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!