BIRTHDAY BASH.

BIRTHDAY GAL with HUBBY!

It ALL started with a VERY special gift from INDIGO SEAS……….you see they sent me their NEW BOOK and a BOX of COOKIES.The ITALIAN husband wanted to know WHY they would do that………….. I said,” because I try to leave nice comments on their Instagram in ITALIAN!” They also have an Italian connection. They ADORE […]

MADAME TRASH and her TREASURES!

Gorgeous Plate!

YOU better sit down. You also better put your phone away and go to your laptop or IPAD. If VINTAGE is your THING and you like STUFF this is a POST for YOU! I had the privilege to go inside this house…………before I left OHIO. It is owned by a LOVELY WOMAN named STACY. She […]

POWER of INSTAGRAM

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  MY son Kristopher said, “MOTHER, I do not think this would be a good idea if WE your sons) did this!I replied……..YOU ARE RIGHT it wouldNOT!That was the conversation on FATHER’S DAY and one week later I left for OHIO! To meet the ONE and ONLY DONNA @FADEDVELVET.You see we have been following each […]

The Wedding Shoes………

A PAIR OF GUCCI SHOES.

  DO you know I have been married 29 years this month! Do you know I was married in Italy? If you read my POSTS you probably already know these things about me but I do not think you know about my wedding shoes!They were made by the Gucci Factory just for me!There are no […]

PEARLS & ROSES………..

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INSPIRE ME TODAY…………. Come along for a picture LOOKBOOK and see if these photos do not INSPIRE YOU to pull out those PEARLS and wear with your t-shirts and frocks! Think BREAKFAST at TIFFANY’s……………every day! If YOU look GOOD you will FEEL GOOD………….. If you FEEL GOOD you will SMILE more………….. If you SMILE more……..who […]

HIGH STYLE

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This was a FUN outing for myself and dear friend JENNY! HIGH STYLE came to SAN FRANCISCO recently and it was hoot to see. Those tiny tiny waists and the SHOES!!!!!!!!! OH MY GLORY……….I really wanted the case the SHOES traveled in.   ISN’T THIS JUST LOVELY? I have already forgotten the DESIGNER but I […]

A RECIPE to share.

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  BY majority you all mostly wanted a PASTA SAUCE………so here goes.But first lets have a lesson in making a COMMENT HERE.I adore your comments and realize A LOT of YOU do not know how to do this.Most of you receive this by an email……..if that is the case it comes in YOUR inbox to […]

CONTESSA and PIG!

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I have shared BANKSY with YOU ALL before but he came for an hour yesterday and all I could do was stare at him and how much he had grown in a month’s time.I am totally SMITTEN with this little guy. This was BANKSY a month ago.I do not know if you the viewer can […]

Contessa’s Garden………..

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The garden is doing HER thing!All I did was stand back after I pruned and fertilized and waited.She out did herself this year!It is quite the PERFORMANCE right now……….and if we are OH, so lucky tonight a bit of rain will come sauntering down from the heavens and spray HER with moisture to make her […]