Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mono

What a good natured girl.
Her sport is lacrosse and sophomore year is a big year if you want to play in college... she does.
And now she is in the 3rd week of mono.
She doesn't complain, whine or moan.
She stoically goes to practice every day even in the rain and cold, though she can't play.
it could be a few weeks before she can step foot on the field.

I really admire her spirit and attitude.
And  those qualities will take her further than any sport ever could.

In my dream home office?

This would shine!

And wouldn't this console be an awesome desk?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

benched, oly

Who minds sitting on the bench when it looks like this?  oly, of course.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lamp post

This will be mine.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Botanicals- too many choices




I collect these cottage style botanicals from the 1930's and 1940's by TL Prevost. They were easy to come by and inexpensive. I don't think I ever paid more than $20. They usually came in plain, maple frames without any matting.
 Now I have a hard time finding them, which makes the hunt more fun.
Still, although they are more difficult to find the most I ever see them sold for is $50.

I like that the print is always of bouquets, showing a variety of flowers.
This is one area of my living room where I mixed the prints and frames and although you can not see the entire wall, there are many more there.
In our den, I have a few botanical palm prints.

Forgive the pic of me in front of the palm print.

So lately I've been thinking that I would like some more botanicals, but of trees.
I like the palm prints, but I think I want trees that are morindigenous to where we live, 
the Northeast.
This fir could work, love the color of the berries.
Having grown up on Oak street and now having a yard with about 20 oak trees this would be perfect.
I love this variation on a botanical. pen and ink
And this seems more like an illustration. So pretty.
Now I just have to think about frames and matting.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Pier Antiques Show & Fashion Alley



So I know what I'm doing next weekend.
This will be the first time I have ever attended and I plan on getting there early. I've heard it is an amazing show, but very expensive.
So I'm going to be inspired, not to buy.
Although you never know!

I've heard that the industrial trend is represented at this show and I am curious to see how different dealers style their booths. This booth is very cool... but would these type items work in my home?

I am on the look out for home accessories rather than furniture.
Of course I am loving the stars in this  photo.

I plan on taking lots of pics at the show and will report back.
If you have ever been and have some tips,
Please share!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stars

I am drawn to stars.
I don't know when my borderline obsession happened or began.
I know I have collected star Christmas tree ornaments for many years.


I notice that little by little... stars or star themed furnishings have become a part of our home.
Even outside.

Some things I will miss...

I am going to miss this view.
Even though our All season room/sunroom is dated, costly to keep up, costly to heat and cool...
we have enjoyed it.

We plan on replicating it with tons of windows, transoms and french doors,
but will it be the same?

I say Yes!