Monday, August 30, 2010

First Day

Happy Monday to you! Eddie started kindergarten today... It was an emotional but happy day for me. I'm very proud of him.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One More Camping Trip

We were lucky enough to camp again the other night. We were at 11,000 feet (brrrr!)! We managed to stay warm and we had a lot of fun. If we go again, we will go to an established campground because hunting season begins soon. So no more little, funny campsites off rugged roads this Summer. We marveled at views of the Gore range from our camp...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

From This Weekend

It's been a big weekend...Pony camp on Friday, mini pancakes, a fawn with it's mom in our yard, a big hike yesterday on the seventh anniversary of my mother's death (boy, do I miss her), a little car show this morning. There are no photos of Friday night's demolition derby, but it was hilarious!! I've never been to one, but I went with an open mind and laughed so hard. We're trying to pack a lot into these last few days before kindergarten. I have to say that five is just a great age. Sometimes, I wish I could have him all to myself all the time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pretty Nantucket Home

Hello! My weekend away was in Boston, where I attended a beautiful memorial service for my sister's father-in-law. I was very happy to be there to honor a good man and spend time with my sister, her husband and his family. Another of my sisters, my father and his wife were there, too, so I saw lots of my people! I didn't have a chance to visit the ocean this time, but I dreamed of it as I looked at this Nantucket beauty in New England Home, which I bought to browse during the trip...There's something about a New England beach home... the shingles, the soft light, the history (the antiques!), the easy life... that you have to love. This one is no exception. Read more about it here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1st Dibs this Week

Just a few I love on 1st Dibs today...I'm going out of town tomorrow until Monday. I hope the rest of your week and your weekend are beautiful!

chairs, lamp, lamps (click for other great photos of them, too)


Lauren of the lovely Pure Style Home inspired me to run out and cut some daisies from the garden. They really do brighten up the table! So easy to do, too. Thanks for the little nudge, Lauren

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thinking about Ginger Jars

I saw this room a few months ago in House Beautiful. Though I'm not sure I love the pedestal display idea, the ginger jars definitely caught my eye...This image is about 1/16 the size of the actual magazine spread, so I'm going to go scan the page so you can see the one jar that really piqued my interest...........OK, I'm back (bad scan, but...)...That's the one! I love the shape and the delicate blue swirls. I haven't found the perfect available one yet, but the search is fun. Some of these are awfully nice...
and they'd complement the perfect one, right?
Image via House Beautiful. Jars found at some recent auctions and on Ebay.

Inspired by...

these today...Bright, white, still summery. Hanging on to Summer for all it's worth. Have a happy Tuesday!

via desire to inspire, the selby, flourish design and style

Monday, August 9, 2010

Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

Happy Monday! We've been enjoying the books of Roald Dahl around here: first James and the Giant Peach and now Danny the Champion of the World. All three of us move eagerly through the evening routine, anticipating reading the next chapter or two or three or four(!) before bed. We sneak some during the day, too. The stories are fun, suspenseful and funny. Eddie is learning to conjure the characters and events in his mind, a new phenomenon for a five-year-old making the move from picture books to chapter books. These particular editions, though, have scattered illustrations by Quentin Blake to help us. His little pictures perfectly complement the words, and we are charmed by them. Here are some drawings found on his website for your Monday...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Beautiful Weekend

We've been so busy! I'm sorry I haven't been here or visiting my favorite blogs. I expect this will change at the end of the month when Eddie's off to kindergarten. I did find some fun, diverse auction items I want to show you...I think I love the lithograph of the Japanese women, the sweet birds watercolor, and the oil cans the most. The auctions are here, here, here and here throughout the coming week. I hope you have a beautiful August weekend!
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