Thursday, July 31, 2008


Greetings! The shade installation was a bit off yesterday. The measurements were perfect, the fabric excellent but the lady wanted the old fashioned kind not the kind with the convenient loop cord so they will have to be adjusted. Not a problem though. My representative is excellent and will most assuredly NOT wrap the cords around the clients' neck. I held one of the shades up and it all but blocked shadows and looked absolutely natural, considering its 100% polyester content. It is the last day of July and the Summer is flying. I went to dinner and got home rather late and it was dark and eerie outside. Being in the country is great and the winding country road in the dark offers the right amount of beauty and a creep effect. On this day in 1930 the radio mystery program The Shadow was aired for the first time. Framed Crosses Shadowboxes are available on my website. Notice how the Metal Scroll Table pictured creates great shadows? I slept like the dead last night thankfully. The lady who stopped in for top down bottom up pleated shades and valances last week called my cell this morning to hire me. She seems very nice so it will be a fun job. B returned to the shop yesterday to borrow a few more wallpaper books, zeroing in on Brunschwig&Fils, Scalamandre and Schumacher. The lady has taste! I am off now and wish everyone a great day. Enjoy the last day of July. And stay out of the shadows..."Who knows what evil lurks...?"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Flowers and Trees...

Hi. It's sunny, warm and humid today and our morning run was a bit challenging. The park where we run/walk has identification markers on many of the trees so along with it being beautiful, it is also educational. I stumbled on chairs made from Buri Palm leaf thatch and aptly named Maharlika Chairs. The palm leaves are mostly found in the Philippines and make a most sturdy chair. People seem to be going more and more green and for those folks I say 'Sit on it'! The artwork featured today is available under my 'Home Fashions/Wall Decor' section and is very easily placed...if you like white. Many like black and white art. My Mums are beginning to bloom and I thought that was early. I remember them blooming more towards Summer's End but who am I to say when they should bloom. I'll leave that to Mother Nature. Cartoons used to be made in black and white but on this day in1932 Walt Disney's 'Flowers and Trees', the first Academy Award winning cartoon and first cartoon short to use Technicolor, premiered. It was already in production as a black and white film but once he (Disney) caught wind of three strip Technicolor strips he figured his 'Flowers and Trees' would make a great test piece. He was correct, thus the award. Another award went to my friend Tiffany who owns 'Oasis' won the Main Line's Best for Raw Foods. When I first moved my shop I figured her truck was waiting for a tow since it was there from early morning 'till late in the evening for days in a row. Now I know better. She simply works a LOT. Congrats Tiffany! And thanks for the rocks. I had better hop in the shower. A furniture delivery truck is coming this morning and I'd hate to be late and have the truck, ahem...leaf.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good Tuesday everybody. It is peaceful and sunny here in Chester County, Pa. The beach this weekend was a lot of fun and I really did not want to come back home. Late Friday there was a school of dolphins quite close to the beach and try as I might I could not capture them on film. I did get a photo of a lady pointing at them though. I had planned on installing those LightWeaves shades yesterday but the client postponed so I ended up taking my nephew and his friend to the creek at the park and we had a very nice time. Not quite the beach, but moving water nonetheless. The baby seagulls at the beach were so cute. They (blatant attempt to sell) somewhat remind me of the Flock of Birds Sculpture available in my 'Urban Zone' home fashions section. While on the subject of water locations; on this day in 1959 the United States Congress elected to add Hawaii as a state of the Union. The National Theme Song may have been 'Tiny Bubbles' by Don Ho but I cannot be certain. Have a great day.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Emergency Kit...

I just fielded the most annoying phone call...anyway, I think that I am going to drive to the beach very early tomorrow morning (I mean like 5 am early) and get another day of beach. I will now post a photo of a Nautilus Hooked Pillow for those who have a hankering for seaside and sea stuff and aren't a hop, skip or jump away from a coast. I am lucky. 'Heatwave' by Martha and the Vendellas is on and traffic on rt. 30 is at a standstill. I will wave to the stuck traffickers now with a gold leaf lamp. LOL. Someone just gave me the finger. Rude. I am sort of on a roll today, but it is National Tequila Day. Drink safely. Drive without drinking. Have fun.

Bikes, Pillows and Cocktails...

Back to normal! It is sunny, warm and great outside today in Chester County, Pa. Last afternoon into the night we experienced heavy rains and some exciting thunder. I delivered and laid the area rug and padding and it looked great. I lucked out again as the client's son BMc was there and was a huge help. The new rug inspired the client to order new valances and pillows for the adjoining kitchen area. Next will be the enclosed porch. I had dinner with E and J last evening and they made a (wicked) delicious mulled vodka and strawberry cocktail. I was on foot and it's a good thing! Kidding. After dinner I went to CA's to deliver the long awaited needlepoint pillows. She came home from her beach house on Long Beach Island so we hung out for a while. I like her very much. Down to earth, tasteful and genuine. She offered me a vodka tonic and what the heck! I had it. I was fine at 5 am today and hit the park, walking a brisk two miles. Speaking of alcohol consumption, on this day in 1487 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands striked against a ban on foreign beer. Then they all went out and partied. I am not sure of the last fact, but it is entirely possible. I may drive down to the beach very early tomorrow morning and am considering bringing my bike. On this day in 2005 Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France. That should inspire me. I solved the discontinued furniture dilemma I think. The client loves both the dresser and night stand and they are still available. I have heard that this sort of thing happens in virtually every industry, but still I hate to disappoint as do many. Back to the needlepoint pillows. I sold two plaid chairs last Christmas for this client, (photo is under Interior Design on my website) and the room needed a bit more punch, thus the pillows. See what a couple hundred more dollars can do to spruce up custom upholstered chairs? I thought so. Have a great day everybody.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Save The Best For Last...

Good (rainy, cloudy, fugly) morning! We have been spoiled here in Chester County with the sun, hot temperatures and clear skies for many days now. In the middle of the night a storm brewed, waking everyone in the household. It was tough sleeping once that began as a couple of storm-haters whined from under the bed. Not to worry tho', I have toothpicks. Yesterday was a lot of fun at work. The furniture that I ordered three weeks ago and was scheduled to be delivered this week has been, well, um...discontinued! The way that I learned this was by calling them to ask if Friday was the delivery day as I wanted to go to the shore again if at all possible. This industry ROCKS. I found a relacement style that works finishwise, sizewise and budgetwise. Why NOT do things twice? Those Graber LightWeaves Roll Shades arrived today and look very natural even though they are entirely fake, sort of like Joan Rivers...mostly plastic but great looking and long lasting. The carpeting and Black Runner, on the other hand, are least for the moment. The only thing that is constant is change. With my luck the furniture replacement pieces will look better thasn the originals and the carpet will be installed in a timely fashion. I am delivering that area rug this afternoon and it is the last piece going in the room. Most do floorcoverings first but I am not 'most' and I saved the best acessory for last. Which brings to mind that song and on this day in 1984 Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign when she surrendered her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine. That realy did in her career. She then segued into a very successful recording career, worked in movies and in television and is still going strong today. Keep that in mind if ever YOUR photos get leaked onto the internet. It could be a career boost, depending of course, on how you look! 'Sometimes the snow comes down in June...lah de dee dah...' Have a great day everybody.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hit The Gas

Good (sunny, hot, beautiful) day everyone. It took not much time at all to get to the beach on Saturday morning. I think I mentioned the minor inconvenience about the 'new' brakes that needed to be replaced end last week. Well, someone is watching over me. There was a back-up on the way down and people were moving at a rapid pace. "People' included me. Turns out, there was a sudden stop. I was able to get into the far left immediately 'cause no one was coming down that lane. That, combined with new brakes saved us from a lot of hassle and I am grateful for that. The weekend was absolutely great and I didn't want to come back, although once I was, life back home kicked in instantly. I threw my bag on the bed, grabbed the dogs and ELM and we tubed for a while in the river. Then I went to B and G's for dinner and a quick catch up, went home and ordered that carpeting and Black Gorgeous Stairway Runner. We didn't have dsl for some reason at the beach house. I think it was again someone watching over us and saying very sweetly...freaking relax for a couple of days. The client called me while I was on the beach, but no harm, no foul. That particular client is the one who did the flip flop border and polka dot wallpaper early this season for her summer house along with retro beach chair border and waves wallpaper. She is tried and true. Thanks to H for alerting me again to a typo on my website. I am leaving the error up for a day or two to (see if anyone buys it for that price, and I refer to Retro Framed Oil Painting) ahem... I meant so that people can get a nice laugh out of it. Speaking of overpriced things, gas is a bit less at the Jersey Shore. A couple of those sold and I'd probably never give gas prices another thought. During WW2, on this day in 1942 The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands. I kind of remember the odd/even gas pump days in the 70's. I want to go back to the shore Friday morning early and hope that I can. I will get going here and catch up and wish everyone a great day.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Love Can Build A Bridge...

Another beautiful hot, sunny day here in Pa and I love it. Adding to the mix are a bunch of construction vehicles that are repaving the parking lot in back of my shop. The rumbling combined with the heat and black macadam makes for a wonderful experience. Love it. Tomorrow I head to the beach and look forward to the salt air and ocean movement. I plan on ending up near water and I don't mean when I die. I mean later in life, and hopefully not too much later. My Mom had a fear of bridges and that is something that I do not share. I get excited driving over them and will tomorrow. Twice I think. There was a song released in 1967 that gave me the creeps and it had to do with bridges. The lyric revolved around the suicide of a girl, the song being 'Ode To Billy Joe' by Bobbie Gentry. I have supplied the link for any of you who want to read the lyrics and read a synopsis of the lyrical meaning. I got my wheels back late yesterday and if you are in the Chester County area and need honest, efficient, expert mechanical service for foreign or domestic vehicles, please do yourself a favor and contact K&S Auto on Planebrook Road in Frazer, Pa. Late yesterday, after the accessory order and a wine run, I walked four dogs simultaneously to great effect. My truck is back and I can now stop. It is definitely a plus as I may need to stop at some point when I get to the shore. Oh yeah, speaking of wine runs and bridges,on this day in 1969, after a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drove an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. His passenger, not Billy Jo but Mary Jo Kopechne, died. For those who cannot escape to a beach that requires driving over a bridge or who have no plans to party and then drive over a bridge, I am offering a Suspension Bridge Candleholder today. You can even light a candle for Billy Joe and Mary Jo.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's Still Summer...

Good day to all. I got to the shop very early this morning thanks to JS who picked me up at the garage. I made the mistake of stopping at KMart and saw a 'Back To School" display and my heart sank. Although it has been many a year since I have set foot into a learning establishment, (other than daily life) I remember that feeling. On this day in 1754, King's College opened in New York City. The Anglican academy would later grow into the venerable Columbia University. The ten students of the college met for their first classes, in Latin and Greek, in a schoolhouse adjoining Trinity Church at Broadway and Wall streets. Yup, ten. Wall decor selection went great yesterday, J deciding on a Leaf Scroll Round Mirror shown here, two Scroll and Leaf Wall Grills and six Olive Branch Design Ceramic Plates to hang in between the Wall grills.(We are not using the blue ones.) The Round Mirror will hang opposite this composition, reflecting the round plates and giving the mirror wall color also. I am hoping that my truck needs only new brakes as I have a ton of things to deliver before Saturday and on that day I plan on flying down to the beach for a small sun and fun session. This morning's walk was fun filled as I had four leashed personalities each wanting to go in a different direction. Thankfully my insomnia had us up and out before most normal people were even awake and the park was OURS. (except for a little old man. I apologized for scaring the s*&t out of him as we turned a shrubbed corner). Always learning. Maybe not Latin or Greek, but schooling comes in many forms. If you must, grab the back to ahem binders if they are a good price but other than that...please remember that today is July 17th and that Summer is alive and well. Oh yeah! One more item. I jumped into the pool late last night forgetting that my GMC remote was in my trunks and guess what. The thing worked. Kudos to GMC, at least in the remote keyless enrty department. I'll report back on their rating regarding brakes when I lean more. It's crazy that they can already need replacing because I truly don't remember even using brakes! Watch out road warriors and have a great day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Keys Please...

This may be getting tiresome but Happy day all to again a sunny, warm and beautiful morning. A great friend is coming in after gardening to choose some wall decor this afternoon so I will try to be brief here. L came in with J to pick up some boy's bathroom plaid wallpaper. They have been coming to me for years and I truly appreciate it. The sons were tots and now one is off to Villanova University this Fall. Que 'Times Of Your Life" by Paul Anka. I am surprised at the amount of wallpaper that I sell considering how supposedly 'out' of fashion some claim. Pshaw on that. Not true. It will always be in. A framed piece of art arrived at my front door late yesterday and I delivered it this morning much to the delight of the recipient, N. Last night I ate at EA's and it was fun as usual. Bijou was fresh from the groomers looking like the dandy that he is. He goes to Ruff Cuts . Warning! Turn your volume level down before clicking on that link. The barking will scare the *&&^% out of you! Then I again hung out on my neighbor's deck and had a relaxing nightcap. They had Pino Grigio and I had milk. What a bore...I mean..healthy bedtime beverage. I am refinishing an old desk given to me by JJJKATT and that is Key! Keyes also. Speaking of Keys, check out these wall art keys. Two items of interest happened on this day. In 1862 American Civil War: David Farragut became the first United States Navy rear admiral. Don't ask don't tell! And in 1880 Dr. Emily Stowe became the first woman licenced to practice medicine in Canada. Very cool.
Along with keys today I am peddling an antique bench with custom cushions in gold. Have a great day. Please say a good one for D and D S. Today is their hearing and I pray for justice for them. I also ran the vaccuum just before LR popped in to visit me. And it has been weeks since I have pushed the one given to me by AA and UD. The stars are in alignment.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

soothing the savage beast...

Greetings from Chester County, PA. It is again sunny, hot and beautiful. Friends/clients descended on me late Saturday in the shop and it was fun. We were selecting french armchair frames, finishes and fabrics while their darling twin boys blew bubbles, drank iced tea and apparently revamped my laptop! One must keep ones eyes alerted with this duo. Luckily nothing horrible happened and the little tykes somehow added a calendar program that appears when I start my computer. Thanks men! I will leave it there. I love it. They also played the radio at top level while learning how to operate the volume controls. Led Zepplin was playing again and I cannot have that music loud enough. Some walk-in trade may beg to differ, but that conversation is for another time. Music sure does sooth the savage beast(s). I think I solved the taupe paint challenge but now have to make a couple of display boards, let the stuff dry and then hold it in the room among fabrics, etc. Saturday night we went out to dinner and had a great time. Early, (and I mean like 2 am) I awoke and did some laundry and then went swimming at J and J and J's house and had a fun afternoon. TJ, M and C were there also. It was pawsitively wonderful. WXTU was playing and that is a country station in the Philadelphia market. While I was there J gave me two blankets from our childhood and I swear that they smelled of my Mom's perfume. 'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel'. Along the music theme, on this day in 1929 was the first weekly radio broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir radio show, Music and the Spoken Word. Donny and Marie Osmond were NOT a part of this choir in it's original form or even later contrary to popular belief. I picked up another pooch last evening and she gets along famously with my four. It's a veritable SPCA at my place. Man's and Woman's best friend even in pillow form. That's 'Lulu' pictured. Last evening we drove around looking at a beat up old Inne that I want and then had dinner outside. When I got home, my neighbor came over and we talked and hung out until sleep beakoned. More later or tomorrow. Smile and be happy.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Medal, Metal and Meddle...

Happy Saturday. It is again sunny, hot and beautiful. Last night was seafood night and no one was crabby. I mean it! Yesterday afternoon a handful of new people discovered my shop and no one left empty handed. They offered some kind words and poked around without being mettlesome. The 'pig'gy bank flew out of here, so when someone says to you "when pigs fly", you can tell them that it happened on July 11th, 2008 at approximately 4:15 pm. It makes me feel good accessory and retail-wise when I choose (with the help of NIK) items that people actually want to purchase. She deserves a medal. So does Amy Quinn, Realtor to the stars and a long time client. Speaking of medals, on this day in 1862 the Medal of Honor was authorized by the United States Congress. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. Because of its nature, the medal is frequently awarded posthumously but I don't wish that on the two people mentioned here. Gold Scalloped Medal Mirrors are a thing of beauty to look at, and, depending on the person looking into it, can reflect beauty also! Red Metal Kitchen Canister Set is featured today, really pushing the pedal to the medal. Have a great weekend. I am now going to play with several taupe paints and pillows. How challenging! There are 443,235,543 taupes but I will find the correct one.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Pearls Of Wisdom...

It is clear and sunny today in Chester County, Pa. I didn't get my regular peaceful morning time for my rituals due to an early arrival but better late than never! That is one pearl of wisdom. Another pearl is an area rug by Masland entitled Bandala Tussore Pearl, a tightly constructed rug with a very sisal-like pile and a low broadloom bordered perimeter. Very low key and nice. Last evening was another great time as my friend N and I hung out and had visitors over, including well-behaved children who swam and swung. I pushed all three very hard and high and their squeals of delight were most welcome. My neighbor M is a schoolteacher and a great lady/neighbor. Last evening as I rush walked my dogs before heading out to dinner a stunning M was driving by. She looked like a million bucks ina deep red jacket and grey pearls around her neck. Turns out that she works part-time at Lord and Taylor. As if teaching isn't enough, she also works in high end retail which is So easy. Interestingly, on this day in 1893 the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. Mikimoto left school at the age of 13 and sold vegetables to support his family. Seeing the pearl divers of Ise unloading their treasures at the shore in his childhood started his fascination with pearls. How inspiring and how ca-ching also. I am, by default house sitting another dog this coming week. The neighbors should love the additional commotion. But better someone is getting it together in rehab. than ignoring the issue and my not helping out in a small yet yippy way. July is flying. Please, someone, slow it down. One day at a time, but slower. Guess I may be showing my age. I am also showing the Solace Mother Of Pearl Wall Decor available under Home Decor on my website. Did you know that a piece of sand in an oyster is irritating, thus the survival skill of turning the small irritation into a masterpiece. Let's take a small irritation of our own and try to turn it into something nice. Or at least, quiet. Smirk. Have a great day!
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." — Plato

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tammy Wynette and Lindsay Lohan

Sunny and Sleepless in Seattle. Well, I slept well in between strange and serious phone calls throughout the night. I had a great call at around 6 pm and it did my soul such good things that I fell asleep right after I hung up. That's not like me. Then the phone rang at 8:30 and I didn't know what day it was. turns out, a long time associate has decided on rehab. and that is a good thing. After settling some nerves I fell back to sleep! The around 10:30 the phone rang again and lo and behold dear friends surprised the bleep out of me, announcing their divorce. At that point I was up for the night. Ironically on this day in 1978 World News Tonight premieres on ABC. Today is Led Zepplin day at the shop. It just seems appropriate. Change is the only constant in our world and I need to get better at embracing it.
I feel a need for a cross right now and if anyone reading this feels the same way, please check out this Rustic Iron Rectangular Cross. You can use it to pray, check your make-up or see where you cut yourself shaving after not enough sleep. Have a great day no matter what changes are taking place in your life. Someone up there (and all around you) is making sure that you will be fine. On his terms, not ours.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Farmhouses and Fairness...

Good day everyone. It is a bit humid and overcast today but that's fine. Later we may get some hail. I should try to find my bike helmet. I got the new address for my friend Mona who has moved to California. Her shop is still online tho' and can be reached here. NobleKnits. I had another great time last evening and even though we never got around to playing tennis we got a lot done. Ahhh, to be free. On this day in 1868 the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law. Hmmm. All? Due process is the principle that the government must respect all of a person's legal rights, instead of just some or most of those legal rights, when the government deprives a person of life, liberty, or property. I have the perfect Settee for a Queen and the link is here. It is aptly named Queen's Settee and Ottoman. Today's photo is of a Chester County Farmhouse Living Room, a room that Mrs. Lamborquin would be most proud. Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

They're Here!!!!!!

Greetings! My great ex neighbors paid a visit yesterday and it was like they never left. Well, sort of. The boys are taller and more mature and the Mom hasn't changed a bit. It was great to see them and we had a fun evening. Not comparing their visit to what happened on this day in 1947 at all! but...Reports are broadcast that a UFO had crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico. It is brilliantly beautiful today with the sun shining here in Chester County. I'd rather be at the beach or playing tennis but that trust fund check still hasn't arrived. What has arrived tho' is a brand new wallpaper book by Norwall entitled beautiful Flowers and the book is very well done. Why not hand some Leaf Splash Black Wallpaper in your Dining Room above the chair rail and really say something. EA had tooth work done yesterday so it is custard and wine for the duration of the meal week. That and a few Percodans. Last night we ended up going to Rocco's Pizza (hey Gordon) and it was great as usual. Today is supposed to be hot and this afternoon I am playing tennis with N. That should be fun. Have a great day everyone. Hi J and J and J and K and A. and TJ and T.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The State Of Independence...

Happy overcast Friday! It is sort of a day off and the plan is to go to Waterworld. We may not need to drive tho' to find water. That's okay. Rain or Shine, we are free to do what we choose. New neighbors moved into the development yesterday and as it turns out, one is a Vet! How utterly convenient. Not that we would take advantage but the comfort zone is there. Police, Vets, Technology wizards, Nurses, and an Interior Designer live here. We can handle any emergency just in this one Courtyard. As it is July 4th, we all know what happened on this day involving independence. In 1802 at West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opened. In 1827 Slavery was abolished in New York State. In 1862 Lewis Carroll told Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in 1881 the Tuskegee Institute opened in Alabama, in 1886 the people of France offered the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States, in 1946 after 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule, the Philippines is granted full independence by the United States, in 1950 first broadcast by Radio Free Europe. Those are just a handful of things that happened on July 4th. Can anyone think of anything else? If you are prepping food today, please keep in mind a rather Americana set of Red Kitchen Canisters that will keep things independent of bugs and humidity.

We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers
from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government
becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People
to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government
laying its foundation on such principles
and organizing its powers in such form,
as to them shall seem most likely
to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Have a happy and safe weekend. Be kind but don't take any sh*t either.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Not A Cloud In The Sky...

Greetings from Chester County, Pa. 'Top Of The World' comes to mind today as it is clear, sunny and beautiful. I priced and put out some new accessories yesterday in my shop, including PIGgy Banks, Rustic Wrought Iron pieces,vanity boxes and more. I need to take pictures of everything and that will happen in due time. I'd like to be able to hang the Domed Pot Rack but hesitate with the drop ceiling that I have here so it may remain on the floor. The birdhouses pictured feed more airborne beings who sometimes are near the top of the world. An early flight navigator was Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan who, on this day in 1937 disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. Friends from CT are in the area and I will hang with them this evening. One is bound to a wheelchair due to extreme MS and continues to have a great attitude. If only HE could fly. Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Zippers Are In...

Happy July! I'm not quite sure when June went but boy are my arms tired. ( *place drumkick here*). Saturday was great as was Sunday and Monday. Here it is Tuesday and I finished writing up my orders for furniture, fabrics and shades. There are a few backorders, but thankfully noting that needs to be cancelled and then re-selected. I call it the Suitable Bedroom but EW may have another name for it when it arrives (in three weeks or less.) Not every piece actually, because she bought a French Country Lightwood Armoire from me years ago. We just needed to find complimentary pieces that would provide more storage. And we did. I was surrounded by great people for the past several days and I constantly tell myself how lucky I am. H,P,R,E,CCCC,Nik,L,W,B,G,RKECR and on and on... I could go on and on but I won't. I am here to inform, not to bore. Camelback Sofas in Sand toned Chenille are a treat for the eye and for the tushie! Wait and see. I pictured the new Fleur de Lis Wall Sconce for all to view. I am still waiting on a price from an outfit for a more contemporary sconce and gosh Dongia'it, they have yet to reply. I'll get to the bottom of it. They should be more zippy in their replies or we will find something else. Speaking of zips, velrco closures and zippers are both in demand for pillows, chairseat cushions and verbose people. I digress. Zip it and keep blogging. On this day in 1963 ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail. 1963! That is so recent and there wasn't even the internet so that must have been quite a feat to get all that mail to people. YIKES~! I'd better run. There is a Spider on my Back and I had better 'butter' him up. Have a great day.