Weekly Feature #37—Trays and Tins

Thanks For Sharing!Timeworn Treasures for Serving and Storage This week’s feature covers a wide array of styles and purposes. From the minimalist appeal of sleek lacquered Japanese serving trays to the busily attractive golden print on a chintz paper mache vanity or tea-tray also from Japan these homely items come in a variety to please…

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Weekly Feature #30—Have a Holly Jolly July

Thanks For Sharing!Time For The Ubiquitous  “Christmas in July” Sale   Don’t get me wrong. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. In fact, if you peek around my workroom/office area, you will see that a little bit of Christmas lives here year around, and if you look behind the curtain on the large closet…

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Weekly Feature #27—The Pine-Apple of My Eye

Thanks For Sharing!  Hospitality, Welcome & Wealth Pineapples have long been symbols of Hospitality and Welcome. The first recorded encounter of Europeans with the fruit was written by Christopher Columbus. On that famous second voyage to the New World, his flotilla dropped anchor and landed on the small Carribean Island now called Guadaloupe where they were…

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Weekly Feature #17— The Vintage Vase

Thanks For Sharing!A Rose Will Still Smell As Sweet… Whether flowers are displayed in a mason jar, an old tin can or a Lalique vase costing thousands of dollars, they are lovely. But how, where and in what we choose to display our posies, ferns or other foliage says a lot about our personal style.…

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