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A lifetime collection of Italian majolica gets a new home!

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I was minding my own business, (yes working!)  looking for furniture for clients in my favorite antique store in our area;  and this bird;  this happy little bird caught
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The artist Radisha!

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  Radisha has been an important part of my team for years! I have often said that my ideas are really unfulfillable without my treasured “team”. One of my
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Slipcovers!! Seasonal slipcovers save your furniture!

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Seasonal Slipcovers! What I love about slipcovers is so many things!! My mother was from the “South”.  (Lucky me in so many ways having particularly to do with the
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Our Home Featured in French Country Style ! AGAIN!!! 3 years in a row!

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Yikes!  What an exciting week! Fifi O’Neill , the founder and editor in chief of this magazine/book,(and many others!  “google” her!)  saw our house and my friend Renee’s house
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Monterey Colonial garden update! Big difference!!!

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Hi there!  I have had a lot of requests for more updates on the Monterey Colonial our daughter purchased a few years ago here in Montecito! The previous posts
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By request! A reprise of my favorite surprise!

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One of my readers wrote me today that she was thinking of how “dashing” my father was in my little film we found of my parent’s wedding in 1934!
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Marcel Vertes

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Some people have requested that I republish a few of my blog posts! I decided to start with this one!! I hope you enjoy! In 1961, my very talented
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A blogpost from Brooke at Velvet and Linen about me!

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This was a post a few years ago by Brooke Giannetti at Velvet and linen! an evening with penelope bianchi and lars bolander… Having never attended school for interior
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A lifelong collection of a "Happy Bird"!!!

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I was minding my own business, (yes working!)  looking for furniture for clients in my favorite antique store in our area;  and this bird;  this happy little bird caught
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Garden update on the Monterey Colonial in Montecito!

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The gardens have  been worked on extensively for the past few  months! Huge improvements!!! Not too much has changed in the front; Things are starting to bloom! The real
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