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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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Beverly, I even had a pink post this weekend, but missed the timing! Have been keeping your mother and you in prayer since you posted.
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I believe we had a frost the past two nights in Riverside! Is that possible? The tips of the lower fronds on the palm tree in back show signs of very low temps and the bushes are brown at the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Linens and Laurel
My neighbor with the historic plaque bungalow, we are sans plaque, stopped by just about the time my walking partner showed up. Although the house is picked up and neat, when someone is looking at period details, other things show... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Linens and Laurel
My neighbor is recently retired and has undertaken a huge restoration project of her 1925 Spanish bungalow. This week during my morning walk I was fortunate to get a peek. She will be using this pattern for her bathroom floor.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
We are so fortunate to have an old central New York friend of my husband and his wife just a couple of miles down the street from us. My husband responded to a friend on Facebook who was coming out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
I'm sitting here online with AT&T customer service and an installation technician waiting in his truck. We are changing from Uverse to Direct TV which will save us enough to be worth it. We contemplated dropping the services altogether, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
In response to Clearing Space for Joy post on The Big Short review, I wrote a blog post in comments. Forgive me, Susan. Here's my reply because I thought it was a fantastic movie, leaving me wanting more. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Press Enterprise The unemployment rate in Riverside County is still rather high, 6.2%. The availability of jobs for recent college grads, even given the above article, is dismal. It isn't an especially "professional employer" area. For most work, the pay... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Our holidays extend from Thanksgiving to January 10th, my husband's birthday. Yesterday marks the end of "the season", the end of a month and a half of celebrations, and the end of cinnamon rolls until November. BTW, the King Arthur... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Funny escape. Even funnier if you are a New Yorker living in Northern then Southern California. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
This subject comes up several times a year for me, not just at the beginning of a new year. I say visit and revisit getting healthy, staying healthy and learning about healthy as much as needed. Here's what is on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Last weekend I mentioned I was starting 2016 on Monday...and I was sick! Truly did not plan on that happening. On the 7th I am still getting going on the new year. I found this resolution kick starter. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
It seems they are connected. Sunshine and stable ground are preferred. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
There are four (4) tablecloths in my store now. Two or three sold during December. The one shown may be a pretty match for our 1935 bungalow. The green and gold and coral hearken back to that era better than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
My walking partner is back! Angels are singing and I am walking more now. Here is a pic from today. Old Hollywood style with January flowering plants is just outside my door. I was looking at the total number of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
I am allowing myself one more day of 2015. The work week starts tomorrow and with it my ability to focus on the new year. We are still in vacation mode in this home and I choose to be present... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Almost 10 years ago this was the only Christmas present I wanted. I did receive the spiral bound guide to note goals and accomplishments for a healthy lifestyle over a sixteen week time span. I see my notes, from more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Yesterday's trend was to look back on 2015, and I was busy with family. January 1 is a day to look forward, and I will, later. First, I want record some thoughts about 2015, a very good year. I publicly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Half Moon Bay My sister and I had a tradition during the years our families celebrated the Christmas season together. While shopping for stocking stuffers for the kids, we would find something we really wanted. Just a little book, usually.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
NY Standard – Episode 136 – Happy & Merry 2015, over four hours of holiday music compiled by Andre Archimbaud, is a delightful mix of classics and recent tunes. Commercial free, relaxing, familiar music to keep you doing what you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
Remove all the Christmas items that were hidden in the living room armoire last year , 1000 items or so, because these are now on the dining room table, it counts as a step. Remove them now from the dining... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
Hall Closet - In process after We are moving at a snail's pace here on the updates to the home. The hall closet is painted, inside and out. Pottery Barn bin pulls we had are used on the bottom drawers.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
This evening my husband is flying to Charles de Gaulle airport for a connecting flight to Munich. It is usual for him to take a direct flight to Germany, but this time the cost differential was enormous. Air France it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
Shades of Pink Ticker Tape Hat Today I finish up a very scary listing of my handmade items for the first time. I have been practicing knitting and crocheting techniques while deciding which hand craft to pursue more seriously.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
Hand Knit Seed Stitch Cowl I am a lifelong lover of handmade textiles, their history, their possibility, their preservation. At one of my jobs, the owner told me I was the original Annie Hall. Even during a respectable foray in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Linens and Laurel