I will start here! My picnic table my friend found in the nearby “collective antique store” for my 18 chairs I found in Paris
at the flea market 30 years ago! And my beloved bantam “mille fleurs Belgian chickens”! Every morning I let them out of their
coop! The joy of seeing them…indescribable!!!..the roosters, the chicks…and they change every day!
Not to mention their delicious eggs!
LUXURY! Not to most; but to me!!!
Meeting my friend Brooke for the first time! She and her husband Steve are two of my
most treasured luxuries! who could have known how close and
beloved we could become! When she called me her “mentor” and said that
our house had inspired “Patina Farm” (I get goosebumps typing this!!)
was one of the great “luxuries” of my entire life!!!
My family! Here is my darling husband and two grandchildren at
“Grandparents day” a few years ago!
5 out of our 7 grandchildren live within a mile of us! Lordy! LUXURY!!!
My Balinese chicken coop; designed and built by my beloved talented Radisha!
Every single day I see it; I think of him….and what a luxury! (as you can see the chickens love it too!!)
One of my greatest luxuries EVER were my parents! My Daddie died when I was 4;
and my Mommie when I was 33; but I had the luxury of the most loving
and supportive parents…in every way! And then I discovered this
amazing video a few years ago! (my cousin’s contractor discovered)!
the BIGGEST LUXURY OF THE LAST DECADE!
(see my blog about it if you are curious!)
An enormous luxury is our amazing house and garden we created
out of a “vacant lot” 18 years ago! With more birds and creatures
than you can imagine! The quail running to their roosts; and their sounds
in the morning fill my heart with joy….and are a luxury far beyond!!!
My mother’s pink azalea in a pot…I’ve been dragging that thing around for
60 years…..(honestly, I have proof!) and every year when it blooms;
It is as though she is saying hello!
Our pond! (It was a luxury before when we dug it and it filled with water)
But then; with the drought…..it went away! (see previous blogs for story. SOB!!!!)
My husband Adam spent a fortune to line it. The minute it was lined and the water
trucked in; we set the duck houses in position; the
mother duck for the last 7 years showed up and claimed our pond and her house!
Hatched 7 ducklings the earliest ever in 17 years! March 6th!
My idea of Luxury!
More pictures of things I consider luxuries! Friends, places I have stayed,
things I love. Those are true luxuries to me!
My friend Renees house!
My friend James visit and his partner’s photo of us with dogs!
My husband and my visit to the Columbe d’Or 30 years ago or something!
My deer I bought from Nathan Turner when he was moving his shop! Above my living room window!
part of our garden!
my path to the pond!
My collection I discovered of china collected over 65 years!
My ducklings every single year! (this was last year….they narrowly escaped by walking a mile to my neighbor’s pond!!!
My collection of the artist Marcel Vertes started by my mother in 1961;
and greatly aided by eBay!!!
and I haven’t even started on my great luxury of true and talented friends.
I am a very rich woman; indeed!
So to wrap it up: