5 Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

5 Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Sit on it, lie down on it, hang your feet over the arms. This means NOT to buy it online unless you have been in person to that very model number you see at a super price in an online store. There are great buys out there that you can see in person! Buy Made in the...
Babies and Design

Babies and Design

I just returned to Virginia from the NYC area where I spent a week with my dearest daughter in law Laura and her new baby…and her precious preschooler, 2 cats and her husband (our son). They live in a typical NYC area apartment that is smaller than they would like and...
Crazy Over Collections

Crazy Over Collections

My favorite thrift store is 9 miles from our house and I love to stop by every two weeks to see what is new. I have definitely found some treasures there—an antique Biedermeier Austrian wardrobe for less than $200 and a graceful marble sculpture for $40. But...
Time to Edit My Space?

Time to Edit My Space?

“Robi, our house is starting to look like Cracker Barrel!!” was my husband’s comment that made me realize that my collecting and dumpster diving was making our living space look cluttered. Wow, did that grab my attention! I love a great breakfast at Cracker Barrel,...
Monogram Mania!

Monogram Mania!

I am from the generation that was in love with those cute cloth purses that buttoned onto wooden handles and were almost always monogrammed…so I adore anything adorned with three initials and a swooping font. Seems like monograms are coming back into vogue these days,...