I SAW this in VERANDA this MONTH and my MOUTH DROPPED.
The colors and BEAUTY of the DRAPES REALLY GOT TO ME!
NEVER MIND SHE IS A STUNNING LADY!
LOOK AT THAT COAT!
MY COUSIN HAD HER SIGN ONE OF HER BOOKS TO ME at a book signing AND SHE WROTE SOMETHING ABOUT ME KNOWING WHERE ALL THE GOOD ANTIQUE SHOPS WOULD BE IN CALIFORNIA!
I LOVED THAT!
THIS WAS YEARS AGO!
LATER I FOUND OUT SHE STAYED WITH MY COUSIN AT HER HOME!
THE SAME HOME WHERE MY SON WAS MARRIED A FEW MONTHS AGO!
I READ in VERANDA that she has a NEW BOOK COMING OUT in OCTOBER.
I ORDERED IT!
DESIGN & STYLE : A CONSTANT THREAD
RIZZOLI will be published Oct.2,
THIS WOMAN HAS TASTE and SHE LOVES FLOWERS.
SHE GREW UP IN THE MIDWEST JUST LIKE MY MOTHER!!!!!
” GRANDMA gave me a great deal …she showed me how to create a world.”
HERE I AM IN THE SAME COLOR!!!!!!!
HAD just finished a neck and shoulder massage as I have some issues there…………
Waiting TO CROSS the BUSY intersection but looking away as I saw the woman TAKING MY PHOTO!!!!!!!
I’m thinking WHY IS THIS WOMAN TAKING MY PHOTO?!!
I’m NOT DRESSED for PHOTO TAKING!
GOOD GOD is MY LIPSTICK STILL ON!???
I had a RETURN TO NORDSTROMS and decided I could BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AND POP IN AND LEAVE!
W R O N G!!!!!!!!!!!
I ALMOST ASKED THIS WOMAN WHO HELD THE PHONE UP HIGH BY HER HEAD TO GET THIS SHOT WHY?
MAYBE IT WAS THE BUILDING BEHIND ME SHE WANTED?
There definitely was NO one else around!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I made MY RETURN and decided to have lunch at their restaurant.
They make a GREAT APPLE,FETA CHEESE, WALNUT SALAD for 600 calories!
IT’s BUFFET STYLE In case you were WONDERING!
MY TEXT MESSAGES go off and its MY BUDDETTE in WASHINGTON STATE saying and I quote,” My BFF from High School reports an ANTIQUEGODDESS(my code name on instagram) sighting in Downtown Walnut Creek!!(smiley face).
“Tell her to say HELLO!!”
(As I start looking around the place.)
(Than a bell goes off.)
“Did she take MY PHOTO????”
“I Saw HER DO IT!!!!!”
I thought Why?
I almost said something as we passed in THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET!
Which I should have OR she should have as we both are headed over seas soon and I would have loved some company eating THAT salad and hearing about where in ITALY she is GOING!!!!!!!!
LESSON HERE………….ALWAYS SAY HELLO!
ESPECIALLY IF ITS ME PEOPLE!
I will be DELIGHTED TO BE RECOGNIZED or HORRIFIED like this DAY!!!!!
EITHER WAY I WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO MEET YOU!
Regardless,it made my DAY.
Proved to me NEVER Go OUT in PUBLIC half DRESSED as YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS OUT THERE!
I BELIEVE this was the 10th time I have been RECOGNIZED from the BLOG or Instagram!
IT STUNNS ME EVERY SINGLE TIME AND PUTS A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE!
I get a BIG KICK out of HOW SMALL this WORLD REALLY TRUELY IS.
How many PEOPLE would FOLLOW a CONTESSA or a GODDESS who has a PIGGY that lives in THE HOUSE?
Seems like a a FEW of YOU DO and GET a KICK OUT OF ME!
I get a KICK OUT OF MYSELF and DO this for FUN.
PLUS, I have MET SO MANY OF YOU!!!
I am off on another ADVENTURE TO sip some TEA and meet 14 NEW LADIES and TOUR a few GARDENS…….OH PRINCE CHARLES !!!!!
Please be HOME as I am ARRIVING and would like to ask YOU a FEW questions!!!!!!!!!!
HERE I COME along with a few other GARDENS that will be worth MENTIONING I am CERTAIN!
I am traveling with another BLOGGER called DEBRA from 5th and STATE you may want to LOOK her up!She HAILS from outside CHICAGO and has a decorating and landscape business!I think we will be helping her FILL a CONTAINER to HAUL back to THE USA TO sell in her SHOP!!!!!!!!!NOT THAT she NEEDS any HELP!!!!!!!!BUT you know what I mean……I may find a PORTRAIT or THREE to TUCK inside than Tell THE ITALIAN once I get HOME!!!!!!!
SPEAKING OF FAMILY MEMBERS GUESS WHO GOT HIS TEETH CLIPPED ON Labor Day?
BANKSY’s lower FANGS got SAWED off with a wire!
IT took just SECONDS BY A COWGIRL NAMED HEATHER WHO DID A FABULOUS JOB with HER ADORABLE HUSBAND WHO HELD MISTER B UPSIDE DOWN WITH SIR WINSTON CIRCLING YELPING LIKE A CRAZY DOG WORRIED FOR ALL THE NOISE AND FOR HIS BUDDY BANKSY BOY!
These may have to go under a glass dome!
OFF I GO………..I PROMISE NOT TO WALK IN FRONT OF THE QUEEN!