Monthly Archives: July 2014

The desire for made in America products is as strong as ever


The quest for made in America products is stronger than ever.  This was evidenced by a recent segment on the 4th hour of the Today Show wherein the topic was discussed.  You can view that video here.

There are probably many reasons why consumers are preferring products made in America.  We could discuss some rather unpleasant ones such as the recent immigration issue taking place in Texas, Arizona and California.  Or we could talk about… Continue reading

Celebrate with red, white and blue all summer long

Patriotic color combinations of red, white and blue are especially popular during the 4th of July weekend.  But why limit yourself to the enjoyment of this casual and fun color combination for just one weekend?  While patriotic in nature, this color combo also symbolizes relaxing days at the beach, nautical activities and other stress-reducing endeavors.  Here are several ways you can use this cheerful color combination in your home all summer long.

Now I know my ABC’s of decorating: J is for jelly cabinet

I know what you are saying—-”I don’t have that much jelly in my house that would require it’s own cabinet.”  That is probably a true statement for most of us.  However, these versatile little pieces of furniture are mostly used as accent pieces that can also provide a bit of storage.

Like a pie safe, a jelly cabinet was originally designed with a specific purpose in mind–to store jars of jelly and other canned goods.  The shelves… Continue reading

I am a lover of all things French and English


Gordes France  photo by Luc Viatour

Gordes France
photo by Luc Viatour

In my last post I introduced you to my new blog friend and fellow lover of all things french and English. French Pemberley.   I thought I would give you a little background as to why I enjoy and appreciate french and English design, literature, lifestyles, architecture, art, furniture etc.

My love of all things french began when I had french classes in elementary school, which I continued on through high… Continue reading