Life on the creative side

Archive for March, 2013

Moments Gathered Around the Table

Moments gathered around the table nourish more than the body.

grandma T and Kate making dumplings

Skills and traditions are passed on, around the table

wedding setup

We gather around the table to celebrate joyful occasions


wedding banquet tables

wedding banquet tables

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Generations bond around the table

a moment in costa rica

Friends travel to far away places to gather and party

farm tour end

Sisters gather to share laughter, food and wine

around a farm table

Memories are shared around the table


New traditions begin around the table


Mom’s table is always set


Families grow


Empty nesters find new tables to share

Gingerbread build-off

Holidays, memories and life happens around the table


Seaside Style

beach house

I  have been lucky enough to spend part of my life in or near the salt spray of the sea.  In many ways that part of my life is very different from my cabin on the ridge where history, tradition and rural living amid deep, shady forests and steep meadows of black-eyed Susie’s, Queen Ann’s lace and milkweed  continue to influence me and my style.   Now however, sand, salt and an amazing range of blue and aqua demand a place in my heart and my seaside style.

Beach house

Mornings begin with a kaleidoscopic of sunrise colors.

Sunrise over the ocean from beach house patio


Sunrise from beach house bar

Sunrise over the ocean from beach house porch


The moods of the sea are many and vivid…

Storm over the ocean


Lightening over the oceanSunrise over the ocean

and influence my seaside style –

Beach house

Mosaic table

   Inside ….

Seaside style, beach house


Beach house bar mosaic

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Beach house mosaic flamingo

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lamp love

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2nd double bedroom


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and outside.

Beach house bar



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But the most important element of my style, seaside or on the ridge, is easy comfort; so friends and family feel welcomed and relaxed enough to kick off the flip-flops or gum boots and put their feet up.

Beach house