Thursday, December 20, 2012

Curtain Circus

Well... I made some fresh new curtains for two of our living room windows using Heather Bailey's Cherry Hop Dot from her Nicey Jane collection (yum!) and some solid black. I used the black only because I didn't have enough of that sweet Cherry and I didn't want to spend any more money on this project and I knew that in the end the black would be hidden from view.
  It took me a very long time to make up my mind on Michael Miller's Two by Two in black and white for the valance but once they were felt just right. Well...almost just right. One thing was missing...

A bright punch of cherry red Riley Blake mini pom pom trim. Oh yeah!

Just what they needed. They kind of give the room a french bistro little awnings.

Now that they are finished and hard at work cheering up the room
 I can't help but wonder if this book was the subconscious inspiration.
Fabulous book by the way, very mysterious and fun. I highly recommend it.

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lily House #4

Gatsby is a little worried about Willow's eating habits. Croissants and Candied Apples do not a good breakfast make.

                                                                       Or do they?

             The new sofa doesn't fit in the living room so it will live in the attic/ guest room for now but the new upholstered chair fits perfectly. Gatsby thinks the sofa is super cute and comfy. 
He has found the attic to be a fabulous spot to nap and get away from the endless Brando marathon.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rumblin' Randsburg

Thanksgiving weekend we took a trip to see my parents in the desert. We left the gloomy weather and "flew" south.

After a fabulous day of feasting and football we decided to spend "Black Friday" in Randsburg, Ca. the living ghost town.
We arrived to find a bustling old mining town full of "moto" fans. The whole place rumbled from the motorcycles and quads.The streets were filled with happy families enjoying a very different kind of Black Friday.
Not exactly what we expected but fun just the same. Here is a little photo tour...

I was able to get many shots of rusted stuff and even better...painted, rusted stuff.

                This funny little town has so much charm. I would like to go back when it isn't so populated.

                     This is the prettiest building in town
Merry Christmas and God Bless Us All.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Harvest Season

We have been enjoying a wonderful, warm Indian Summer and we have filled it with autumn leaves, football, pumpkin seeds,

wood chopping, wood stacking, lots of stacking,
pruning, fishing, harvesting, baking and canning.
We are so grateful to have our health and happiness,
to be living a life we love and
our prayers are with those in need near and far.
May you all enjoy a bountiful harvest.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lily House #3

Lily House has a new permanent tenant and her name is Willow.

 She had a chat with Gatsby and then began unpacking her things immediately.

Gatsby is very happy to learn Willow is an avid reader and she even has a copy of his namesake.

He watched a movie on Willow's T.V. while she moved her stuff into the house.

Willow's books now sit on the shelves in the bathroom.

She doesn't like the arrangement of the bathroom but it will do for now.

"The kitchen, however, is just lovely" she says. "The only thing missing is a refrigerator and food."

There is a new set of battery powered lights in the kitchen.

Willow took her first bath in the house while watching Brando.

When she climbed into bed Gatsby hopped right in beside her so pleased to have a new friend. ;0)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Purple is next

A whole bunch of purple fun has arrived.
Do you remember the crocheted flower I started awhile back?

It has become a rug.
                        A fabulous rug that doesn't seem to have an end.
"This is the rug that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends"
Now it is almost 4 feet across and my son has decided it will be moving out with him when he leaves the nest. I wish you could touch it with your bare feet. It feels so decadent and comforting.
7 rows of purple is next. Stay tuned, I might just start to make them for the shop.