***Identifying 'lush'ousness everyday, everywhere!***


'LUSH'--Luscious--richly satisfying to the senses or the mind.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Intelligence-- discerning truth 
and having the ability to see and understand 
people, things, or situations
 clearly and intelligently.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Say It With Flowers".

Healthy competition is necessary when appropriately applied, in the appropriate setting. But, when it comes to everyday life/living/loving, we've lost focus. We're so worried about what we'll lose instead of what we could possibly gain, that we ruin relationships by withholding encouragement, inclusion, support, or even, a compliment, for fear it may boost the other person ahead of us, or dim our own accomplishments. Sadly, we forget, the way to the top is by helping others up. Or, in reference to blooming flowers--  bloom, and, certainly, be happy, when others bloom, too.  The garden is prettiest when all the flowers are in their glory.

Follow 'LUSH' 's board 'LUSH'Daisies to 'LUSH'Roses on Pinterest.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


A picture of 
my heart.

Photo by Isabelle Menin

I love Valentine's Day. 
Always have. 
Always will.
Wishing you 
a day, 
a week, 
or month, 
filled with 
pink and red

Follow 'LUSH' 's board 'LUSH' in LOVE on Pinterest.

No need to leave a comment.
Hoping to make life easier. xo

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pink Inspiration.

One might expect photos of pink decor
 after reading the words
 "pink inspiration".

what is posted
 is, plainly,
 inspirational words
 in pink.

Sometimes, or most times,
pink just seems to make it better,
or happier, or dreamier,
or ..............!
The question I ask every sales person at every department store.

you will have your cake and eat it too @Cindy Samoht

ZsaZsa Bellagio

keep moving

Be Inspired!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mid Century Modern Muses

        Vintage beauties,

 with  the classic big eyed, pouty lipped pose,

  made these prints wildly popular in the 60s and 70s.

While better late than never, 
I discovered these iconic lovelies on The Paper Bag Princess.
And, like The Paper Bag Princess
I, too, fell in love with these

       Nadia by Igor Pantuhoff Big Eyed Girl Print

Enchanted by their innocent beauty,
and captivated by their soulful big eyes,
I am reminded of my teen years
in which my bedroom walls would have been
adorned with as many of these paintings 
that I could have gotten my hands on.
Each one would have stimulated dreaming of Paris,
 indulging in the beauty of the era,
and imitating the style sense of the lovely muse.
Countless hours would've been spent at my dressing table,
copying the hairstyles, and recreating my eyes to be as sultry,
and yet, as innocent, as theirs.
I, most likely, would have taken them with me to college. 
And, alas, they would have been a part of my home today.

Although the history, regarding the artist, is quite alluring,
I am more captured by the images of a beloved style era, 
and it's iconic muse. In each and every Igor Pantuhoff image, 
"the eyes have it".

Enjoy a virtual tour

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Flower Power

Happy May 1st! 

I think it's about time
 I post a little refreshing inspiration.

Hoping your day is refreshed by
 the loveliness of flowers, 
the charm of the color pink,
and the inspiration from carefully chosen words.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Antlers and Swank.

Yesterday, I posted about my new antler craze--

I discovered a rustic luxe style,
adding my own twist,
and naming it
Rustic Regency
Antlers and Swank.

After thinking about it, both of the names should be combined-
Rustic Swank.

We all know the style idea of "Rustic".

However, the definition of "Swank"
according to the Urban Dictionary is, 
Very classy, and/or tasteful 
and, meaning: style or class.
or, from the Free Dictionary, 
as, Smartness in style or bearing elegance,
and, Imposingly fashionable or elegant; grand.

So, the following Antlers and Swank chandeliers
should depict
Rustic Swank.





Crystal Antler Chandelier Artist Jason Lawson, Carrie Hard




And, just in case, you didn't get enough antlers............
here's a little more for the anticipated season! 


Have a beautiful day! xo

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's All About the Rack!!

Talkin' about antlers, 
'cause it's that time of year,
when reindeer are featured everywhere.

racks are in all year.
I've discovered a new style for myself.
Rustic Regency.
Antlers and Swank.

So, today,
the hunt was on!!
A new shop was discovered!! 
It had a plethora of EVERYTHING!
And, Lo and Behold..........
there in the distance
was a fine rack!

I purchased the rack in the middle at a phenomenal price! 
Woo hoo!!

The following photos,
along with other great rack photos
pinned to my new board

Who knew you could mix the styles? Rustic Regency?

The Art of Living…decorating moments of masculinity

The Art of Living…decorating moments of masculinity



A Dynamic Display

Antiquing with Antlers

Decorating with Antlers | Summerhill Still Life

I'll be posting a photo of my rack 
as soon as it's hung!

Have a beautiful week! xo

Friday, October 4, 2013

Nothing You Haven't Already Seen.........

this just happens to be my version 
of fall inspiration 
for the season! 
Hope the images bring you 
warmth and excitement. 

Seriously, I must end 
with the infamous reminder...................


Happy Weekend! xo