Jan 24, 2019

Mail Slot

I FINALLY have a mail slot! We were worried the dogs might chew up the mail. Turns out, they can't read. 




Sep 26, 2018

home made valance

Plywood base + cotton batting + fabric from Etsy (Ariel Spa by Magnolia Home) + pom pom fringe. Hung on picture hooks.

Aug 24, 2018

May 26, 2018

Craigslist project

Six chairs from Craigslist,  4 yards of fabric from Etsy,  6 cans of spray paint and one annoying assistant.

Mar 8, 2018

New oven! Mint Green.

My cobalt blue Viking Range that I scored on Craigslist for a couple hundred bucks died.It lasted 5 years. I sold it on Craigslist to someone who wanted it for parts and purchased a brand new mint green oven. After months of living with a gas oven that would just turn on by itself! this is such a nice change.
36" BlueStar Range in Pastel Green (RAL 6019) - RAL 6019

Apr 30, 2017

Before & after Craig's List sconces

 Five years of searching on Craig's List for outdoor bracket lanterns finally paid off. These sconces are $40 demolition discards from a 1926 Coral Gables home. I had them sandblasted, primed and rewired. 

Jul 7, 2016

Mango season 2016

 I made the *mistake* of feeding my two mango trees last fall and now I have about 800 mangoes. No joke. 






Jan 31, 2016

Marry a thrifty, handy Scottish guy and you are set for life. (The stove needs a new thermostat) 

Jan 29, 2016

Don Loper’s iconic “Martinique” wallpaper.

I spotted this in a store in South Miami.
I asked, of course, and they confirmed that is is  Don Loper’s “Martinique” wallpaper.

I am trying to create a live version in my back yard. 


Oct 31, 2015

Daisy wearing a wig for Halloween. 

Lonchocarpus violaceus trees








My backyard "lonchocarpus violaceus" trees are blooming . The beautiful blue Venini "Monofiori Balloton~1970" vase was a gift from our exchange student from Venice, Italy who is staying with us for the school year. I planted the trees in my backyard last year and this is the first season of blooms. The flowers are attracting bees and hummingbirds and they have a lovely scent. 

Who is going to live in that house???

Who is going to live in that house???
scouting locations