Monthly Archives: December 2009

Excerpts From Our House

A  look back to 1994- This was the living/dining room of our former 1920’s house.  I remember I loved lots of white- the walls, the ceiling and the trim were each painted a different shade. My friend Lou made up the white slipcover for the chair.  And if you look closely behind that chair-  there’s my indoor wood pile! I still use the sisal rug. It’s in the guest room now. We don’t have the dining table or chairs anymore. They were given to friends.

(Photo- Martha B.)

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Lately I’m inspired by Big and definitely Over the top neckwear-

1. Knitted snood (from the Gap)

2. Big bow scarf (by Shepherd England)

3. Lots of jewelry (at J.Crew)

(Photos: 1. US Vogue, 2. via Jane’s blog-  ill seen ill said )

Happy Birthday…

…to me!

Yes, today is my birthday. And yes…it was tough as a kid having a party so close to Christmas. But my family always managed to create a day that was special. Ohh…before I forget. Don’t ask me how old I am because I won’t tell you! :)

(Self-portrait and photo both from 1st grade)

Street Style- Japan

What could have been a chaotic mix of prints (plaid pants, pony print belt, Union Jack tie) is instead a great outfit. Why? Her solid red sweater and bag, though both a strong color, actually help unite everything else.

(Photo- Japanese magazine ‘FRUiTs’)

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mARTha’s photography #17

Our dog Jasper takes his customary afternoon nap at the top of the second floor landing. And as usual , one of his ears dangles over the top step.  What funny things does your dog or pet do?

(Photo- Martha B.)

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No Tree For Christmas

This was the first Christmas that we didn’t have a tree. I know what you’re thinking- how can you possibly celebrate without one?! But guess what? I didn’t even miss it. Don’t get me wrong, I still decorated for Christmas. I put a wreath on the front door, displayed plants (Poinsettia, Paperwhites and Cyclamens) hung my book pages garland, filled large glass jars with ornaments and used my collection of old glove molds to hold cards. The absence of a tree made the holiday much easier and simpler. I plan to do it again next year!

(Photo- Martha B.)

Bride’s Portrait #10

Bride- Unknown

Date- 1920’s

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