Lots of tweaking and lots of excitement around here this week.
Late last week I found out that my house is going to be featured in
an Italian interior design magazine. So several things that I have been
meaning to do for months now are suddenly getting crossed off the
to do list. A couple of little things in the kitchen, such as
finally getting David to hang the little wrought iron bird hook for
It's nice to have them hanging up again. Trust me, I need to wear an
apron because I can be a really messy cook! If aprons are hanging up
I am much more likely to wear one than if they are tucked away in
a drawer. And of course there is something so homespun and
friendly about aprons hanging up. Very granny chic.
Also, I like to engage David in these little projects for two
reasons. One is that he always criticizes the way I hang hooks
and how I nail and screw things into walls. Secondly, it makes
him feel muy macho ~ and that's a good thing ;-)
I have been thinking of how best to utilize my French market basket other
than filling it with flowers. One night I suddenly woke up from a dream
with the answer ~ my vintage wooden cutting boards! I'm not kidding
either. I often wake up in the middle of the night with a solution to a
decorating dilemma. 3 am seems to be a very creative time for me. I
inherited that trait from my Mom. She was famous in our family for
middle of the night interior design. Thanks Mom!
See the slim board? A friend of mine who is an antique dealer in Idaho
gave that to me. She suggested I use it when making sandwiches. I
also think it looks quite a bit like my old sorority pledge paddle without
all the Greek letters and floral decorations I painted on it. I wonder what
ever happened to that old pledge paddle anyway???
So I am tweaking away in every room. The journalist who contacted me
wants photos from the entire house. I am fluffing and tweaking it all to
get some good shots.
These boots are staying right here in the back hall. I never know when I
will need them to wade through the high ginger plants to hunt for Bentley.
I ran out one day in bare feet and almost stepped on a lizard!
Better get back to work. I'll let you know when Francesca has the
Bentley ~ let's find a creative way to store some of your toys.
They are everywhere!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley