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Monday, September 21, 2015

The Year of the Cat

For those who may not know, my partner and I are crazy cat people. At first we kept our cat stuff confined to a bulletin board in the kitchen. But then one bulletin board became two (a matching pair!) and then we added more wall storage in the form of these wire letters (matching J's!)

And then we started branching out into cat pins, cat t-shirts, cat became clear we were turning into Cat People.

Well, on a recent trip to Palm Springs, we decided to drive down in case we found any treasures to bring back. Besides a case of Tab cola (which we can only seem to find in Southern California--it's not sold up here in NorCal!) we also found this treasure at Misty's Consignment in Rancho Mirage.

And of course our little guy Phillip Lorenzo approves!

Misty's was a crazy, cavernous treasure trove of stuff. As I walked through all the rooms in the warehouse-like space, I could see myself almost completely furnishing a house in Palm Springs with some of the amazing pieces...

Palm Springs..?? Uh oh, watch out!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

You are GOLD!

Boy, it's been a while since I've posted to the old blog. Still putting up little updates via Facebook/Twitter, though (because that's just easier ;-)

Just got back from Palm Springs about a week ago and there were treasures there (saving them for my next post!) But this past Saturday I took advantage of some museum entry discounts and went to the DeYoung Museum to check out the exhibit on JMW Turner.

Not only were the paintings simply amazing (I never knew he did so many watercolors--both as quick studies and as finished pieces) but I loved the way the curators displayed his work: lavish gilt frames (or even simple natural wooden frames) popped against dark navy or gray walls. It made the artwork look amazing! So those afraid of dark walls should take note--it can be done successfully!