“WE DON’T DO TRENDS,OR THEMES.
IT’S A HOME.
NOT A STAGE SET.”
Adelaide Bragg,interior designer
The ITALIAN with his SALMON READY TO BE SMOKED!
APOLOGIZES for THE NO SHIRT LOOK!
Just know HE would NEVER sit down at a table without a shirt on!
IT WAS A HOT Northern California DAY!
THAT BLUE TUB HAS A STORY!
SIX FEET LONG, CAST IRON, BRAND NEW for a mere $100.00!
I DONOT DO BLUE!
Nor, do I jump up and down when he tells me it has holes for handrails to get in and out!
TODAY, I AM THRILLED WITH THAT DETAIL!
WHEN CAN THEY BE INSTALLED!?
THAT ITALIAN IS ALWAYS SAVING MONEY!
Poor Thing MARRIED ME!
He could be a RICH MAN by NOW!
BUT IN MY DEFENSE I AM A GOOD SHOPPER!
(Like my CAFTANS in this POST head to HER CAFTAN SITE! There are still a few on SALE and BELIEVE ME the SALE PRICES ARE BEYOND GOOD!)
THIS GAL has dents ALL OVER HER BODY!
SEE HER KNEE?
SHE WAS A MERE TEN DOLLARS at THE FACTORY!
SHE WEIGHS A TON.
THE ITALIAN WAS NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT MOVING HER FROM MY TRUCK TO THE GARDEN, BUT HE DID IT!
A ONE MAN SHOW!
(I SAVED HER FROM BEING GARBAGE or a Garden Wall!)
NOT SURE I AGREE WITH THE QUOTE UP TOP!
About your HOME NOT BEING A STAGE SET!
But to each His OWN!
Her decorating is BEAUTIFUL I GOOGLED HER!
MY ITALIAN once told me,
“THIS IS NOT A SHOP!”
I BEG TO DIFFER AS IT IS MY HOME AND I HAVE TO LOOK AT IT SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!
BETTER LOOK BETTER THAN A SHOP!
I NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED!
I NEED FOOD FOR THE SOUL!
WE have made a NEST that stimulates THE SOUL and NEVER GETS OLD!
I use to RESCUE bits and BOBS from landfills on Garbage Pick up days!
MADE ME FEEL GOOD!
THAT was a HARD HABIT TO STOP!
But even I admit we have run out of space………….
WELL, FURNITURE SPACE THAT IS!
I can ALWAYS SQUEEZE A PORTRAIT OR A PAINTING on A WALL.
BOOKS go on FOOTSTOOLS NOW which I COLLECT!
They even look good in the POWDER ROOM!
Just refer to that IMAGE as CONTESSA CLUTTER!
If you have a pedestal sink it looks great underneath it!
Just think THAT SIGN could say HOG OUT!
THINK I’ll CHANGE IT from DOG!
Just in case I feel a NIGHT AT THE OPERA would be appropriate!
I CAN SWAN ABOUT!
A FEW BEADS FOR THE BOD!
Thats the church I was married in actually its a BASILICA.
Construction began in 1013.
Michelangelo covered the facade in mattresses during the war with PISA!
THAT’S YOUR HISTORY FUN FACT FOR THE DAY!
AND YES I USE CANDELABRA’s to hold ACCESSORIES!
THE WEDDING PARAPHERNALIA is framed in lucite in our walk~ in closet.
We were married in 1986 in FLORENCE, ITALY.
The penny in the RIGHT SHOE had to be YOUR BIRTHDATE!
SO, for me it was 1960.
MY ITALIAN was connected to THE GUCCI FAMILY and FACTORY so SHOES were made SPECIALLY FOR ME for my wedding DAY!
I was BEYOND THRILLED as there were NOT many FLAT GOOD LOOKING SHOES AROUND IN THE 80’s!
PLUS, WHO ELSE HAS A PAIR OF ONE OF A KIND GUCCI SHOES?
THE OLD STONE SINK that was at the side of the road in three pieces in TUSCANY!
SAVED THAT TOO FROM THE LANDFILL!
IT’s about 300 years old so they say!
THAT ITALIAN welded an iron band to hold it and re-surfaced the inside than he drilled the hole in the middle of the sink as the OTHER HOLE was in the LEFT CORNER and VERY VERY SMALL!
MY GARDEN PLUM!
JEWELS IN THE MASTER BATH!
So, there is a peek into MY WORLD!
MY LA BOHEME!
HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!