Friday, August 22, 2008

Sunny Weekend.

Image from Mary Engelbright's Home Companion July 2008

Wishing the rain would go away on this gloomy Friday! The cheery above photo is from Mary Engelbright's Home Companion and in fact, is of Mary's own home. Loving the summery citrus tones she chose. And I'll take 4 of those charmingly chipped vintage metal chairs. Please. And throw in the oversize floral painting and needlepoint pillow while you're at it. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

All the Comforts of Home

Photo by Chipper Hatter for Elegant Homes Fall/Winter 2008

Houston's Pink Ribbon Showhouse is the brainchild of Patti Barnett, the talented designer of this understatedly elegant abode. It is certainly full of charming details similar to those we are incorporating into the remodel.

Exhibit A: The soaring library...

Exhibit B : Beams, of course! (And a mirrored former window, that is in the works too.)

Exhibit C : Is for cast-iron tub. Similar to our latest bathroom acquisition.

Without a doubt "All the comforts of Home"!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Red letter date

Couldn't wait to share our good news. Over an impromptu Monday night dinner at our favorite local restaurant, the Liberty Bar (our Volkswagen Easter Post). LondonHim popped "The Question". Completely surprising me into speechlessness. I believe I just shook my head in the affirmative- a lot. LH says he has been hunting just the right ring for a year. Apparently my engagement ring has been hanging out on the top shelf of our pantry for a month or so. Why the top shelf, you ask? Because shorty can't reach.