Friday, February 24, 2012


Happy Friday to you! It looked like this across our valley yesterday evening, with a little snow-cloudiness and then the low, setting sun brightening the hills...We leave tonight for a little vacation. I'm looking forward to some warmer weather. I hope you have a happy few days, and I'll see you back here when I return. Thank you so much for visiting this week!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Few Pieces

at auction at Leslie Hindman today. I love the amber color of this snuff bottle...These metal-inlaid crane candle sticks are five feet tall...This Chinese carved bowl is silver-lined...Pretty silver boxes...and a fun painting by Craig Rabadoux, Walking Drummer, Study, 1956... See more at Leslie Hindman. Happy Thursday!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Perfect Mountain Retreat

Happy Monday everyone! I have to say I am really pining for sun and the beach right now, but I can never resist a cozy, stylish mountain retreat. These, in Commeire, Switzerland, a small village in the high Alps, would do just fine thanks! These are glimpses of four restored barns, available for peaceful, nature-filled vacations in this sweet village of only twenty inhabitants. I first saw them on Lori's Automatism and had to find out more. You can go see the story of Commeire's history, the restoration of the cabins, more spectacular photos, and how you can rent one of them at Montagne Alternative's site.
These photos by Jérôme Gallant from Marie Claire Maison via one of my faves, Automatism.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Eddie thought this one was especially fun -- it has a Lego staircase and wall after all. Quite something. I like the high ceilings, the pops of color, and owner's artworks myself...As seen in New York Magazine, the apartment of artist Melissa Marks, Vincente Caride and their Lego-loving son Archie. The first thing Eddie said when he saw the bedroom was, "I want that!" I like it too.

New York Magazine via the lovely Roseland Greene. Photos by Thomas Loof/Art Department.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Saturday!

I hope you're having a really fun day.It's beautiful here so we'll get outside soon. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Little Art Piece

One of Eddie's creations...that I love. Photographed with Instagram. Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


My baby is seven! Not so much a baby anymore, I guess, but it's very hard to believe. I love that he is still such a sweet soul, and has a lot of his little boy innocence. He's had a very happy birthday weekend -- the robot-making party was a great success, he's enjoyed skiing both days, there are lots of presents, and grandma and grandpa are visiting tonight. He may need a recovery day!I hope your weekend is going well too! This beautiful photograph is by Elgarbo Art on Etsy.

Friday, February 3, 2012

It'll Be A Robot Birthday

Happy Friday! Eddie's birthday party is tonight. I can't believe he's turning seven tomorrow. Wow. The boys will be tearing apart old radios and things, then building robots with the parts and other weird pieces we've collected. We're drawing our inspiration from these goofy amazing guys on Etsy. My sister even found lots of old binoculars and opera glasses on ebay... Eddie has been planning this party in his mind for months, so I hope it's a success. I'll try to snap photos between helping to screw on arms and wheels. Happy weekend to you and thanks so much for visiting!
1,2,4,and 7 by Reclaim2Fame; 3,8, and 9 by StangMont; 5,10 and 11 by Sally Colby; 6 by Jones RoboWorks.
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