Monday, September 28, 2009

The show season is upon me

I am working at a fever pitch pace
to get ready for a BIG show
at Columbus School for Girls
in Columbus, Ohio

If you live in the area please stop by and say hi

I am driving from Connecticut to Ohio on October 7th.
The car will be filled to the brim
and if I am lucky it will be empty on the return trip.
I am also lucky because my sister-in-law lives nearby-
thanks Marianne for hosting me.
So much nicer to be in friendly home than a lonely hotel room.

Here's hoping the season is fantastic.
The market seems to have improved.
People are more confident.

Second show is closer to home in Far Hills, New Jersey
at the Far Hills Country Day School.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I decided to enter the

The contest is for professional and non-professional decorators,
so I thought, why not.

I submitted pictures of miss is's bedroom.

Last year I featured some pictures of the redesigned bedroom.
Why I think this room is great:
it is colorful, cheerful, quirky, not fussy,
loaded with finds from estate sales,
old family furniture,
and pulled together with vibrant Sea Cloth fabrics.
I just love these fabrics -
check out the website

It is a small room, but it feels just right.
That's me at 5 - hanging over the bookcase
Portrait done by the man who painted all the "Breck girls"

I used this very chair back in the seventies at my desk.
New fabric, but even back then it had fun fabric.
My mother had it covered in oversized pink and white houndstooth
I got my creative gene from Jean (my mother)
more on that another day

We found the desk at Brimfield for $50 and repainted it.
We removed the wallpaper border and painted the underlying wall lime green
to match the desk and provide a nice contrast to the blue walls.
Believe it or not, we were able to remove the border without repainting the whole room
Twin beds and bedside table from my father's family
Inspiration board done by me - but you can't see it with all the stuff!
Bookcase found at local estate sale and repainted.
Bureau was the "baby's room" bureau from my childhood home.
Needlepoint pillow done by moi for my dear miss is
Artwork done by my sister Betsy and miss is.

It is not perfect, not "designery", but it is just right according to
miss is.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another installment from the inimitable Maira Kalman
from her blog at The New York Times
Sounds like a wonderful place to work.
I could have used a place like this today.
doesn't sound much like The Office
A wonderful combination.
I think everyone can always improve their communication skills.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Remember, the scarecrow project that I talked about last June - click here-
This was the template
for the Knitwit's latest charitable project
my finished pieces above
almost done
busy hands stitching all the pieces together

The scarecrow will make his debut on October 3, 2009
at Ambler Farm Day
to be continued...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

leaves will be falling soon

love these silhouettes
via swissmiss

Monday, September 21, 2009

no, you did not land on paris breakfasts
just couldn't resist posting this delicious tarte
lunch on saturday
after the wonderful vermeer exhibit at the met
later in chelsea
on the high line
the transformation of the old rail line was terrific
the old nabisco baking company buildings
miss is thought these window panes looked like paint chips
nicely framed hudson view from the high line
the sky was the most amazing blue
the breeze was just right
and the sun was brilliant
a beautiful day

Saturday, September 19, 2009

quess where this is?
same place
then and now
the high line
in chelsea
miss is and i are off; nyc bound on a glorious day
inspiration awaits
from the met and moma,
to old elevated rails,
to the streets

Monday, September 14, 2009


2009 fall line

Lime Domino w/aqua ribbon or green ribbon

Pink Domino

left: Moorish Pink;
middle: Gothic Flower;
right: Rose Window

Sis Boom Hot House

Pink Trees
Lime Trees

Geo Disc Aqua

Deck of Cards
Lime and Pink
Lime and Aqua

front: blue/lime
middle: lime
back: pink

Clover Dot

Lily Bell

Books, Books, & more books
Green background w/ blue or navy ribbon
Blue background with blue or navy ribbon

(so tired from studying)
with blue or navy ribbon

Brown Zebra
w/ pink velvet ribbon
w/ orange grosgrain

Brown Mingle, in back

Sis Boom Stripes
Bright w/ aqua
Subdued w/ brown

Sis Boom Wallpaper
Brown w/pink

Stone Path, front
Brown Mingle, back

French Hat Box blue with stripe ribbon
Also comes in Pink and Tan