As DV once said, these suggestions "were all very tried and true ideas, mind you." If that's true, then why don't you...
Tie black tulle bows on your wrists? WDYTulle: Black tulle ribbon from .
Pick up in Florida the prettiest shells you can find and make them into a mirror frame of a baroque scroll design? WDYShell1 and WDYShell2: Shells from Seashells.com, Sanibel, FL.
Serve individual Pfirsch Bowle which is a peeled peach in a chilled glass with ice-cold Moselle or Rhine wine poured in? Marvelous at tea time.
Have a yellow satin bed entirely quilted in butterflies? WDYButterfly: I couldn't find a comparable photo, but aren't these butterfly garlands from charming?
Go to Dazian, the theatrical-material shop, and get fake leopard skin for your bathroom floor and fake beige fur for your slipper chair? Faux leopard, available at .
Design monograms with circles around them for the pockets of your children's cardigans and the sleeves of their dressing-gowns? Nicholas monogram from Leontine Linens.
Cover a big cork bulletin board in bright pink felt, banded with bamboo, and pin with colored thumb-tacks all your various enthusiasms as your life varies from week to week? WDYbamboo: Bamboo custom made frame from . WDYfelt: Pink felt from .