Tuesday, February 21, 2012



This room is a work in progress!
It used to be my "work room" and since I never worked in it
I am now making it a TV room, also housing my many projects!

Trying to go for the Industrial look.
Got this cute little table at a thrift store for $8.00.

Karastan Wool Rug ..... free!
Ask me later.

Make do steel rack until I can purchase what I want.
But, I like it!

Old window, but might switch it out...

Collection of wire baskets, decided to make them " Wall Art".

The clip on the wire basket is an original.
Procured it from my Mum, was in Ted's desk drawer collection.

These pool balls are "Bakelite"...

Small view of my cigar box collection..
and yes they all hold many treasures!


Next few photos are more of the same...

The End for Now

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love, Orchids and Chocolate

Happy Valentines Day! We have our very own local candy store that's fun to visit. Even looking in the window is a treat. But for sure, go in and try some of the delicious candy. 

I tried the Turtles. Oh my. So good. 
Oh divine chocolate!
They grind thee kneeling,
Beat thee with hands praying,
And drink thee with eyes to heaven.
Marco Antonio Orellana


 But you have no chocolate!
 I think of that again and again! 
My dear, how will you ever manage?

Marquise De Sevigne,
In a circa 1677 letter to her daughter

I've never really thought about orchids before. They represent love, luxury, beauty and strength.

Not too long ago we visited friends in Carpinteria Ca. and they showed us around their beautiful little town. They took us to Gallup & Stribling, a state of the art breeding, growing and distribution facility. Wow. 1.5 million sq. ft. of greenhouse space full of the drop dead gorgeous flowers!

I took so many pics because of their spellbinding beauty. To walk around the greenhouse and see row after row  in all their splendid, vivid color, well, let's just say I have a new appreciation for Orchids. 

Now I'd really like one. Or two.

I thought the pink were my fave but then to see the white grouped all together, stunning. Very difficult to pick a favorite.

I would love to sit these ones here on my dining room table, just like this. In their rustic little plastic containers! Love it!

What's the earth
 with all its art, verse, music, worth-
Compared with love,
found, gained, and kept?
~Robert Browning

Sunday, February 12, 2012


My flight was cancelled by one day.
When I flew into Colorado, a day later, I was greeted by a Winter Wonderland.

Love the sun rays being reflected off the snow.

Not Idaho.

Beautiful ice crusted fence!

Chimney puffing!

Over the hills and through the woods ........ to my Mum's house!

Napoleon and Queen Elizabeth .... NO they were never related!

A Scotsman captured from the Highlands.....
doomed under a dome forever!

My brother, Charles Moore, has been reproducing these very unique
Tiki Lamps from Hawaii's past. Cast in bronze, hand painted shades,
true to the original. His lamps were featured in the movie "Pearl Harbor', and are
known world wide. True to the original's they are moveable.

Packing up Mum's computer
Off to the Apple Store for a diagnosis!

How sick is this computer?

Out patient!

What can I say?
The Rocky Mountains!

House Plants!
What would we do without them?

Queen Victoria!

Having fun in Mum's office, a tweek here and there!

My most beloved hang-outs! Thrift Stores!
Had to pare down my 75 pound bag to return home...
Those darn thrift stores!

Stir Fry!

Will miss you Colorado!
And especially you, Mum!