Tag Archives: New Jersey


January, month of doorways, comes to close. Reflecting on portals, it seems that second-hand mirrors proliferate around here. I’ve taken a survey and they stare back at me from almost everywhere. Very few dollars can provide such a vista. A tiny white elephant sale at the local Congregational Church is often a source and recently […]

Coleus leaves, from my potted garden

Small hand cut coleus shapes make for graphic harbingers of spring. Find these pretty pieces at the Store at MAM, Montclair Art Museum, and take in the new show featuring the influence of Matisse. Can you tell he’s my fav?

Pop up this Saturday!

Chances are…

The local church is holding their annual carnival this weekend… I’ve added to the prize table loot with a mini-collection of summery bead earrings in white coral, rhodochrosite (pink), and amethyst (purple), $66.00 value tucked in a little terracotta pot. But there’s lots of great choices: restaurant gift certificates, florals, beachy & summery baskets, shiney […]

Loose ends

There’s always a thing or 3 kicking around here from back in the day. I figure sooner or later it all falls into place. This week one of our long ago friends stopped in to look at a special something for a special somebody. We’re catching up – she’s moved, I’ve lost track of the […]

Seek and find

Finally in the grip of old man winter, it’s time to dream about a day at the beach and the unexpected treasures of said day. Good things come to those who walk slowly and look down. There could be a resolution in that. ;)

Sea whisperer

In New Jersey, we all know these little translucent tissue paper shells. Underfoot at the shore, these mollusk shells are the part of very stuff that slowly breaks down to become the glittering beaches that inhabit our dreams. Oh so delicate with a that hint of sparkle, there may not be a girl in the state who […]

Tuesday night lights

Summer’s really here.  Turbulent breezes in advance of a torrential midnight rain, I stepped outside to listen, and high up there in the old black walnut I saw that one lonely light.  Poor guy, I thought, it’s too soon, no one to see you wink in the dusky sky.  Wrong.  One there, wait – one […]

Earth day

It’s like they knew.  On Saturday I stirred up my morning glories and set them up with a nice dose of fertilizer.  Today they’re popping up right on cue. A good day for a stop at the Metropolitan Farm, over here in Closter, NJ.  Established on a local historic farm property by the Metropolitan Plant […]

Truth and Beauty

This past week has been a whirlwind here, polishing up the details on some holiday events and having a welcome chance to meet and greet some old & new friends.  The trunk show at the Store at MAM, now in the rearview mirror, was a lovely evening with over 700 attending Montclair Art Museum‘s December […]