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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday, May 2, 2016

May - The Blue Hour

l'heure bleue en mai  
the blue hour in May 

Because of its beauty that makes time stop for an instant, the expression l'heure bleue has come to describe a variety of special times and events, not just a description of a special blue glow at dusk. Each month in 2016, I am sharing a collage of blue images that create a little l'heure bleue for me. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lamp Worth Keeping

Sometimes when I actually look at something in my house with fresh eyes I begin questioning whether or not that something is worth keeping. Over time fabric edges fray, colors fade, glass chips, and metal discolors. There comes a point when objects need rejuvenation OR elimination. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Summer Time Lemonade

April is winding down which means Spring is also winding down and S U M M E R temperatures are on the horizon here in north Texas. Before we know it, summer time lemonade will be in everybody's hands on the deck, beside the pool, on the porch swing, and under the shade tree. 


For friends in northern USA, Canada, and parts unknown, you all are probably shaking your heads at this thought because Spring is just arriving at your doorstep.