Sunday, February 28, 2010

Make your own Eden.

The sun is out and buds are showing up on every thawing branch. This will be our first spring in the new house and I'm thrilled to see what pops up and what needs tending. I LOVE gardening and have been without a green space to call my own for almost 6 years. One of my favorite Spring reads is We Made a Garden by Margery Fish. It is a first person story of a wife and her husband who reclaim a home in the English countryside and restore its historic garden. The narrative also covers the meaning of life and marriage. Its the most inspiring and beautiful book.

I don't have a potting shed, but I do have a little out door table that I'll outfit with potting soil, clay pots, gloves and trowels. While I'm digging out the dead remains of winter, I'll dream about flowers, tomatoes and all of the delightful green wonders to come. Let the gardening begin!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekend Ride

My husband is a big bicycle guy. He loves to ride. I used to call him a "biker" until I was corrected. I guess bikers ride motorcycles and "cyclists" ride bikes. Here is some inspiration for your weekend ride.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Circle Game

I'm 19 weeks pregnant now - almost half way through my pregnancy. I'm starting to think about the quilt I want to make for this little beanlet. I made one for my first child and it turned out great. For this kiddo, I'm thinking about a circle quilt. Aren't these lovely?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Feeling Bookish

I would like just one day in the clear this month to sit down and read something wonderful. And I don't just mean an article from Reader's Digest. I mean something with guts, brawn and history. East of Eden is calling my name. So is House of the Spirits.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Sleep, that knits up the raveled sleeve of care."

Shakespeare's Scottish king, Macbeth, said this when he realized that he would never be able to sleep again. We, unlike the tortured Macbeth, have the sublime pleasure of being able to return to bed whenever we like. And Macbeth is right, sleep is a tonic that absolves my everyday stresses and cares. I love sleeping, and I think it should be done in a beautiful bed. I think if Macbeth had a bed like one of these, he might have been able to break the spell and hit the hay.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It is not Spring...

...but I'm sure ready for it. I'm in the mood to spruce up my back patio, dine al fresco and pull out the wicker. Unfortunately, Dallas is expecting snow again.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blue Bird

Dear Universal Thing Giver,
Please bring these two gorgeous things into my life. Please excuse my materialism, but this bedspread and folding screen door are too beautiful not to mention in prayer.
Ever yours, Sarah @ La Maison Boheme

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Thank You to Ms. Hendricks

Can I tell you how refreshing it is to see an actress on TV who is not the size of my earrings? Christina Hendricks of Mad Men is a seriously curvy, fabulous woman up there on screen in a role usually reserved for her more lithesome colleagues. Ms. Hendricks, thank you for being you. Here she is on the set of Mad Men:

At the Emmys:

...and some recent magazine shoots. Classy, sexy, inspiring!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Old Tricks

When I was in college my only means of transforming boring dorm rooms and crappy apartments was to hang tapestries and large fabric swatches. I would drape large scarves over anything that would stand still. Now that I'm out of college and out of the crappy apartments, there is less call for this bohemian decorating trick. However, I still love the look of long flowing fabric draped lovingly over beds, doorways, windows, walls and used as room dividers. Always groovy.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Walker's Room

My son's new room is finally done! We've been making the transition from crib to "big boy bed" and we're all very happy with the results. As you can see, most of the furniture was obtained at IKEA - they really are wonderful for kid stuff. But we've also added our own hand made touches and bits of fun: a recycled Texas license plate on the book shelf, a wooden airplane mobile, a patchwork quilt I stitched up for my kiddo when he was a baby, etc. Walker is also pleased. Sometimes he stops, breathes it all in and says, "What a beautiful room." Can't beat that!

The paint color in his room is a gray-blue called "Zen" by Behr Paints.