Monthly Archives: August 2011

Collecting Shells

Like many designers, I have certain things I love, but I need to make sure I don’t go overboard in my collecting (sometimes I am guilty of this!!!).    I love shells, and I have them displayed in bowls, on … Continue reading

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Wonderful Old Books

I’m a sucker for old books, especially the ones that have leather binding and detailing.   I have a great number of them and I enjoy using them in design projects.   They’ve got so much character, and, I’ve discovered that … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap

This weekend I had several occasions where I wanted to bring a gift, and I’m always prepared for such occasions, thanks to the enormous bolt of wrapping paper I purchased a flea market a few years ago. This wrapping paper … Continue reading

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Flea Wisdom

I’m have a soft-spot for little inspirational catch phrases…and I’ve photographed a few of my favorites I’ve found at flea markets over the past year.      All of these are with me on a daily basis, hanging in my home and … Continue reading

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Christmas In July

I’m a huge collector of vintage Christmas ornaments, and as such, I’m always on the lookout for additions to my collection.   That said, because storage space is limited, I have to be pretty choosy.   But this past weekend, when I … Continue reading

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Rediscovering The Thermos

Like most people in cities, I spend way to much money at Starbucks.    I got to thinking that if I stopped going there, I’d save $30-$50 a week.   And, hey, that’s money I could use at the Flea Markets! … Continue reading

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Cake Art

I seem to have a great number of friends with summer birthdays, and I’ve spent my fair share of time in bakeries getting cakes and goodies.   This past weekend at was at Lulu, a fairly new and fantastic bakery on … Continue reading

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Artistic Jewelry

I had a visit this past weekend with my dear friend Sharon, who is a very talented artist and jewelry designer.   Sharon makes one-of-a-kind, lovely pieces that are always getting compliments. Sharon uses beads, photographs and ‘found items’ that she … Continue reading

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