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
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
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
Believe it or not, this is a gate at Boston Logan Airport.
Isn’t it festive?
Apparently a lot of cruises depart from this gate, and the airlines decided to have some fun with the decor.
How human of them. How thoughtful. How fun for the kids who are accompanying their parents on the trip.
I think other airports and other airlines should follow suit. More than one person has stopped to look and take a picture. It has put a smile on their faces too.
And smiles can be hard to come by during a long day of travel.
Posted in Airplanes, Children, decor, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged airlines, airport, balloon, Boston, children, cruise, decor, decorations, gate, Humor, Logan Airport, parents, Travel
Here is the latest entry in my proposed coffee table book on hotel carpeting.
Bonus points if you can guess what US state I’m in!
Posted in Books, Business, decor, Design, Humor, Travel
Tagged book, Business, carpet, coffee table book, decor, design, hotel, Humor, star, Texas, Travel, US state
My aunt Hennie, who left this world at far too young an age, collected salt and pepper shakers.
Really interesting ones, that my cousins and I played with any time we visited.
I saw this shaker set today while I was out-and-about and immediately thought of her.
The toaster is simply a holder for the two slices of bread, which are the individual salt and pepper shakers.
Aunt Hennie would have loved it.
Posted in decor, Family, Foods, Humor, Love, memories, Relationships
Tagged aunt, collections, cousins, decor, family, Foods, Humor, kitchen, love, memories, pepper, salt, shaker set, shakers, slices of bread, toaster
Can’t imagine my apartment without bookshelves in every room!
Ebooks are convenient , but real books feel, smell and look so good.
Hug a book today!
Posted in Books, Design, Home, Humor, Life
Tagged books, bookshelves, decor, design, ebooks, feel, home, hug a book, Humor, life, look, reading, smell, World Book Day
It’s a running gag in television shows and movies —
Dad’s ugly recliner
It often has seen better days, no longer fitting in with Mom’s decorating updates inspired by HGTV. And when Dad sees it, Dad sits in it. And stays.
Oh, the hilarity that the average sitcom has mined from that age-old dynamic. It’s funny ’cause it’s true.
If you remember that chair–or, more tragically, still have that chair sitting in your home and rue the day–perhaps this recliner will help you realize…
It could be a lot worse.
Posted in Design, Family, Furniture, Home, Humor, Relationships
Tagged age-old dynamic, chair, dad, decor, design, family, funny because it's true, furniture, have a seat, HGTV, hilarity, home, Humor, mom, recliner, Relationships, rue the day, running gag, sitcoms, ugly chair