Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river, and through the wood -Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose as over the ground we go.
Over the river, and through the wood,To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ding",Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!
Over the river, and through the wood Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound,For this is Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the wood -And straight through the barnyard gate,We seem to go extremely slow,It is so hard to wait!
Over the river, and through the wood -Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done? Hurrah for the pumpkin pie
Thank you to all my teachers from Owasco Elementary School in Auburn, NY who faithfully every year had our whole class sing this song right before Thanksgiving break! Thank you Mrs. Northrup, Mrs. Chapin, Mrs. Burgette, and Mrs. VanArsdale for all the wonderful memories. You were the best! Michele, your grateful student from the 1970's.
(This Thanksgiving song originally appeared as a poem written by Lydia Maria Child in Flowers for Children, volume 2, in 1844. The painting is by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, "Over the River to Grandma's house", 1947)
Monday, November 24, 2008
are past their wearing days but they still have some life left in them, you can make your own sweater pillow. For instructions visit Digs Magazine here
(image on left from West Elm)
Two cream sweater pillows above by White Butterfly Studio on etsy - $55 for the set
From West Elm, Lutz & Patmos cable pillow cover above and zigzag pillow cover below, $39
Irish wool sweater from JMBrecht on etsy - $18.
From Heart Felt Fun at etsy - recycled angora sweater for $18. How adorable!! The green one below is equally cute. And, for the remainder of 2008, all the profits from her etsy listings (sales less listing fees, CoMS, and mailing supplies) are going to the building of a new Youth Center in the Greater Knoxville area. How good is that!
Friday, November 21, 2008
These rooms were created by architect Richard Beard and interior designer Michael Booth. Photography by Matthew Millman.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Designed by Patricia Gray - Check out the ceiling reflected in the mirror. So crisp & lovely.
image via Seattle Times, photography by Michael Partenio. I"ve lost track of who the designer is - my apologies. Love the clean lines, warm colors and those wing chairs.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Fiona Newell Week's Dwelling & Design is an absolutely lovely, lovely store. It truly captures this talented interior designer's vision of beautiful home decor. Located in the quaint town of Easton, MD it is a must visit if you're in the area. At this moment I"m currently plotting when I should return...
I really wanted to purchase the alligator box with candle. It's been two weeks and I still think about it. Darn that recession! The striped velvet fabric is gorgeous. It makes me want to place sample sized fabrics around my house - wonder what my family would think of that??
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A visit to this hotel's website did not disappoint. Love the pink and the yellow ...wow
*Update - the designer of this hotel is Boyd Ferguson. Thank you to the comment from Brown Family. It seems there is a store too but unfortunately no web site for it.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
(The first pic is of the interior of an outdoor cottage on the store's property. Stunning.)
Shore Haus is a terrific store full of serious eye candy and interior design inspiration at every turn. Happily for me it wasn't that far from the Punkin Chunkin event of last weekend.
This pic was taken in their upstairs level. Love the black floors and the metal ball.
These were terrific display units that were very reasonably priced. ( I can't remember the exact price but can remember thinking it was quite good.)
If you're in the Rehoboth DE area, Shore Haus is absolutely worth the stop. And, thank you to Chris for being so kind and helping me with directions to Easton, MD. I got there without a hitch.