Monthly Archives: September 2009

On the Blogosphere!

Sarah from http://www.abeachcottage.com/ has taken wonderful photos of my pillows in her beach cottage for her giveaway, and I am bowled over by her great photos and all the lovely comments. That girl certainly has the eye! See it here:http://www.abeachcottage.com/my_weblog/2009/09/new-beach-cottage-pillows-some-to-giveaway.html

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Details

Shall I sandblast the chest in my room? I love the shape and this doinkle in the top to hold Things, but I don’t like the colour.

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Time Zones

In keeping with the old sea-captain theme we have three clocks on the kitchen wall for UK time, US time, and Oz time. More useful than I could have imagined except that UK needs a new battery.

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The New Look

First look at the new paint scheme: pale grey, white, with soft burnt orange/tan touches to tie in the douglas fir floor. Beachy, vaguely Scandinavian, innocent.

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Troll Garland

Oh dear, I can see this is only further evidence of the twisted charms of wood. I found the troll garland while we were filming sheep beside the Petaluma River, having gate-crashed a weird private club with big gates protecting … Continue reading

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Wild Wood

A hefty driftwood beam above the shower in the second bathroom conceals the light and supports the shower ceiling. Also closeup views of the characterful marine worm scrolls on the mirror frame. Worms seem to be bigger under water.

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Bare Nest

Do you see the little egg tucked into a hollow of this driftwood? I found it and put it there.

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Beach House Style, Fairfax CA

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My Favorite Rat

Her name was Gertrude, David painted her, and she presides over my tray of perfume.

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Is this Better?

BeforeAfterThe ‘after’ photo looks far too green, but you can get the idea~

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