Sunday, March 27, 2011


ROGER'S GARDENS has been the nursery
of choice in Orange County, Ca. as
long as I can remember.

It is a seven acre dream and a
 gardeners disneyland. 

Over the years it has become more than a
a place to buy amazing plants.  They have
a beautiful gallery of home accessories,

The creative director ERIC CORTINA
who puts all of this together is also
a designer and manuafacturer of his
own line of Christmas ornaments.
He broadened his collection with this addition
of metal designs which can decorate the home
year round.  His ex voto hearts, which were
 historically used in Europe as offerings of
gratitude or devotion in churches.

These make a nice gift to commemorate an
event or wedding.

Holiday decor for almost every occassion
is a big attraction in the gallery.  Easter
is now on display.

Besides plants they do a wide ranch of
silk and fresh arrangements

They have created a beautiful "life style"
which is exactly what they have called
their new facebook page.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of he birds for mirth,
One nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
                   Dorothy Frances Gurney

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Throughout my selling days I have found
that anything with quotations or words sell.
Inspirational, funny or cleaver, either
on pictures, pillows, jewelry, decorative
or functinal.  It doesn't seem to matter.
this beautifully.  The You are My Sunshine
verse is a favorite, either as a piece for the wall
or on a pillow, shown beautifully here by

 picture frame
or wood blocks
Here are some of my other favorite wall pieces

it really changes the look when you reverse the color

Sometimes the simpler the better


A quote for everyday of the year

Someone else that has captured
our love of words and quotes
is the JUNKGIRLS.  They have put words
on vintage spoons to make keyrings


and necklaces
a quote on a charming piece of art

The words of the wise are as goals.

Friday, March 18, 2011


AIDAN GRAY HOME is now doing a
monthly ad in ROMANTIC HOME magazine.
I thought this would be something I should be sharing.
The April issue
I don't have the exact ad but I do have the style
shots from the ad.
The Lisbon chair is shown in the light linen
stripe fabric. 

The traditional wing back chair is updated
with a slightly exaggerated silhouette.
Tapered legs add to the sophistication of
this chair.

It is also available in a grey stripe fabric.

Sitting next to the chair in the first picture
are these fun metal barrels. The
surface has an aged look to them.

These come in a set of three and would be
great for planting or could be used for
In this same ad is the Tilet Finial.
As though plucked from ancient
architecture the finial features unique
carvings and a weathered zinc finish.

Going through my other magazines this
month I found this other AIDAN GRAY

The 15 drawer Wien side board
made from reclaimed wood.

It is nice to see the products I sell get
national recognition.
For more information on these items you
can contact me at