Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Longing For This....





if the timing is right, after I move in August, this little vacay will happen.

when I planned the holiday I certainly did NOT have plans to MOVE !!

once seen, one can never forget this sea, 
never forget the feeling of "just being"
never stop loving the people, the food, the culture.

I know you know what I mean.

sending love, ladies....

& don't forget about the
10-ITEM SPLENDEROSA BOX OF MERCHANDISE FOR SUMMER

we have a few left & it's a splendid value @$125
the contents are worth about $300

scroll down a couple of posts & you'll SEE EVERYTHING INCLUDED


Sunday, June 25, 2017

SPLENDEROSA's SUBSCRIPTION SUMMER BOX - Enter For A Chance to WIN a Box Free


ladies, this is a value far in excess of it's price.
you're getting 10 items, all curated by me,
all wonderful
& nothing is sample-sized, it's all standard sized products.

& you might get a big surprise in your BOX because I have SO much merchandise
in my warehouse, it's suddenly struck me that "why not?" include something from this stash 
in each box.
a surprise !!

comment to WIN a free box !!!






SPLENDEROSA'S
SPLENDID SUMMER BOX

THE BOX 
will contain many items, all curated by me, chosen because they will appeal to almost
EVERY WOMAN

remember, this must be a "limited" edition
as I need to order quantities of each item included.
so, don't wait, we're already 3/4 SOLD
 photos of everything below


a blue/white long open-fronted caftan
this piece HAS ARRIVED IN STUDIO & ladies it is WONDERFUL,




blue/white scarf

cachecol sale freeshipping 2017 new scarf women beach shawl autumn and winter long period of bohemian wind cashew warm nation


necklace, earrings, bracelet to match above
in the blue colors







a blue/white linen table runner, picnic blanket, wall hanging

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large canvas bag with rock-stud rivets for travel, shopping, etc.



set of natural bristle make-up brushes

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& the following 3 extra items
small Imari-like perfume bottle with hanger for your closet or handbag
cannot show this, it's just too wonderful & I want you guys to have a surprise !!

bar glycerin hand-made soap
same with this item, a surprise

pouch of beautiful sea-salt bath salts, fragrance selected by me
this is going to be in a pretty little bag so the scent comes through,
highly giftable too.



last, but certainly not least, each one of you will receive a framable, 
original photograph taken by my world-famous commercial photographer son,
Steve Harris

the image, above,
taken by him in Puerto Vallarta with his drone camera...
really beautiful, I think !!

he shot the image last week, and I freaked out because I thought it was so wonderful.
he agreed to make enough prints for my SOLD BOXES,
all signed by him.



the items will come to you in my beautiful white boxes

with the address labels created by me to carry the theme from the outside to the inside,
all beautifully packaged, and maybe a little sussie-gift for you.
BOX   is  $125.00
includes EVERYTHING ABOVE
payment link on top left sidebar

to USA & Canada only

(NO EXCEPTIONS, unless my international readers wish to pay postage)

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This & That

if I were attending a gala or a formal party this summer this is the outfit I would wear !!!
I love every single thing about it...and it's affordable

Morava Sequined Sleeveless Gown with Ruffled Chiffon Overlay, Black

beautiful fluttery silk chiffon pop-over top that could be worn with other things,
but WHO DOESN'T NEED THIS SKIRT ???


& cruising the CALIFORNIA & PACIFIC NW COAST
something I could do over & over again
PRINCESS CRUISE LINE

Vancouver B.C city at dusk


Many cities around the world telling tourists not to come, and/or limiting visitors:

VENICE is one of them


check out the list of 15 places on CondeNast Traveler
HERE



my idea of heaven




my style
ok, here's a question for you guys:

I have a black screen similar to the one in the photo.
IF I move to the country can I use it ?

I think I'll have to re-do my furniture which is NOT child-proof, upholstered in very fine silk,
which already has a dog toenail tear in the sofa...:)'s
everything done in this beautiful gray/silver including big down pillows with bouillon fringe & tassels,
one tassel eater by a dog years ago :)'s

now, I want COMFORTABLE, INDESTRUCTABLE
because of my little grandchildren aged 2-9 and the dog(s).
of course, my little Maltese isn't the problem, it's the houseguest dogs.

what would you do?


oh, and one other thing:

I'm purchasing many PILLOW COVERS FOR FALL,
including ikat & kilim designs, all work well together
because I couldn't ever BUY JUST ONE.

would any of you be interested in this look,
or designs?
all well-priced.

goodness, I was at Tuesday Morning the other day,
and their pillows are MORE than mine.
seriously?

xx's
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

LIFE IN SUMMER + Some Good News







I'm just getting back from the Texas Hill Country, in Wimberley, where my
daughter lives with her family.

what a beautiful, relaxing place to be, however, it was HOT.

it's SUMMER !!!!





& because I've had serious interest expressed by my readers of our doing a
SPLENDEROSA'S
SPLENDID SUMMER BOX
we are now ready to launch

THE BOX 
will contain many items, all curated by me, chosen because they will appeal to almost
EVERY WOMAN

remember, this must be a "limited" edition
as I need to order quantities of each item included.
so, don't wait, we're already 1/4 SOLD

I posted some examples of contents last week, and now I've narrowed the down to
BECAUSE TINA @ THE ENCHANTED HOME TOLD ME TO ADD PICS OF EACH ITEM,
& who would disagree with Tina?  
So, photos of everything below


a blue/white long open-fronted caftan
this piece HAS ARRIVED IN STUDIO & ladies it is WONDERFUL,




blue/white scarf

cachecol sale freeshipping 2017 new scarf women beach shawl autumn and winter long period of bohemian wind cashew warm nation


necklace, earrings, bracelet to match above
in the blue colors






a blue/white linen table runner, picnic blanket, wall hanging

YT-1070-3.jpg
YT-1070-5.jpg





large canvas bag with rock-stud rivets for travel, shopping, etc.



set of natural bristle make-up brushes

M1287-13C






& the following 3 extra items
small Imari-like perfume bottle with hanger for your closet or handbag
cannot show this, it's just too wonderful & I want you guys to have a surprise !!

bar glycerin hand-made soap
same with this item, a surprise

pouch of beautiful sea-salt bath salts, fragrance selected by me
this is going to be in a pretty little bag so the scent comes through,
highly giftable too.

as you can see the retail value far exceeds the $125.00

it will come to you in my beautiful white boxes
with the address labels created by me to carry the theme from the outside to the inside,
all beautifully packaged, and maybe a little sussie-gift for you.

last, but certainly not least, each one of you will receive a framable, 
original photograph taken by my world-famous commercial photographer son,
Steve Harris



the image, above,
taken by him in Puerto Vallarta with his drone camera...
really beautiful, I think !!

he shot the image last week, and I freaked out because I thought it was so wonderful.
he agreed to make enough prints for my SOLD BOXES,
all signed by him.


BOX   is  $125.00
includes EVERYTHING ABOVE

to USA & Canada only

(NO EXCEPTIONS, unless my international readers wish to pay postage)
payment link is at the top of the left sidebar
delivery within the 1st couple weeks of July if not sooner.

thank you in advance for supporting me, reading my blog, and cheering me on.

I did find a lovely home in Wimberley, details to follow, IF the contract works out.
if not, there is a 13-acre place for sale down the road and Mama Bear
would really really like to have a goat, a baby lamb, more dogs...
a little Patina Farm in Texas ???




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Friday, June 16, 2017

UPDATE on Purchases Made By My Readers

to access the merchandise now for sale please click on the PAGES ABOVE under the
black illustration of the lady in a hat.


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I'm in Wimberley, Texas, in the hill country, where I'm staying longer than I thought as
my darling daughter is quite ill.
she has an auto-immune disease which is creeping up on her body, called
ankylosing spondylitis
there seem to be 100's of different medical opinions on this,
as well as A COMPLETE CHANGE IN DIET
encouraged by naturalists.

anyway, the point is that I'll be home Monday where I'll find many many many boxes
of merchandise received.
All of it will be processed by the end of the day and shipped out on TUESDAY.
PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR THIS TARDINESS !!!

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as I mentioned in the previous post 
I've been thinking about creating 
A SPLENDEROSA BOX
of beautiful, usable & wanted items

please see previous post by scrolling down


I've received some really positive input from you guys, but wanted to ask once again what you think about this idea?

would you purchase the BOX ?

@ $125.00 each

an example of what will be inside the box is shown on the
previous post.

the VALUE EXCEEDS, by far, THE COST.
.
please let me know what you think if you haven't already left a comment.

I'm in Wimberley, will be back in Houston on Sunday evening,
any merchandise received while I was away will be posted to you
on Monday !!

xx's
& have a great weekend !!!

(had a date on Wednesday evening, a non-event entirely.
sad. he said he was overwhelmed with my past experiences &
couldn't possibly live up to my expectations. WHEW!
if only he knew the trauma & tragedy I've overcome).

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Back to Italy - Dinner, Shopping in Rome

Merchandise Now Located on Clickable "PAGES" Above
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Walking & Dining in Rome
+++ other possibilities for fun


above is a normal evening at the EDY RESTAURANT in Rome
this wonderful little place is hard to find, but it's so worth the trouble.
located down the little Alley Babuino
not expensive at all
thankfully, we all have GPS on our phones now.

and about walking....


in these old historical cities you must get off the beaten path,
that's why going the 2nd time is better...just take off walking with your travel companions,
my late husband hated doing this, but he was a good sport about it and as long as he could find a place to sit, read his news papers and have a glass of wine he was OK.

the photo above is a perfect example of what you might find just walking around,
and once you find it, you MUST know what's inside, right?



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I've stayed at the hotel represented below:
Palazzo Dama Hotel




the dining room


the POOL - does anyone know how rare this is in a European city hotel?


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the elegant and fun Raspoutine Bar on the lower level of the hotel



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review follows, not by me, but from the famous British Chef & Author
Antonina Parker

 


From the minute you arrive at Palazzo Dama you’re awestruck by its beautiful interior design and met with wonderful service. For me, these are two of the most important factors when choosing a hotel for a holiday; here, I’m not disappointed. Straightaway the staff showed us to our room, an immaculate Junior Suite. I was particularly pleased to find Tyrrells crisps in the minibar and I loved the amazing coffee-table books that were scattered around throughout. The reading material was a great touch and I often found myself leafing through – you could tell that each tome in the collection had been carefully handpicked. Our bathroom was classic in style with cute little white tiles and I liked having a window, so you could peep to see the bustling streets of Rome and glimpse the city’s goings-on.


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& now for a true jewel box of a tiny hotel in Rome,
rooms begin at $167/night


sleeping quarters are up the stairs.  Yeah.
go HERE to check out

you know, sometimes the 2nd visit is better than the 1st
because on the 1st you got all of the "must do" things
out of the way.

Rome is especially this way.
don't forget to walk, take a taxi or a driver to discover
little corners that will show you the real life of
a Roman.

the best part of all is that it is SO EASY TO GET TO
THE AMALFI COAST
from Rome.

that is in the next post, my friends.




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