My discovery of Apartment Therapy this year has amplified my "home ec itis," and about half way through our home in it, was prime motivator for this blog. The other motivator was to try and figure out why I like what I like..."Mom did you actually frame an IKEA napkin?"
'Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.'
"This is my daughter's winning entry in a Peace not war competition, on the Isle of Man. We decided to use the candles peace symbol for some more effect. We believe this is the extreme of contrasts which the split in the collage indicates quite clearly. At Christmas many people really want peace not war." Thanks "Daughter" and Ray for sharing this special message!
Santa and pinetree4 invite you to enjoy some old time holiday magic. Pinetree4 contributes to the tea towel group and has lots of retro pics to enjoy on her flickr. Via pinetree4 I found suzysputnik and her Woolies treat to whip up some holiday nostalgia! Thanks for the memories...
What I love about these American vintage tea towels is that the images are mirrored so you can see the entire image when it is hung over the oven rail. If one side becomes stained then there is always the other side to display.
Our first morning at home for a long time began with my daughter popping in Little Women. A great classic to remind all of us what the holiday season should be about. We decorated the tree, I made Christmas cards, and, I made steel cut oatmeal with golden raisins, apple, banana, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel. Yum! Yum!
When I saw this tea towel, I nearly fell off of the couch! We have a "Lamb" who has actually becoming quite domestic as of late ;). This tea towel is featured at Vintage Screened Tea Towels . Thanks to the Vintage Laundress for posting this tea towel to our group.
"University by the Sea attracted 8,000 people on Sunday, October 5th for a 12-hour day of classes, music, live arts and food. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this day a success - from our 250+ volunteers to the instructors, exhibitors, businesses and performers - University by the Sea is made possible by the generous time and talents of hundreds people. "
...I was so blind...we have so much in common, he and I ...
Jonathan says it's okay to put red with brown (made my day). He believes in rustic modernism: Big Sur, A-Frame beach houses, raw beams (hodge podge lodge), and geodesic dome homes (oh we do love our domies). Butterflies and hearts (XOXO Aud) make a happy home. http://www.jonathanadler.com/shop/manifesto.php
Mum planted these Lambs Ear leaves at the beginning of the summer. They have been really slow to grow, but there are signs of new leaf production.
Recently, Mum picked up these plantlets on the door step where they were dropped by the large mother plant. She is planning to grow these plants for the Daughter's of the British Empire June Faire in Sierra Madre.
After scrapping and chipping off old boat varnish inch by inch, I need to seal this slate entryway. You know, just in case it sprinkles. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I think I'll ask Pam over at Retro Renovation!
I went up to Lake Ave. (Pasadena) to purchase more lawn signs, and to see if the Macy's store had re-opened! Yes on the lawn signs, no on the Macy's! Oh what to do? I still had 40 minutes in my parking spot. Oh yeah! I turned around and there was Anthropologie. I bought a cute retro hen timer there for my kitchen last month. In a Pasadena minute I came out with
My parents have a persimmon tree. As the years have gone by, our family has looked forward to the harvest each fall. Persimmons have replaced pumpkins as my preferred fall home decor and fall fruit. The tree had some magnificently large persimmons on it that we could see from the second story window. Despite the net, some critters shimmied up the trunk and ate most of the fruit! The hubby will hand carry on de plane some to the Lambster for her 20th b-day. I bought these from the market !