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humble beginnings... 



the homefront is slowly beginning to take shape. i've been puttering around the house taking stock of what we have and what clever storage systems need to be put in place. this past weekend my mother and i made our monthly pilgrimage to scott's to sniff out various catch-alls, crates, bins, rusty hat hooks, and the like. i've been non-stop organizing, which is NOT in my nature. do not be fooled. we have a shed and an attic which certainly helps to tuck away my collection of collections. but i've been doing all sorts of very grown-up things, like laundry. WE HAVE OUR FIRST washer & dryer, something i have longed for these past few years. it's amazing the ownership i feel with every pile of clothing i am able to fold in the privacy of my own home. 

since january-february is typically a quiet time for my business i will be forced to share glimpses of my on-going project of making this house a home. here are a few corners of our old, creaky imperfect house. 


  a torn oil painting sitting atop a chair from my grandmother. this chair is missing an arm. and that is a child mannequin.


 here is a jam cupboard i swiped for a song at scott's. she's from 1860 which of course makes me love it even more. it took no time at all for me to fill it to the brim. 


a tea set from my other grandmother. i adore the way the creamer and sugar stack up on eachother. such clever design for an oldie. 


gratuitous photo of our sleeping beagles. i found a pair of handsewn pillows made of worn ticking fabric with crude stitches. needless to say it took harry & maddy no time at all to test it out. 


***oh, and did i mention that i'm going to alt? i am still kind of in disbelief that i'm actually flying out west(for the first) let alone going to a blogger conference out there! i hope i get to meet a lot of y'all this week!

Reader Comments (6)

Congratulations on your new home. You have wonderful style so I can't wait to see it take shape!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterk

These photos are so dreamy... I love the first one so much. I'm jealous that you get to go out west! I've only crossed the Mississippi once and even then I only made it to Chicago!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I love that jam cupboard (my mom would, too)! I'm jealous y'all get to antique together regularly-- one of the many benefits of living near family. I always enjoy the ATL specific stuff on this blog! I've got friends all over Georgia and really dig Atlanta-- such a cool city. And enjoy Salt Lake City, too. It's a city with a crazy history (and alcohol laws that make the south look liberal!), but mostly I remember that the sky is unbelievably gorgeous in Utah.

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterliz

Incredibly charming house.
Love the picture of the Beagles.
Happy decorating.

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHerringbone

So bummed I missed the chance to meet you at alt. Would have looked for you if I had known....newly in love with your beautiful work and wondering if your art is in a shop somewhere? Or for sale somewhere?
So incredibly beautiful...

February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa de la Fuente

To repair a torn painting, canvas pieces are used as reinforcement on the back of the painting and touch up paint is applied to the front.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterExpert witness

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