Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sweet Salvage ~ Color Stories ~ Part II

So, Today after I dropped the Young Prince off at Work I was able to make the trek back to SWEET SALVAGE to get THE Chair!   I had wrestled with the decision only briefly, here's the down low on the story, I have a gorgeous but low Antique Embroidered Wing Back Chair already in the Library which has short legs, I'm at the Age now where I can't get up out of it without help from the Grandkids or The Man! *LOL*  So, The Man had suggested I just get a comfortable Chair for Reading in the Library that I could get up out of all by myself without hollering for someone to rescue me from the Antique Chair anymore.  *Smiles*  It turns out the Antique German Grain Sack darker Chair was much more expensive than the other one, so that wasn't even within budget and crossed that one off the list immediately... so now there was absolutely no agonizing over which one to buy!  *Whew!*

And that's probably fortuitous since there was also a Fab Antique German Grain Sack Framed in a Shabby Black Antique Frame that I would have then NEEDED to buy if the Chair had been within budget, since they matched!  *Bwahahahaha!*  And justifying bringing Home more than just the Chair would have been a stretch my Friends, so it was a relief really that I couldn't even consider either one of these.  *Whew!!!*  Since The Man didn't bat an Eyelash about me springing for a Custom Upholstered Reading Chair for the Library I didn't wanna frustrate Grace by pushing the ticket over the line with the proverbial give her an inch and she'll take a mile thing. *LOL*  In fact, The Man and The Force LOVED said Chair when I brought it Home and thought it complimented the Library decor very well.

And at least the Antique German Grain Sack upholstered Chair and Framed Sack gave me sufficient Inspiration for what I could do later on if I Score some Antique German Grain Sacks for a couple of 'Projects'.   I have a wealth of Beautiful Antique Grain Sacks from Europe, just none of the German ones with all the Black Writing, harder to Source here in America and especially on the West Coast, which seems still quite mired in the faux Southwest decor and fabrics... Gak... those of you living here in Arizona know what I'm talkin' about!!!  *Winks*   The Real Deal Antique European Linens and Feed Sack Upholstery is way more refined as a Style and yet also quite Simple, sturdy and utilitarian at the same time, for a Fresh take on Modern Country Decor.  I like that it looks Classy and Classic Timeless Styling but without being Pretentious.

And my Friends over at Sweet wanted to know where I'd put it and so here you are.   We moved it around the Library until we decided this would be the Ideal spot, since The Man said it separated the Room from the Hallway better and you could display both the front and the back of this Fab Chair, which needs to be seen from all angles to fully appreciate it.  If you have Eyes like an Eagle you might even notice that down the end of the Entry Hallway, at about the fourth Arch, on the floor, are a slew of boxes already packed up with Fresh Inventory that will be Showroom Bound Tomorrow to fund the purchase of said New Chair!  *LOL*   Since this was more of an extravagant purchase than I'd anticipated, I amplified my five-to-one Rule when I brought the Chair in and gathered together about twenty five items to Sell Off, which will more than fund the Chair's purchase.   So one killer Keeper furnishing IN and a slew of possessions Culled and on their way OUT, a Win-Win... Booyah!

Actually the Hue of the Antique Fabric complimented the Warm Hues of the fitted Carpeting and Walls of this Room far better than the Darker Chair would have.   The Man liked that it's a nice wide Chair for a Big Man that he can easily fit into comfortably and the Down Seat Cushion is like sitting on a Cloud!  As you're walking up the Hallway you can see The Party In The Back of this Chair and it's so Inviting, which was why placement had to be visible Front and Back, I wasn't hiding this much Eye Candy from full view!   So Color me Happy that I decided to dip into Savings and just buy it rather than opting to Charge it, since I dislike buying anything on Credit... the Retired Banker in me abhors paying Interest on top of any Purchase!  *LOL*

So Thursday Morning I'd stopped in to a Fav little Restaurant called Kiss The Cook in Glendale for Breakfast before hitting the Sweet Event and had Fresh Fruit Crepe with Irish Clotted Cream, Banana Bread Muffin, their Famous Country Potatoes and a Fruit Salad... Nom Nom.  I'm becoming quite the Foodie of late and since I'm seen Photographing my food for FB and Blog Fodder, dont'cha know most of the Restaurants and Staff now seem to have made the Assumption I'm some kinda Under Cover Food Critic and so their presentation of my dishes is above and beyond, quite sublime actually, and they tell me all about their Chefs in the back!  *LMAO*   It wasn't Intentional on my part, I was very discreet about it in fact... but I'm saying this just so that you might discreetly Photograph yours and then be texting immediately and see what happens to the Quality of your Food and Service too my Friends... and better get to know your Waiters, Waitresses and even the Chefs of the Establishments you dine at regularly?!?  *Bwahahahahaha!!!*

As for me, perhaps since my Dad was a superb Master Chef and always presented Food Artfully and Beautifully, so that you could eat it with your Eyes first... I fully Appreciate expertly prepared food and the proper presentation of it done Skillfully and Artfully.   So it's too Lovely NOT to Share on Social Media and give Shout-Outs and Compliments to the Restaurants and Chefs that totally ROCK it!   When anything is a Thing Of Beauty I cannot resist Photographing it now!  I don't have to be a paid Food Critic to give my Critique about the best Haunts around Town where you won't be disappointed in anything you order and the Staff are Warm and Friendly, often even becoming Friends over the years of frequenting an Establishment as a Regular.   So this Morning, since it was too early for Sweet yet by the time I hit Central Phoenix, I went to 'Gertrude's' at The Desert Botanical Gardens too and had Breakfast alfresco in the Courtyard.   This is a Traditional Mexican Sope version of Eggs Benedict with Green Chile Lime Sauce, Chorizo, hand made Corn Tortilla and Garlic Smashed Fingerling Potatoes... with Berry Basil Lemonade... fancy schmancy, I ate with my little finger pointed upward and out!  *LMAO*

Strolling thru the Gardens in the Cool of the Morning before it heats up and after a Wonderfully prepared Breakfast eaten outside too, was just an ideal way to start the day.   Everything is still blooming wildly and since Spring in the Desert can be fleeting, I want to spend as many Mornings out Enjoying Nature's Bounty before she rolls up the carpet of Wildflowers and prepares the Land for a brutally Hot Desert Summer!!!   Like Winter elsewhere, the Desert hibernates in the Summertime when the weather gets extreme!   *Smiles*   But during Springtime Nature shows out and shows off abundantly! 

If you've never seen nor felt a Cactus Blossom then you might not realize how very Surreal they are in every way!  From the Vibrant Colors of every Hue to the often enormously over-sized Blossoms with Waxy Petals and often heady interesting Aromas, especially of the Night Blooming Cacti varieties, like Queen Of The Night, that attract Bats to pollinate them in the Cool of the Evenings.  I have a deep affection for Desert plants of all kinds because in many ways they are as resilient as Weeds... and thrive against all odds and in any extreme conditions.   The Young Prince found a Meme I just Love about that tenacity of Nature and one of my Favorite Weeds, the lowly Dandelion, which I've Loved since Childhood when we'd make Jewelry Chains out of them and wear them Proudly... I'm Sharing it below... and it reminds me of how Cactus behave too... Blooming where ever they're planted and in any Conditions!

Yes, we'll get back to strolling around Sweet soon, but right now lets stroll the Botanical Gardens together and take a brief Nature Break, it restores the Soul!

The Palo Verde Blossoms were thick and heavy, fluttering down off the Trees like Golden Rain... I had my Dreads full of them, since everything sticks to Dreads like Velcro, so looking quite like a Flower Child by the time I left the Gardens!  *Smiles*

Seriously, strolling down Pathways lined with dozens of heavily Blossoming Palo Verde Trees has an Ethereal Quality to it, absolutely Magical!   For a Tree that typically doesn't even sport Leaves most of the time in order to conserve water and energy, which is why the Trunk and Branches are Green to photosynthesize instead, when they decide to Bloom they go Bananas and are an explosion of bright Yellow Blossoms... a Feast for the Senses!!!

Not to be outdone, the Cacti were a profusion of huge vivid Blossoms as well!  The sounds of Bees buzzing around them was so loud you'd of thought a small prop plane was overhead!  *LOL*   Didn't capture any Bees in mid-flight Today, tho' several were buried so deep inside the Blossoms it was like they were drunk with Pollen Dust exposure and rolling around in there blissfully gathering their haul to take back to the Hive!  *Smiles*

I got busted and in a bit of Trouble taking this amazing shot, coz it was in the Forbidden section entering the Garden where you're not supposed to pull over and park, yet I couldn't NOT capture this Amazing Image.  For the Love of Art I'm willing to risk getting told off sometimes and safely break a few Rules, I ain't gonna  lie!  *Winks*   The Tour Bus Driver saw me first and rolled down his window to tell me he was sure Glad somebody was going to immortalize that Gorgeous Scene because it had taken his breath away this Morning when he first saw the Saguaro blooming so abundantly with the backdrop of the Lovely Papago Mountain Range, which looks rather like a Moonscape!  So Bus Driver Dude was clearly a Kindred Spirit and "Got It", giving me a hearty thumbs up, Smiling broadly and praising me for taking the risk of venturing into the Forbidden Zone!  *LOL*  I'm SURE I'm therefore the ONLY one who captured this Image in all it's Magnificence?!?

Okay, so I'm stealthily heading back to the Truck, which was parked off on a side Street safely and completely NOT obstructing traffic, but where 'Employees and Volunteers' only are to apparently turn into, thinking I got away with my little Pathological Picture Taking Rule Breaking. That's when I saw the Golf Cart and DBG Patrol Lady sternly standing there in her Uniform, which kinda resembles a Prison Guard's, with her arms crossed and scowling, waiting to tell me off!  *Uh Oh... Bwahahahaha!*  I felt like a Kid just getting busted running down the Hallway at School, she was an older British Lady with a very posh accent, so it almost sounded Funny that she was telling me off but in such a proper Queen's English kinda way, which just can't sound Rude because it's just too proper and polite sounding!  *LMAO*   She actually was very decent about it and I Promised her I usually don't break the Rules of straying rebelliously, but that Image HAD to be preserved and immortalized in a Blog Post about how Wonderful the Garden's Beauty is!  Yeah, I suck up well when it seems like the Right thing to do to break the tension and be on my way, I didn't think she had authority to write Tickets, but ya never know... and I don't wanna risk getting banned from The Gardens, I'm a long time Member... winks.  

So after escaping the DBG Patrol Lady and her stern reprimand, off to the Event I merrily went.    I think I got much better Images this time around since it wasn't as hectic as opening day, tho' it was still exceedingly busy and I still had to park in the lower forty and hike in.  *LOL*   Luckily for loading my Chair I managed to get a space in front when I pulled around when it was time for me to leave so I could pick The Young Prince up from Work, so that was fortuitous.  Though I was running late so I was driving rather fast to be transporting said Chair in the back of the Truck and it tipped over about halfway, but was just Fine.  *LOL*   Note to Self: You need to allot more commute time when you're transporting large Furniture in the back of your Truck and it's a blustery day or that shit will take flight!  *Bwahahahahaha!*   Don't worry, I'd put the seat cushion in the back seat so it wouldn't blow away and they'd wrapped the rest of the Chair in cellophane to keep it Clean during Transport.  Can't begin to tell you how many times I've seen Furniture Seat Cushions roadside that blew out of people's open Truck beds.

Now, even tho' this was a 'Color Stories' Themed Event this Month and I'm a very Colorful Gal, wouldn't you know the Neutrals and Off White's were really Calling to me both days I attended, how Strange is that?!?   There were many vibrant Colors telling a Story and yet for some unfathomable reason, I realized I hadn't been photographing very many of them, Curious indeed!!!   Am I going over to the Light Side from the Dark Side... say it ain't so??!??!?!?!?!  Naw... not a chance!!!. *Bwahahahahahaha!!!*

I think there was just some Killer Vintage Brocante Style Treasures and they just lured me in like a Siren's Song.   And of coarse all of the Vignettes are so Artfully, Skillfully Displayed and Merchandised by the very Talented Designer Teams.    And I'm Glad that Fresh Vignettes and Merchandise are added Daily so each day of the four day Event it looks like a totally New Experience, so you could go every day and see something entirely different.   A lot of large Furnishings were Selling like Crazy, so it wasn't just the Smalls that were different, and as I carted my own Chair Home I realized there must be many of us still feathering our Nests on a larger scale when the right pieces come along?!

I mean I don't know about you, but I never seem quite Done my Friends, it seems like I'm always adding something, taking something away, foofing and re-foofing my surroundings at Home and tweaking the Ambiance of Villa Boheme' to get it Just Right.   I really intend to get to the place where I never want to get rid of Villa Boheme' and could see us here for the long haul, so I'm trying to make it feel so much like our Forever Home, that it just might be?  And even if it isn't meant to be, Enjoying it in the Moment is just the Right thing to do and I know this logically, even tho' Homesickness for my Old Homestead and previous Community is still very strong most days.   We visit regularly tho' and get to spend time around people we've known for Generations when we're visiting The Hood, so it's all Good.

And I know for Sure that Princess T especially is better off here in this Community, as she's entering those turbulent years of blossoming into a full fledged Teen and Young Woman.   She's got very Nice Friends here, she has established her Posse now of BFF's and some Young Male Admirers too in a much Safer environment... and almost all of her Friends have a Pool so she's exercising regularly, Rollerblading, Swimming, Gymnastics on the Park Playground and playing Soccer or Basketball... and getting as Bronzed as a Young Golden Goddess.   Her Grandpa and Big Brother said they would have worried about her entering Young Womanhood in da Hood... and I agree, it could have gone Left real easy since she's a very Free Spirited Girl.

And most of the time she's out and about in the Neighborhood here having one heck of a Positive Social Life now and that's Good, that's what I want for her as she's Maturing and finding her Way.   The Young Prince is such an Old Soul I didn't worry so much about him, he's got a very Sage Head on his shoulders and wasn't prone to being reckless or rebellious... he's rather the type to be on the Geek Squad and Inventing something up in his room and his Posse are the Brilliant Minds of Tomorrow who will likely Lead a Nation and do Great Things!  His new job is working out very well and he just Loves it, he looks forward to going to Work every day and that makes my Heart Glad too as he's quickly becoming a Man.   There will be more installments of this Colorful Event my Friends so be sure to come back and Enjoy it all with us!

Happy Spring from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sweet Salvage ~ Color Stories Event

Yes, it was time once again to make the Pilgrimage to SWEET SALVAGE to catch the Theme of 'Color Stories' for this Month's Event.  I expected a lot of Color so thought I'd gravitate to the Boho merchandise, but instead, I found myself lusting after all that was French Country Inspired... go figure!  I think it had something to do with spying these Amazing hand painted over-sized Demijohns from Vineyards straight out of France as soon as I walked thru the doors!  *Gasp!*   I stopped dead in my tracks, causing a traffic jam... and wanting to photograph both for Blog fodder, but fearful I would malinger too long in Pathological Picture Taker Mode and miss the op to actually claim and buy one... so conflicted!  And there were two... and so I had to also quickly choose, between this one...

Or this one... since I couldn't swing the budget for both... dammit!   This one won out by a very narrow margin because it had the name of the Region of France where the Vineyard is rather than just the name of the Wine.  It was the only item I bought, such restraint, because lemme tell ya, this Event was packed with Fabulous merchandise I would have loved to drag Home to Villa Boheme'!   I have over-sized Demijohns across our Informal Dining Room Windows leading out into the Inner Courtyard, they catch the light like stained glass and are a variety of hues of Vintage glass... Green, Amber, Turquoise, Teal, Clear... but none are hand painted, these are the first I've ever seen!  And you know what they say about that, if you've never seen one before, buy it... coz you'll never know if you'll ever see another one again in this lifetime?!  *Winks*

So, after quickly securing my one and only purchase that would max out my budget, it took a lot of the pressure off the rest of the Event, because I knew everything else could merely be Photographed and not bought.  No matter how much it made my Heart flutter, Pulse race and take my Breath away... and there was much this day that would my Friends!   From the hand painted Meerschaum Sacred Heart Necklace... never seen one where the Meerschaum had been painted... and so owning this one would have been so Sweet... alas... you know... didn't have time to rob any Banks or anything to round up quick cash... so... hadda reluctantly leave it behind!  *Smiles and Le Sigh*

And the Antique European Grain Sack upholstered Wing Back Chairs that were to Die For... couldn't get one of those either... dammit!!!  I have a place on the ole' Bucket List Wish List for one of these you know, for the Library... but so long as Men, Kids and Pets live at Villa Boheme'... anything with White or Cream upholstery can never live here safely!  *Pouting petulantly!*   And this one was really WANTING to come Home with me, you have no idea how much of a forbidden Love Affair was going on here when I spied it, fondling it tenderly... knowing I could never have it... it brought a tear to my Eyes my Friends!!!   The Boro Mending was Divine... Loved the Oatmeal Linen... but that Cream Fabric would have been a Hot Mess in no time flat here at Villa Boheme' and then I would have been wanting to harm someone when it got soiled and I completely lost my shit about it, you know?!  *LOL*

And what good is a Chair if I had to forbid everybody from sitting on it?!?!??  *LMAO*   NO... you must just LOOK at said Lovely Chair and simply Admire it, then sit on the floor to read your Books or Off With Your Heads!!!!  And me then standing Guard, like a rabid bat shit crazy Sentinal Red Queen, to ensure nobody broke the ridiculous Rule, it would have been all too much Insanity and Work my Friends and I haven't fallen quite THAT far down the Rabbit Hole yet!  *Winks*   But I was having a lustfest of Epic proportions with this one, because it wasn't just Divine in the front...

There was also a Party In The Back!   OMG, I was thinking that from any angle this one would look killer in a Room, it would almost be a shame not to place it somewhere that it couldn't be seen from every angle in fact!   I was seriously very, very conflicted about whether or not to rush back this weekend with the Charge Card and just get it and make a few payments as I Sold other shit Off from Home until I'd completely funded it??!?!?  *Bwahahahahahaha!!!*   But I prefer to pay Cash for everything and so I resisted, and it's almost painful to look at the Images of it... and I almost Hope they just Sold it while I've been gone... just so I can maintain my resolve NOT to procure it!??!!  *Smiles*

But there was also another Problem you see... in my Mind's Eye and upon the Canvas of my Imagination about the Epic European Grain Sack upholstered Wing Back Chair I would one day purchase, it had Writing upon the Sack... and darker upholstery around it, to go more with my Sensibilities of Color Palette... you know... like...

THIS ONE!!!   Yep, there were two Divine European Grain Sack upholstered Wing Back Chairs and thus I would have had to make an agonizing decision about which one even IF I could have afforded to bring one Home that day!!!   And this one had the EXACT type of Grain Sack with lettering I'd envisioned, along with a Lovely Darker Linen that wouldn't show the dirt.  I liked the Bones and Lines of the other Chair more and the fatter seat cushion and longer arm rests and Boro Mending... so it would have been form and fashion over exact Upholstery... I would have wrestled endlessly with myself over which one to choose?!??!!   This one was more the Aesthetic for Villa Boheme'... 


And I never did get to see if this one also had a Party In The Back or not?  I might have had to sit upon both to decide which one I couldn't Live without?  They were identical in price, so that part wasn't a consideration... and either Chair would have made me Happy to bring Home actually... I would have just had to of Gotten Over the other one.  *Smiles*   But I came Home with neither... because there was no budget for Chairs... there's so many annoyingly necessary things on the List of NEEDS like expensive Dental Work for me and I have no Dental Insurance, Driving Lessons for the Young Prince and a 2nd Vehicle so I don't have to Chauffeur him around forever.  And...

New Shoes for Princess T because... This is how she looked when I picked her up from the Park after School Today!!!   I'm NOT kidding... she called, "Can you come get me Gramma, I can't walk Home coz the bottoms fell out of my Shoes!!!"   LITERALLY!!!   So she was wearing them halfway up her legs standing at the side of the road!    You just cannot make shit like this up!     

And with The G-Kid Force this type of scenario plays out almost continuously when it comes to Shoes, Clothes, Accessories, Ear Phones, Backpacks... I should buy Stock in all of the Companies that make such shit for Kids because I'm certain I'm bankrolling all their current Investors anyway!  *LOL*   How they manage to lose or utterly destroy everything is mind boggling actually and so the bulk of my Savings goes towards Epic Emergencies involving what they have just lost, outgrown or utterly destroyed with use!   This one is growing at the speed of Light anyway so it wouldn't have been long before said Shoes would have been too small anyway... but how one wears them out to the point the bottom falls out of both of them just goes to show ya how incredibly active this one is!

So really it was nothing short of a Miracle I had any budget left this Week to even come away with one Awesome Treasure from the Event... so I can't complain!  I strapped my Demijohn into the Passenger Seat with the seat belt like a new Baby and called it a day.   I'd had to park in the lower forty for this Event anyway because it was such a popular one that even tho' I arrived quite early, there was already no parking left and a line around the building!!!   There was no way I was going to be able to schlep said Demijohn across busy 7th Avenue and so I had to drive back to the loading area and have the Young Studmuffins load it for me.   And I'm not sure, with The Young Prince's Work Schedule and mine, that I'll be able to get back this Weekend for another run at the Event?

My own Sales haven't been as strong this pay period as they have been the past two pay periods prior... so if I don't finish super Strong Tomorrow, during our own Big Sale... I can't justify another big purchase anyway.   Seems a lot of people are feeling the pinch lately in Retail, a lot of our Winter Visitors didn't spend at much as usual because of Epic Disasters hitting where ever they are from, it's been a tough Year Natural Disaster Wise not only across our Nation, but abroad as well.   When people are running damage control at Home from Floods, Fires, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Mud Slides, Blizzards, and Brimstone... well, they just don't buy as much discretionary stuff.


And I would have liked to of gotten back at least once more to take more Images to Share here in the Land Of Blog since lately my Photography has been hit and miss.   I took a lot, but after downloading them Online and being able to Edit... well... perhaps I'm becoming a Better Editor and not a Worse Photographer, I dunno... but it seems as tho' most Images aren't making the cut and are ending up on the Cutting Room Floor so to speak.   I'll try to eek out at least one more Post from what I took on Thursday, but honestly, this Post has the best ones IMO and I don't know how many of the others are salvageable to use in another Post?   It irks me when my Photography didn't make the Cut... sometimes I'm 'On' but when I'm 'Off', well, it's disappointing to say the least, especially when you don't have a Do-Over opportunity.

The Close-Ups have been fairly consistent, but everything else is pretty jacked up when I review them.   I happen to prefer Close-Up Photography and so that's what I do Best I think, I've perfected the Art of the Close-Up but am still pretty much in Experimental Mode with everything else.  I have been also Experimenting with using the Flash and not using it, to see which Image I prefer?   So I'll take the same shot with and then without Flash and compare how the results are and use the one I liked best.   I'm still pretty annoyed that Blogger will not auto fix resolution so that the pixs just fit on the Blog without having to go thru a rigmarole of oversharing on Facebook first with this new better quality Camera.  *Le Sigh*  I'm almost thinking of going back to a lesser quality Camera just to save Time, but then the Quality of Image isn't as good so it's a Catch 22 of sorts.

Loved this Peacock Necklace that my Friend Cyndie created from a Vintage Belt Buckle and Peacock Brooch.   The Bohemian Bling during this Event was off the hook Gorgeous and so many could have been additions to my vast Collection of Bohemian Bling!  *Smiles*    The Boutique Area is always one of my favorites of every Show... and I LIKE it all, but it's those pieces you fall in Love with and Lust after that really cause lamentations when you can't budget for a splurge!  I know... I know... I can be very self-indulgent... but hey, if we're not worth it, who is, right?!?!?!??!   *Winks*

I would have liked to have come away with many more good Quality Panoramic shots of entire Vignettes since they were all so well done and superbly merchandised.   The Inspiration I always come away from the Event with after beholding all of the Amazing Vignettes that the Designers have put together is endless.  It has really helped me to become better at foofing my own Booths at the Antique Mall I think.   Because it's not just about what you Source, but about Presentation of it that is the Selling Point and Inspires Customers to the point where they can't leave without it so they can get The Look at Home!

I can be very random about what I Purchase actually since I'm not one to have the Ultimate Mission Statement when I go Shopping, so very often it's quite spontaneous what I bring Home when I'm on The Thrill Of The Hunt.   I usually don't know I Want or Need something until I actually SEE it!  I often joke with other people in line while waiting for these Events when they ask what I've come for and say, "I'm not Sure, but I'll KNOW it when I see it!"  *Smiles*   I would suppose many people are more like me, the Impulse Shopper lets call us, the ones who if an Emotion is evoked, are much more likely to spring on an item we didn't even know we'd fall in Love with and Desire until we have that Chance Meeting!  That's not to say I haven't sometimes envisioned a particular thing and then found something that fit the bill, but that's not the Usual for me actually.  I'm very spontaneous about how I go thru Life really so I'm not much of a Planner when it comes to Styling my surroundings either, I let is just Evolve and Happen!

Not very much of what I do Artistically is very well thought out, but Miraculously it always seems to come together just right and so it Works for me.  There is very little that could have been contrived in how I've feathered our Nest or even Styled my Retail Spaces.  Naturally and spontaneously is how everything gets done by my hand... or I'd really find it difficult to do it at all.   If I have to think too much or too long about something and have a definite Game Plan, I'd often be dead in the water with getting it done at all.   I usually fly by the seat of my pants and for me I prefer the unexpected to the expected anyway.  Which is why I'm rarely bored... because I prefer the day to unfold unexpectedly and therefore keeping me interested and anticipating something different and not laid out like a fixed itinerary with no flexibility and options. 

It's also how I Blog... I never know what I'll be Writing until the Words just flow as they will... and come to the end whenever that happens too.   One of my Favorite Quotes from Alice In Wonderland is:

So we're Stopping now since we've apparently come to the End... so 'till next time...


Blessings, Love and Light from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

His First Day At Work

Just a brief little Post to declare how Proud I am of The Young Prince doing so well on his very first day at Work!  We celebrated after he got off Work with a superbly presented and divinely delicious meal at The Cheesecake Factory, our compliments to Chef Nate, he totally Rocks the cuisine there!


Blessings, Love and Light from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian
A life touched by God always ends in touching others. - Erwin McManus

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino (1923-1996)

For creativity to flourish one should try to look at everything as though it were being seen for the first or the last time. - Quote from "A Thousand Paths To Creativity" by David Baird

Is what I'm about to say an improvement on silence? ~ Galen Pearl