Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lamps in Many Styles


Lighting in a house is very important.

One can never really have too many lamps.


Some really help light up a room.



Others are used to create a mood.

Visiting the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massahuchusetts, and seeing some of the lamps in the gift shop, as well as some even in the ladies' room, is enough to make a romantic person's heart beat faster.

The lights below can be found in the ladies' room. Aren't they the pizazz?



All of the photos in this post were snapped at the Red Lion Inn.



ARE YOU AN OLD-FASHIONED ROMANTIC OR DO YOU PREFER MORE MODERN DECOR?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Meal in a Hurry




Some nights the thought of cooking is very unappealing.

So keeping it simple helps.

The other night hubs and I had a nice salad of organic baby greens mixed with organic arugula. Now I love the taste of arugula, do you?


Carrots and chick peas were tossed in. Dressing was a simple vinaigrette of lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Delish!




Out of the freezer and into the frying pan came some of Trader Joe's delicious orange chicken.  



It was served with rice to which capers had been added.



It all took about 20 minutes and after the dishes were washed, it was off to book club!

ARE THERE  TIMES WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE COOKING?  IF YES, WHAT DO YOU DO?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

From Hearts to Bun Buns



Little by little, Valentine's Day decor is coming down and Easter touches are taking their place.

As many of you know, around here there are boxes and plastic bins of decorations up in the attic for every holiday .

It's not an easy climb to those chilly innards of the third floor attic since there are two flights of stairs to go up to get there.

 
However, it's a blessing to not have to lower a ladder from the ceiling as some attics are designed.

On the front door, a grapevine wreath with purple and lavender flowers takes the place of the heart-shaped, rose-covered Day of Love wreath.

The kitchen wooden knick knack rack has more than 40 cubbies and it was fun filling them with all kinds of Easter doodads. 


Not a single space is left!   (Compulsive collector?  Who said that? Who? hee hee)

The little fellow to the left is actually a music box that plays "Easter Parade"----you know, the song that starts out "In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it..."

This exchange of decor takes quite a few days but who cares?

There is no rush.

The Easter parade is quite a few weeks away.

DO YOU DECORATE FOR EASTER?
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