Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Bolt Castle in The Thousand Islands


The only thing that comes to my mind is how much fun it would be sailing
around these islands!!

Beginning in 1900, the Boldt family spent summers in the 1000 Islands at the Boldt Families Wellesley House near Mr. Boldt’s Wellesley Island Farms while 300 workers including stonemasons, carpenters, and artists fashioned the six story, 120 room castle, complete with tunnels, a powerhouse, Italian gardens, a drawbridge, alster tower (children’s playhouse) and a dove cote. Not a single detail or expense was spared.
In January 1904, tragedy struck. Boldt telegraphed the island and commanded the workers to immediately “stop all construction.” Louise had died suddenly. A broken hearted Boldt could not imagine his dream castle without his beloved. Boldt never returned to the island, leaving behind the structure as a monument of his love.





For 73 years, the castle and various stone structures were left to the mercy of the wind, rain, ice, snow and vandals. When the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority acquired the property in 1977, it was decided that through the use of all net revenues from the castle operation it would be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.
Since 1977, several million dollars have been applied to rehabilitating, restoring and improving the Heart Island structures.



A great place for a romantic marriage@!






Find out more at the link below.
YES! We in America Have Castles!!!
Did you ever doubt it???



http://www.boldtcastle.com


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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beautiful Food Art - Oil on Canvas


This is my favorite ...... I think.


But 
I love this one too!!


All theses paintings are BIG.
like....40"


I can see them in a restaurant for sure.
But 
I could see using the big banana split 
if you had an at home soda fountain.

My best friend had one growing up.
It was the most gorgeous & coolest thing EVER!








And the lifesavers....
they are pretty great as well.

What are your thoughts on this wacky concept?

Beautiful Food
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Birds Nest Tree House


I was so fascinated by this.
I love birds nests.
It's everything that is sweet.
It reminds us of the beginning of life itself.

It is delicate.
NO ?




The rooms aren't 'THE RITZ' 
but who would care?


This is actually a hotel.
The Link is provided below to the left.

What are your thoughts?

CLICK HERE for hotel info

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree House


It's coming on springtime...
I thought this might stir up some beautiful mental images for you.


They are building a Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree House.
It will take 100 years.
They must train the new branches
to do what they have planned.




This is the amazing goal!!




Unfortunately, I don't know where this project is taking place.

Do you think this is a 'FAIRY TALE' tree house ?


READ ARTICLE HERE

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Public Libraries Converted To Housing ??

Can You Imagine?
M.A.S. feel the libraries are underused.

The urban planning advocacy organization has begun conversations with the directors of New York City’s three library systems about finding new uses for interior and exterior space, including potentially converting it to public housing.

The Municipal Arts Society 
is initiating conversations about potentially turning underused city library space into housing, 

Is this a tragedy ?
What do you think?
And then what do you think will be next.....?



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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Love Is Like A Movie

There are certain scenes in life that I see in person
And they seem like ‘a movie’
One of those great love story movies....
That I just don’t remember getting a part in.

I love this picture…..it fills me with joy.
When
 If ever
Did this scene happen to you?
I would love to know.

I think maybe it happened to me when I was just a kid...
And saw my brother for the first time in a long time 
and we found each other on the streets of NYC.
GEEZ , those were happy times!!!




do yourself a huge favor and listen 
-there are 2 songs
and burt is gorgeous!!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

I Could Live Here


COULD YOU ?

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Zebra Chairs


Zebra Chairs can make anything look good!!!!

This room is not my cup of tea 
but
these OLD/NEW chairs are fabulous done in ZEBRA.

Your thoughts?

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flowers In Jars And Cans


Fancy isn't always the prettiest.
Right?







It's not the containers here....
it is the tree!!!




I love this!!!!!!









Is there anything better that flowers?



Is there anything better than flowers?
well, Is there????

And when you are done doing your flowers in jars, cans,
and bottles.....
you might want to string up a bunch of lights under a tree
and invite you nearest and dearest!

I know I have been gloomy as of late.
But since this cheers me up.....
I am hoping it does the same for you.
I don't exactly want to be known as the blog of 
'GLOOM & DOOM'
RIGHT?????


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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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