On Board with the Gourd–Decorating with Pumpkins

It’s September in America and apparently, that means it’s pumpkin time. I am not sure when this fruit with a gland condition (yes it’s a fruit, not a vegetable) became the symbol of all things autumnal. Maybe we should blame Charles Shultz. This time of year everyone seems to be channeling Linus, vibrating with anticipation for… Continue reading On Board with the Gourd–Decorating with Pumpkins

Flower Power–​How floral arrangements add life to a home

When I say flower power I’m not talking about “sex, drugs, and rock & roll” or “make love, not war.”  And I am certainly not advocating bra burning (at my age, that could cause a natural disaster). No, think less Woodstock and more “Downton Abbey.” I’ve always been a huge fan of British period dramas,… Continue reading Flower Power–​How floral arrangements add life to a home

Dish-eveled -how to use dishware as decor

I have to confess that I have a serious dish addiction. It started nearly 30 years ago, when in order to set up my bridal registry, I stepped into the wonderland that was the fine china floor of Kaufman’s Department store in Pittsburgh. I walked around staring at the gleaming bounty displayed on the shelves with the… Continue reading Dish-eveled -how to use dishware as decor