19 February 2015

Chinese New Year

It is the year of the sheep according to the Chinese lunar calendar.




Or as the United States Postal Service has decided, the year of the ram.


In any case, stay warm these last few winter weeks.


It's cold outside!


Wooly says so.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

14 February 2015

The Angels Have Landed

...in a bed of velvet roses surrounded by bouquets fresh tulips!


The sun's rays shine through the window panes, casting seductive shadows on the cherubs, while they ponder the mysteries of love.


Giant pink rosebuds tickle their feet and hearts sparkle.


Secrets are kept in a special box and tiny cups are ready to be filled with love potion.


Cupid is wondering whose heart he will capture next.


During this month of  L O V E, I have filled our home with pink tulips, vintage Valentine's tucked here and there...



...petite wreaths made of white paper roses,


...tiny hand painted antique porcelain dishes large enough for a single chocolate truffle,


...French novels and love stories,


...and pink polka dot paper lanterns dangling from our wrought iron chandelier.


{Special delivery from the statuesque rabbits in the background who happily tote a lavender topiary tree.}



A peek through the paper lanterns and hanging roses for a glimpse of the winter sunshine on our terrace.



Pink tulips, pink hearts, pink cabbage roses, pink candles, pink Valentines...my husband said to me that he had never seen so much  P I N K.


This is the one time of year I indulge in every shade of this beautiful hue...


...and do not worry if the boys in the house get a little blue.


Mr. Pig seems perfectly happy dressed in his pink velvet bow.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Sharing the LOVE with some of these friends this Valentine's week.

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Ciao amici,
Suzanne

03 February 2015

Winter Berries

Winter kissed strawberries.


For two.


Enjoy.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne
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