mid-week flowers

Late summer climbing roses and sweet autumn clematis (that wandered over from my neighbor’s yard) in a small blue and white bowl. Afternoon therapy. I used chicken wire scrunched in a ball and some floral tape to hold it in place. But you can use anything you have around the house. Give it a try… Continue reading mid-week flowers

rain hats (and why you need one)

I thought today would be a good day to repost this essay…just in case it’s pouring where you are like it is here! I’ve never worn a rain hat (unless as a child my mother put one on me, which is how I used to think of rain hats, as something meant for children sloshing… Continue reading rain hats (and why you need one)

Easter (a few of our favorite things)

With Easter just a little over a week away, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite things to make and see and do and just enjoy this special time of year. Brunch: A favorite thing for sure. I like the casual elegance of brunch (make it a buffet and it’s even easier). Martha… Continue reading Easter (a few of our favorite things)

A is for auricula theater

When you are my age you think you have seen it all. But I have a new favorite thing—the auricula theater. They’re so whimsical and wonderful I can’t believe I have never seen one in real life. I’ve read about them and seen photographs. And they are exactly what they sound like: a kind of… Continue reading A is for auricula theater

on decking the halls

Dear Readers, At the time of this writing (December 18th to be exact), I am battling a bad cold, the tree is up with lights but no ornaments, the paper whites and amaryllis bulbs are growing at a snail’s pace and not likely to bloom for Christmas (again), and the outside of my house is… Continue reading on decking the halls