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I freshened up the decor of my Sonora home recently.  The changes are a subtle update that brightens and enlivens the space.

With colors of cream, taupe, warm green and claret red, adding touches of bright turquoise and shiny mercury glass immediately updated my living room into a multi-color scheme.  Adding the Moroccan inspired tablecloth by Pomegranate gave this corner of the large room a busier, more updated feel.  Piecrust pots from Napa Home and Garden.

The iron Eiffel Tower, found at a California flea market by my picker Suzie Shawnego makes a good parking spot for recently received cards and invitations.

While I miss the ambiance of having table lamps in the entry, the oversize pots, turquoise vase by HomArt, and my wedding silver add a lot visual interest.  The framed mirror is an antique and the sideboard is vintage Drexel Heritage.

I found this great trophy cup with lion details at the L.A. Home and Gift Market a few years ago.  It looks great overflowing with boxwood clippings.

Another Napa Home and Garden piecrust rim, glazed clay pot above, holding hydrangeas.  Love the acid green.

No huge changes in the dining room.  I just added a few red goblets to my Vagabond Vintage hotel dinner ware.  The zinc pigeons are from Vagabond Vintage as well but are no longer being made.

One of my friends and readers, Lisa, noticed I haven’t been posting salad combinations.  This salad is for you Miss Lisa.  Hugs to you my Texas friend!

red onion
Point Reyes bleu cheese
toasted walnuts
dried cranberries
fresh ground sea salt and pepper 
aged balsamic vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
Assemble all ingredients on a large plate starting with spinach.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  Great combination.

May 2, 2011

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