Sunday, October 31, 2010

More inspirations for sure

My boy Ian, in Israel. 
I'm so glad they're close.

My babies...I know, I know..they don't look like babies.   But just between you and me; they are!  They have style, class and all around good hearts.  They inspire the love to come alive in me.

My other half, through thick and thin, in good times and in bad, he's at me side forever more.  He can move stairs, lay marble, and repurpose the most beatuiful materials in a home which creates a space that would make an architect jealous.

It's Halloween night and after an exciting adventure playing the parts of Spiderman, Candy Corn Witch and Scooby Doo, (not to mention literally tons of too much candy) my sweet grand babies are in bed, zonked. Because of my love for all things beautiful, this goes beyond environment, but to the souls that have attributed to my inspiration.  Because I'm a visual person, I've posted their pics...enjoy and be inspired!
These guys give color to life.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Few Of My Favorite Things

a metal 'F' for Freeman

Fake pears in a primitive wooden bowl

great grandmother's treasure chest

Charcoal of Clyde, Peggy, Debbie and Sherry

 Hand carved St. Francis

carved and painted wood shelf

Glass Bowl, fake apples and old wood cigar box

Metal 'Hollywood Diet Bread' box

lime green wooden box

old, handmade quilt

hand made house made out of barn wood

my lovely old pine china cabinet

Ian's rocking horse (circa 1930's,40's)

a new rug I bought from a friend

A charcoal of my mother in law as a child

my new pillow

my son on the cover a hallmark card (I had it framed)

my cowhide rug

carved wooden pillar

antique music book holder (from Ian)


a photo of the real diary of Anne Frank taken by Ian. (my son)

A wonderful Picasso print (from my bro in law)

chairs on canvas and an old container

a charcoal of my parents

on old tin tool box

fake flowers

my cat on a bed covered with flax

mylittle sis in a tin frame from Mexico

This morning as I was looking over the new Restoration Hardware Catalouge, I saw so many things that I had in one form or another. Things that, when we first knew we were moving out of state, I decided to sell. Now, sitting there, pouring over these beautiful artifacts, I was having seller's remorse. Here's the catch; they aren't sold yet. I mean, the buyer hasen't paid yet and he is very gracious. He'll understand if I sort squint and say in a higher than usual voice tone, "I had second thoughts about this...."(or that).

I love being surrounded by beauty. Not a whole lot makes me happier than sitting in my own space and knowing that everywhere my eye might land, there is something there that I love. It's like seeing it for the first time really.

So, I've decided to show you some of my most favorite things.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


After selling our home, even though we're waiting for a closing date, I finally get to go to Phoenix where I'll settle down. I've been in Kansas City for almost 20 years now. I've totally loved it. My home is beautiful.....and now I'm going to nest in the desert. I've decided to sort of just blog how my life will go there, and what inspires me to keep beauty around me. I love beauty....I love it around me, on me and of course, I love to be beautiful. I've seen so many beautiful women on blogs that inspire me, but oddly enough, I haven't been able to find women my age who blog. Anyway, this is the first. I'm going to try to find out how to put pics up here so you can see the whole journey of my last chapter.

take care!!!!