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Linens and Laurel
Riverside, CA
New Yorker, writing from SoCal about home arts and family history.
Interests: I live in So-Cal and sell vintage items and supplies.Follow our blog to see what is happening in the 1935 bungalow renovation.
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The Story After two heady weeks with friends in Winter Park, it was time for us to leave, New York for me, and North Carolina for my husband. Our flights were in the afternoon. On a hot and humid day,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
The Story 10,000 Maniacs wrote the best description of our first two weeks in Florida last year: These are days These are days you'll remember Never before and never since I promise Will the whole world be warm as this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
Technically, we are New Yorkers, but our hearts are in Winter Park, Florida. Most of the Rome, New York "old" people lived half of the year in Florida so maybe it became familiar from our beginnings. Although Florida is not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
We interrupt this story... The perfect plan for my lengthy trip goes poof, too bad it's such an excellent letter "P" post and today is "B". The vacation account will continue, but fundamentally I needed help with the actual writing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
Map based on Southwest Airlines Original We do not fit into our little house. Adapting means change and this transformation from larger spaces is difficult for me. Considering I spent plenty of time clearing out stuff here and writing about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
Procrastination should be my theme. I dawdled signing up for the A-Z challenge. I couldn’t choose a topic because I have two projects to complete, both provide material for blogging. One project is to discard anything extra in our home.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
We have been in California for about six years now, three up north, three in SoCal. It was as recent as our move from Vermont, that we disposed of our 20-year-old TVs. You know, the big old bulky ones. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
This is our refrigerator, but not our food. In ours, the larger area outlined can hold food. Actually, since the meat/cheese drawer and produce drawers are always full of meat, cheese and produce, the smaller oval shows exactly how much... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
Handy Meal Planner with Tear Off Grocery List I'm not sure if the cure for boredom is a boring task, but that's what is being done on the home front. The goal is to know what we have and by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
Bourbon Glazed Salmon Recipe with Asparagus I really think it is going to be this simple. Salmon and asparagus. I have everything I need to make the meal. For dessert, I am considering a family favorite, Brownie Pudding: Brownie Pudding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
Yarn Bee Hint of Silk - Purl Soho Broken Garter Scarf Pattern There seems to be nothing of interest on television lately. I told my husband I think the frenetic coverage of the election has ruined us for now. How... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
This lovely peignoir set by Tula Narco was found locally. My research shows it was probably manufactured around the time our little Spanish colonial was built. The glamorous touches on both, consistent with the era, make it easy to see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
1989 Sunset Down a Country Road My husband and I have had a virus for about 3 weeks now. We are in need of comfort. It seems the world has changed also, too much. Although more to our liking, any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
The mountains are majestic in the background as we go about our weekend errands. However, January was just too much! Hallelujah! February has begun with a fresh start for 2017. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
I really wanted to purchase the French General "French Embroidery Hoop". Just because it is so cool. However! I have several vintage wooden and metal hoops in my stash, and even at a discount of $25, it doesn't make sense... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
We are thankful for friends and family that made our holiday season delightful! It began with a cross-country trip by our next door neighbors from Florida who traveled long hours to visit for a week here in Riverside. They brought... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
I started a book club! We have been in our new home for a little over two years. Although the neighborhood touts itself as "the friendliest in Riverside", and truly, everyone does say hello and chat briefly, I have only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
today. It will be missed along with The Mission Inn Festival of Lights. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Linens and Laurel
today ... following Friday's birthday dinner for my husband. In the end, I had help. Two chef friends prepared the chicken piccata and garlic sauced pasta. I am beyond grateful! It rarely rained here in the past couple of years.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Linens and Laurel