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Thursday, December 30, 2010

EPISODE #66

video

OK...it is FIXED!!! it's not sideways anymore! enjoy!

OK...here it is....yes, yes, I know that it is sideways, but it is the best we could do. The new camera will not work for this, so it is back to the old way......next time......

Try not to strain your neck while viewing this sideways.....sorry!!!!!

On that note.......have a safe and Happy New Year.... see you next year!

JJ & Sue

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ARGH!!!!!!!!!

OK......so I got the new iphone 4 last week and was so excited to see that it had a video camera built into the phone instead of having to use an app...so Sue and I record a video and I go to post it and the phone tells me that the video is too long and all it gives me is 55 seconds worth of a 10 minute video. I am trying to figure this whole thing out ( remember, technology is your friend!) so I should have something up shortly, so sorry, once again....... check back in a little bit. I am going to let Frenchy, master of the computer, loose on this one and see if he can come up with something..........

Friday, December 24, 2010

Jj de Sousa sent you an ElfYourself dance!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A holi-day in Seattle.....

On Monday, the lovely Miss Barbara and I took a day trip to Seattle...just because. I just really needed a day away and Seattle's downtown / Pike's Market area is especially lovely during the holidays....... We wandered around the market aimlessly and decided lunch was in order so off to the lovely Pink Door on Post Alley....it has been there forever, and has never had a sign on the door, only the pink door..... turns out that on certain days during lunch and during most dinners during Xmas there are girls on trapezes above your head performing......we were in on the wrong day! Drats...could have been super cool. Anyhoo..they have a fantastic cocktail list and, of course, we had to partake...Proseco, Clear Creek Pear Brandy, rosemary simple syrup and a bit of lemon...DELICIOUS!!!!! If you are in Seattle and have the chance, give it a try...so lovely!

More from Pikes Market in Seattle.

I love this place during the holidays. Sure wish we had a market with
this kind of atmosphere in Portland!!!.... It makes Xmas shopping
special...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

EPISODE # 65

HI GANG!!!!! Here is episode # 65...straight from my office. Sue, Bridget and I were at the Driftwood Room (Inside Hotel DeLuxe - SUPER COOL!!!) last night for cocktails, but the lighting was really low and it would not work from my phone...I know, I know...I need to upgrade to the new iphone with a better video camera......but it is all about budget at the moment!!! Tune in later for some photos of the lobby of the hotel that I took last night....still working on that......
Se here it is: Please go to http://qik.ly/CAJNy8Ud5rKjVKt99NnnG6Z and see OUR latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

WTF????

Do you think he knows about this??? YIKES!!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Camera not working.......so here are some photos

This morning I was at the flower market, picking up a few things for the shop...and my, oh my, it was BUSTLING! It actually started to feel like the Xmas season. For some stoopid reason, I have not been feeling the holiday spirit...that is, until today. The smell of the cut fir and cedar boughs and wreaths was wonderful. The poinsettias were beautiful. I bought the loveliest, darkest red - almost black really - poinsettia...looks great in a black pot in the shop.......

The above photo is of my favorite succulent vendor......look at all these little lovelies......

This is actually a bent piece of wire mesh that had been icicle flocked....rustic and cool....and quite festive with this little display of bulbs and twigs.....

...it is all about the marketing....clever, very clever!

The begonias are indeed beautiful......

But so are the poinsettias.....

...and a few more photos.....

My iphone will only let me email 5 photos at a time so this week needed two entries. I really love the petite cyclamen...my favorite are the white ones...but they were out of them this morning at the flower market.....

One of my favorite vendors at the flower market sells nothing but boxwoods. Beautiful boxwoods. I do love a tight, clipped boxwood. How very Dutch. My favorite are the small and perfectly round clipped boxwoods. I love to put them in pots...all lined up straight in a row......

Oh the lovely tillandsias...... We have at least 6 varieties and at least 100 plants in the shop....

A delightful little bromeliad....I l.o.v.e. the flower market. See you next week!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy thanksgiving!!!

Sorry....no video today. Had a busy day with last minute holiday
window treatment installs. Here are a few photos.....more of these
when the project is completed.

Have a great holiday with all of your friends and family. I am
thankful for so many things!!! See you next week!!!

HECK OF A SALE AT DIGS - START THE SHOPPING SEASON RIGHT!!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Episode # 64

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! It is raining like cats and dogs here in P-town...it might even snow this weekend - the weekend before Thanksgiving. Tonight Sue, Todd and I are at Clark Lewis - seemed like a cozy place to be on a Winnie the Pooh evening.......
go to http://qik.ly/BVjHVeDaDFUSLaVfNHR4mYM to check out this episode!

Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

You know it's the holidays when.....

Click on the link below to see our Jib Jab holiday greeting. These things are hilarious! This is Frenchy (husband) Stella (our dog) and me! HILARIOUS!!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Episode # 63

Come to http://qik.ly/CQHrKANhqWExgqwvq4KEjLw and see our latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

On our way.....

>

> Frenchy and I are in Dallas waiting to board to Madrid!!!!
> Yippee!!!! ...then on to Marrakech ......

So no posting this week, sorry. But next weeks entry will be super
cool!!! Have a great week!!!
>

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

episode 62. part 1. (a video from me)

episode 62. part 1.

Come to http://qik.ly/BKArWXakLBs7tkQ2FzqQzzN and see my latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

episode 62. part 2. (a video from me)

episode 62. part 2.

Come to http://qik.ly/CcE867FgSJLrZdFffcMsYFT and see my latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

episode 61

episode 61

Come to http://qik.ly/BV7RwaTNwnReUWywrW2vZeT and see our latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO FRENCHY AND ME.....

OK...Episode 61 is taking FOREVER to download from my iphone...ARGH! So in the meantime, you will just have to put up with this silly little thing from jib jab. I love these things! This is for Halloween but also to celebrate our ten year anniversary....oh, and Miss Stella is in it too.... have to include to dog!
Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

episode 60

episode 60

Come to http://qik.ly/IDMx4YxVn28z4SCxmQjWX7 and see my latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

episode 59 - part one

I am a total lame-o and hit the off button during this taping so we are broken into two parts. Sorry! Here goes nothing...

Come to http://qik.ly/BWFaAPq6Q94ygK9CDHLTvsc and see our latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

episode 59 - part 2

Here is the super lame-o part two, which, I have just discovered I filmed in black & white...Geez.....cant seem to get it all together!

Come to http://qik.ly/BqrW8vzmDQnKEJfKYnyD3fB and see our latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Episode 58

Come to http://qik.ly/CuG1yBjbKeNI7k42gCTc1YV and see our latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

episode 58.....

this week's video is taking it's time to download....sorry! It should be up in about an hour or so!

Thanks for your patience!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And she's off....


Sue, that is.......she took the rest of the week off to go see a few plays in Ashland at the Shakespeare festival and was unavailable for filming and I was supposed to be in Paris this week at the Maison & Objet show, ( you will notice that I am not - the picture is from last year...) but that is a whole other story (grrrrrrrrr!!!!) ....so I guess I should probably come up with something on my own........

I will have something posted by tomorrow, I am sure! I have a great client event coming up in a beautiful new space tomorrow....so maybe something about that....

Just have to wait and see......... until tomorrow then!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

episode 57 part one...

SORRY! We lost our link while doing this weeks' video, so we had to split it into two parts! YIKES!!!!!!

This is part one of Episode 57....... on location at Fenouil in the Pearl District. Killer happy hour, BTW. Try the mussels....

Here is the link........http://qik.ly/78PErswQ4B1cMaWVJef3KH to see our latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Part two of episode 57

Here is part two....thanks for your patience!

..and here's the link to http://qik.ly/CVgaEM9DNQ61GjN99NPVvhp

Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Live from New York.......Episode 56

Weirdo Todd and I went to the gift show in NY.........

Come to http://qik.ly/wgC8fxGmjS1gzuf7XbasyR and see my latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone, so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Episode 55...thanks for your patience!!!

Come to http://qik.ly/Ceh1EaYErsuZPaDREW8VayE and see my latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Next week, I Promise!!!!

Since we have really been working on the water damage at my shop and since I have been travelling this week, we (once again) don't really have a video episode. Terribly sorry - but things are more than a little chaotic....
I got home this morning from the Las Vegas Market and I found some pretty cool things....so instead of a video this week, I have photos of some of what I found...enjoy!!!!


WHEW! There was a lot to see in a very short period of time! More later........

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We've sprung a leak......

Terribly sorry! No episode this week....

A pipe burst in the ceiling of my shop last night dousing half of the shop in brown sewer water - did I mention that it was brown?????? - and I have been rather occupied trying to get it all cleaned up. We are going to have to be closed - probably through the weekend. I am totally bummed!

Anyhoo......that's why we have no new episode. When Sue and I actually got together last night (while the poor sweet plumber - Steven Jr. at Ackerman Plumbing - was toiling away) I just did not have it in me to be very perky on film. Perky, ok - VERY perky...not so much. So I had a lovely carafe - seriously - OK, so half a carafe of White Sangria at LoLo on Alberta...yummy!

Next week, I will be at the Las Vegas Market so you will get a full report...........
Have a great week.........................

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Episode 54 at The Chart House

Come to http://qik.ly/BWu3jgrGXzsTZ6SAgDWH4GC and see my latest video
that was created using Qik VideoCamera application for the iPhone.


Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

EPISODE # 54 - kind of.....

HELLO OUT THERE YOU PATIENT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

This week, instead of a video blog (I'm working on a better video system, please be patient), we are taking a tour of my FAVORITE vintage furniture/accessories store -
Lounge Lizard - located at SE 12th & SE Hawthorne in Portland. Amazing place - I always find something - ALWAYS! I love working a cool vintage piece into a design plan - there is so much good stuff out there and there is no good reason to not use something. Here is what I found today with a quick walk through.......

This was in the front window. Vintage dresser painted up in black / orange with applied gears - so cool!


They also have vintage dishes/plates, etc - I loved this little mushroom bowl....

A complete collection of dime store bamboo plates - really lovely!

They had a pair of these handsome floor lamps - love the teak legs and the shade....


Another gear dresser in lime/black. I still love the orange!

Incredibly beautiful tamboured roll top teak desk...if only I had room!



Another tamboured piece - a nice little bar perhaps? I sure do love tamboured pieces.



A beautiful red - and I do mean RED - refinished dresser - this is where I got my red dresser I blogged about a few weeks ago...


They had a pair of these cute little side tables....


...and they had a pair of these chairs - just add a cushion with a great fabric......


.....and lastly, a wall of Tiki goodness.......

So there you have it...Lounge Lizard on Hawthorne...get down there!!!