Monday, December 29, 2014

they super power me to the moon and back!

hello beautifuls!

the capes and magic goggles were a hit!

( last flight! )

they are the real deal and do possess super powers!

just ask the grandparents!


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Day + two = a random "me" day!

hello lovelies!

oh what a Christmas!

on a visit prior to Christmas, the grands pulled together all of the
 pillows and blankets for snuggling and a movie by the tree.
Mr D hid little matchbox cars for the finding.

the house nest was filled to the MAX once again!

Jay and Camille came from Boise on December 20th!

through the magic of television, he and the Boise State basketball team

home snug in T-town! ( yes, that is one of the MANY ugly 

Christmas sweaters that i have made for him to wear on air ! )


i was living on Dayquil and Nyquil on the days prior to Christmas Day. 

i proclaimed the wonder potion my signature cocktail for Holiday 2014!

  the sig shots got me to and through a perfect day and dinner!  

Mr D cooked a turkey and a prime rib.

i did the rest of the dinner, and Chrislyn made all of the desserts!

un Noël vraiment joyeuse!

on one day before Christmas, my Fitbit read 11527 steps.

( 10000 steps = 5 miles )


there are so very many steps to Christmas...

...together, we likely circled the earth! 

was it not worth every step?

i was gifted a new farm table!

it is placed in a room that i will be repurposing next year.

(i'm showing you the real not so pretty carpeting.)

i love my simple Alabama farm table, but it only seats four to six.

the new table seats twelve.

we filled every seat for Christmas dinner!


Jay and Camille had to be at the airport at four a.m. on the morning

after Christmas.  Camille caught a flight back to Boise, and Jay

headed south to Phoenix to cover The Fiesta Bowl.

 i woke nauseated and dizzy.

i was able to ride along to the airport, but completely crashed when

we arrived home. i stayed in bed until 2 p.m., missing work and a very

nice day after Christmas party.  today, i have recovered.

there is nothing that i "must do".

i am watching vintage Christmas movies, blogging once again, and... 

... daydreaming with visions of a singing bed head princess 

with leopard pajama pants!

Merry Christmas + two!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

just one pic !

yesterday, it popped up before me on my monitor at work...

the moment when the madness and rush of 2014 was out staged by...

 gladness and mush!

Christmas sweets!

(i am forever blessed!)

(perhaps one of my favorite "just one pic's" ever!)

their miniature holiday attire fashioned and coordinated

with bits of black... (right on little momma!)

spot on for this Christmas on 34th Street!

take care, lovelies! we will soon be there!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

good morning angels!

( good morning, Lynne! )

"once upon a time there were three hundreds of very different

 little girls who grew up to be three hundreds of very different women

 with three things in common: they're brilliant, they're beautiful, 

and they work for visit, inspire and encourage me!"

my name is Charlie Lynne!

are we having fun yet?
(i know...the sillies set in with sleep depro!) is just at the edge of "out of control"!

...oh that sleigh ride to 25!
(the same ride we take every year!)

this morning...while the laundry was spinning, 

i took a quick spin through blogland.

it's good to read that you are good!

at Mary's, i spied an A N G E L!

:: ici ::

could this be the Angel of Christmas Frazzle?!

shall we all relate?

we need move on!


Friday, December 12, 2014

French bread on Friday...R e l è v e !

helloooo beautifuls!

i am off today!

a day off...with my dollies!

a noon performance of The Nutcracker!

it's the final year of the

Kent Stowell, Francia Russell, Maurice Sendak version.

next year will bring a new version using George Balanchine’s 1954 choreography

and new costumes and sets by Ian Falconer, author of the Olivia series. 

relève jolies porcelets!

( isn't that image above sooo French? )


tonight brings a party at Devorah Creek Vineyards!

i made the take a ways.

...back yard bay leaf!

( today's mess on the table is actually pretty! )

here's to  all of the beautiful messes on the way to 25!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

the Zara "blanket" scarf...the "bloggers" scarf...and some random blogger love...

  1. a person blogger who leads the way in fashion or ideas.

the Zara "blanket" scarf...


the "bloggers" scarf!

it reminds me of a trend we played upon many years ago.

( Annie Hall (1977)...fa la la la la la la! )

some years later (2003)...Diane reappeared in the right place to

 "set" another trend!

since many blogs have featured striped rugs?

(...and still do! )

it was a movie movement that made Dash & Albert household words!

( bloggers are still talking about it! ) Zara.

a new generation of Mommas...

...rockin' the old to new again!
( yes...another reemergence here...the"puffy"... now called...
...the puff-er vest )

...pumping up to volume pretty!

look what happened when some

 southern girls got a hold of it!

...too cute!

...and when you take "the blogger" 

 on sings Merry Christmas!

:: ici ::

i'm  adding a touch of ebony to our traditional Christmas mix this year.

my thoughts and prayers are with you as you

ready yourselves in the days ahead!


Friday, December 5, 2014

French bread on Friday...

 hello lovelies!

soooo happy here. 

dieu merci, ce est vendredi!

Ben's 2nd birthday is on Saturday.

the bell rings for those who believe! cute and clever of my daughter.

she says...why not embrace the season his birthday lies within!

you haven't seen them here goes!

 yes...they were signing to Rudolf.

when Frosty greeted them, they went right into their 

rendition of  his signature song.  

tiny voices...newly retained words with la la's in between!

how blessed we are...merci, mon Dieu!

Sunday is Tree Day! 

i shall serve a Christmas Tree Brunch.

...and there will be French bread.

for this recipe from one of Seattle's fave 

neighborhood bakeries you will need a cup of...

back to the recipe...

it popped up on my "recette du mois" e-mail yesterday!

( timed perfectly for FBoF! )


the printable is here!

i have to rest my post surgery eyes a bit. 
please know that my comments will be brief.
i just want you to know that i have popped in to visit!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

just one pic...

back to j...o...p today.

thank you for all of your kind comments 

and reflections within the "s n o w l i g h t".

you inspire me.

...and so did this image i found on Tumblr recently.

 romantic Christmas an instant!

 no   - "DODGING" -  it! 

...and to my surprise...Victoria styles a little vintage!

off to the clinic...


Sunday, November 30, 2014 the "snowlight" on 34...

hey lovelies!

it snowed on 34th street yesterday!

 for those of you in the Midwest and the Northeast, it may seem

silly that we get excited about the white stuff! 

it's not the "norm" in our marine west coast climate. 

( "s n o w l i g h t" ?   not...a...real...word. )

the day held it's "special bright", and allowed for me to capture

a few images around here, as i begin to transcend into Christmas.

the pumpkins are packed away. i took this picture just before

i removed the wheat stalks.

the style of  our home is termed Pacific Northwest Contemporary.

it's very angular and '80's.  ( that is why i embrace the 

earthy, artisan, and rustic side of  French.)

  every girl wishes for a home with a beautiful staircase. that stands alone. that "wraps".

my dream staircase is on the "outside"!

the window that views the staircase is about nine feet tall and

 3 feet wide. it's the focal point of  our house. 

Michael, (our builder), did a beautiful job wrapping the deck and the 

staircase in cedar.  

the little area between "where the bay leaf tree grows"

and the staircase will be converted to a potting place with an 

herb garden.  we removed the outdated custom window treatment from

the window a couple years ago. the new staircase diffuses the

view into the house.  it will be nice to keep the window uncovered, 

and let the light shine in! 

the farm table is beginning to hold my inspiration for

the days of decorating, crafting ahead.

the pages of this damaged and rescued French cookbook

are card stock thick. i will be using them to make 

tags for gifts from the kitchen, and to flourish packages when appropriate.  

it is my tradition not to decorate until December 1st.

yesterday was a day to move furniture and vacuum the "edges"

and out of normal reach set the stage for tomorrow.

( yes, that's The Chocolate Gousse's toy basket,

and Mr D's laptop cord.)  the vintage battery jar will be

a snow globe by Tuesday! i have seen multiple ways

of displaying this new tree skirt from H & M. it found it's

place on the console table for this Christmas.

 the lamp shade needs to be updated. i am seeking oval or 

rectangle linen...or fine grade burlap

i invite your suggestions.

the watercolor is by Fran Velling.

( you can see the new drapes in it's reflection.)

i love her work and her heart.

she paints the ceilings of the cancer care facilities.

the rooms where the ill spend time scanning and receiving

radiation. the very places where one needs a diversion

 when stressed and staring at the ceiling.

we love our little "beats" portable speaker.

yesterday, i found it atop the wine bar, when dusting.

it's a fabulous gift idea. the amazing sound goes everywhere with us. 

i can not imagine a Summer evening by the fire pit without it.

i still remember the sad look on Mr D's face the day i made him haul 

the gargantuan "Speaker Lab" speakers out of the house.

we picked up 10 square feet of living room space...those things

were M O N S T E R S!  

one more new piece awaits the colors of Christmas!

this image of yesterday in the "snowlight"  was

taken about three o'clock.  i sat down for a cup of tea and 

spied this pretty little filter of light into our cupboard.

the moment reminded me how i need to take time

to enjoy reflections of light and places around me. 

 how seeking reflections can bring peace of mind...

( i wish that i could have taken such an amazing photograph)

you never know what you might miss before

you navigate around that mud puddle 

on a rainy day!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

just one pic...

hello lovelies!

my inspiration for this Christmas.

isn't it perfect French bread


we may have a dusting of snow for the Apple Cup today.

Go Cougs!


Friday, November 28, 2014

just one pic...

hello lovelies!

yesterday was amazing.

the best family and friends.

the best meal.

the best game.



as most of you know our son Jay is the sports director

at KTVB in Boise, Idaho.

our Richard Sherman. i could feel Jay's pride as he

talked about his home team. 

i love you, Jay!
i miss you every day.

Go Hawks!

Go two five!

Go Nate!

we wore blue on Thankgiving Day...


Thursday, November 27, 2014

just one pic...





:: ici ::

s - t - r - e - t - c - h !

i know!

it's time to get moving!


thinking about all of my family and friends 

here earth and in heaven above me.

all this day... and everyday i'm

b - l - e - s - s - e  - d !


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 it too late for...just one pic?

the next time i make pancakes, i am making these!

Mr D said...

"Lynne, after your appointment...let's deliver breakfast to the grands!"

"that's a great idea, honey."


Dr J removed the patch.

last time he removed my patch...i immediately digressed...

...enter my mind...that old soap opera scene when the bandages come off.

thank you God!

(i can see clearly now!)

yes, i did it again, this morning.

i can see even better than before!


thank you, Dr J!


then we delivered...


(i love to say the word sausage in French)




maple syrup 

...and jus de pomme!

 we were greeted with smiles...giggles...jammies...hugs...and...


nightie night, lovelies!

{source...just one pic...all is well with}

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

just one pic...

helloooo lovelies!

we know what's ahead of us!

"...a thrill of hope...the weary world rejoices!"

34 is just a little blog...

(not even close to a big box!)

a the big scheme of things...that most don't know about.

a little place around the up in that left corner of America...

...just before BC, CA!

 a "pop in!

"...that place that is not always  properly punctuated..."

"hey!     what's up, Lynne?"

"hey lovely!"

thank goodness for the sweet & savory places we to go for recipes.

...the places where the über talented deck the halls and  diy.

oh...those...places that keep us fashionable and healthy.

AND those places that inspire me to write like this...YOU know who YOU are!

love and LOVE!

"let your heart be light..."

from now until the celebration of our savior's birthday,  

34th street will be a quick, one pic stop for comfort and joy!

today i will sipping chocolate in striped socks,
 blogging and sketching paper whites and reindeer, 
while i recover from my second eye surgery.
 yes, i will be a pirate queen for a day once again.  

H a p p y   T h a n k s g i v i n g,  L o v e l i e s !


{source...just one pic...all is well with}

Friday, November 21, 2014

french bread on... turkey day ?

pourquoi pas?


je suis en!

when we hosted Thanksgiving three years ago, i made this recipe from

 PW's blog. she mixes FB with her homemade CB.

it's a goodie!


 the market on 49th street is selling 

French inspired herb pots!

let the stuffing begin!

Monday, November 17, 2014

funky little mix match Monday...

hello lovelies!

happy Monday to you!

life in the dark limits me when it comes

to posting images of 34th street.

on Saturday, i grabbed a quick photo of simple vignette in the

corner of our dining room.


lately i have been captured by a styling concept that i call

 "funky little mix match".

the pros likely tag it Boho...eclectic...whimsical...

thoughts of "i got U babe"...
:: ici ::

i seek images that are inspiring and most of all fun.

the image above got me thinking...

"i am so going to grab my grandma's mink collar and pop it on 

my black quilted vest! i don't own a stitch of gingham chambray shirt will do!

...and my favorite winter scarf...the very last piece grandma knit before 

she flew to heaven 42 years ago..."

 i felt cool!

...but mostly, i felt the vintage love i was wearing

at the checkout in Kroger QFC!