Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I had hoped to update my blog before the holidays with before and after photos as well as updates on the crafty christmas we have been having over here but time has run out and we are off to visit Richard's people on Cape Cod. We will be in NYC for a few days first and I am going to take a lot of photographs of all the super gorgeous window installations. I am hoping I have a little time to post some of the best of these photographs while we are in NYC but if not tune in for the big update when we get back. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Well, after more than a week of slowly trimming the tree we finally finished it. I don't think it has ever taken that long to trim a tree in the history of tree trimming but we think it turned out great. Here are a few shots of our little tree and of course our holiday friends. I am uploading a lot of other detail shots on flickr if you want to see more.

The photo above is of one of my childhood holiday deer. I love this little guy. He still looks hot.

For the past few years this has been the star for our tree. I have no idea who made it or where it's from but I love it. My two favorite parts are the look on the top elf's face and all of the green glittery elf arms.

Working on finishing curtains tomorrow. (if my sewing machine decides to work with me)

That's all for now!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

teapot part two

Here are more realistic candidates courtesy of ebay.


In an effort to waste more time today I decided to obsess on teapots. I guess it has been an ongoing obsession but today I am having a hard time concentrating on work so I decided to devote extra time to searching for teapots. Above you will see my current tea set up. It is really quite sad. I have been half heartedly looking for a cute teapot to replace my current situation but it hasn't been easy. I have always thought that teapots should be a little bit crazier or decorative or sillier than other items that you might bring to a table so it makes the search harder. Today I found a few on this Russian website and I thought I would share them. I feel like I might be on the right track but I could also be grasping at garish teapots because I am having trouble concentrating on work. I'm not totally convinced. So far the one at the top is my favorite. Maybe the second one....

tree prep and trimming

Here is the first look at the tree we chose for the holiday's. As you can see this photo was taken in the shower. I don't think I've ever washed a tree before but it seemed like the thing to do so we did it.

It took a few days to start the tree trimming process and we weren't able to finish before Richard left for Miami Basel so I have to wait for his return to finish the tree or to post pictures of said tree with even partial trimming. I promised. This is is a tough promise to keep because it looks so cute! But he gets back on Sunday so I should be able to start the week with a fully trimmed tree.

The apartment is looking so cute right now! I will upload some pictures when we have nice enough light to take some. Everything is overcast and rainy today. I am so glad that I have hot chocolate with marshmallows to keep me going.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

holiday spirit

we are busy getting into the holiday spirit over here. new posts to follow.