Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I Wonder What Happened in the Hallway

 One of the pleasures of estate sales--besides the STUFF--is getting to see inside old houses. I love this figurative wallpaper, which was upstairs in a hallway...


At first I thought that was a damp/water stain, but when you look at it you can see that there is a splash pattern at the top. I choose to believe it was a large pot of tea that got spilled. Yes, tea, that's what it is...

Monday, December 11, 2017


Some Christmas gift making is happening up in here (so late!)...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

What? Do I have something on my face?

Thursday, December 7, 2017


 Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE old movies--I will watch any 1930s or 1940s movie (except for Westerns, yuck). And Rosalind Russell is one of my faves. This is from Man-Proof (1938), which also starred Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, and Walter Pidgeon.

But I have to ask: WHAT is with this wedding outfit?! Seriously...did any normal person EVER wear such a get-up in real life?
She looks like an alien nun! And I'm not the only one who thinks this is totally over the top...this blog post agrees!

Poor Roz...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Red Velvet

Amazing velvety and lush. (Ooh, now I want some red velvet cake!)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Best

 Is there much better than bread pudding? Not in my book (or mouth)! This was the happy byproduct of Thanksgiving dressing--both of them made by B., I might add...
Oh, and look--a heart!

Monday, December 4, 2017


 Supermoon! Maybe in January--when there are two more supermoons--we'll drive out to the desert to see it come up over the horizon. It's lovely, no matter what!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017


 Christmas has exploded on my kitchen table.
Santa knows (wink wink nudge nudge).

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pink Perfection

Perfection! This is a double camellia (and not from my garden).

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Then. Now.


What will tomorrow bring, I wonder?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Blue Friday

 No Black Friday nonsense for us--we visited the Cabrillo National Monument...

 ...visited a wonderful bookstore (owned by friends), La Playa Books (San Diego peeps, you really must go!)...
...and had tea at Bread and Cie, all in the company of our friend who came to share Thanksgiving with us.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

"Tallulah Mae and the KitchenAid Beaters": a limited run one-woman show.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017: Elder Dog Edition

Tallulah Mae, dreaming of turkey...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Nothing like a little apple spice cake with vanilla butter sauce for breakfast! (Thanks, B.!)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Taking Santa for a Ride

 Santa, put your seat belt on!
He looks sassy, doesn't he?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Can't Stop, Won't Stop...

 ...taking pix of these glorious sunsets. I actually say a little word of thanks at the end of every day--I'm glad that I'm here and happy and healthy (and I wish the same for all...).

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 "May I help you?"
 "Oh really?!"
"I cannot with you, human!"