Monthly Archives: June 2014

Friday Madness!

Do you still need that certain ornament for your ornament exchange at your holiday party, or what about just a little something new to add to your Christmas decorations?
This is a Friday Madness you don’t want to miss!
Although we still have two weeks until Christmas, we decided to put ALL of our holiday merchandise on sale! 
Stop by and take 30% OFF anything and everything holiday!
Wishing you all a very happy and festive weekend spent drinking hot cocoa, lounging around the fireplace with your family, and listening to Christmas music while wrapping presents.

happy weekend!

Don’t let the heat get you down!  Crank that AC, set your table with your favorite dishes and linens and make a nice cool summer salad for dinner.  Thank goodness it’s the weekend!  We hope you enjoy yours!

around the shop

We’ve been hard at work getting things all ready for Fall over here.
I realize it’s been a while since we’ve given you a little peek inside the shop.
So, here we go…

making plans

This year I finally got my wish after years of talking about it…  A family talent show!  It was so much fun.  People were clever, funny, entertaining and we even saw some real, true talent.  We marked a night on the calendar and told everyone a month or so in advance, so they could get planning.  Each family had to come up with something to do together as a family and then any other little thing people wanted to do could be added in also.  Some of the little girls even spent the days leading up to the talent show planning their own little dances with their cousins.  For a good laugh and a good time, I highly recommend planning a family talent show.  Start now, as it may take a few years to convince your family of this wild idea.  This, along with our family olympics, family pictures and any other activity that gets put on the calendar in advance, seems to help the whole week run so smoothly as everyone knows what to expect.  And, every year we have to include a little girls morning, where we go get toes painted and go out to lunch.  And, then the guys find somewhere in the week to squeeze in a little golf. It’s a wonderful time and I miss it already.  Time to start planning for next year!

lovely linens {and a sale!}

There are so many things I love about the French lifestyle, but if I had to just take one thing, it would be the amazing linens.  I love the way they seem to exist within an entire “life of linen”.  There is something so positively dreamy about it all.  I truly cannot get enough of linen in my life.  I think my kids used to think they were going to wrap me up in burlap, but boy, were they wrong.  It has always been linen for me…
Be sure to head in to the store tomorrow for our one day only linen sale!
Tomorrow only all LINEN in the store is 20% off!
Linen apparel, bedding, tabletop and even these amazing new linen towels!
You don’t want to miss it!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

what to pack?

Going away on any awesome vacations this summer?
How about packing something brand new and fabulous?
We are always getting in great new items and, of course, our good old michael stars tees are always here for you!
Come check out what we have in the shop this summer!

happy memorial day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and celebrated Memorial Day with family and friends!  I had a lovely time visiting my dear friend in California for her birthday.  We ate, shopped, laughed and had a wonderful time!  What did you do with your weekend?
A delicious restaurant we discovered in Venice.
My newest find from the flea market!
Shots from the fun and charming farmer’s market in Santa Monica.
Here’s to a great weekend!  
And may God Bless all our troops past and present!

garden shop progress {and a winner!}

Well, the construction on the garden shop is coming along quite nicely.  We just had the garage door installed and all the pavers out front.  Lots of our little treasures from New York are arriving and we cannot wait for the garden shop to be complete!  We will let you know when we expect it to be shopping ready, so you can all come celebrate with us!

And now for our New York souvenir giveaway winner…
And the winner is…
Congratulations, Nancy!  Email us your info and we will get your winnings in the mail to you pronto!

around the garden shop

Fall crept into our garden shop, as well…

happy 16th birthday, emily!

My youngest daughter Emily turned 16 today.  I can hardly believe it.  We were in California all week and came home late last night and, apparently, some little munchkins had been working on a little birthday surprise for Emily while we were gone…
Some of her nieces and nephews made her this fabulous “Happy Birthday” sign…

 and filled her room with balloons…
they sure do love their Aunt Emily!
Happy Birthday, Emily!