The Color That’s Making Me Happy Right Now

There’s a color I’m loving right now. It’s not quite red, not quite orange, and not quite pink. I call it coral, but as we all see colors a bit differently, you may see it as something else. Whatever the name, I’m drawn to it for my house, my closet, even my books. My love […]

For the Love of Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you celebrate? Parades? Special foods? I’d love to hear. I’ve never paid much attention to St. Patrick’s Day, but when I did my DNA recently I discovered I’m 1/3 Irish! To celebrate I’m sharing a little St. Patrick’s Day love via my love of all things green. I’m looking forward […]

Spring Colors and Weekend Links

I’ve been craving color lately, so I added a little to the family room to welcome spring. Blue and white always works, so I added this Delft lidded jar, which was an estate sale find, to the mantel in the family room. And when the forsythia started blooming, I clipped some branches to add next […]

Things I Love: Library Tables

I’ve been in love with the idea of a library table since I first knew what one was: a large writing table or desk, big enough for more than one person, like you would find in – well – a library. Antique library tables are made of wood and, while some (many?) were made for home libraries, […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Nancy Meyers Edition

That quote came from this Elle Decor article about Nancy Meyers, the writer/director responsible for some of your favorite movies: Father of the Bride, The Holiday, The Parent Trap, Private Benjamin, Something’s Gotta Give, and It’s Complicated, among others. I’m not opposed to watching a movie for the interiors alone, but with a Nancy Meyers […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Julia Child Edition

Until I saw the movie Julie and Julia, I thought of Julia Child only as the quirky lady with the high-pitched voice on public television. But that movie, and Meryl Streep’s uncanny portrayal of her (she was Julia Child), transformed her – for me – from a charicature to the delightful but compelling person she actually was. […]

Quotable Friday & Weekend Links: Anna Quindlen Edition

Love this from Anna Quindlen. Here are some other things from around the web I found worth bookmarking: In her informative, entertaining TED Talk, Kelly Corrigan explains why we should read more, and also helps us with what to read: “read personal narrative, read poetry, read op-ed, read Doris Kerns Goodwin, and Louisa May Alcott, and Captain Underpants.” Trying […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Judi Dench and Mary Carol Garrity Edition

How do you feel about bucket lists? I’ve started one a time or two, but it wasn’t fun to me. It felt like making an overwhelming to-do list. I do love what (the fabulous) Judi Dench says here about new opportunities. The quote came from this article about Judi and fellow actor Bill Nighy (you’ll recognize him), which was […]

Decorating with White

I recently wrote about the color greige, but today’s post is all about using white in your home. To me, white always feels fresh, pure, and clean. The writer and philosopher G. K. Chesterson said it this way: “White…is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as […]

White Candle Love

This is a post in praise of the simple, white, unscented candle. But first a little fire safety tip. If you nestle candles down into coffee beans – which is a really neat look by the way – and those candles burn down into the coffee beans, they will start the coffee beans on fire. […]

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