Timeless
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Beauty

Timeless Beauty

Designs from the 17th century to the 21st.

Roksanda - Cotton Poplin Dress + Aylin Bell Sleeve Dress + Aunya Jumpsuit - I'm admiring the elegant lines in all of these designs; a modern twist on some very elegant timeless silhouettes.

Knoll - The Tulip Stool - in Crossroad Zest + Crossroad Cabana. Eero Saarinen Movement c1957.

Plop yourself right here. Hi.

Sweetheart, do you like that?

I love it.

Me too.

..We sat, held hands and breathed together.

There are some people who feel like home, just breathing next to me.

This is because of our own ability to be aware of dedication to pinpointing such deliberate loving powers in our sweet summoning.

One of a Kind - Asian Calligraphy brush, made with red sea coral handle. 19th century.

Four Treasures of the Study (文房四宝 wén fáng sì bǎo) is an expression used to refer to the ink brush, inkstick, paper and inkstone used in Chinese calligraphy and painting. The name stems from the time of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 AD).

Dear Darling Sweetie. Have a beautiful day.

One of a Kind - Antique Japanese Ko-Imari Kakiemon Plate from the Edo Period (circa 1680-1720). I know. This is lovely.

One of a Kind - Poul Henningsen. PH-4 Pendant Light, c1930. My love for lighting fixtures continues. The honey color shade and well proportioned design is pleasing. This would make lovely overhead lighting in my broom closet. :)

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AMAZING
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Grace

Rückl - Hand-cut crystal glass from Pink collection. Love + Heart. Hues as soft as morning clouds and crystal-clear as frost paints on window glass. Cutting in Ostrava since 1846.

No one can take anything from us which we know.

That’s the spectacular thing about understanding. This is something we can acquire, retain, share with those who are willing, and delve into the depths of what this means to us. Both of us. All of us. In The Now. The opportunities are endless.


From early on I would permeate. This came naturally to me. My grandma did it. My mom did it. Your gift is beautiful. I learned something recently, which created a shift inside and this resonated so strongly, I hear it now everyday. I feel it is essential to this continuing life — being so mindful of what we do with ‘the gift’ once we have it, is actually the gift. The cultivating and nurturing of what we have become and are becoming is how and also in why we can offer ourselves to be more clear about who we are truly with this fast streaming flow. I am more certain today it is to leverage with one another a purity in potency, a kinder sweeter awareness to new forming truths.

And so I choose to resonate in that. Consistantly and deliberately.

I believe healing is our natural state; in complete accordance with this beautiful expansiveness. Healing meaning, of such lightness. And not a fix once something is broken. But like washing your pretty face. My bother John The Baptist. Him. Ha. I step into his heart and feel his intentions. He, a proactive being. He could and continues to hold space for one another at such a force of great ease. His understanding was/is through our eternal powerful experience as subtle and blatant awareness is acquired through the mundane. That is what his love teaches. And trust is the foundation of his practices. Everyday practice. Dedication to such a refinement of interacting. Placing value on time and quality of energy. This is reflections of self love. So when I hold your sweet hand and we lift off the ground, like a gentled breeze, it is because we can hold this space of loving appreciation for ourselves before one another. And by God at this point in my life, anything less is not really living the way in which this heart of mine is intending for us to be relating and being present to such mindful dedications to assist one another; to be fully radiating our capacity of compassion and joy expressing. Often, mostly about the everyday rituals which hold real intrinsic value. Lifting our energy. Stabilizing it. Reinforcing it. Inspiring one another. Forming words from impulses does this for me. Helping people feel a deeper connection to this in themselves does this for me.

He said to me: Stay open to receive acts of kindness. Continue to be who you are. Those who resonate and share your ideology will appear and conspire with your heart. We can all win to love ourselves more. Let them in. You will see.

May we continue to hold this love for one another. And you are in my prayers - of the beautiful, is a channel of fine tuned golden light. - TB 090119

Sferra - Festival. Linen Napkins in the sweet shade of pink. Monogramming available.

Worlds Away - GRIFFIN GBG - Klismos Bench, offered in both Gold Leaf with Shagreen top and silver leaf. Handmade. It would make a lovely piano bench. LALA. Ha.

Franco Pianegonda - Liasion Necklace. Part of the Liaison collection, this striking necklace features irregular rings of different sizes in pink gold, silver and diamonds, linked to each other to poetically evoke the variety of bonds that we have with the people in our life and the commitment to love in all its forms. - So meaningful.

Pierre Frey - Custom area rugs. Hand loomed. Magic Carpet Ride. This design from the archive; a rich heritage of more than 25,000 documents dating from the 16th century through to the present day. In addition to its own resources, it also includes historical documents from the various brands acquired by Pierre Frey: Braquenié, Lauer, Fadini-Borghi and Le Manach. Braquenié is particularly renowned for its woven carpets and rugs. This brand’s creations paired with all types of documents acquired over the course of nearly two centuries have resulted in an outstanding archive collection of the highest quality.

More than 1,000 gouache drawings, as well as 1,500 carpet samples and 200 samples of flat-leased rugs (Aubusson) and knotted pile rugs (Savonnerie) are kept by the Archives Department. Carefully hand-painted drawings usually depict a quarter of a carpet. They are then presented using a two-section mirror so that the whole may be visualized. Samples of Wilton wool carpets in the form of borders, excerpts and segments depict a variety of models, from small, stylized motifs to majestic leafy patterns and oriental modes that were highly popular in the 19th century.

A number of coordinating gouache drawings and carpet samples illustrate how a sketch becomes a carpet. Exceptional due to the quality of its compilation and the diversity of its styles, this collection serves as a source of inspiration for all aesthetes.

Filofax - Original - I still have mine. And liking the thought of filling it again. I am being encouraged to.

Sferra - Bari Coverlet. The clean lines of Bari's diamond piqué pattern lends a lovely refinement to the bed, complementing any style. This matelassé has a substantial weight, a lustrous sheen, and a softly finished hand for a timeless classic. I am encouraging the making and letting of sweet powerful building of dreams.

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Be Still
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My Heart

1st Dibs - One of a Kind - Navajo Turquoise Beaded Leather Squash Blossom Necklace. The abundant symbolism of the original concept was from the Zuni and Hopi Tribes.

Well isn't this stunning and lovely? The Native American vibe is one of my true spirit natures.

Prayer:

May we hold space for the prosperity and loving respect for one another.

May we encourage the soaring of our created world to share this eternal light.

May we stay in the vicinity to our infinite connection to this loving space.

If you lose it, it’s temporary; may you know, it's not far. I have it in my hands, always close at heart.

Sferra - The Grande Hotel - I loved the movie. I love these linens. Traditional double embroidered double-line long staple cotton in the softest percale. Supporting sweet dreams.

Rodin - Luxurious body oil - Slather, (ha) on this powerful combination of Rosehip, Neroli and Evening Primrose....After you shower, give yourself a dewy happy glow. I love the lavender face oil.

I often write the sweetest thoughts in the shower. ...I wondered what I'd say... She meant something wonderful to him. And that made the parts of him evolve to now. I hold this feeling with water running through my hands.

I'm thankful to know this beautiful part of the you; me scrying into my open palms.

God has a way of showing what we need. We must stay in agreement with our instinctive knowingness when in the natural doesn't give us the entire story.

God has a way of keeping things to himself so we can stretch ourselves further. Life lessons through process. Simply knowing today is the entire route to feeling at peace when life drops contrast in your lap.

My Papa told me today: Patricia, know I love you and know often only God knows. This lets us know we are all created equally.

One of a Kind - Gucci Tommy Ford Era with perfect pitch. And they make me 3 inches taller. HA. Made in Italy. These also in green. Have and love!

Mulberry - Picadilly. This is The perfect overnight bag or a day bag with everything in it. This is in Oak Classic Grain Leather. I have it in black. The hardware is the signature postman's lock. It is kinda heavy empty; so perhaps align yourself a strong human who would help you haul your stuff. HA! Made in England.

Etro - The Wrap. Made from silk-rich jacquard woven in vibrant paisley motif and is wide enough to wrap around your body like a cape. The kind that can fly. Made in Italy.

1st Dibs - One of a Kind - A Victorian dragonfly brooch, wings of blue enamel and stones.

I have been seeing these nearly everyday for weeks.

About animal totem dragonfly:

Dragonfly embodies the pure essence and beautiful balance of changes in emotional/mental aspects and the effects on the body, mind and spirit. Her message speaks of transformation; shedding old illusions, releasing old perceptions and changing habits. Change IS inevitable. Dragonfly teaches the mastery of moving with speed, agility and precision with grace. She prepares you for a heightened period of intuition, visions, dreams and overall visual and spiritual acuity. She speaks true transformation with many changes that are very swift with emphasis on the emotional and un/subconscious. She teaches changes can be positive or negative, it depends on your level of acceptance of that change - just accept and allow the rebirth to happen. She reminds you of the spiritual support by the many that are assisting your development. It is time to keep your balance in the storm. Dragonfly will guide you through the transformation. Upon completion you will be filled with light, color and a new found joy with a sense of enlightenment and freedom. You will gain wisdom in the process. Dragonfly medicine will aid in the beautiful balance of the changing time. Ready or not, change IS coming. Also if you seeking out pieces of your life that need changing Dragonfly will also aid in this search.

Change is indeed a process. Dragonfly energy is a gift - listen carefully. (starstuff animal totems)

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All Heart
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Mindful


Sferra - Millesimo - Did you have slip-n-slide? This is almost the same. Well, not quite. ha. But once you are between the top and bottom sheets with your eyes closed, the cool silky sensation will run over you. Pure luxury. I love the delicate inset of the traditional chain lace. Made in Italy.

Rani Arabella - Cashmere Graphic Pillows. With great appreciation for sweet beings always intending to be the meaning in these valuable words.

We can only be, to the degree we truly see and know ourselves for others to receive us. Holding space for greater understanding is so much about the degrees of contrast we come in contact with. Our use of this gift is how we decipher and then decide to see through what is solid love nature and what is only out to use words without truly becoming one with the use of it. And so as the acknowledging of the extremes greatens; our coordination with the firmness in how we radiate becomes truly who we are. Knowing energy is probably the most valuable nourishment.

I started with one person. And helped them find their sleep. In the outside world it appeared as if they had everything. And yet they couldn’t buy this dream come true. Holding intentions for remembering our natural path is being at peace of mind. I am more aware today how we pay our minds with people we entangle with. I am truly grateful to be an extension of loving comfort holding kindness. OX T

Sol & Luna - Leather wrapped broom. Hands down, this is my favorite invention. Made for tidying and flying. Holding space. Made in Spain.

Paravicini - Set of 12 The Circus. - Hand painted of animated whimsy, set in porcelain. These are just lovely. Made in Italy.

Lorfords - The Elmstead - The design focused maker, carves out superior deep seated cushions with graceful splayed arm seating. Bench-made, eight-way hand-tied hardwood framed hand-stuffed down-filled and upholstered with old world craftsmanship. Custom or totally bespoke. Made in England.

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Night
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& Day

High Street - Solid Brass Anchor Door Knocker. Knock Knock. Opens the door. This gives reason to hear the sweet sound of please come on in, I am happy to see you again.

Canafora - "If mermaids had feet, they would not doubt to wear these zany sandals, featuring a string of star fish, and ribbons to lace around the ankle." Best description ever. Butter soft calf leather. Handmade since 1946 in Capri.

The Angora - The Angora sheepskin. A perfect topper to a lay upon your bed. Counting sheep. Counting our blessings. Origin, France.

Marie Daage - A hand painted Jardinier, available in a joyful palette of 147 colors to choose from. One sweet penny jar. Made in France.

Business & Pleasure - The Sling Chair + The Premium Beach Umbrella - Offered in coated tent canvas classic stripes; reminiscent of European coastal seaside style, including details of wide scallops and playful long bullion fringe.

Etsy - The gold crown - We all have one. Some are just easier to see than others. Crowns for everyone. Love this. :)

Far From East - Blue and white vase lamps. These are truly fine reproductions of Ming style floral and vine pattern. Perfect for a desk or nightstand. Might need the clapper. :) ha.

Sferra - Eutopia Down Pillows - Not all down is created equally. Eutopia "simply defies fill power—this extraordinary, almost weightless, down is culled from the Eider duck in Iceland and is renowned throughout the world as the most efficient insulation against the cold. It is also the rarest down, which is why we've encased our finest level of down in a sumptuous silk ticking, making the experience of Utopia all the more indulgent, opulent, and beautiful."

I will help you find your sleep. These will hold your head in the middle of the sweetest of dreams.

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Forms
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Alchemy

One of a Kind - Griffin Pin. Circa 1800s. Representation of the genuine grace and skills.

Excerpt: The travels of Sir John Mandeville.

…In that country be many griffins, more plenty than in any other country. Some men say that they have the body upward as an eagle and beneath as a lion; and truly they say sooth, that they be of that shape. But one griffin hath the body more great and is more strong than eight lions, of such lions as be on this half, and more great and stronger than an hundred eagles such as we have amongst us. For one griffin there will bear, flying to his nest, a great horse, if he may find him at the point, or two oxen yoked together as they go at the plough. For he hath his talons so long and so large and great upon his feet, as though they were horns of great oxen or of bugles or of kine, so that men make cups of them to drink of. And of their ribs and of the pens of their wings, men make bows, full strong, to shoot with arrows and quarrels….

I’d Say: Oh To Me.

A Related Cherub

I held him.

We knew of the sound of this creature’s peace

spread from the divine nature of his elongated wings.

Lifting the sun for the sky.

One would breathe upon me

hoisted span sailing mate for lifetime.

Eligo - Pewter Butter Dish with Lid - A cozy spot for really good sweet butter. This piece hasn’t changed in 25 years. The history of Pewter is fascinating, origin dating back tableware from the 1450 BC. And according to place of origin, the mix of metal alloy dictates color and malleability. Tin is the majority of the mixture. It does not tarnish.

Williams Sonoma - The Pop-Up Sponge - These make a happy sink experience .:) Made from all-natural cellulose. Fine to sanitize in the dishwasher. Made in Italy.

Malin + Goetz - Sage Styling Cream - Truly a light formula and curl defining and the biggy for me - tamer of the frizzies. Ha. Love this. And it smells lovely. Oh, and the formation of this company’s collaboration is a beautiful story; a meeting of such creative beautiful minds.

Lord Lou - Classy Louis XV style bed for the furry bestie. This is a bit fancy, but it says you are a sleeping beauty to me. :) awh. woof.

Eligo - Pewter Milk Pitcher. This is one pretty creamer. Mate to Mr. Butter Dish. Made in Italy:)

P. E Guerin - Deco Sconce - Petite, simple and elegant. The perfect hallway fixture. Finished in Pewter. Made in New York. Founded in 1857.

Compagnie de Provence Savon de Marseille - Extra Pure Liquid Soap - Wild Rose. Also I’m very fond of Fig. These come in glass bottles, which I prefer. And available in bulk to refill. Made in France.

The Market Bag - The wrapped handle and ball fringe, which is cute. Woven by hand. Perfect for Summer throw it in and go. Made in France.

Custom - Sateen Bound Turkish Towels - Turkish Towel with Italian Sateen Rounded Piping Binding. The softest hand of 550 grams thirsty towels with no twist pile. Available in Sky Blue, Navy, Stem Green and Pink Piping. Oh my lord, to be wrapped in a pre-warmed towel after a long hot shower. :)

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Curating
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Evoking Details

John Robshaw - Embroidered Linen Hand Towels - I am a sucker for a good Moorish design embellishment.

I grew up with the use of hand towels and table linens. Mimi hand embroidered her own designs and monograms. We didn’t use paper napkins, ever. Mimi ironed them all; and I am glad she taught me these graceful habits.

Richard Ginori - “garafano”, “the carnation” bowl. The antico doccia shape is steeped in the tradition of Florentine ceramics. This design has been in production since 1946. Such a pretty vessel to enjoy a bowl of cereal, soup or salad. :)

Nancy Corzine - The Dressing Table Mirror - reminiscent of old Venetian designs. I had a vintage dressing table & mirror as a young girl; though less elaborate and it doubled as my homework desk. :) A pretty one at that. Mimi had sewn me a two tiered skirt for it in light green voile with coordinating curtains tie-backs. Awh, that was a sweet thought.

Claus Porto - The Deco Collection Guest Soap Box - This is the ideal assortment to sample Claus Porto’s original lines; 15 guest soaps or ideal as travel soaps.

Soap Care Instructions: Be kind to your soap. HA. Dry it off after each use. Make it a little bed rest upon. :) Do everything you can so it does not fall into the basin. Ha. These are also ideal, being color coded, note your feet soap and hand soap. Ha. :)

One of a Kind - Blue Agate Necklace - This stone is said to have relaxing properties. By looking at the scale of this piece, it might put me to sleep. It’s so so beautiful. I love this.

Verner Panton - Panton Chair - Origin 1960. I first saw this chair years ago in a redesign/ installation image from St Barts cathedral, Eastern Bohemia. The aisle with two rows of white Pantons, three deep. The visual; futuristic seating in a 13th century structure. It raised a few eyebrows, but the designer statement remained—through integration and unexpected combination of intelligent elements, they have added a new dimension to the baroque interior. As our blessings and prayers are never hindered by any skeptics. Please do as your kind heart desires to co-create with love for what you do..

One of a Kind - 1st Dibs :) Show Stopper Kimono - 19th century - The Zari handwork on this garment is truly magnificent. The color is striking. The wide 3/4 sleeves are wrapped in and graduating paisley pattern. The process of hand embroidery is a labor of love with such dedicated focus. And the fine details support the glorious scale of this important piece.

Carrs - Grecian Pattern Sterling Teaspoon. With smart clean lines playing off Deco inspiration, but mixes well with just about any genre.

Custom - South American Leather. Beyond The Fringe Hassock. I love fixtures to plop things on. After a good try-on session there could be twenty items resting on there. This one in particular; the shade, the fringe and braid creates a soft statement for a boudoir or dressing room. It’s also very interesting how the first thing I try on is usually what sticks.

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Golden
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Sweetness

Ebanista - Villandry Day Bed - The golden age of neoclassical inspired furnishings. Instinctually, I have always been attracted to this style. There is structure and symmetry; and from here it grounds space to the openness in melding other elements of free creative form. The sensation is organized artistry.

Hand-carved and applied painted finish. I think this is the perfect piece for a good foot rub and the ever important le nap.:)

Alain Saint Joanis - Abeille Olivewood - Handsome flatware. The anatomy of flatware, fascinates me. The embelishment between the handle and the tool, is called a bolster. This flatware has a bee. The significance; the golden bees, particularly in France - ancient symbols of the goddess, utilizing this emblem to represent strength. My interpretation, sweetness is authentic power. Like this, it must be a property affixed from the insides. This is being fed from pure intrinsic nourishment. And if we take a look, the fleur de lis is the outline of the bee. A sort of modernized evolution of this symbolic etheric logo.

Sew Heart Felt - Polar Bear slippers. :) these are specially made for the littles; and GOD they make me smile. The art form of felting is a long process. These are clever. The unicorn, is absolutely adorable.

One of a Kind - Noah's Arc - Folk Art - c1880s Germany -'A magnificent hand painted flat-bottomed Noah’s Ark complete with Noah, his wife and two sons. It comes with a staggering 180 plus hand carved and painted animals and birds, and unusually also insects (lady birds, spiders and crickets). It has a sliding panel front to accommodate the animals, and the whole is painted in most attractive colours with a wavy board roof on which is a dove carrying an olive branch.'

These powerful creatures are hand-carved. Bring-on the flood. I love the 2x2 story. To be in the midst of ability with vision; activating the on-coming beyond the ideals of a solution is ultimate freedom.

RAHUA Classic Shampoo - Made with omega-9 rich Rahua oil and naturally scented with the fresh, woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil. This is in rotation. Truly moisturizing lather.

Preen - The Eiderdown - The luxurious combination of silk + down is something comforting to be under. This one is reversible; pretty contrasting florals in toffee and aqua. Love this concept, though the eiderdown is hundreds of years old. Designed By Thorton Bregazzi.

Sew Heart Felt - The Sleepy Sheep Carpet - fluffy hand-felted Shirley Sheep rug. I can't. :) This made my day. :) I made him a sleepy story. Oh. Mimi had 13 of her own lambs. And she would often tell me count the happy little sheep. I still do. :)

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Beloved
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Selection

The art of editing.

Circu Magical Furniture - The Diana Suspension Lamp. Industrial-inspired mid-century modern age design. Custom fabrication. Shades available in any RAL color lacquer. Handmade in Portugal.

1st Dibs/Custom - Peony Floral Oversized Down Pillows from Boslter's Yardage. I love this color-way. It reminds of "vintage Ralph Lauren"; lived-in comforting relaxed formality–particularly overflowing layered beds with two dust-skirts in our country home. :)

LePen 10-Piece Drawing Pen Set, 0.3 Point Size. This set doesn't include it, but the chocolate brown pen is the perfect shade. Oh, There is a new Le Pen; it's called LePen Flex. (It's similar to the Kingart Dual Tip Brush Pen. A FAVORITE.) Flex, It's 1.99. I am going to try it. HA.

Royal Crown Derby - Mikado Blue Plate. A romantic pattern depicting the Mikado opera. The pattern has been made since 1894. Who doesn't love a very well done blue and white plate? PS. the sugar bowl is gorgeous.

Haviland Charger or Presentation Plate, Arc En Ciel in Almond; a lovely happy shade of stem green with gold rim for everyday.

One of a Kind -Regency Slipper Chair. - Original Purpose, a lady gets laced up. And I love chairs. The slope of the tight-back cushion is welcoming, feminine and attractively reupholstered in this wide red ticking stipe. C1810 England.

Portalco - I love these notepads, and the lengths this company goes as true makers in mass production times. Made in Japan. These also come in tie-die blue. Hand-dipped. Very pretty :)

Dualit - Toaster Inox. I take toast seriously. Toast people understand the art of nailing a good slice doneness. This is an inventor's dream into reality. Max Gort-Barten's original was developed in 1946; the first professional toaster with side load! This is an updated version of the Dualit Classic; still remaining faithful to Max's original creation. The other part of this happy recipe, really good loaf of pullman bread.

1st Dibs - One of a Kind - Vintage. 1920s Embroidered Hand painted Japanese Kimono. I. Just. Love. Robes + Kimonos. And can have it, For Everyday.:)

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Tonal
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Palette

Dedication to details.

Sferra - A Classic geometric design in yarn-dyed sateen jacquard. Available in Duvet + Shams. And such a soothing color-way. It presents a stunning top of bed ensemble with creamy ivory sheeting. This is bedding made for the beautiful people in my life. Made in Italy. In my Prayers + Sweet Dreams. OX.

Richard Ginori - 1735 Coffee set for two Oro di Doccia Magenta. These are still hand painted in the Ginori factory, just North of Florence, Italy. This is my kind of cup. Milk, maybe a sprinkle of sugar.

Mirella Spinella - The Indian Elephant. Pillow, hand-blocked on linen; much like fortuny. New textile, old world technique. Made in Venice.

One of a kind - Gold Pocket Watch. Circa, turn of the century. There is something so endearing about timepieces; especially when thinking about the fast pace of current times. I believe element of analog is needed to take a moment to breathe and appreciate the little things in life. There is also something so satisfying about the weight and ticking of it, like a heartbeat in my hands.

Gucci - Vintage Tom Ford. Rockin' gold studs and the perfect peep-toe. My sister pair is in green python. These are spot-on my epitome of turn the volume up happy shoe disco. Morning Spin.

Knoll - c. 1950s - Solid birch + woven webbing. I love the textile share in the design in this early Scandinavian American side chair. Jens Risom for knoll.

Lanvin - Vintage Silk covered pearls. The concept of this necklace is so precious. A mermaid metal for certain. Natural spun green silk and a long stand of deep sea pearls. So Love This.

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Practical
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Pleasures

Alain Saint Joanis - Ambiance Flatware with Olive Wood handles. All ASJ pieces are hand-finished. The scale and proportions of this flatware is absolutely beautiful. These mix well with vintage silver, adding eclectic layers at place settings.

1st Dibs -1792 Engraved Sterling Silver Love Cup. This is ideal for a small bouquet, pens or toothbrushes. :)

Turnbull & Asser - Best known for their made to measure shirts; they also tailor pyjamas. Patterns are cut from woven poplin in Bengal stripe with fine navy piping; finished with pretty mother of pearl buttons. I love these—Papa had PJs like these. I have them too. And he always had a hanky in his back-pocket. Awh. I know, cute visual.

Mason Pearson - The Rake Comb. Mate to my Popular Brush. It’s the ideal wet comb! And is aesthetically pleasing to me in tortoise.

1st Dibs - Ottoman in 19th Century French paisley shawl. The timelessness of paisley, reworked into new sleek form.

Willam Yeoward - Jam or Honey Crystal Jar. I grew up in a kitchen of many condiments. This vessel is especially beautiful. It would look sweet with mint jelly inside or golden honey…Oh, and I have never had jam. Ha.

Claus Porto - Banho. I bought my first bar 25 plus years ago. The bath bar is a toe breaker. Ha. This bar smells of refreshing lemon verbena. The scent stays until the very end; and the lather is very smooth. Truly a favorite. Soap making in Portugal since 1887.

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Special
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Everyday

We had everyday dishes and special occasion dishes when I was growing up. Years ago, I realized, save nothing for when it is perceived as the worthy occasion. Everyday is truly a gift. I like the practice and mindset of fully appreciating people, places and things I deem love worthy. I wear things until they are well worn. The worn places contain precious memories and experiences I can reflect on and see.

The Sweet Life - High thread count in Ecru or White. Smooth Italian sateen sheeting. The art of making a bed is setting the tone for the right kind of night's sleep - solid & peaceful. Put the best linens on that bed and get in. :)

One of a Kind - 1880s Sterling Silver Link & SweetHeart Padlock Bracelet. I have a few of these. They were popular during Victorian Era. I just did research on gate bracelets, the sentiment is quite sweet and made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. My affinity for these now makes sense to me.

Ovation - Ponies & puddles. These are some sporty looking rain boots. I love rain boots. Ha. And Mimi had a pony named Petisa. She would love these boots.

Chairish - Octagonal hand-painted side table. Morocco. This feels nice.

Brother Vellies - Butter Yellow Palms Pump. You had me at bench-made pumps with feathers. I think these are so worthy of some mundane tasks.

Mottahedeh - Chinoise Blue Dinner Plate - Everyday dishes with a snazzy gold rim.

Lockwood Umbrellas - Crafted to last a lifetime. Limited Edition. The best part - made to order. Every one is hand sewn! PS, these umbrellas come with instructional suggestions. BTW, did you know there is a right way to close an umbrella? Carefully, methodically and it's called furling. How about that! :) Love when it rains it pours.

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Celebrating
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Veritable Fortune

Mauviel - M'heritage 250B Copper Skillet is perfect for making Mimi's magic scrambled eggs and omelets. Established in 1830 in the village of Villedieu-les-Poêles, known as the "city of copper" steeped in generations handing down fine expertise and tradition. Made in France. Comes with a lifetime warranty.

Amazon - Paper Straws - Jumbo. OMG!! WELL these say LET’S HAPPY BIRTHDAY! with a world of blessings X.O.

Sferra - Festival Napkin + Placemat in linen. Generous size, hand-drawn hemstitch in a gorgeous shade of green. Oh and there are only 101 colors to choose from. :) Made in Lithuania.

P E Guerin - Dolphin Basin Set Nº 10201 with Levers - When it is tub time, this is in the realm of a good long deep relaxing serious soak. Add the slow steady trickle of warm water from this beautiful spout and lean in to umm perfect. oh my dear lord.

Alain Saint-Joanis - Horn Handle Salad Servers. I oscillate between the nomad comfort of the one bowl utensil meal and love for the formalities in creating a beautiful meal with a coordinating setting. I feel these handsome servers lend a level of respect to the love poured into making the dish on the platter. Made by hand, in France.

1stdibs - We all need a cow creamer. A silver one. This one was silversmithed in Germany in the late 19th century. and now resides in CT./ REF: LU862311900251 That is one pretty cute tail. ha. love this.

Sloane - Petal Sconce. Hand forged with a square silk shade; pushes the warm lighting down on the subject. I love the idea that lighting is an opportunity to create transitions with feelings in ambiance no matter what time of day.

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Finding the beauty:
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In Everything

Alfi - Carafe. I make a full pot of coffee and transfer it into this insulated carafe. It stays hot or cold for hours. I mean hours. It has a vacuum tight seal. Made in Germany since 1914.

Oh Linen Heart - filled with dried lavender. Awh. Put them in your drawers, in your suitcase, or in your closet between your favorite things. :) Elevate.

Summerill and Bishop - The Pretty Glass - I just love this goblet. It reminds me of that optical illusion painting; either a challis or two people with their lips touching. It makes beautiful presentation for my chocolate pudding with shaved chocolate on top.

Roger et Gallet - Cedrat Bath Soap. I am a self professed body & bath product connoisseur. Ha. This is a bath time staple and one of my favorites. These bath bars are truly fine milled; the lather is super fine and bubbles tight. And the bar is very long lasting. The percentage of authentic essential oils is very high and no artificial coloring is added. Many of the recipes are from the origin of the French company of 1862. Extra Vieille is also a beautiful scent. I sold these 20 plus years ago. I pray the core values and principles will remain the same as the evolution is happening. I see the packaging has already been revamped. It is now owned by Loreal. PS - I dream of taking over the company and preserving its origin. Ha. But true.

Chemex - What a fabulous story. A chemist adapts a lab vessel to make the best coffee. I believe making really good coffee is an art in scientific form. I make it a ritual, taking it seriously. And the end result proves it is well worth it. Drip via chemex makes a nice creme head in the brew. The key is also use their filters. I will do a taste test for you - Chemex vs. French Press. They are both really good. Oh and Summer means, superior iced coffee.

Gilmour Flexogen - Super Duty Garden Hose - Eight layer construction for kink resistance. I have pet peeves; hoses are one of them. Roll it back up after use, or the shape changes. I have many theories; one of them - How you treat your hose says a lot about a person. Ha.

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This &
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That

Stubbs & Wootton - Crest Blue Slipper - Needlepoint. Handmade. There is something proper and yet relaxing about these slippers. I wear mine as outerwear. Made for both men and women. I’ve been a Woottener since the 1990s, when they launched.

Lothantique - Linen Water. Verbena. Add to your iron or spray to line-dry linens - to infuse this refreshing citrus fragrance on things you hold close. Did I mention - I love ironing?

Harry Josh - Pro Tools Blow Dryer. One of my simple pleasures - having a hair beauty machine with a good powerful blow - THIS IS 80 MPH of good blow!. This cuts drying time in half. And it comes with a generous 9ft. cord. And is only 1.16 pounds. WAY Blown away. :)

Kopari - Coconut oil and sage deodorant. I love this product. For those who are mindful of ingredients; this one is Aluminum Free, smells lovely and passes my P U test. So worth the glide. HA.

Naturopathica - Ginger Oil with lemongrass - So soothing. This is made for the full body massage. Head to toe bubba. I am a full believer in touch therapy with Ayurvedic medicine. Oil + Healing Touch.

Sferra - The Berkley Robe. Wrap up after bathing. The Berk is a Plush and thirsty Turkish terry lined interior with a smart waffle weave exterior. And note: two very generous pockets to hold important things while relaxing. :)

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Function
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Utility

KooBoo - Wicker Laundry Basket with Cotton washable liner. One of my favorite pastimes, laundry. So this just makes it even more pleasing. And over time wicker develops a wonderful warm patina. This is one lovely basket to toss your socks and pretty panties into.

holabird sports - Gamma Ball Hopper Pro 90 - Yes 90 ball capacity with padded grip for comfort pick-up and Diamond Clad weather resistant coating. Big Bunch of Balls not included.

Safavieh - Natural Jute Organic Pattern area rug. This remind's me of Mimi's family's summer cottage. It was filled with beachy decor, a large rug like this; and it had a tall dark upright grand piano in it. That was the first piano I ever played. I was only three. This stuck with me.

Sferra - The Lettino Dog Bed - Treat man's friend with lots of sweet petting and a fluffy bed like your human king. Love the simple clean aesthetic of this dog bed in natural or grey linen. Linen? Why not, it's machine washable. Name personalization available.

Pericone MD. - VitminBoost is the word. Feed your skin from the inside-out. These are like rocket fuel. Perfect for travel pc packaging.

Hohner Super 64 Performance Chromatic Harmonica - the first chromactic to boast the range of over four octaves. and it came out in 1938, like the hurricane, in the Key of C. I have never tried it, but love the thought. Bucket list.

Quadro 57.25-Ounce Glass Pitcher with Lid - Darn basic and hasn't changed design in more than thirty years. Why? Because they nailed it the first time. I make homemade English Breakfast iced tea in this every morning in the summer. Decaf...with mint or verbena, with a squeeze of lime and lemon juice.

Originality
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Art of Layers


And once I find something made really well, I tend to hold on to it, without the desire to follow trends but rather what resonates - this adds value. And there is good thought put into it.

1st Dibs - Vintage Coral Necklace. Love this. I’d pair this with a worn denim snap and silver.

Hermes - Calèche Body Lotion - This is my scent. Created in 1961, named after the horse drawn carriage. It was originally my mom’s fragrance, since I was a very young girl. I prefer the subtle scent of the lotion. Notes of citrus and bergamot.

1st Dibs - Crystal Bead Necklace with Shark Tooth Pendant. I just like it.

Mani Capri - Bench-made croc leather handbag. Pretty color combination.

Manuel Canovas - Palais d’ Ete - A bouquet infused in a candle; a mix of jasmine, lily of the valley, peony and honeysuckle. Heaven.

Le Monde Beryl - Pretty kitten heels in the perfect shade of green. And I can run is these.

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made to Last
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Classics

Snoopy + Woodstock - 50 years for Snoopy. This is my mug of good morning coffee for you.

Tretorn - Nylite - From galoshes in 1890’s to tennis shoes in the 1960’s

Steele Canvas - Handmade canvas utility, since 1921 in Mass. Family owned still.

Ticonderoga - The World’s Best Pencil happens to be my favorite. Especially when a man has it tucked behind his ear. For the writer; making half a billion pencils a year since 1815.

Mason Pearson - 138 years of the Pearson family’s passion and dedication to ultimate hair care beauty. Long hair I care. I have been brushing with The Detangler and The Popular for nearly 25 years. Built to last.

Knotwork - Doormat made of 50 feet of Manila rope. Invented way yee olde long time ago. Made in Mystic, CT since 1939. Founded by a seaman.

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Good Morning
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Traditions

Co - The Fully Skirted Sateen Cotton Everyday Shirt Dress. The Peter Pan Collar is sweet.

Blue Stella Loafer Pumps. love these.

Match - Pewter Base Bedside Carafe & Tumbler

La Perla - Muse Navy Lace Panties. Pretty pretty.

Miss Bunny - cotton ball holder

Sferra Bros - The Bello Bath Towel. Portuguese Expertise.

Misoka - Kosho Ueshima’s designed Nonotech Ions Toothbrush. That means no toothpaste. Hmm? I know.

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Basics
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Every Every Day

Guitar Strings Bangles. Yes actually made from guitar strings. Made by Cinzia. These make me happy.

Recife Scribe Rollerball pen. Made in France. Originally designed in 1930s for dialing the rotary telephone. The interior of the pen is made of brass; a very satisfying instrument to write with.

The La Rochere Perigord ice cream compote. Sturdy glass with elegant lines. One scoop or two?

Eminence Serum. OMG For a glowy and brilliant finish! Every product I have by Eminence works. Not kidding. Here are few I love: Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant, Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment, Raspberry Eye Masque, Wild Plum Eye Cream, Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate…

Light a fire. Light a prayer candle. Have box of matches. Amen.

Alanui cardigan in intarsia-cashmere with denim and canvas patchwork. This is a beautiful concept.

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