Susan is a very talented artist as well as being a gifted writer.
We had a lovely visit and I hope she will come back and spend some time here and visit in our Humble Bungalow.
On my way home I swung by a garage sale and spied an unusual looking vase...
one that strangely reminds me of a woman's breast!
I'm seriously not kidding!
Is it just me or do you get the same impression?
Rosenthal Studio Line designed by Tapio Wirkkala
called the Pollo Vase and it is quite popular among mid century modern collectors.
Lovely daughter has one or maybe two of these vases.
The bottoms are rounded and once they settle in place do not rock...
I think it will be perfect for one solitary bloom but hasten to think the cats might bat them about with their paws so I will need to be mindful of where I put this...
I've been on the lookout for a linen apron ever since I saw one in Vancouver at The Gourmet Warehouse.
I didn't purchase the one I saw there as it was $120 and I thought that a bit too much at the time.
This apron was just a tad under $50 so it came home with me!
It's a bit stiff right now but after laundering it will soften up and will offer years of service
and I'll feel a bit more chic wearing linen than my cotton one...
which has seen many stains and better days!
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Mr. HB and I spent quite a bit of time outdoors working in the Humble Bungalow Garden.
Mr. HB is redoing our sundeck so there is a big mess in the yard...
lumber, sawdust, and tarps.
He's redesigning the railings and rebuilding the supports
and using pressure treated wood as this was not available when we built the original 25 years ago.
It's a big job and I am excited to see the end result...
I think we will have a BBQ and invite some friends over to help us celebrate when it's finished.
thrive in our bathroom
It must be the moisture from the shower
and the dappled sunlight from the window.
If I didn't love this plant's blooms so much I think I'd clip one stem and pop it in the "boob vase!"
OMG did I just type that?
I thought it...
now I wonder if I should delete that comment...
Tapio Wirkkala apologies to your design
I hope that you are not offended.
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Some associations are forever...
I cannot read this phrase without thinking of Julia Child...
her parting words on her television series have stayed with me all these years.
What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
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Did you get distressed this afternoon when google went down?
I thought that's the end of my blog.
The smart folks have fixed it and we are back in action.
Thank you google geeks!