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Orange Soda

Had some wonderful old-fashioned orange soda & lollipops this weekend… well, the kids had them. I took pictures of them instead. The colors were irresistable. Don't you think?             Hope you had a good weekend…

Oh Deer!

In the absence of having enough energy to show you all something I'm working on right now, I thought I would share a few photos of an upcoming MODA line that is making me happy today. OH DEER by MoMo is coming to a store near you in mid-August. Isn't it just yummy?  Come to think of it… maybe, just maybe, this fabric might inspire me to make something. Just maybe.   Makes me think of the ice cream truck. Who, by the way, was just here this afternoon. To be honest, he comes every day in the summer. In fact I think I will admit publicly that he stops in front of our house, leaves his jingle on and waits to see if we might come out. True confessions. We are, if nothing else, creatures of habit who love ice cream…

Happy Spring

        Sometimes all I want to do is take pictures of pretty flowers and share them with you.   Hope you had a wonderful Easter and possibly a little Spring Break. More on our version of that later. Its good to be home…

Magnolias

For those of you who have followed me for a while, you might remember these beauties that bloom outside my studio windows every late winter. The color and feel and shape of them is just unbelievable. Usually I try to photo them alongside my daughter as a way of seeing her change and the blooms stay the same every year. I still hope to do that this year but so far life has gotten a bit in the way.     Look at those petals?!     I don't know if you remember but last week I promised everyone another great reveal. I still plan on getting that reveal to you soon! Unfortunately I had to go out of town quite suddenly due to some urgent family health issues. Wish it wasn't happening. Wish I could make it all go away. Wish that instead I was…

Goodbye December… maybe

Since I did such a non existent job of sharing our holiday decorations with you as they went up, I thought I might share them with you as they go down [actually… saying that they are going down is my way of hoping that I manage to actually get them down this week! What are the odds of that actually happening?] Question for you? What is the longest you have ever kept up your decorations?               Happy "Holiday Decoration Take Down" Day. Now THAT should be a holiday!     &#0160…

December….

December has seriously flown by around here at both Fig Tree and at home. Our kids vacations have been staggered this year and we have thoroughly enjoyed some great one on one time, cousin time skating in the city, chocolate covered pretzel making time, cookie eating and even some neighborhood caroling! You gotta love the looks on the neighbor's faces that have never been "caroled" before! Since we have spent most of our family time off line, I just realized yesterday that I did't even share any pictures of our house decorated for Christmas!   I don't think I can finish December without sharing some of it even if it is a bit on the tardy side….   As a part of slowing down and enjoying each day this month, I have sat with a cup of tea in front of…

Love Fall.

Working on some author review for my upcoming book today and couldn't resist sharing the view from my dining room table where I am currently working. It might also be that I am procrastinating just a tiny bit. If this is my editor reading…. I am definitely not procrastinating. Just gathering inspiration :-).   Geez, I  love fall…

Bowl Inspirations

Looney cakes, you are thinking to yourself. Or crazy cakes as is the term "du jour" around our house. Who could possibly be inspired by bowls? But I have to admit that I am hopelessly addicted to bowls. Any color. Any size. Any style. Old, new and in between. Small and tiny. In fact, lately, the tinier the better. Functional and decorative alike. You would be scared to see how many different bowls I have squirreled away over the years. And usually I don't squirrel. But bowls, I squirrel. And so in general I try not to be so attached to my little things, but when my dear husband breaks one [as he often does]… I get a little, well, a little crazy. Not crazy cakes crazy but definitely on this side of a little overly upset about my lost bowl. So this past weekend…