Friday, December 26, 2008

annnnnnnnnnd. . go.

love this

. . . .


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Cookies baking, presents wrapping,
children playing, snow snowing,
songs singing, praises

Merry Christmas Everyone

Monday, December 15, 2008

Worlds Apart. . and THEN some. . . from myself

Living in a little room inside of me is a line of
beautiful shoes all with heels that fit my high arch perfectly . . and skirts all poofy with layers
of chiffon and netting . . and simple little dresses with sweet trimmings and cuffs. And bunches of handbags
and baskets of glovies and hooks with feathery shawls and racks of coats. . all tailored to just my size . And THEN there is a room with all sorts of places to go once i'm all
dressed UP in these things. . to tea at the Savoy
in London. . a whole day trip to the Louvre in Paris.. a
stroll down Newbury Street in Boston . . a perfect little table in a funky
underground jazz club in New York City. . a
dark corner in a ancient pub in Dublin.

. . . and there is also a room. . in my HOUSE. :)
where my baby sleeps . . right now.
and beside that another room. . where
we sleep. . and in that room is a closet
and a small chest that hold a few skirts and
dresses. . and downstairs lives a pair or two of
well worn boots. . given to me with love :)

and those are all the rooms and things
this momma really needs. :)

but for more from this traveling
style guru. . .


Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Bird Day

Just a few new paintings that were sitting upstairs waiting to be
scanned and shared. This whole afternoon ( after a much
needed nap for both of us )
. . .was spent puttering
with Sam and taking care of many little things
that were on my mind grapes for ever and ever!
. . doesn't it always feel so good to finally
get things DONE!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sweetness Abounds

Yesterday at break of dawn my dear friend and
i left . . to drive and drive . . and drive. .
till we found ourselves in her sweet childhood
home.. surprising her momma with our unannounced
presence. :)

When you've been close to someone for
a long time and you're seeing where they
grew up for the first time
it's like opening a very big present.

We visited some favorite haunts and were part of
a traditional Christmas Coffee . . .where HUNDREDS
and hundreds of women come from miles around
to have tea and many many crumpets. . all made by
the local church ladies.. .
and afterwards enjoy a christmas concert and
gifts gifts gifts handed out to almost everyone.

Sooooooo fun.

What i will treasure the most though are the hours
spent at her childhood home , drinking tea and still stuffing
more goodies into our bellies while it started to
snow outside.. the fat slow snow that looks EXACTLY like
Charlie Brown .

We ended up trimming the tree with her mom
and looking at old albums of when they were little
with timeless christmas music drifting in from
the old kitchen.

I will remember it always.

. . and thank you to the hubbies who stayed home
and watched our boys . . so we could get away for a day.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Favorite artist for the . . .

Jane Reiseger

Her Website