Wow, it’s snowing in Dublin. We have escaped that down here in the sunny southeast of Ireland. It is cold though, 32 degrees but the sun is out and the sky a azure blue….lovely winter day. Posted for sale a gorgeous Victorian Fireplace medallion John salvaged and framed. See it on our Irish Facebook page… Read More SNOW IN DUBLIN
The painter has come to correct my color faux-pas. The gallery wall’s dark gray has been changed to a creamy white. We have to wait for the paint to cure before we can hang any items. I am constrained a bit by the hangers on the wall now. You can see them in the new… Read More THE PAINTER WAS HERE.GALLERY WALL
We all make mistakes when decorating …some worse than others. We redid our upper level in the condo this past summer. Added new paint: going to a more neutral palette of grays and grunge. Added white cabinets in the kitchen, some new furniture and did some rearranging. I loved the new gray walls and the… Read More GALLEY WALL…MISTAKES MADE
Got a few grapevine wreaths on sale. You know how you love something, buy it, but forget it was a once living thing. Dried flowers may dry our completely after a few years! Mine were so dry they shed flowers every time I dusted around them. So they needed replaced. When I had to remove… Read More GRAPEVINE WREATHS
As you know, we sponsor a couple of fabric artists- a knitter and a cross stitcher. Today I wanted to give you some information about the work of Cross-Stitch by JR. She has been a cross stitcher for over 20 years. One of her most loved designers has been Marilyn Leavitt- Imblum. Ms Imblum worked… Read More CROSS STITCH ARTIST LEGACY
Deciding to paint the upstairs of the Condo AND the ceilings has been one of the most work intensive projects and frustrating to date. I suppose getting it all done at once now seems worth it but the process took two weeks of total disarray. But now to the good part! The condo was originally… Read More The PAINTING IS DONE!
TREADLE SEWING MACHINE DRAWERS This is our last treadle sewing machine drawer set. I think it is perfect for a Krubs coffee pod holder…but you may have a slew of other uses.This two drawer set is made of tiger oak with a very rich veneer. We added crystal pulls and it really makes a gorgeous… Read More OUR LAST TWO DRAWER BOX
Our kitchen was a fairly dark room. We only had the one window over the sink and the French doors onto the roofed sun room at the end of the eating area- so it was pretty dark. It all kind of blended into the oak before. We had oak cabinets, brown and gold granite, and… Read More condo redo cont-the kitchen