It’s Friday, High Five

greenwich_street_mainPhoto via Rob Stuart (Photos by Donna Doton)

I know I’ve shared with you that we are moving back to the States this Summer but what you may not know is that this is happening in just 6 WEEKS. Arrrhhhh, To add to that our orders from the Army still are not cut. This is the paperwork that we need to do just about everything from scheduling the movers to giving notice to our landlord. I am a planner and I like to get things done well in advance so this is just about killing me, so that is definitely NOT a high-five. What is a high-five is that I have gotten tons done this week trying to not to worry  about all that REALLY needs to be done. Unfinished projects and blog posts are getting completed during a time which normally would be way too busy. So at least for this week I have something to high-five about, next week may be a different story.

Here are a few more…


1. The West Village town house by designer Rob Stuart seen above. It is perfection, see the rest of the tour HERE.

2. I always love a good font, here are 12 free romantic fonts you may want to try.

3. These Shelves by Straight Line Designs double as Mid-Century Modern dollhouses for grown-ups or just a place to drop you keys.

4. These super cool mid century star burst back-plates for doorknobs. You can buy all sorts of great designs like this one at Rejuvenation.

5. No need to reinvent the Lego, just make it prettier like these wooden Legos by the Japanese firm Mokurokku

For my locals: It’s Spring and the market scene is getting busy. One of my favorites in Wörnitz is this Sunday but there are also markets in Ansbach and Spalt. Also, remember next weekend is the biannual Nurnberg Trempelmarkt  on the 8th and 9th, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Have a great weekend,



  1. Peggy says:

    Good luck on the move Maggie! Can’t wait to see your next adventures!

  2. Hi Maggie,

    I’m an american living in Geneva, Switzerland and a fellow blogger. While I may not blog about design (I blog about Switzerland), I share with you a deep love for redoing my home at affordable prices and of flea markets and thrift stores finds. I picked this “little habit” seven years ago after moving to one of the most expensive countries in the world. I have never posted anything about the many “treasures I’ve found,” yet you’ve given me great inspiration – and plenty of tips to start including some of those gems in my blog (Thanks for answering my question on Instagram, it was really helpful).

    I have to say, it is odd… while we’ve never met, upon hearing of your departure I felt exactly the same as when our friends have told us that they are leaving Geneva and moving back to the States :(.

    Bon voyage et merci!

    • Thanks Laila, That is very sweet of you to say. I hope going back to the States will not mean losing you as a reader. I will still be around but sharing my finds from a different part of the world and ideas hopefully you can use in yours.
      I have visited Switzerland and I understand the need to save where you can, it is very expensive. I love the savings of secondhand but I also love having something that is not not everyone can get.
      I will have to stop by your blog and check out your finds.
      Always glad to help.
      Hope you stick around to see what happens next.

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