Monday, May 31, 2010

Bungalow Blooms

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Tall Husband's Yellow Hibiscus at The Bunny Bungalow

Summer is definitely here. We've had the hottest May that I can remember...into the nineties (Fahrenheit.) The flowers are loving it though: the big pots of lavender are fragrantly blooming, the daylilies are showing off in the old well, the Crape Myrtle trees are covered in bloom's and Tall Husband's new Hibiscus tree is covered with large yellow flowers every morning.

We need the inspiration and calm of all those blooms, as we are living with moving boxes stacked in the garage and all around us in the bungalow. The garage/studio is almost finished. When it is, we'll move in and empty out The Bunny Bungalow's bathrooms and kitchen, so that their remodel can begin.

I'm so excited about the remodel, as the same architects (Rogers+Labarthe) who did the design of the garage/studio will design the bungalow remodel. They were here last week to take before photos and measurements of the kitchen and two bathrooms. It will be wonderful to have the eighties re-muddle taken away, to be replaced by appropriate bungalow design.

So, we'll sit back and watch the flowers grow, as the bungalow becomes what it should be.

P.S. Do any of you have a Wolf range? I'm dreaming of a small one (36 inches) and wonder if they are worth the expense.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thank You, Dear Friends

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White, Cream, Grey and old Woods

We are at The Bunny Bungalow in the Houston Heights, having accomplished a gigantic downsizing...from two houses to one over the last month. This morning, we will have the closing on My Ranchburger and say goodbye to a home that we have lived in for decades. I just want to say thanks to all of you who helped us decide which house to choose and how to go about the transition. You have made this transition so much easier with your wise advice and encouragement.

So, Tall Husband and I are off to complete the sale of My Ranchburger!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Arte Pura Giveaway at Beadboard UpCountry

This sensuous pillow is the Arte Pura giveaway at Beadboard UpCountry!

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There is a fabulous giveaway over at Beadboard UpCountry: the Arte Pura pillow, above, could be yours...or mine. If you haven't felt Arte Pura's Italian linen, you haven't yet lived the luxe life.

To enter the giveaway, go to Beadboard's giveaway post and leave a comment. Good luck to you all!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Now This Will Make You Happy!

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White Gerbera Daisy at My Ranchburger

Tricia Foley, designer, stylist and best selling author (Having Tea, Linens and Lace, The Romance of British Colonial Style, The Natural Home and more) has three new blogs: The White List, The Perfect Thing and In the Country. Click on over and be happy!

I'm off to add Tricia to my Blog List.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Arte Pura Italian Linens at Beadboard UpCountry

Arte Pura Italian linen pillow with Swarovski crystals, just to melt your heart!

Tall Husband and I took another Texas road trip this weekend. Who knew that we would find the only purveyors in the United States of Arte Pura Italian Linens? That Maryanne and Robespierre of Beadboard UpCountry, had been shopping in Paris and discovered Arte Pura...bella occasione!

Well, what blogger needs an invitation to photograph beautiful linens?

And what perfectionist can help but zoom in on such details. Oh, I wish you could just feel the texture of these linens.

This is such an inviting bed, piled with all that Italian.

Not only are there bed linens but there are other items for the bathroom and table. There are even linen pajamas and shirts.

And if you bring home one of the Arte Pura coverlets, you get a bag like the one above to tote it in.

You're not in the mood for white? You want some color? As in the little bag above?

Above: Styling by Robespierre and photography by Tall Husband.

Well, there are forty colors from which to choose.

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I are wondering what I couldn't live without. I bought that white linen Arte Pura table runner for the antique dining table at The Bunny Bungalow...perfetto!

Beadboard UpCountry in Historic Brenham, Texas
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P.S. Maryanne and Peter, shop owners, will ship items to you. Just give them a call or e-mail (info is on their website.) Arte Pura is special order only but those Italians are rapido.

Tall Husband's Birthday

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Happy Birthday, Tall Husband! Love ya, my wild, sweet man.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day

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Antique French book with roses at Found

Happy May Day to you all!