I was featured on Deconome – a French Canadian blog here in Quebec. My bathroom mirror which I made myself, has been featured. Take a peek and for those of you who dont’ speak French I will be posting a how to maket his mirror yourself! If I can do it – with a drill, some screws and some old tiles you can too!


Elena est une décoratrice et designer très talentueuse avec qui j’ai collaboré pour le magazine JE DÉCORE. Elle a toute sortes de bonnes idées pour faire du neuf avec du vieux. Chez elle, je n’ai pu m’empêcher de remarquer son immense miroir de salle de bain qu’elle a fabriqué elle-même à partir de vieilles tuiles de plafond embossées récupérées d’une vieille maison.

Fabriquer miroir tuiles embossées métal étain

On trouve encore parfois ces vieilles tuiles qui, au début du XXe siècle, étaient très populaires pour recouvrir les plafonds des maisons canadiennes, car elles coûtaient moins cher que le plâtre. Elles étaient ornées de toutes sortes de motifs embossés dans plusieurs finis (laiton, cuivre, étain). Aujourd’hui, elles sont redevenues populaires et on en trouve de nouveaux modèles dans la plupart des quincailleries ou chez certains ferblantiers comme A.R Lussier à Montréal.

L’idée d’Elena est donc assez facile à reproduire. Si vous ne trouvez pas de tuiles…

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Valentines = Love

Valentine’s day = Love.

Instead of hearts and flowers, here are some of my true loves

Jet black 40’s attire,  veiled hat, and gloves.  Anything era 1940 makes my day.  I  am enamored by this look, this era, this feeling.  Ooooh the glamorous!
Dramatic Love.

Imagery.  These spools created in  a heart shape made my own heart flutter.

The imagination it took, and in only a  few moments they were gathered, one snap of a camera et voila.

Photography (+) Creativity =  Artsy Love.


Bold, graphic fabric, upholstered chair in a high gloss finish.

Trend Love.


The word, love.  In an elegant simple and clean ring for my pretty manicured nails.
Simple Healthy Love


Type.  In any form.  Here on the versatile burlap turned into pillow.  Especially if it evokes a smile, or makes me think twice.
Wickedly Wise Love.


Battered, vintage, much traveled luggage (+) destination (-)  minus GPS.

Adventurous Love.


The color turquoise (+) secluded beach (+) Greece.  Land of my ancestors.  I haven’t been to this beach, but my friends have.

Longing Love.
With a big pinch of envy.


Holding hands (+) Friendship.  With family, with my best friend, with the love of my life.

Helps me get through anything.

Essential Love.


An beautiful woman, taffeta gown (+) tresses loosely gathered into a chignon.

Elegant feminine love.


Dance (+) 1940 Hollywood (+) hottie hoofer! Here Gene Kelley, his toned sexy body, charming look, and his gifted ability to make it look oh so easy.
Vibrant Love.


The innocence and beauty of a sleeping infant.

Maternal love


Knitted grey sweater (new love) ( + ) steaming cup of coffee (old love).
Addictive love.


Wise, intricately woven books that make you want to dive into them and never come up for air.  Too many favourites to mention.  Words are for me the beating of my heart.

All Consuming Love


Finnigan, my little schnoodle.
Truly deeply infinitely.
Puppy love.


Boy  (+) Girl  (+) Baby  (+) Dog (+) books  (+) 1 home  (+)  travel (+) friendship

 (+) lots coffee  equals :


1love  noun \ˈləv\

Love is currently in the top 1% of look ups and is the 15th most popular word on Merriam-Webster.com.
1 a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child>  (2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by

lovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates> b : an assurance of affection <give her my love>

2 a : warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion <love of the sea>

3 a : the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration <baseball was his first love> b (1) : a beloved person : darling —often used as a term of endearment (2) British —used as an informal term of address

4 a : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others b : a person’s adoration of God

5: a god or personification of love

6 : an amorous episode : love affair

7 : the sexual embrace : copulation

8 : a score of zero (as in tennis)  — at love : holding one’s opponent scoreless in tennis

9: capitalized Christian Science : godin love : inspired by affection

With much love: