Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween and We Heart Sleepy Hollow!

It's a very Happy Halloween here in Houston!  Raining cats and dogs but that's ok - it should clear up by tonight and we always need rain.  My news is that the TV show "Sleepy Hollow" bought two pairs of my gypsy curtains to use on the show.

I've been approached quite a few times by TV or movie people over the years for vintage items, etc. but they usually want things for next to nothing.  I guess the idea is you'll be so thrilled with the association to the show or movie you'll give your things away.  I'm not starstruck - EVER - so, no to that.

This person was really nice and PAID for the curtains - YEAH!  I don't really watch television but I'll have to try and see if I can spot my gypsy curtains on the set...

Happy Haunting!  xoxo

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas, the great Welsh poet was born October 27, 1914.  One of my favorites...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

xoxo to wild men

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Big Rory Road

Overheard at the ceilidh in Judique -
Waitress:  "Would you like another drink?"
Lady (at least 80 yrs. old, probably a relative):  "Yes! If I get any drunker I won't have to drive home!"

true story

xoxo from Big Rory Road

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Old Hollywood glamour - a girl needs a handsome leading man and a beautiful black dress...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Al Fresco

Dreaming of lovely meals outside!  It's still too hot and humid in Houston.  Maybe soon...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cuddle Up to Color

Now that the weather is a bit cooler, it's a great time for these colorful and cozy items I found on Etsy...

Kantha quilts from craftauraetsy.  5 for $175  (plus postage from India).  Christmas shopping done!

Put your feet up! gorgeous little stools from namedesignstudio

No more cold (or BORING) floors with these fantastic kilim rugs from TurkishCraftsArts

Make sure your oatmeal is not too hot, not too cold, but JUST RIGHT with these stripes and dots bowls from owlcreekceramics

I'm a little chilly - pass me my large Moroccan wool blanket with pom poms from lacasadecoto!

Don't miss any nap time with this colorful clock from Shannybeebo

peace, love and colorful coziness...xoox

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vintage Sari Bed Canopy

Just finished this bohemian gypsy bed canopy made from vintage saris.  My daughter Andrea designed it.  I did the sewing...

As I've said before, I can't resist vintage saris so I'm always looking for ways to use them.  What do you think?

The bed canopy is listed on my Etsy shop HERE.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Magic Mushrooms

Something magical is going on in our yard - LOOK!

Every morning there are more...

xoxo peace, love and mushrooms