Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving challenges

  The week began with the traditional visit to Mr. GCA’s tree farm.  We, along with others, have been culling the big-but-not-giant trees for several years now.  This time we went right to the top – choosing a tall tree … Continue reading

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A Slice of…?

In his 2005 book “Living with Arrangements”, Nico de Swert demonstrated a charming idea that I have used with many variations. It is basically a melon-like slice section of an orb which can be translated into various designs. You can … Continue reading

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Look at me! White vases…

I’ve been having my Bill Cunningham moment. Everywhere I go I see stunning white containers. These curious ruffled platter-like containers are sold by Terrain, the uber-stylish home and garden stores from the folks at Anthropologie. There are only two of … Continue reading

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