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Painting and Antiquing a Unique Coffee Table

I have always yearned for great studio space – but forever and a day I had to deal with little scraps of space to do my finishing and artwork.  First I had a basement (dreary and light starved), then my … Continue reading

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My Favorite Flower and A Dahlia Show

purple Dahlia

I remember the first time I ever really recognized a dahlia. I was a latecomer to the love of dahlias, but once I recognized its beauty, power and might – I was a lover through and through. Although I am … Continue reading

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How to Create an Heirloom: Easy Way to Add Years to New Furniture

"Swedish clock" "Mora clock" "Gustavian clock" "antiquing" "gold leafing" "gilding" "DIY"

Sometimes you buy a piece of furniture that you love but when you get it home it just doesn’t seem to “go” with your home.  This happens to me every now and again – unless I’m buying an antique.  I find that … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Seminar from Larry Laslo

This morning I attended a wonderful seminar by designer Larry Laslo that was held at the Robert Allen Showroom in Woodbury NY. After hearing Larry talk, I can see why he is so successful – he is so down to … Continue reading

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Happy Summer’s Day: Some Butterfly Pics

Just wanted to post some pics of some Monarch Butterflies that were in my backyard.  They are my favorites.  True to their name – this particular Butterfly loved the Butterfly Bush. But just a few minutes earlier, I was able … Continue reading

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Deck and Porch Decorating for the Fourth of July…and a Recipe

I’m two days late with this post, but I thought I’d show everyone how I decorated my front porch and back deck for the Fourth of July holiday. The Front Porch The main staple of the porch is always my … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July Tablescape

I have to admit that my family used to be lucky 1) if I served anything more ambitious than a hot dog on a bun and some salad on July 4th and 2) it was always served on paper plates (and they … Continue reading

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A Boat Tour Around My Neighborhood on Long Island

I’m changing things up a bit today.  I thought some of you might want to see the beautiful place I call home.  I think I live in one of the prettiest spots on Long Island – Great River, NY.  It’s … Continue reading

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A Commercial Range Hood Gets a Beauty Treatment

One of my long time clients, Staci, had a commercial range hood installed in her kitchen.  She loves to cook (she’s Italian and a great chef!) but she never loved how her residential range hood performed in terms of eliminating … Continue reading

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Welcoming in Summer! Transforming a Mantle to Celebrate the Season

Although we had a wonderfully snow-free winter (almost, except for the freaky Halloween and one other little storm), I always look forward to the warm weather, swimming, barbequing, sailing and just enjoying going outside without a coat!  I’ve already been … Continue reading

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