Sunday, November 30, 2008

City Weekend

After a lovely Thanksgiving with friends, we headed to Denver for the long weekend. Our place is in this building... It's very hip (we don't really consider ourselves so very hip, which is why I even mention this)...
But we always have such good family time when we're there...
While we were skuuting around in the lower Highlands neighborhood, I found this great shop - Red Door Swingin'. I loved it. She carries a number of indie Denver artists/crafters... and she sells on line, so check it out...We also took a short walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art, where we were treated to a few pieces I wouldn't normally show a 3 1/2-year-old, but he seemed relatively unfazed. Expose them early, I guess. We focused on the building itself and the ninja turtles that were inspiration to one of the artists. Despite dead things, this little jaunt was truly a highlight.
Our drive home went like this...
Not so pretty! But we fared well and were stuck for a shorter time than those heading East, we are sure. Happy to be home after a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hey... I Won!

Ali from Hatch and Design Public just e-mailed me and told me I won a give away! This was a good one, too. I won... [drumroll please].....

A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart Yey! I'm so excited about this book. If you have not seen this blog, please take a moment to check into it. Two women snap photos each day and post them on their mutual blog. They live 3191 miles apart from each other and had not, until recently, ever met in person. But the daily photos they post, without knowing what the other will post, complement each other beautifully. And, I also won...

To Each his Home! I do not know much about this book, but it looks lovely... and I always love another home design book. The description reads..."In To Each His Home: Inspired Interiors as Unique as Their Owners, photographer Bilyana Dimitrova takes readers on a tour of eight extraordinary homes that unabashedly express the personalities of their free-spirited owners. Dimitrova's carefully crafted color photographs, accompanied by brief interviews with each homeowner, create vivid portraits of these one-of-a-kind American spaces."

I'm so pleased! Thank you, Ali!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

This Looks Like Fun

A few pieces from tomorrow's Millea Brothers Estate Auction... Enjoy.

These Japanese, Meiji period bronze elephant sculptures.

These cloisonne gourd vases (love these!).

This Japanese cloisonne charger.

This Rene Richard painting of a barn.

and this George III banded side table.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Isn't she the cutest little thing?! What a nice bath, and now it's time for her to rest for the long Winter. Have a good nap, Honeybug!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Twin Time

My twin sister and my brother-in-law visited us this past week. I picked them up in Denver on Saturday and showed them our Denver place. We stopped in Idaho Springs on the way up the mountain, and then had a quiet dinner at home... mostly talking about hope. On Sunday, we had the best visit to Woody Creek, as Mark loved Hunter S. Thompson, and then on to Aspen. Monday we tootled around here, then Tuesday drove to Denver for dinner and Madonna's (ahhh!) concert (can't remember the last time I did that). Grandma and Grandpa took Eddie to Build a Bear -- our new friend is pretty cute -- and to their hotel for the night...THANK YOU! We had to let Dor and Mark go back home Wednesday. Sigh. I miss them.
above pics at the Woody Creek Tavern.

Aspen pics.

BAD phone photo at concert.
She does a rockin' version of Borderline - sounds better in person!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Etsy Love

Mrs. French of Bliss and Blissful Images introduced us to Nichole from Little Brown Pen yesterday. Nichole authors a blog with her husband Evan, and I am quite sure this will become a favorite blog of mine. I was perusing Little Brown Pen's favorite Etsy sites and found these...
I think this photo, Cherry Blossom Branches through the Viewfinder by Scarlet Beautiful, is ethereal and gritty and cheery and mystical all at the same time.

I like this sweet print, Little Home by Aliette.

And this wood block, Baby Blue and Yellow Ochre by Sweet Annie Jeanne. I love the spaces between.
Mrs. French reminded me check into Hadley Hutton again. I have a few of her prints, and I'd like to have this one, too ...
What a beautiful bird... the reds are so rich...Without by Hadley Hutton.

And I love this... the delicate Pink Dahlia by Blissful Images herself.
Thank you Mrs. French and Nichole for showing us so many beauties each day!


Please, Please VOTE today. Thank you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Worth It

Eddie loved his truck. It was worth the work. We had a great Halloween. We hope you did, too!

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