Sunday, October 16, 2011


I had the pleasure of visiting
CHARTREUSE  last week, a home furnishing
store in Los Alamitos, Ca.
You are immediately impressed with
their displays and wide variety of styles

Accessories play a big part in this stores
charm. They have been collected from
all over the world.  Pieces from Indonesia, India,
Philippines as well as local artists.
 I love this Monopoly set with
the over sized games pieces.

The front of store is set up with
different room vignette's that could
be bought and taken home as is.

Their styles go from tropical to cottage,
traditional to modern and many
in between.

They carry a nice range of PINE CONE HILL
showing several bedding sets in the
showroom, all representing a
different aesthectic.

The store continues into a very large open
room that enables them to do larger
displays and fixtures.
The DASH AND ALBERT  rug display
is an example of this.

This large sectional shows off well
in this larger room.

The lovely ladies that make all
of these beautiful things happen.
Wendy, Allison and Nickie.
CHARTREUSE   click on the name and
it will take you to their blog.
As well as seeing fun things about
their store you will see the fun
shower they gave for Allison.

3938 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, Ca. 90720
562 493 5899

Sunday, October 9, 2011


When I was in Chicago a couple weeks
back I had a wonderful day to play.
I got up early and just walked around the
city and taking pictures of things that
inspired me.  I thought I would share that day.

At the end of the day a glass of Preseco
was just what I needed.

Chicago is a really great walking city,
especially in September.