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Summer Beauty

12 Jul

Golden Tiara Hostas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Story

21 Dec
"Eve" was a Christmas present to us Christmas "Eve" of 2006.

“Eve” was a Christmas present to us Christmas “Eve” of 2006.  (She should NOT be on the table cloth.)

If trees could talk….

The six sparkly cane shaped ornaments were my first purchase (early 1970s).  I remember the Christmas Shop well.  It was July in North Carolina!  The shop was cool!  Full size trees were decorated to the max.  Enchanting.  Delightful.

The Christmas Shop, 621 South Highway 64, Manteo, NC 27954 – See more at: http://outerbankschristmas.com/About.htm#sthash.i4bIvfu5.dpuf

According to the history on their website, they downsized and closed the business for 90 days in 2008.  It has since reopened and sounds delightful as I remember.

For more than twenty years I had fresh-cut Christmas trees, they are not talking.  About twenty-five years ago, when “more was more”, I bought this little tree to be a “theme” tree in my master bedroom.  The vision:  white lights and blown glass ornaments.  That plan was in effect for several years.  When my stepdaughter insisted on decorating a Christmas tree each Thanksgiving weekend, she claimed this little one for her room the next 10 years.  The decorations were all of her choosing.

After a seven-year storage period, our littlest tree regularly appears with ornaments selected to remind us of our angels Anne, Grandma Sophie, Kathy and beloved cat Shelby.  Merry Christmas to all!

Tree Story

Tree Story

 

 

Houzz call: Barkitecture, Pet of the week and Design Happy

6 Dec

For the love and joy of our pets:  Three charming articles from Houzz.com.

 

 

From Houzz: Antiques Today?

16 Aug

 

 

Barrel back chairs

Barrel back chairs

This alcove was originally configured for cabinets/buffet in the dining area.  The cabinets were long ago used in a modification of the kitchen floor plan.  Today the alcove (with pot/can lighting) has just enough space to “show case” these barrel back chairs in their new life for reading and conversation.

From Houzz, Global home tour

1 Sep

 

Creative!  Inspiring!  Inventive!  Delightful!

 

 

From Houzz(4): Three lovely home offices

12 May

The first design appeals to me for maximum functionality.  I like having a stand up desk and three work stations.  What is missing is….the cat…I mean Eve the office assistant!

Office assistant Eve

Office assistant Eve

From Houzz (3)….She sheds….Love it!

21 Apr

 

Which is your favorite?

My favorite would be the one my grandfather made one for my sisters and me about 1965.  It was 8’X8′ painted white with a real door, (2) windows that opened, vinyl flooring even asphalt shingles.  When we moved the new owner used it as her studio to make hats.