Will I?

So, today has been weird. For example, I’m now in possession of an antique wooden door I accidentally bought at auction that I have no idea how to integrate into my house. So, I have a lovely door just sort of hanging out almost meaninglessly in my garage now. It’s not too odd but it’s…

Braces And White Culture (It’s Real Life)

Just to be clear and follow-up from my last post: I don’t think white culture is superior, but I do think it has accomplished a great many wonderful things (along with our atrocities), including the firm establishment of the ideas that make a separate “American Culture” possible. And as we move forward I think we…

An Emerald (Part II.)

My loose emerald tried to escape today. We brought my Columbian emerald and the vintage/antique white gold setting into our jeweler to be sized, set and appraised, etc. and before we even got out of the car it almost disappeared. I had placed the setting and the stone in an old ring box we got…

Peach Swirl

I went to the Lake Harriet (Lyndale) Rose Garden the other day. I found a few roses I plan to try to find for my garden. Peach Swirl (my favorite): Earth Song: And, Dancing In The Dark: Of course, these roses are blooming right in my part of my country so I know they’re capable…

With The Land

One of my dearest friends called my family “landed gentry” yesterday. If you look up the history and definition of that term it suits us almost totally perfectly. Of course, on my mother’s side the coat of arms dates back to about the 12th Century when we were originally French and then likely fought with…

Insecurity

I’m not an insecure person almost at all. And when people confide in me that they’re insecure or I experience their insecurities it always surprises me. Along with jealousy it’s a common emotional problem I have an oddly small amount of personal experience with. I’m sure you’ll doubt that it if it makes you feel…

The Gucci Jackie And Other Enigmas

So, I’ve written that I’m going to sell or give away my black ostrich Gucci Jackie. And until today, I was sure of it. But then I wore it because it was a hot day and it felt cooler than plastic canvas next to my skin, but more fun than my leather Kate Spade. I…

Etiquette

My parents had and have many old friends and they both also have a gift for making new friends. And often, growing up, we’d have visits from people. Those visits were often very fun. My mother would make delicious meals, we’d use the China they were gifted for their wedding, and their friends always were…

Baubles

One year for Christmas maybe five years ago or so, my husband gave me a Helzberg Diamonvita tennis bracelet. It’s their version of simulated diamonds and it is somewhat convincing. It was around, oh…$200 to $300 maybe. And as much as I think it’s pretty…I wish I had the $300 now instead of this. It…

Usables

Everyday on vacation I wore my Tiffany & Co. pearl stud earrings. Of course, they loved being worn. Pearls like being exposed to the natural oils on our skin in moderation. It makes them shine. And, of course, it should be noted that there are many things they do not like, such as any sort…