Sunday, November 18, 2012


The family room is painted!

Kitchen cabinets are almost in place.

The hardwood floors are laid down, and covered now with paper, painters are almost done with painting the whole house, the cabinets are almost finished, but we are waiting for the counter tops and the appliances ......( which should come tomorrow!). The house is starting to feel like mine.When our stuff is delivered and moved in, and curtains are up, the fun of arranging, sorting and decorating is a huge amount of work, and I am so grateful for my husband,who is coordinating this big job himself. His knowledge of house construction is coming in very handy.I am very pleased, although it feels rushed because of the holidays approaching...Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for! And thank you for following along!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

And to think that I saw it on Newbury St

For my birthday, my dear friend Laura treated me to a glorious afternoon in Copley Square,  lunch, and a stroll down Newbury St. The weather was a balmy 65 degrees, and the buildings shone in the sun.

We stopped in at all the churches, particularly
the Trinity Church and the Church of the Covenant, which is finally on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1865 in Gothic Revival Style, the church has stained glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany from the 1890s and spectacular details which delight the eye.
The baptismal font is amazingly beautiful

I wish I had a telephoto lens to capture the intricacy and beauty of the stained glass windows

We also saw a display of antique crank sewing machines which were fantastic at Sanford Brown College.

We tried to find Tappas to have lunch, but they didn't open until 5, so we stopped in at a bistro and had a delicious lunch nearby. It was a great way to celebrate!