Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Afterglow

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. After a lovely meal with extended family at home I took off for NYC for a weekend with the girls.

Ohh lala....Ring Dings and Twinkies from Betty Bakery in Brooklyn are to die for.

The cakes and cookies are beautiful!


I can never go to New York without a trip to ABC Carpet and Home. If you've never been , especially at Christmas, then you are missing something special.

This was my first ever trip to Mood.

Aisle after aisle of THIS. A fantasy of fabric. There are no words. I love fabric.

Painting with sand in Union Square. I really miss the vegetable peeler guy. It was always fun to see him. I love New York.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What's new at Crescent Place

I've put a few new things up in Crescent Place. Here's hoping it's a good holiday season.

Know any cowboys who enjoy wine?

How about those with stars in their eyes?

And we all have to set a table sometime this season.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Showers I want

Aren't these just the most beautiful showers you've ever seen? Show me something better,if you can.
pictures are from VelvetandLinen

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hollywood or Tackywood

Have you seen Christina Aguilera's house in Instyle Magazine? Whoa ,there! Even the adorable baby doesn't keep my eyes from hurting. Not only is this closet ugly...but as a child of the seventies's beyond tacky. I thought we were coming back to a time where conspicuous consumption is not a source of pride.

I saw Mariah Carey once on some Oprah Donahue 20 60 48 show. The interview was quite a long time ago.....before the breakdown disguised as exhaustion happened. She was talking about what a kind, generous and giving soul she was. They showed her at a camp she started for kids who...geez, I'm not sure who they were. I think it was Camp Mariah Adoration. Anyway, they showed her Snow Whiting among the kids wearing a tiny tank top over her giant top and trying to balance the whole shabang on these high heels. Sooo....then they went to Mariah's New York apartment. Her closet/compound is larger than the average gymnasium.The closet alone is 3000 square feet. All chandelierey and sparkly. She had a separate closet for lingerie...and then...can you believe this?!? she proceeded to model a few of her favorite negligees. You can picture the shoe closet, I'm sure. My point is ,though, that when you have that much crap you should really keep it to yourself. It's just so braggy and cheesy to show it all off. And you shouldn't go from bragging about all the good you do in the world to showing how much more you have than everyone else.

Ok...back to X-Tina.The playroom is enough to cause seizures before you go near the video games. Her husband must love the pink pool table.

I have enough trouble sleeping now. I can't imagine trying to drift off to sleep in this bordello-inspired bedroom. How long a list can you make on what's wrong with this room?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Love it....

I just love these alike yet so different.

I'm always torn like this in my decorating. I find neutrals and soft grays so soothing.......But I still love a big punch of color.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Notanseladams ,Ashley ,Brian and Evan

The crew of the Ramage

Thank you. All of you.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Turkey of a Deal

I love Martha. I've loved her for a long time. This year she's selling turkeys. When she announced this on her show today I thought,
"I'm sure they will be more expensive than your average bird but the quality is sure to be there".

Then she sweetened the deal with the announcement that, till midnight tonight, if you added the code Martha15 at checkout you would save $15.00. Wow! That's quite a savings !
So I checked it out.....

12 lb. Turkey.....................69.99
18 lb Turkey......................89.99

No,that's not a typo. Martha wants you to pay $5.00 and up per pound for a turkey.

Okay, okay you may say. It's Martha quality. And it can't be easy to ship a turkey. But shipping is not included in that price.

I checked shipping rates for my address....

12 lb. Turkey...................45.44
18 lb. Turkey...................58.25

So, Martha, even with the great $15.00 off offer I will not be buying my turkey from you this year. I think I can buy a turkey and all the fixings for side dishes and desserts and a bowl of nuts for what you want me to pay for one turkey.

Thanks for the offer, though.
I do still love you.
But I liked you a whole lot more before you were such a shill.

What do you think?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Nice give-away

Peanut Petunia is hosting a great give-away. Don't you love it? She has a fabulous blog...get over there and check it out. I know....I've been there already. So go again.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fringe Benefits

While they are busy trimming the benefits where my husband works I thought I would show you some benefits that have been added to Trims and Trappings. First, shown above, is the Natural One. And below we have the Chainette One.

The benefits shown next are the Multi Ones.

And here we have the Greenish One

And the lovely Cream One...

And the Blue One....

And I would never want to forget the Red One.

Here's hoping your benefits never get cut...unless it's to embellish something!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Leaf Peeping

We were lucky enough to be able to take a few nice day trips in the last couple of weeks. Notanseladams took some much deserved time off this month. We went to Florida for a crazy wedding and spent five days there. After coming home we decided to take a trip to North Conway of our favorite places in the world.

This is the trestle bridge at the entrance to our favorite place to camp. I have pictures of it in summer. We also ski in this area quite a bit so I have winter pictures,too. This is the first time we've been here in "leaf-peeping" season.

Notanseladams belongs in front of, not behind the camera, so here he is. Take note...I've told everyone...but this is the first time I've put it in writing. I want some of my ashes..when I'm be dumped off this bridge into the Sawyer and Saco River.

These natural stone steps are on the trail that leads into the camp area we have been going to for over twenty years. It's a hike-in camp area with platforms on which to set up tents. It's a beautiful place to be...the river is the perfect lullaby to go to sleep to. There are no facilities other than a single composting toilet.

Here is the outhouse containing that composting toilet. This is a fairly new building, maybe three years old , that replaced the old outhouse. It is a luxury suite compared to the old one!
Two years ago we spent a night in this lovely little building while bears tore up our tents and ate all our food. That's right...Notanseladams and I along with Evan and Ashley and two of her friends hid out in this building ALL NIGHT!
But that's a story for another time.

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