My mother’s china has been packed in a box for 27 years.
I have taken it with me from city to city, to nine different homes, but have never had the cabinet space to display it.
Well, today it sees the light!
Isn’t it beautiful?
After all those moves, I unwrapped each piece with some trepidation, but only one was broken.
It somehow seems fitting.
Posted in decor, Design, Family, History, Home, Humor, Love, Travel
Tagged china, decor, design, family, history, home, love, mother, moving, packing, Travel
Our office did a bit of rearranging this afternoon.
Thanks to technology, all I had to move was some files, my purse and my laptop computer. Everything else could be networked to my new desk.
I couldn’t help but compare it to reorganizations I have lived through in the past. They took much more manpower and many more hours to complete. Also, they were more mentally stressful; in today’s move, I changed locations by a factor five feet or so.
I think I can deal.
Posted in Business, decor, Environment, Humor, New Years
Tagged Business, decor, desk, environment, Humor, laptop, network, New Year's, office, reorganization, stress
Pantone, the leading authority on color and color trends, just announced the Color of the Year for 2016.
There are two: Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Pantone says these shades reflect society’s ‘search for peace and tranquility.’
I think someone on the selection committee is having a baby.
Posted in Art, decor, Design, Humor, Life
Tagged art, baby, color, design, Humor, life, Pantone, peace, rose quartz, serenity, skeptical, tranquility, trends
An instagram account has got me thinking about holiday decorating.
The Gay Beards are all about men’s grooming…specifically, really creative ways to fancy up facial hair.
But their glitter beards?
They just make me want to decorate a Christmas tree completely covered in glitter.
Their tutorial video suggests using beard oil to make the glitter stick.
Hmmm…tree sap, maybe?
Posted in Beauty, Christmas, decor, Holiday, Humor, Internet
Tagged beard, beauty, Christmas, decor, Fashion, Gay Beards, glitter, Holiday, Humor, Instagram
The holiday decorations in my neighborhood have been hung.
I love ’em.
They remind me of the fussy versions from my childhood, but are cleaner and simpler in design.
I hope they aren’t predictors of lots of snow this winter. Cause I would like them a whole lot less.
Posted in Christmas, decor, Design, Holiday, Humor, New York City
Tagged Christmas, decorations, fussy, New York City, simple, snow, Upper West Side
This couch is sitting in the trash outside my building.
It looks just like the couch I bought for my very first apartment way back in…well, no need getting distracted by dates.
One thing is for sure — it’s timeless.
Ugly then, ugly now.
Posted in decor, Furniture, Humor, Life, New York City, Walking
Tagged apartment, couch, decor, deja vu, furniture, Humor, life, New York 5, sofa, trash, ugly, walking
During the month of October, we see a lot of scary things on TV, in movies, on ads in every walk of life — all because Halloween is coming.
But with the exception of The Town that Dreaded Sundown, I don’t think I have seen anything as scary as the couch at this hotel.
Actually, the photo makes it look kinda vintage. It’s not.
It’s a HORROR.
Posted in decor, Halloween, holidays, Humor, Movies, Travel
Tagged advertising, couch, decor, Halloween, Holiday, horror, hotels, Humor, Movies, October, scary, The Town that Dreaded Sundown, Travel, vintage