April 24, 2012

Back Yard Update

MUST remember to look at these pictures in the fall when I plant the 300 bulbs I just ordered from White Flower Farm (thanks Mom!) Because I WILL NOT remember where all the naked little spots are. Because I will spend the next 3 months filling in all the little naked spots.

April 10, 2012

What Does Irony Smell Like?

To say my parents dabble in antiques is like saying Pop Tarts dabble in corn syrup. Antiques are their thing. It's what they do.

And to say that I dabbled in obstreperousness as a teenager is like saying something totally ridiculous. I was the DEFINITION of 'obstreperous' AND 'ness' (if you need an *actual* definition, click here.)

So it shouldn't surprise you to learn that I was VERY VERBAL that I would not have things from the days of  y'ore when I was a grown up person. NO. I was going to live in a NEW apartment with NEW furniture that was shiny, black and NOT curvilinear. And I liked to say I A LOT.

Now is the time in the post when maybe you begin to smell a little 'irony'. Sniff, sniff. What does irony smell like? It smells like curvy things from the days of y'ore.
 I've recently found myself attracted to mid-century carved objects that look as though a clever kitty got her paws on it and carved away a little design.
 And they just happen to look fabulous on our new dining room piece
Oh! And yes, that IS a John Derian plate. It was a wedding present from a DEAR friend. If you need a stylist? She's your gal.

April 2, 2012

The Only Good Thing About the Neighbors

This flowering tree is the only - and I MEAN o.n.l.y. -  good thing about our neighbors. Believe me, it is a loooooooong time between compliments: one year.
When the blossoms just are past their peak, white petals cascade and flutter to the ground like an ethereal rain storm dreamed up by a princess-obsessed four year old.  On slightly windy days, when the fluttering is particularly copious, I stand in my back yard, turn my face toward the breeze and let myself be bombarded.

Soon it will be time for outdoor eating to commence and compliments to cease.