Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have moved!!

Again. This time, in cyber space. I have virtually relocated to a new blog. I needed a new start and a little fine tuning. I think I got it, and I'd love for you to join me here!

Love and blessings, Beth 

Friday, November 16, 2012

I Am a Collector?

With the autumn days forging on, imminent holiday celebrations and the prospect of company flooding our home this winter, the coziness has kicked up a notch in our home. With that, I had a few little projects to finish, or get a little closer to being done. One in particular that I thought would never be completed. The bathroom wall. I wished and hoped for dome beautiful graphic plates to leap into my cart at TJ Maxx or fly into view on Pinterest. No such luck. 

Finally, I went to an old standby website, and there they were, or so I thought. Plates. Anthropologie had bright, vibrant, beautiful plates. If you know me, you know that I don't have any patience to wait for a package by mail and I am too cheap to pay for shipping. So, after a 2 year well appointment for Gil, we trudged over to the mall that is so not on the way home, with me in heels, him with a new flu shot prick and an empty stomach. Good combo. 

I knew what I wanted. This mission would be brief. They WERE there! But there were more there, one more striking than the other. Oh my God, pay dirt. Pay dirt, but no money in my wallet. No mind though. I bought four, then had to scurry out of there, feet throbbing and a new package of about 12 lbs in tow, in addition to the 25.8 lb person who insisted on being carried, but he'll remain nameless. 

That night, I carefully laid my plates out on our kitchen table and one by one, took them into the bathroom to compose on the wall. I didn't have any plate holders, but alas, I had one, two, er...several plates I could steal from. Oh my God, I have a collection. I never thought I'd be one to have such a thing. I mean, our coffee cups don't even remotely match, and our plates and servers are hardly impressive other than the Crate + Barrel spaghetti serve ware we got for our wedding from my dear clients. 

I then thought about it. Almost every room has a plate donning the wall. Damn it. I have a collection. I am not against them necessarily, but now there is so much more pressure to add to this collection. I like my collection. I am now committed. I will now add to my group of glazed porcelain spheres on my walls and we'll all like it. Yes, I will and I can't wait! 

A fresh stack of plates waiting to be hung on the wall

An old plate that caught my eye many years ago at TJ Maxx.

Some personal little plates - (far right) by Gil (left) Anniversary plate by Zinnia Designs

New Circus Plates - By Anthropologie

I couldn't pass these up!
Koi - by Anthropologie

A little chickadee for my chickadee. See the  serendipity with the plate and the picture above?  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quick update!

Holy Moses, it's been awhile since I have update you on the house.I was looking through my old posts, and things have changed a little around here. The changes are more intangible than illustrative with two growing babies, but slowly, surely our environment here meets our ever changing needs with just a dash of pure impulse and non-necessity. After the holidays, I can promise there will be more revisions, more little projects and a whole lot of cozy, wintry bliss around here.

A crucifix made by Gil hangs over our kitchen sink

No change here. I just like the morning light.

Our dining room was transformed into a home office. It looks a little funny, but is a fantastic work space.

Our still-empty living room.

There was a circus tent where the chair is now. Now all of our seating in the playroom is in one place, but not safe from toy invasions, as shown here.

Gil's room. Yes, he has a "beddy"?!

Dresser top view in Gil's room.

Psychedelic Piggy Bank

The nursery. Yes, the new curtains have pink flowers. They look good for now, so it's okay. Yes, it is.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go check on the baby, get ready for a run, and celebrate that we made the list for a farm fresh turkey. Until next time...