Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Esme has recently learned the sheer splendor of extreme heat. He's sticking his face directly into the electric logs in the bedroom.
Thanks to my new label-maker (a Christmas gift from Mom) my crafting area is now incredibly organized.
This chest belonged to my great-grandmother. In its original incarnation, it was a hideous tiger oak veneer. I painted it black. I painted it ochre. I painted it blue. I smothered it in mineral spirits. I sanded it into submission. I stained over all that. Then I added a bit more ochre. Then I took a wire brush to it. It was a long, dirty, laborious process, but I really love it now. Chalk paint is amazing.
"The room service here sucks! Maid! Maid!"
My new, very old, Paul et Virginie girandoles. They're circa 1840 and I got them for a song.
My opaline collection expanded this holiday season.
A new assemblage.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A wreath of fresh rosemary, lavender, and thyme that I made this morning.
My new kitchen island, thanks to mom!
My new chandelier--a find from Thanksgiving weekend--only $25! Sadly, the shades cost more than the fixture.
My great aunt DeDe's wall clock. A fabulous new addition to my living room.
Some wreaths I made for the living room windows.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
It's a little blurry, but these are just the SWEET pies. There were at least as many savories.
My candied sweet potato.
My contributions: buttermilk, candied sweet potato, Cynthia's birthday carrot tart, and brown sugar chess.
Esme in my dresser drawer. He'd like the world to believe he has to live in a drawer.
Steph's birthday cake: sour cream chocolate with dulce de leche
Cynthia's Birthday Carrot Tart