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Easy Tiger!

Carol of Carol Smith Designs used a stunning fabric on our Large Ottoman.  It never ceases to amaze us when designers get creative and put a personal touch on the pieces they create.  6 more words


700-year-old mosque unearthed, restored in southern Turkey’s Antalya


A 700-year-old mosque has been restored in southern Turkey’s Antalya province after excavations unearthed the pieces of the structure dating back to the Anatolian beyliks’ rule in the region. 341 more words


A Few Of My Favorites This Past Year

Summer means more time to do DIY projects! I have had so much fun this past year sharing my DIY projects with you! Here are some some of… 285 more words

Just A Thought


The fall of Constantinople in 1453 (only 3 years before the
Ottoman siege at Belgrade) sent panic and fear throughout Europe and the
Christian world. The loss of Constantinople was regarded as a calamitous… 1,927 more words



The end of spring and beginning of summer is one of the most magical times in the garden: April’s overture of bulbs and exquisite flowering trees has faded back, but now we get to the real melody of the flower garden–the timeless flowers of transcendent beauty like irises, lilies, roses, and…lilacs. 502 more words

That's Amore!

Pacific loves a good ottoman and we are especially fond of this 32″ Round Ottoman created by Linda Seeger Interior Design.   By adding a traditional feeling leg to a modern stitched leather, she created a timeless design.  Enjoy the vita bella!


Why did Ottoman sultans safeguard Islam’s holy relics in Istanbul?

With Topkapi Palace, the administrative and residential power centre of the house of Ottomans, the Turkish government has inherited many valuable holy relics including the Prophet Muhammad’s personal belongings. 173 more words