Friday, April 29, 2011
Filigreed amber lace illuminates our front hall tonight for the first time -- our new Moroccan lantern hung today by Doug is making me fall in love with this house all over again. The smallest details can sometimes make the biggest impact. The vision of the house as a wanderer's retreat - a collection of our travels and tales - a place to plan new adventures - it seems attainable, in existence even, when you see the delicate shadows play over the stairwell.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It is lovely to see the yard coming into itself this spring. The babies are really enjoying being outside in the park-like front yard. I need to get some photos of the trees all leafed out but I am always sequestered in the patch of grass that we have semi-fenced in the very front. The tiny slide and old brownie trays filled with water have been our daily entertainment. Roses are such an unexpected bonus - they were never in flower all the months we looked at the house prior to buying. They embody this neighborhood to me - every time I see the big. pink showy blooms I just smile. There are also four giant red bushes on the other side of the guest house - but these pink ones are right by the front entry - the personal, house roses to me!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Boxes are still stacked in the garage, furniture pretty much missing from the entire upstairs, closets completely useless still - yet I find incredible solace in arranging tiny groupings of my favorite things - this is living to me - being surrounded by your inner self as reflected in the world you've collected.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wistful for Turkey...It's killing me to think that I am giving my kids a great house, yes... - but that the expense of it is robbing them of the travel that Ollie got to enjoy in his youngest years. Am I doing the right thing? Ugh - it plagues me.
Somehow I have to figure out how to afford both. The twins have already set us back more than a year with no trips. I hardly feel like myself.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Yusuf's - Beysahir outside Konya, Turkey, a photo by bubblebubbletootootchickenandacowboy on Flickr.
Thinking about how chaotic moving has been - trying to find the beauty in the still jumbled mess....
This is a shot inside a fabulous warehouse outside of Konya. We buy old crusty pots, wheat threshers, mortars, hammam basins, and all sorts of treasures here. As you walk in this crazed collection greets you under the stairs - I love it...