Hello! Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet. I found the last piece to my deck "nest", a mosaic table from Pier 1 Imports. The colors in this just spoke to me. I'm already happy to have it by my chair while I'm out on the deck enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the waterfall splashing away. The family spends a lot of time out on the deck. If I want to be in the midst of the action, it's usually out there in fair weather.
This photo was taken yesterday which was lovely, but the days before were downpours of rain and today the rain has returned. Wah.
I'm enjoying the way the colors in the chair cushions and the table play off of each other.
OK, attic remodel update. I just went up and looked around before the builder arrived and was pleased to see the progress. See the short wall and the openings for storage? He built little doors and brought them today so the next photo will show those installed. Some of you have asked what we plan to use the extra space for. First of all it was pretty awful in there with nails sticking down all over the place and no insulation and unfinished floor. So, when Kristi cleaned it out I wanted to get it improved.. I saw a notice on Facebook in the "Corbett Area" of a man who was looking for remodeling work, so I put a comment on his post that I'd like him to stop by and give us a bid, which he did and it was reasonable and we gave him the go ahead to begin. Now we can have storage behind doors and either the boys can use the central space for hanging out and playing. If they don't use it, it will be a much nicer place for storage bins. :-)
Today they are working on adding the doors and more trim work and his friend came along to help with caulking.
It's really amazing to me to see how much better it looks with just the bead-board panels up on the old dark wood rafters and walls.
There is sawdust on the walls which will be cleaned off. The trim will hide all of those gaps!
Looking back towards the door.
It's a good thing I've gone up to check on the progress as I asked the builder to put a piece of bead-board over the raw wood that crosses the top of the door. As you can see it's a bit of a difficult entrance to the attic but it is what it is.
I snapped some photos of my collection of limited edition embossed artworks to show you. Richard Kohnstamm who ran Timberline Lodge for a long time had these commissioned. The first one was Timberline Lodge, on the far right. The second was Multnomah Falls in the center. The one on the left is of a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. Not shown is one of the Heceta Head Lighthouse. Ahem.. the wall needs washed. LOL!
This one is really a treasure.
The whole print is embossed and Timberline Lodge is a coppery gold. I think it's rather brilliant as all the embossed area is snow.
My sister Denise just returned from a trip to China. She snapped a few really neat photos and shared them with me.
This was in Shanghai and they also visited Tibet.
When she returned she was thrilled to see that her son had done a good job of watering her garden beds and she had some beautiful lettuces ready to harvest!
It's a swim day, again, it's hard to go when it's raining but I will go, my heart thanks me. What are your plans today? Do you have fine weather or foul? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)