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Antler Love – Friday’s Smile

8 Apr

Have you noticed in the last couple of years, the increased frequency in the appearance of antlers?  Not just in country, steak house or ski-lodge decor either.  There are everywhere – and I gotta say I’m quite enamored with their sudden appearance in just about any room!


via Lonny

These look like the real McCoy.


Ann Marie Favot via S@H

For those not wanting an actually head (with googly eyes following you around the room) there is a cute cardboard head with antlers.


via Lonny

How about a moose?  I’m thinking resin – wonder if it comes in other colors?


via Lonny

Not just for the living room!


via Elle Decor

These people are totally into it – see the two smaller sets in the other room?


via Lonny

Hilarious use of antlers in the powder room!  Not sure but a “real” hunter may not appreciate this kind of humor.


Farquharson & McGill via S@H

Combining my two big likes – empty picture frames and antlers!  Win-Win!


This next one is in our home.   During the last move I ran across this set of antlers (again) in a box in the garage.  Dusted them off, shined the antlers with Pledge and voilá !


my photo

The little gold plate on the wood plaque reads “Antelope – Oct. 1981” (sorry Honey, couldn’t resist!)

I really like the way ‘our’  little set of antlers plays off the stone of the fireplace, rough wood mantel and fits nicely into that narrow slice of wall – It makes me Smile!

Wishing you a safe and happy weekend!


Dabble Debut – Friday’s Smile

1 Apr







Yahoo!  A Canadian on-line (free) magazine!

No kidding,  Canadian!









(okay, I’ll jump down off my patriotic bandwagon now….)

Those of you who are already regular followers of and know the giddy thrill of leafing through a new edition.  What’s the hype about an on-line magazine anyway??

Well for me it’s the absolute joy of reading a magazine while laying on the couch dressed in my flannel jammies, slurping on a steamy cup of Earl Grey milk tea.  (I may have a tiny magazine reading obsession…  illness… addiction).  But I digress.

The talented Canadian Interior Designer, Kimberley Seldon has launched the new Dabble Magazine – a triple threat of design, travel and food.

In the first March/April issue be sure to check out the pages devoted to Nashville (there’s more there than country music!), the Travel Geek page where you’ll find the latest on gadgets for the traveller in you and the section on Kimberley’s trip to Prague which was sparked by her husband’s heritage (the photos are 2-d’eye-4 gorgeous!).

Here is just a smattering from the pages of Dabble Magazine;


design-Erinn Valencich photo-Adrian Anz


design-Erinn Valencich photo-Adrian Anz

Loving the tile in this bathroom and that bowl sink!  Oh, yah!


design-David Carter photo-Aliona Adrianova

Another juju headdress – fits right in this room, don’t ‘cha think?


design-Sophie Paterson photo-Lauren Mitton

While I’m thinking that string of pictures is too tiny …..I’m head over heels for that tripod lamp!


Neruda Street, Prague

Astronomical Clock Tower, Prague

Just a snippet of Prague to whet your appetite!


Finally a Canadian on-line home and lifestyle magazine – It makes me smile!

Wishing you a safe & happy weekend!

Lazy Monkey – Friday’s Smile

25 Mar

Received an email from my sister last week with these pictures attached.  Don’t know the photographer, installation artist(s) or even the city where it all took place.  If you know please share!


Can you tell what this lazy monkey is made of?



Imagine walking into the park and……..what the heck is that?  Picture time!




This installation is huge!  Look at the size of the feet!



Can you see it yet?  Love how he is just lazing around, soaking up the sun.



Yes, flip-flops!  How cool is this installation!  Dying to know how many shoes it took.



Thanks to my sister for sharing this flip-flop monkey (it is a monkey isn’t it??) – It made me smile!


Wishing you a safe & happy weekend.

Friday’s Smile

11 Mar

There you are walking through a home admiring the beautiful graphic wallpaper, gorgeously banded drapery and the ‘to-die-for’  fabric on the chairs and ………. is that a 4 foot pagoda in the corner?????



Andrew Raquet via House Beautiful


I love the idea of adding an item to your décor that is going to stop people in their tracks.

Visual interest.  The unexpected.  Sense of fun.  Whatever you call it ………I’m a huge fan.  It makes me smile.


Simple Changes or Complete Transformations – design simply works.


High Self-esteem? – Friday’s Smile

4 Mar

I enjoyed watching the t.v. series “Sex in the City” if only to see what outrageous outfits Carrie would appear in!  The two subsequent movies didn’t disappoint either and I watch the first one over and over whenever it appears on my satellite channels.

I’m sure no one is happier than Candace Bushnell who wrote the novel that started it all.  If she was a starving writer before she certainly isn’t now!

I recently ran across an article in House Beautiful where Candace is interviewed regarding the renovation of her New York apartment.  Of course there were fabulous pictures but this one stopped me dead in my tracks.



via House Beautiful


Yes, that wallpaper in the powder-room is Candace’s face repeated over and over, again and again.

What does her husband think (really) ?  What do you think?

Quite frankly I’m flabbergasted……. and it makes me smile.



Fridays Smile

25 Feb


via Lonny Magazine


Is that a ….pink….. lamb… in the fireplace?

Whimsical or Wacky?

Either way, it makes me smile.

A Hallmark Moment! – Friday’s Smile

29 Oct

via Google Images

Too funny!  Toothy smiles all around!

Happy Halloween Everyone!