Saturday, June 26, 2010


 I love this crazy eccentric, over the top, folk art, flower pot. Does anyone recognize it's origin? If you do, please let me know. The colors and glaze quality makes me think late 40's or 50's. The plan is to plant bronze colored grass in it for hair and then use it as a table center piece. This should scare the neighbors!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I want to introduce you to three sisters, if you already know them, then all the better,  if you don't, you need too. Amanda, Stacey, and Jillian are their names and they own The Gypsy's Palace. The Gypsy's Palace is all about custom  pillows, draperies, upholstery,  roman shades, lamp shades, and everything else that can be sewn, they can do it. Their prices are fair  and perfect for these times. Their craftsmanship and  focus of detail is a reflection of  their pride in their work and  in  a city where pride in workmanship is many times in question. This is  important. The Gypsy's Palace is family owned and operated which makes it all the better. You can visit their website at or go see the showroom in Los Feliz Village, 1730 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, Ca.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

1/4 LAND, 3/4 SKY

Coming to you from somewhere in Texas

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Coming to you from west Texas


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hollywood Palaces

I have been told this is happening in every American city. The old house is torn down, the trees and  garden removed and then a new house is built. A really large house. Help!  Someone please make it stop!!!!!!!  Dear readers, followers, fans, strangers, and stalkers please comment, if this is happening in your city write me and let me know so we can all moan together.

Friday, June 4, 2010


Hey you guys, I would like to finish the Apartment Therapy house and garden  tour by showing you the bedrooms. There are two, one upstairs, one downstairs. Both kinda small although the upstairs bedroom has windows on all four sides which makes for a pretty good mood. The downstairs bedroom looks north out onto a walled garden. Back upstairs, the black cat sitting on the bed is Elizabeth Taylor, she was injured by a neighborhood cat by the name of Debbie Reynolds, I think Debbie won, this time, which explains the large blue collar. In this same bedroom if you stand on your toes, look over the large pine tree down the street, put on your eye glasses and squint, you can see the Hollywood sign. Unfortunately seeing the sign under these conditions I don't think it will increase my property value. Also, whats  nice about the upstairs bedroom is  through a french door you can enter onto a deck so you can sleep inside or out, or watch a movie on the eight foot movie screen, have a cocktail and smell the smog which ever you prefer. Thanks for letting me show you the house and thanks for all the wonderful past comments. And last, but not least, thank you Gregory Han for taking such great photos and showing my house and garden on Apartment Therapy.