Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Family Room Spruce

With all the changes in the rest of the house, it seemed like the family room needed a bit of a facelift.

Es is exhausted by all the renovations.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

January Photos

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

My exterior decorations

The little tree that I thought I could cover with 300 lights. It took 2,000.

The fawn is compliments of my parents.

Frasier Fir imported from IL. Kentucky, however, is a terrific place for holly--it's grows in profusion.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The house decorated for the holidays

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

Post-Pie Party Pics

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