Category Archives: Decor

Christmas decorating at TheGreatWall


It’s a start…………


Up and at ‘em early, for a trip to the once monthly salvage sale.Here….
Down in St.Petersburg.Off Central Avenue.Artsy district.Only opened the first week end of every month.Well worth the trip.
The crowd was huge.
AC,but I can deal with that.
Just some not so strategically placed fans.

Not to mention the morbidly obese guy with a bad case of body odor who seemed to be everywhere I went.Can you say  ewwww?

What’d I find?
After 45 minutes in line,with the sweat was running between the boobs,under the boobs,and down my back.You get the picture…It wasn’t pretty….
Until Erich,the Younger,moved a fan to blow on the humongous check-out line.Who also had sweaty boobs.Men,too.Many thumbs up and hurrahs to him,from the crowd.

this is what I came home with…
a handmade wool rug

with a good cleaning it will be perfect in front of the kitchen sink

a painting

don’t ask me why,but I loved it.
After getting it home,I took it out of the frame.
It was signed ‘53 ELK.
It is now back in the frame.

More blue mason jars-I already have two,I inherited from my mother-and an old milk bottle….

How’s your week end going?

Things I Like….


These candles…
….Seriously in love with this one,
…..for the bedroom….IMG_1402

….These two for the kitchen…

Love,love,love these candles.They last forever,all soy,cotton wicks,not too strong a scent,recycled wine bottles…..they had me at wine…
Available here….
No,they’re not paying me,but if they want to,I’m good with that.I just love their candles.

and then…
there’s always a “…and then I…” isn’t there?
This weekend,I realized I didn’t have a decent mortar and pestle.
So,I ordered these….

House is smelling good these days…….

A new addition…

…to the dining room.


Perusing blogs,as usual,,’cause that’s what I do….,I found out that the table I had been coveting for years,from Restoration Hardware,was on sale!

Dontcha just love to find a bargain on line?

Did I jump on that?

Oh,you can bet that I did!

Ordered it on line.

The first e-mail said they(RH) would contact me by March 28th to set up a delivery date.

I figured it would take 6 weeks,or so.

Next thing I know,they’re calling me that they can deliver it today,the 27th!

Yesterday,they called.The delivery time was between 11-1.

Okey doke….

They call at 10:15AM,this morning.”Can we deliver it,now?”

You bet your sweet ass you can!

I didn’t say that.


I didn’t.

They came.

They delivered.

They set it up exactly where I wanted.


I heart them.

It’s made from recycled wood and iron.


My favorite things….

I heart my table!!!!!

I just need another chair…..


Table: Restoration Hardware

Rattan chairs: Pier 1

Green chair: thrifted and painted green

Table runner: made from a drop cloth from Home Depot

Dough bowl: on line purchase from here.