Hope your Christmas was wonderful
and your solstice celebration wondrous!
Wishes from our house to yours!
|le Palais du Poulet, or chicken coop!!|
|utterly charming vintage bicycle|
|sign says it all!|
|the main house on Lisa's farm|
|lacy wrought iron outdoor table and chairs, so pretty!|
|I wish you would look at that bed...huge tall headboard and sleigh-style footboard,|
and those painted and stenciled floors!
|beautiful dresser and those floors again|
|and whom among us couldn't do with...|
|....and a PRAYER!|
|love the painted screen, the wall color and chandelier...|
|...and this beautiful Adams style mirror, picture taken from an angle|
|stenciling brushes of every kind and shape...|
|little pot of hydrangeas...|
|the ubiquitous country truck seen in vineyards and country shops all over America!|
|are you brave enough to paint over hardwood floors like this? if so|
Lisa Ard will hold your hand through the process!
|and the French Country Flea Market!|
|this says it all!|
|heading out just before dark|
|can you say cozy and extremely comfortable?|
| vintage items from 1912, except the gramophone, which will|
amplify your tunes from your tablet or iPhone
|deer head notwithstanding, I love this stone hearth and mantel with built in|
stone slab shelves (I know, in 1912 they shot deer for fun)
|happy Lisa chatting away!|
|our little former ice house!|
|happy in the kitchen, we made bacon-wrapped corn muffins|
to simply die for! recipe on Pinterest
|chillin' on the front porch!|
|a pier on Lake Tahoe's crystal blue waters|
|this is an amazing home nearby, complete with two rooftop gardens!!|
|Nicky in vacay mode hopped up on the sofa!|
|Lisa's early morning rescue of Scooter!|| |
|trees decorated by nature (that's moss of course)!|
|the trusty Subaru took us to the top of the mountain nearby...that's the |
last light of the day on the far cliffs!
|Lake Tahoe from far above just after sunset|
|we are freezing, scrambling around getting Chris's camera gear all set|
up with me checking Sky Guide every two minutes to see just what
is where in the sky at all times!
|this year we dyed brown eggs...aren't they pretty!|
|their colors are rich and warm on the white table...|
|we also have a birthday to celebrate today...and the rooster looks|
like he had something to do with all those eggs, right?!
|the chocolate cake/white frosting wish fulfilled...and my first|
peonies from the garden to garnish!
|if springtime is about fertility, we've got that covered with|
those amazing acanthus stems lol!