Although March has come and gone it will be one that I remember always. Special people, special times and of course new tasty delights enjoyed and savored. It started with a visit from my girlfriend Carol. She and I were neighbors when I lived in Commack and have remained close with visits back and forth throughout the year. Im always visiting my Daughter Stephanie in NYC so its a treat when she visits Florida like she did last month. It gave us time to catch up from the Holidays and of course shop and our favorite pastime decorating. We scoured the antique stores this visit and made some pretty candy dishes out of candlestick holders and glass plates as well as a makeover for my pool bath. We always cram as much as we can into our visits and this time was no exception. For the makeover to my pool bath we used the theme of Crowns! We spent time antiquing and I got a great little table and my Husband sprayed it Black and then I had a tray that fit on the top just perfect with my other favorite theme Toile. It is in the Black and White and really looks great. I gathered all my crown accessories and scattered them around and love the new look. Of course there is a throne, but we wont go there ! LOL! Carol arrived with several new Queen accessories for me, and the pictures will be in the Gallery. From Mugs to Pitchers to a Pink Tiered Dish and of course the greatest gift a Friendship to cherish. She shares my new love of Gardening and we spent time both cleaning up and adding to Britalia Way. Queen alley has some new touches that I will post pictures to In the Garden. We truly enjoyed our time together and now I look around and say to my friends that the house has been Carolized! She really has a knack for detail and our tastes are very similar so the finished look is a collaborative effort with the labor split between us. That’s the fun part when you can say hold this while I look for the 10th time (something men don’t understand)! Carol had arrived on March 5th and we flew back to New York on the 14th. We said our Goodbyes at JFK Airport and I headed to my Daughter’s apartment and she back to Long Island. Arriving on a Friday night at 11:30PM and seeing the excitement of the city is exuberating!
Stephanie and I woke up early the next day and headed to the Metropolitan Museum to see an exhibit on Dressing Tables and Perfume bottles. It really was lovely and you appreciate the beauty of such simplicity. OK well simplicity at its finest with an elegance all its own. The furniture was accented with the Perfume Bottles and several artworks depicting grooming. It was really interesting seeing the different styles from several Countries and imagining time back in the day. The art and sculptures at the Museum capture the detail of people and an era that was rich with culture. It was a time I might have enjoyed with its formality and grand atmosphere without the mention of Google and Facebook! Ok back to reality we had a lovely lite lunch at the Museum and then wandered about the City and stopped at Fairway to pick up some Codfish for Dinner. I made Codfish Puttenesca and we enjoyed a quiet night relaxing and thinking about all the beautiful art and furniture we had seen that day. A beautiful day in a grand Museum viewing priceless art reminds me of Oscar Wilde’s statement, “My tastes are simple. I simply like the Best.”
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