Shiny Object Saturday: LED Cherry Blossom Tree

March 7, 2011 by - 4 Comments

I miss living in Virginia the most in springtime. At dusk, I could look out into the woods and see  dogwood blossoms that seemed to float, untethered, among the trees. Some blossoms were delicate pink, and some were an ethereal, pure white. Spring is springing here in Southern Illinois. There’s a single dogwood tree out …Read More

Shiny Object Saturday: The Sleep Mask

June 26, 2010 by - 7 Comments

I was torn between highlighting two of my favorite Audrey Hepburn/Breakfast at Tiffany’s* shiny objects. But since I no longer regularly use a long, slim, elegant cigarette holder (and no longer smoke cigarettes, for that matter), I decided to go with that symbol of late-sleeping decadence, the sleep mask. Here’s Audrey/Holly in hers–So adorable! I …Read More

Shiny Object Saturday: I Love My Keurig!

May 1, 2010 by - 5 Comments

Did you ever buy something and just fall in love with it immediately? That’s exactly how I felt when I bought Pinckney a Keurig one-cup coffee maker for his office for Christmas. It was so cute, so compact, so…sensible. We frequently spend big bucks on coffee at Panera. We rarely make pots of coffee at …Read More