July Fourth

    I wish each of you and yours a very happy Fourth of July. Let freedom ring! AMERICA My country tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died! Land of the Pilgrim's pride! From every mountain side, Let freedom ring! My native country, thee, Land of … Continue reading July Fourth

Easter is Here

Since it is Easter time, I thought I would share with you one of my most precious personal photographs...This is my grandmother, Goggy, with me in the 1950s in front of church on Easter Sunday. If you were a child of those days, you probably remember getting a new Easter bonnet and/or spring coat most … Continue reading Easter is Here

Just Say No to the Attic!

Because this could happen. Yup, you could end up with a flat Italian camel stuck for eternity in a grotesque pose. If you buy a wreath or topiary from me, I give you some written tips about how to take care of it.  Here is an excerpt: Please do not store in a hot/cold attic.  … Continue reading Just Say No to the Attic!

Indoor Delight

In case you are suffering from the winter blues... I wanted to share something beautiful with you. A few days ago these had just broken through the soil and now...!!! Hyacinths coming into full bloom with a fragrance so divine - I can smell them from the next room. Enjoy! "In all things of nature … Continue reading Indoor Delight

New Year, New Look! …and a Look Back at Christmas 2017

I know a lot of you don't much care for winter, but in my dotage, I've come to have quite an appreciation of the opportunity it gives to go inwards. It also gives me the chance to catch up on stuff that I don't seem to have time for the rest of the year. And … Continue reading New Year, New Look! …and a Look Back at Christmas 2017