my grandfather and chris installed wains coating in our dining room about a month ago.
if you look at the photos in the previous post of norah’s birthday, you can see that the trim is attached to the wall both vertically and horizontally. and when painted it gives the effect that it is all wood when really it is mostly the wall.
it’s a clever and affordable solution if i do say so myself. it gives structure and texture to a room and it’s amazing how much brighter and bigger it feels now.
this past weekend my best friend and i had a blissful two days of painting it all while chatting, giggling, drinking tea and eating chocolate.
when we first started i never thought we would finish by sunday.
but time really flew by and before we knew it, the room was complete with time left over for a glass of wine and a pot of homemade cauliflower, butternut squash soup.
i love a finished project just before the holidays!
While talking to my mom the other day she told me she had been a bit disappointed with second and edgemont as of late.
thanks for the nudge mom, you’re right, i’ve been a bit absent.
she even reminded me i hadn’t posted about norah’s birthday yet!
our little norie turned 8 this november.
her birthday wish was to get her ears pierced and have a sleepover party.
both went quite successfully.
i hardly snapped a photo (hence the blurry not so great photos above) of the celebration since i was busy with a party of 12 girls. yes you read right, 12!
it was our first experience hosting a sleepover party and it actually ran quite smoothly especially for such a large gaggle of girls ranging from 7-12 years old.
chris and i were quite surprised when we found them all asleep by 11pm.
i heard the first few up whispering at 6am which soon turned into giggling and then loud thumping.
a game of “slide down the staircase in your sleeping bag” had begun.
our cue to get up and start making pancakes.
wow, i can’t believe my last post was almost 3 weeks ago!
life has been really busy! halloween came and went and oh yes i won the election! i am proud to (almost) be called councilwoman of the borough of media!campaigning took a lot out of me and i am just now feeling somewhat caught up with things around here.
and just in time for my favorite time of year.i’m not embarrassed one bit to tell you that i have been listening to christmas music already.and i have been really trying to hold back on doing a bit of holiday decorating.we’ll see how many more days i can refrain.
we have been busy with a few home improvement projects around here to get ready for the holidays. i always go in to nesting mode right before christmas. i have been clearing out and de-cluttering as well. i have a few things for sale where you can view either here or here. email me if you are interested. there have been several inquiries already so act fast. but don’t worry i will be posting new things over the next few weeks.
i love the change of seasons.
as the light fades and the cooler weather sets in, we are forced inside a bit more.
routines shift, our meals become warmer and hardier and our home becomes the heart of everything we do.
i like my seasonal “decor” (if i can even really call it that) to reflect the changes happening out in the natural world.
acorns, feathers, pine cones, seed heads and dried grasses adorn shelves and corners.
beautiful edible orange and blue squashes sit on my counter and act as a reminder that fall is here.
i bring out the nutcracker, buy some nuts and we feast on them well past christmas.
windowsills and counter tops begin to fill up with plants that i try to salvage from the frost.
baskets of knitting and blankets become part of the scene and we begin to hunker down for the winter.
i do of course have to satisfy the needs of my girls (who i think secretly wish i was a little more mainstream in the decorating department) by observing that halloween is coming with a few postcards and handmade black cats.
:: hop on over to tend today where i’ve written a post on seasonal interest in the garden.
:: i found this piece inspiring and empowering. i have always loved erin’s positive outlook on life.
:: i am super excited about this book. make sure to scroll down to watch the book trailer.
:: this documentary was wonderful. i can only hope that in my seventies and eighties i will still hold true to who i am and enjoy life to it’s fullest like these women.
::you can now find second and edgemont on facebook head on over and like us!
:: ok we are off and headed out for pizza and then the roller rink tonight. not sure who’s more excited. i love to rollerskate!