What is it, why do the days seem to fly by so quickly.  Do you REALIZE there are only FOUR more Fridays till Christmas?   I haven’t even started my shopping.   Not to mention my two birthdays are coming up.  My husband says it’s quite a scam I’ve developed but it’s really not my fault.

yellow-finch-windowIt’s nice to see a couple of my pieces in the window at Yellow Finch.  I still love the little blue bombe chest.  The hardware alone is so fabulous.  I often hear that Home Goods makes it difficult to stay in this business, but I think there’s room for everyone.  Who doesn’t love Home Goods? Heck I love poking around as much as the next person.

Pottery Barn, Home Goods, Crate and Barrel – Love them all!

blue-bombeI don’t know about you but I don’t want my home to look like it stepped right out of the pages of a catalog.  How boring life would be if we all lived in the same cookie cutter boxes.  For me the best rooms and homes are those filled with unique personality and charm.  That’s where vintage comes in.  I could wax poetic about all the virtues of older well-built furniture, really I could.   Vintage pieces provide the kind of charm and unique look that you just can’t get from imports.    So sprinkle them in and pair them up with new and old pieces from your travels.

tiered-tableI’m loving this tiered table in the works.  There’s another little table with a handle that nests right in.  How cool is that – It’s downright pagoda-ish.  Not sure how old it is, but I don’t think you’ll find this anywhere these days.  It’s probably a 1980’s piece from somewhere like Bombay Company.  Remember Bombay?  It reminds me of an Oomph table.  Nice clean lines.

winter-whitesHere’s the other side window at Yellow Finch.  Winter Whites, Silver, and Grey.  Anyway, back to my two birthdays.  So I spent nearly my entire life celebrating my birthday on December 12th.  Both of my parents would tell the story of how I came into this world on the twelfth day of the twelfth month at twelve midnight.

In fact, for most of my childhood I thought my hidden potential of magical powers would one day reveal itself.  I’d stare into mirrors, gaze into the cat’s eyes, wriggle my nose, position my arms like I Dream of Jeannie.  Nothin’


I love these sparkly vintage wreath ornaments.  Anyway, back to the magic….I’m still waiting for it and I sure would like to have some special zapping powers these days.  Hmmm, maybe there’s a reason I didn’t get  that kind of power.

 As it turns out and as I grew older I eventually came into possession of my birth certificate.  Not only is my birthday not listed as the twelfth day of the twelfth month, this document is also missing my middle name!  What the Heck!!

Vintage-treeTalk about confusing,  talk about an identity crisis! My husband is still unsure about which day is my REAL birthday and whether or not I have an initial.   There is however an upside to all this subterfuge.  There’s a beauty or should I say MAGIC in it all.

It’s quite clear I’ve been blessed with two birthdays which I have been able to cleverly expand into an entire birthday week.  Darling would you please get me a glass of water…you know it IS my birthday week.  Honey would you please….

The poor guy is so confused all he can do is happily comply.  Hey a girl’s gotta work it, right?

magicI hope you enjoy your holiday shopping and have a chance to pop in to Yellow Finch.  I can assure you’ll find something special, unique and magical.  Plus Jim is always spinning the best playlist around.

Here’s to searching for Magic amidst all the hustle and bustle.

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