Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dream Children

After a hectic Spring Break week that included my boys birthdays and a weekend trip to visit family, today was all mine. The kitchen table was covered with all the little bits and pieces I've been collecting to make some new mixed media pieces just for me.







My best friend recently completed a project that used tiny sepia toned prints which she generously shared with me.   Tiny prints, tiny boxes, tiny books...it all came together in warm layers of sepia images, worn books,  vintage ephemera and one guitar string.






The little boxes originally held watch parts.








Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In My Mind.....

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.......I live in the house that surrounds this wooden and tile staircase. I'm a perfect size 8, my toenails are perfectly manicured  as I merrily skip up and down these stairs barefoot while my naturally curly hair bounces happily on my toned shoulders. My boys and my dog don't have that " boy" or "dog" smell, my husband just said "let's pack for a weekend getaway...just the two of us...you pick the place"... and I will spend the weekend free of hot flashes or laborious yard work.
Oh yeah......in my mind, people, this is all a possibility....welcome to crazy town!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Texas Junk Company

I just found out about this great looking junk store in Midtown:



The Texas Junk Company is located at 215 Welch in Houston near Montrose here in Houston.  The place gets rave reviews for being very well organized for a junk shop.   Their claim to fame might come in handy if you're headed to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo  or just honky tonkin', because they've got hundreds of pre-owned cowboy boots:



Owned for over 30 years by Robery Novotney, the store is a mix of boots, Texas themed general merchandise and vintage goodies. He's only open on Friday and Saturdays (maybe Thursdays, too, info online is a bit sketchy) and only takes cash or checks.
Doesn't it look fun?



Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The 'Burbs

As my husband and I seriously consider a move to a house with a little more space and a pool,  I'm reminded of what the decorative compromises are when choosing to live in the suburbs.  We choose to stay in our current neighborhood because this location and these neighbors are a great support to our family.  But, how I wish the builders of these master planned communities would have given us a little more architectural detail rather than big boxes with soaring ceilings. 

One easy fix is adding beadboard and beams:



Lonny

Coastal Living





aaaaahhhhh....that's better.