7.27.2017

Random Good Things


Our little cousins were visiting from Hong Kong 
and we had a great time.
I think I impressed them with the napkin rings.
The Trader Joe's cookies were missing 
before lunch was served :)


And I was very impressed with the 
tulips that they brought.

And speaking of Trader Joe's...

Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence 
recommends their fresh salmon...
so I bought some, and it's great.
Check out Sherry Hart's post.

On Saturday, Howard and I were excited to be invited to 
The Vintage Contessa's lovely garden soirée.
It was Elizabeth's birthday, so I purchased this at the fun
It's nice to personalize gifts.
 We have a friend in common, floral designer, Mindy Rosenberg, who was also invited.  She brought an amazing, home-made carrot cake AND this gift of a fresh flower necklace...
 

Kathysue at Good Life of Design recently 
asked me for advice for her post for
Check it out.
Sister Parish Willow fabric on a slipper chair at Hewn in SF.
Using a fab fabric on existing chairs 
will definitely keep your home fresh.
Penny Morrison Hemant Linen also at Hewn

When I am out walking Chief, 
I see so many pretty things, 
like the entry to this old building.
Hope you are having a wonder summer day!
Here in San Francisco, the bay/fog provides 
natural air conditioning.
And it can even get chilly!  
Today was breezy but sunny.

Thank you SO much for visiting.


21 comments:

  1. Such pretty little tidbits of fun!! Thanks for brightening my morning!!

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  2. That bag made me smile when I saw it on la Contessa's blog. Great idea.

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  3. Happy summer to you too. How lucky you are to live in the heart of such a wonderful city. Thanks for the little peek into you comings and goings. Your cousins are adorable, and the cookie napkin ring idea was brilliant. Also loved seeing the Contessa's birthday event.

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    1. Thank's Celia...I KNOW it's gorgeous this time of year where you are!

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  4. I think I'd be impressed if I found that napkin ring at my place setting! I'll have to remember that one!! Your cousins are adorable and I'm sure that had a wonderful time at your beautiful home.
    I love the Contessa's blog and I would die to go to a party at your home. Your gift couldn't have been more perfect, but that floral necklace, I've never seen anything like that before. Something that fits her style to a "T."
    Those chairs are wonderful and sure would look on point trend wise. Give Chief a hug for me!
    Ciao bella! xo Gail

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    1. That floral necklace was just GORGEOUS, Gail!

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  5. Thanks for your kind words. It was GREAT to celebrate Elizabeth with you. Will send carrot cake recipe next week

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    1. My jeans say no more carrot cake, but my taste buds are salivating.

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  6. I hope you enjoyed your spicy corn also! Thanks for the link....we have had the salmon 3 times already so it is definitely on the rotation! Wish we had chilly night......:(

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    1. Can you believe my husband doesn't like salmon, Sherry...so I just made it for myself while he had a work dinner. I know he will love the spice corn...maybe I will make it tonight!

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    2. GOOD THING WE DIDNOT MAKE SALMON!!!!!!!

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  7. Wow. It seems that things went on best level and you all guys had a best time together. Thanks for sharing the update and best things.

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  8. Love all the random lovely, Mary Ann and am now craving carrot cake! Yum! :)

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  9. The napkin rings!! Copy that.

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  10. Fun post full of fun ideas and experiences!! Thanks for the link to my post and for your participation. The post has been a hit and I have had a lot of good feed back and thank yous for writing. I have one reader that said she is reading it out loud to her husband because he just doesn't understand why she needs to update!! LOL

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    1. That is why it's good to have support in writing!!!

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  11. HERE I AM.............I AM NOT GETTING THE EMAIL NOTIFICATION!!!
    DRIVES ME MAD!I think it is because we are sitting in a little valley behind those HILLS!
    How often do you POST?I will TRY TO remember to LOOK!
    IT was a FUN NIGHT and YOUR GIFT WAS SPOT ON!
    THAT CARROT CAKE AND FLORAL NECKLACE Were SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU for coming and being THE LIFE OF THE PARTY...........do I dare share YOU on the FRENCH DOG BED!!!!!!!!!!!!???
    It's a bit out of focus so that may SAVE YOU!
    XX

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It's SO nice to hear from you!

 
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