We're baaaaack! Oh my gosh-it's REALLY been 7 months! My wonderful daughter created this blog as a way for us to do something together and how do I thank her? I go and do something as silly as having a heart attack! Yes, I did. Now when I do something, I do it BIG. If you're a personal trainer and you're going to have a heart attack, the best place to do it is in the gym-while with a client-when the entire fire department is there working out. Right. Not TOO embarrassing. I'm STILL getting emails from clients saying "this is what all that exercise and eating green stuff gets you!" Hmmmm.....chocolate and wine ARE good for the heart. Right???
So recovery has been slow but sure and I think we're ready to try this again. And what better place to start than at Barb's new meme, Tabletop Tuesdays. What a fabulous idea and we look forward to browsing all those beautiful blogs that are participating. This was a rather last minute decision (meaning we decided this morning) so these are just a few little corners of our home. As you'll see, I am NOT a minimalist when it comes to decorating-I love to surround my family with things that have history, beauty and, hopefully, a story. Hope you enjoy!
I'll start with my office. Now as a part-time trainer/part-time decorator my office tends to reflect my client appointments for the day. You're just as likely, on any given day, to find a dumbbell on my desk as you are a paint fandeck. Thank you for visiting our home-we hope you feel welcome!
This is the file cabinet in my
office. Design books, a gilded
pair of my son's sneakers from
some years ago, candles (which are
everywhere as I love the
atmosphere they impart), a globe clock, and a vintage leather decanter
This little table sits in front of the bookcase in my office. I fell in love with the vintage Chinese lamp at an estate sale and HAD to have it. The painted scenes are beautifully done and it has graced several places in our home before landing here.
Also on the table-a ceramic gecko made by one of my children (every home needs it's own gecko), and a vintage bronze and copper engraved evening bag
A handpainted teapot sits on one of many stacks of favored design or cookbooks.
The butler's tray in our dining room holds a crystal liqueur decanter and a set of vintage silver filigree cordials. The sterling cups were gifts to my babies, now grown
I love the detail of these cordials-
the silver filigree design and
beading around the base