Saturday, January 1, 2011


ALL pillows are 50% off! Yes, in order to reduce inventory I am taking 50% off all my pillows. That is only $37.50 each! There is a limited supply of these one of a kind designer pillows. Contact me at: to place your order.


It has become a tradition for my family to gather at my son's in June Lake, CA. for Christmas each year. Little did we know that this epic record breaking storm would hold us hostage for several days.

Four days later the snow began to melt. What a spectacular display of nature unfolded before our eyes.

Looking out towards Mono Lake from the June Lake Lodge. Mono is in the distance with a cloud obscuring it's view. You can see Silver Lake and June Lake at the bottom of the slope.

This is the view from the living room window. It was hard to pull myself away from this beautiful landscape.

It is wish for all of my blogger friends to experience a touch of magic in every day of the new year.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


When the moon hits your eye
Like a big-a pizza pie
That's amore

What could be more amore than a full moon over Venezia? Sometimes, without plot or plan, the Universe aligns perfectly. Our only responsiblity in that moment is to drink deeply from it's beauty and abundance.

Monday, November 1, 2010

And the winner is....

As you can see I needed some serious assistance with this important task and Spiderman agreed to help out.

Drum roll please....

Congratulations DAVID MCGRIEVEY of New York, you are the winner!! David also left a funny comment which I share with you here. "I used to scream "Carpe Diem" at my lazy cat every morning who refused to get out of bed."

So many of you popped over to enter my give-away and join as followers. I'm excited about all my new friends. Thank you all for your lovely comments, you are all winners. A special thanks to Julie at BeingRuby for your help and instruction.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The expected: these Italian coffee bean sacks make an eye catching display.

The unexpected:

Some of my fondest moments are being out in the world wondering around, expecting the unexpected, and viola, there it is! The most ordinary use of something so common juxtaposed with fine linens, wools and silks becomes extraordinary. Such are these stunning window displays recently seen while on holiday in Venezia.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Unique, one of a kind, 16" burlap pillow printed on both sides with Latin phrases. Side one is the image of a beautiful angel reaching towards the heavens. Imprinted with "Divinitus" which translates to "devine influence". Side two, the timless and familiar Latin phrase, "Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day) is imposed over an antique time piece. The pillow is made from two hues of natural burlap with a feather and down insert.

Enter to win by leaving me a comment. Double your chances of winning by adding your name to my followers. I will announce the lucky winner on November 1.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Conceptions Francais.

Introducing my new French Line of pillows. Each pillow is hand sewn for you by me personally and is constructed of the same earth friendly materials as the Latin pillows. All pillows have down and feather inserts.

French Crown
Beautiful French crown with fleur de lys and French writing beneath the image. $75.00

Foi, Espoir, Amour
Faith, Hope, Love printed with a gorgeous angel image. This pillow measures 12"x20". I only have a few left in this size. However the 18"x18" are available in either two tone or solid. $75.00

Simplifier Vie, Magnifier Vivant
Simplify Life, Magnify (Exalt) Living surrounded by a beautiful laurel wreath. $75.00

Le Bonne Vie
The Beautiful Life imposed over a lovely laurel wreath with a fleur de lis in the center. $75.00

Choose from two tone burlap or solid burlap in either dark or light burlap. Custom orders welcome. E-mail me at

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Latin Phrases

Have you ever felt like you just expanded your wings a little and your heart soars because of it? That is how I feel about launching these Latin inspired pillows. I want to thank my good friend and mentor Kim Kelly at Bella Rustica for her guidance, encouragement and inspiration, gratia.

Pillows are a quick and easy way to add freshness and inspiration to your decor. I have chosen each graphic to enhance an inspirational Latin phrase or word. These pillows are elegant and inspiring. They add unexpected style and elegance to any decor. Each pillow is designed and hand sewn personally by me. They are constructed of natural fiber burlap and filled with down and feather pillow forms.

DECORUS VITA" - The Decorated Life imposed over a laurel wreath, fleur de lis and crown image.

CARPE DIEM" - Seize the Day , shown in two tone, natural & dark burlap or solid dark burlap

"Salvete" - Be in Good Health, shown in two tone or solid burlap

"BELLUS VITA" -The Beautiful Life

"DIVINITIS" - Divine Influence

"HIC HABITAT FELICITAS" - Happiness Dwells Here

I encourage you to send me your ideas, comments and suggestions at Decorus Vita.
Soon I will be introducing my French and English Dictionary pillows in addition to other new items so keep checking back or e-mail me at