Saturday, July 26, 2014

Out of Office Reply

It seems like the world is on vacation.  Over the past three weeks
as I e-mail things to clients (this is in my real life, not the blog life).
I get the same thing:  Out of Office Reply.   While things have slowed
down a bit, I find myself unable to get any time off.  A website to build,
an office blog to launch, a new office space to find and an employee
to hire. It could be much worse, I could be one of the hundreds of
overqualified people out of work and looking for an entry-level position.

Yes, it's a blessing to be busy even in the summer.

In my little but of free time, I've been chipping away at the
outdoor painting...lots to do on the back porches.

While the front porch ceiling is sky blue, I've taken
a different approach to the back porch.

I've used semi-gloss Decorator's White (Ben Moore) so it's
an extension of the kitchen ceiling.  I love it.

I'm also trying to figure out what to do with the dining room.
Now that the table is in the kitchen--and it's working wonderfully--I
don't really have a use for this room.  For now, I centered a gate-leg
table I recently picked up...

..and I've set out a few things that I enjoy looking at.

This changes almost daily.

I've also moved a large painting from the front hallway to
the dining room.  It was almost impossible to see in hallway
and at least I get to enjoy it in here while I contemplate what
this room will become.  I'm strongly considering a keeping room...
a nice home office...or museum room.  

So my apologies for not being around much. 

I hope you've all got your out-of-office reply turned on
and are out enjoying summer! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day

I've been doing a flag series on Instagram this week and I thought I'd share it with all of you.

I love old flags and anything George and Martha Washington so it's fun to pull them out
this time of year and give them a place of prominence.

Old parada flags decorate the kitchen light.

The Langham Hotel in Boston decorated for the holiday.

Boston City Hall today.  It's so humid you can see it in the air.

The Old State House with bunting on its balcony.

The Declaration of Independence was "proclaimed" from this balcony in July 1776.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Arthur is coming up the East Coast and will rain out
the 4th so Boston pulled together and is hosting its annual Boston Pops concert
and fireworks show tonight.

Wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day!