would go for if I were to open my own little place….

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Spent a few days by the lake at Lake George at the beautiful Sagamore…..

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Also went to the charming racing town of Saratoga…


? Spent a fun day in NYC with my son…..

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Until….we got to Barney’s and I saw the “mens fashions” for fall…let’s just say it felt a bit like an out of body experience:) Guess I am way out of the fashion loop!!

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I am sorry but I just do not see my husband or father embracing this style any trend soon….at least not in this lifetime!


Can you believe my white azalea topiaries from last year are blooming NOW? Think they are confused but I am so happy they are:)


And meet the newest members of my myrtle topiary family (lost a few) so these are the new, bigger and badder replacements…


We have finally gotten quite a bit of rain lately and it recharged all my planters outdoors (funny I am not a fan of purple but these hydrangeas were only available in purple, white always sells out first so I got them and really enjoying the burst of color)

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Speaking of outside been enjoying this small patio off our kitchen a lot lately…great for late afternoon book/magazine reading and iPad prowling…


Just starting to work on a very exciting showhouse project (more to come on this within the week)

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Visited a friend and love the charm of their beautiful European influenced home right down to the ivy covering the facade….


and these fabulous overflowing planters…



So there my friends is a brief look into the last week or so……lots going on this week and I can always trust my iPhone to capture the highlights! Hope you are having a wonderful week, thank you as always for stopping in, until next time…….

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