Tag Archive: Shopping

Madame Verte’s Easter Basket Picks — For Grown Ups

With the Easter holiday still a few weeks away, I have been thinking pastels, bunnies, eggs, lambs, and candies lately.  Which also brings me to the subject of Easter baskets. Usually mon mari… Continue reading

A Metal Tree for All Seasons

I thought I would take a few minutes to blog about a home accessory I bought this weekend in a frenzied dash to the fabric store for some last-minute Halloween costume supplies. I… Continue reading

Found Treasures: Appetizer Forks

There is something to be said about things that are a bit older.  They’ve been around, they’ve endured the test of time, they’ve witnessed memories.  And this observation is coming from a gal… Continue reading

Black and White Week: Black and White Dishcloth Napkins

Black and white…two of my favorite colors.  You really can’t go wrong with either of them, and together, they are beautiful. This week, from September 23-September 30, will be “Black and White Week”… Continue reading

Outdoor Pots and Planters: Out of My Budget?

In my quest to transform my front “yard” into a welcoming oasis, I have spent many afternoons in local nurseries, home improvement warehouses, rock yards, and discount garden supply stores.  Lately, I have… Continue reading

Hurry Up Halloween!

I was out shopping today and the store shelves are filled with Halloween decorations right now.  I just love Halloween, and it happens to be mon mari’s favorite holiday.  What a wonderful inspiration… Continue reading

Falling for Trinkets

Last year, I saw some salt and pepper shakers of a little Asian couple in blue and white porcelain.  The man was the pepper shaker, and the salt was the lady.  I didn’t… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Photo Holders…Cheep, Cheep, Cheap!

One of my passions is a clever place card holder.  I rarely set a table without them.  I have quite a collection, including: wire pumpkins, bronze turkeys, little songbirds…and this guy (along with… Continue reading

Gourmet Gifts on the Cheap

Here are a few great gift ideas for the gourmand in your life. These culinary offerings won’t break the bank [most retail for under $20 total], but they will score you major points… Continue reading