Saturday Shelfie! {A Play Flower Shop Day!}

Hellooooooooooooooo Beautifuls!

Mr D. just poured me a cup of coffee.  We are up beyond early. It’s 3:58am as I begin.

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The shelfie image  (above) is from 2013.   The floral scene, featured by Gardenista, calls for “off on the wall” fun.

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“Let’s all just play florist today and leave our computers home!”

What threw me back to 2013, was this post , and it’s image from The Everygirl on Instagram. It had me swooning and once again thinking of  . . .  the always a whim of mine . . . owning and styling a flower and gift shop.  The post, timed perfectly . . . the day before my paper flower making class at Paper Delights.

I had the most wonderful time at the class.

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[“#1 ” . . . it threw me back to high school . . .  with my girlfriends  . . . when we would  gather after school to make hundreds of paper flowers for our special school dances and teas. ]

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Alicia served desert, and a beverage of choice. The experience was creative, colorful and so inspiring for me.  (Well worth the twenty-mile drive to and from after a full day at the clinic.)

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First flowers.

There will be so many more . . .

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. . . as I plan many “Let’s play flower shop and leave the computer alone days on 34!”

3:58am on a Saturday?

Wow!

(Perhaps I am playing “farm girl” too!)

It’s the words!

They couldn’t wait to be cultivated.

w/L

Revenir à . . . French bread on Friday . . .

Bonjour beautifuls!

I am feeling a little frilly silly “poetic” today . . .

( Some days words just want to play. )

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NYMag – Street Style Paris January 2017

I have a little obsession with printed ribbon.

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NYMag – Street Style Paris January 2017.

Particularly ribbon with French words.

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Wrapped in finger – figure – eights  by me . . . for a purpose . . . what shall be?

For a time when a dream unfurls a creative notion inside of me.

Shall I wrap and weave it through my granddaughter’s silken hair?

Or lace it through the eyes of a blank white canvas to make a prettier pair.

I could tie one on my coffee mug coffee mug to make a morning bright.

Or wrap a parcel of lavender to tuck beneath my pillow tonight.

Find a ribbon.

Tie it on . . . twirl it . . . curl it

. . . or just let it . . . “hang loose”. . .

How is it that my words have moved me from French designer dreams . . . to Hawaii’s surf culture?

( A world class vacation in an instant! )

. . . and some people think blogging is a waste of time.

I LOVE the places my words and your words take me!

The time has come for  . . . Off to the shower and the clinic!

They will say “Hey Lynne!”

“How are you doing this morning?”

I will say . . . “TGIF!”

. . . all the while smiling and thinking.

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NYMag – Street Style Paris January 2017.

Grabbed a Chanel.

Caught a wave.

Bon weekend, surfer girls!

w/L

♥ Alexa! Play “Surfer Girl” by Brian Wilson!

To February . . . a Blue Valentine! . . .w/(Love)

Hello B e a u t i f u l s !

On our first anniversary, I embroidered an elephant on the pocket of his chambray shirt.

We were living on a little less than 500.00 a month, (military pay). Acquiring a collection of embroidery floss was budgeted . . . a luxury.

When the shirt no longer fit, it became Chrislyn’s kindergarten paint smock.

It’s been 43 years since I embroidered flowers on my jeans . . .

Landing here . . . directed me back to a drawer . . . and a small box holding  one of my many collections of a lifetime . . . the collection that began near our first anniversary . . . 1974.

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“Bliss And Mischief”

 “You will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

   ♥ Blue Valentine

(Thinking . . . February has been a lovely month.  Instead of a new life chapter, I believe I am on the inside cover of a fresh new book.)

If you stand on your tiptoes, you will see Spring!

. . . flowers . . . always!

w/ (Love)

Technically speaking . . . and flowers . . . always!

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Hello  B e a u t i f u l s !

I hope you are all doing well!

As I ease myself back into a familiar blog rhythm, I must share a few of the technical difficulties I am experiencing.

As a member of Google Blogger for 5 years, commenting when visiting fellow Google bloggers was a piece of cake.  Last year, after moving to WordPress, I found that I needed to jump through a few extra hoops on some Google sites . . . which is fine . . . but on others, unless logged into Google,  I was out of luck.   ( I no longer log into Google.)

Recently, I found a remedy with my “Blogger” friends who have Instagram . . . I now visit your blog, if I cannot comment, I go to your most recent IG post and leave a comment.

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I snapped a few photos of 34 last week.

I emptied the funky chandelier and cleaned it at the beginning of the month.  After cleaning,  I randomly placed hearts, X’s & O’s, cards and Valentines on it.  Not necessarily pretty . . . yet pretty fun!

Soon it will be fashioned into Spring.

Thinking . . .

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Paper Delights

. . . paper flowers.

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Paper Delights on Instagram . . .

Seriously . . .

. . . sipping a flute of champagne and making paper flowers at “Paper Delights” would two hours of  . . . peace on Earth!

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Listen to Joanna . . .

. . . as she too, channels M. Monet who still speaks to us from his garden in Giverny and  his garden above.

w/L

Saturday “Shelfie” !

Happy weekend!

It’s a THREE DAY for Mr. D and me.

Today is the icing on the cake to a week that included my birthday.

The kids are bringing me breakfast . . . donuts from Chucks and an egg-bake . . .

. . . cannot wait!

Part A?

Par-tay!

Looking at it this way . . .

Next year . . . at this time . . . a promotion . . .

. . . from ” weekday care facilitator” to full-time “stylist of living”!

The word “retirement” is not in my DNA.


This week’s “shelfie” . . .

. . . is adorable!

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The image shamed me a bit, as The Chocolate Gousse’s place setting is sweet but not nearly as chic as Finn’s.

HOW. CUTE. IS. FINN!?!?!?

Finn belongs to Sara Gibson at Room For Tuesday.  I was introduced to Sara via Melinda at House 214 Design.

The shelf detail reminded me of my grandparent’s home.

The last time I was in my grandmother’s house was 30 years ago.

However . . .

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Recently Grandma and Grandpa Bozzello’s home was on the market.

I found images on Zillow.

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I made a board and pinned.  I apologize about the quality of the photographs, but you can grasp the idea about the shelf / room dividers, I remember.  Grandma kept pretty plants on the shelves. She was a master gardener, inside and out. Most of her camellias, rhododendrons and various rockery plants are still alive and thriving.

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We would B-line through the living room, the dining room, the kitchen and into the pantry . . .

. . . straight to her Lustro Ware cookie jar.  It was ALWAYS full!

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(Sadly, the pantry is gone.)

Thank you, Zillow for taking me back to grandma’s.  I encourage you to visit Zillow.  Enter an address from your past . . . you might find wealth of memories waiting for you!

w/L

Saturday “Shelfie” !

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“Top Shelf”

Hey!

B e a u t i f u l s !  

How are you on this Saturday?

It’s been a week.

The BIG GAME did not disappoint. While the boys put the cap on the season, eight inches of snow fell.

Some weeks are more challenging than others. This week fit clearly into the challenging and frustrating category at work.

I feel blessed to have my family, friends, my styling a collection of a lifetime project and this creative outlet to divert my attention We had a little a saying around here when the kids were growing up  . . .  “It’s not all lollipops and gumdrops!”  . . . the words always drew a smile, and made me think of Sammy Davis Jr singing “Candy Man”.

“Who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Candy Man, the Candy Man can”

I actually sat in the third row at Harrah’s in Tahoe and watched him sing it when I was 19. The rest of the words are here.

Inspired as I write . . . ( often my posts transition from planned into random.)

I’ll ask “Alexa” to play it when the “Grands” sleep over in March.

(I know they will love it!)

There is always candy (and ice cream) at Grandma’s house.

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. . . speaking of candy.

The sweetness of blogging is its perpetual gifting of guilt free eye candy!

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“Morning Station “

I found this week’s “shelfie” inspiration on “The White Farmhouse Blog“.  Morgan’s blog reveals fresh look  into an old farmhouse.  Modern . . . rustic . . . slightly Boho.

Jumping  off the shelf . . .

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A family friendly step up to clean and pretty.

. . . to take you for a peek at her bathroom vanity.

I HAVE FELT THE URGE TO “SKIRT” SOMETHING since I began blogging, six years ago! I have a Pinterest board titled “Skirting The Issue“.   I’ll keep you posted.

Have a great week!

Happy Valentines Day!

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“Here, here!”

“The Candy Man makes everything he bakes satisfying and delicious
Talk about your childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes!”

w/L

Saturday “Shelfie”!

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Photo by Tony Vu

Hello Beautifuls!

Remember I left you with talk of . . . editing pounds?

Well . . . I am down 5 since Christmas.  (No bragging ’til I hit 10.)

Fueled by this positive loss, I thought . . .  why not purge a little more? So . . . the plan for the weekend is . . . 5 bags/boxes to go outta here!    . . . and as soon as I finish here . . . ( it’s 7am ) . . . a work out and two bags/boxes to go!

Hmmmm, does that make it a cool 10?

( Not to brag! )

The challenge of the weekend is . . . tonight’s yearly fundraiser for the children’s hospital crab feed and tomorrow’s Super Bowl Sunday.  ( I am already getting my mental game on . . . > crab than carbs . . . and bring the wings and crudité to The Game Place.)

So here you have it! My new Saturday feature . . .

A positive loss . . .

> crab than carbs . . .

Bring. The. Wings.

A Saturday Morning Shelfie!

The place where you will find a cool shelf, a little bit about this self or may even a feature about your – self!

Open “selfing” is so “in”!

Have a great weekend!

w/L