April 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Been busy, working – nesting – fluffing our home sweet home & getting ready for our little bundle to arrive.
We will of owned our home for two years this May, and continue to fall more in love with it every day. I have lots of dreams & visions in store for it. – Recently my handy husband (after lots of persuading) made one of the big ones a reality.
When you first walked in through the front door, there was a long hallway, with a wall opposite the living room that was useless, blocking light & heat.
My wish was for a window through the wall.
A word of caution – dry wall work is a nightmare! Dust in every room, nook, & cranny. It’s amazing how far it will spread & it’s not like your ordinary dust either it requires some serious elbow grease to remove. Might seem obvious, but really, it’s worse then you can imagine. If ever tackling an undertaking like a hole in the wall cover everything! & close off every other room.
Despite the dust and not much dry wall experience… Zach did a great job.
I love it! Makes such a difference in the whole feel of the house. A little more modern while still keeping it’s old house feel. (est. 1900.) The plan is to stain the frame so it matches the rest of the wood in the house. Some argument is that it should be white. We’ll see.
More of the living/dinning space -
Found this^ amazing vintage solid glass table on Craigslist, the chairs are from Zach’s parent’s barn, we painted & reupholstered. The table makes for an excellent work space, & a great large table for entertaining. The transparency of the glass makes it feel like it’s not taking up too much space, in a not very big dinning area. I scored the chandelier at Brimfield a few summers ago. It didn’t photograph that well but its beauty adds so much to the space.
Just acquired this comfy chair^ with nursing baby in mind. It’s desperately in need of a ‘pouf’ or some kind of ottoman & then it will be ready for some long hours.
… can’t have enough plants. This is my newest pet^ A fiddle leaf fig tree. Check out this fellow bloggers, abode love‘s shared enthusiasm for this plant. I was so happy to find one & hope it grows to be this grand! > (ekkk! <3)
Anyways… back on track – a bit more of my favorite vintage fluff >
Fact is I’m naturally a nest-er but, the ‘nesting phase’ during pregnancy is no joke. Nothing can be clean enough!
We’ve also of course been working on the baby’s room, its all painted, & 1/2 decorated… once we get some furniture in there, I’ll give you a sneak peek.
Phew … sorry a little long winded here, but I’ve been gone too long. Growing a baby is hard work, occupying mentally & physically. I’m just over 33 weeks now, with 6 weeks & 5 days left to go until my due date (but who’s counting.)
I have my good & my bad days. For the most part I’ve had an easy pregnancy, but lately it’s just hard!
It will all be worth it though. I can not wait to meet my baby girl.
…Until next time. <3 n
March 14, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I have always been excited about Spring. This year I can honestly say that the promise of Spring is more intoxicating then ever. The smell, the difference in the air & the sound of the birds in the morning. Ahhhhhh… goodbye pregnant winter – hello new fresh life.
Here are a few quick birdie sketches I’ve been playing with this week.
Blue watercolor on hot-press paper.
February 25, 2013 § 1 Comment
The above painting was commissioned as a wedding gift, for a couple that I’ve never met. I was informed they love colors, patterns, nature, & mountains. I wish the newlyweds all the best!
& Below, is a painting for a friends mother, of their family’s summer home in Maine. With lupine & a touch of rocky coast.
Both paintings are a combination of milk paint & watercolor on birch panels. The first was framed in a found antique frame, painted in a high gloss, white enamel, & the second is in a handmade poplar frame, & stained (2nd frame not pictured.)
I’m always up for more work. If you have any ideas of paintings you would like, please don’t be afraid to contact me! Keeping in mind what my style is – I’m up for any challenge.
February 14, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I made a drop of some pretty vintage things @ Lovely Things yesterday.
It’s a beautiful little store located in the ‘Old Port’ Portland, ME. It’s a great place for gifts, & you can shop some of my had picked vintage or handmades there. <3
I hope your day is filled with hugs & kisses. Happy Valentines Day. <3 -n
February 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Holy moly. Pinterest is my worst enemy… (or best friend) I can’t decide.
I pinned this ^ from one of my favorite blogs – The Brick House. I love her style & her sense of humor.
Or my pins consist of dreamy antiques & interiors -
You can follow me on Pinterest, here! & there you can find links for all the above pictures.
Until next time… (when I plan to share a commissioned painting I just finished, & another I have in progress)… Best wishes! <3 -n
January 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
Just enjoying some January warmth & sunshine creeping into my living room windows.
All the snow & ice has melted away, throwing off the seasonal clock. But reality is: it is in-fact still the dead of winter.
I’m sitting here wondering what project I should start next. So much I want to accomplish for the house before the baby comes. I have the big picture & just want it to materialize instantly. Or maybe while I still have ‘me time’ I should start some new paintings, or throw myself into some grant writing, do some serious opportunity searching, or start illustrating that children’s book I want so badly to do… inspiration & motivation are calling, now which direction to go? – I wish I had a business manager. Any takers?
January 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We’ve been keeping it on the down low, but today we found out that our little budding blossom is a baby Girl & we’re bursting… So there it is folks, I’m going to be a mom!
I’m due in June. She’s going to be a bright summer bloom & change our lives forever. So very scary & exciting at the same time. <3