Friday, February 27, 2009


made in france/japan


shades of time

Scored this pair of sunglasses at the Salvation Army. They may have been less than a dollar, but definitely no more. And let me tell you: they rule! The frames were made in France, the lenses in Japan. I swore to myself once I would never wear any shades with white frames. See what living in south Florida will do to a girl?

Friday, February 6, 2009








You could say one of these things doesn't belong here and it would be the postcard of Matterhorn Mountain in Disneyland. Otherwise everything else is fabulous Florida. Remember when trailer parks were tourist destinations? Me either. But apparently those were the days, folks.

Monday, February 2, 2009


tea cup + handle

These are popping up everywhere! So, I thought I would make my own with this teacup I picked up Saturday. If all is successful, I will share.

Just look at the shiny handle, so dainty and masculine all in one punch:

tea cup (1)

Sunday, February 1, 2009


scottish blanket

Something red hot to start off the month of loooove, cupids, groundhogs and presidents.

I am a little addicted to blankets (see $12) and have been since I was born; I only stopped cuddling with my baby blanket a few years ago. And miraculously, because I don’t know what I would have done otherwise, it remains in one piece. I am indebted to Gladys (RIP Gladys!), the kind neighbor lady down-the-street that crocheted a gender-neutral afghan (pink and blue and white) for my homecoming in late October 1979. Her gift of warmth and comfort has been with me now decades.

Recently, I’ve been on the thrifting prowl for blankets and scored this one (made in Scotland) over the weekend. Tried and approved: it is one warm and cozy new friend. Fabulous, no?