Girlfriends’ Weekend

Big Girlfriends’ Weekend coming up.  Jefferson will fill up with authors from all over the USA for book signings, book talks, conferences, workshops, fine food and fun. This year’s theme is “The Greatest Book Show on Earth,” so I’m expecting the house will fill up with clowns of every ilk.  I’m terrified of clowns…

New stuff

My last parlor chair has been returned from the upholsterer and it is my favorite of all three pieces I originally sent!  The fabric is a burgundy on burgundy stripe and it made up very rich and Regency-looking.  Would that I had had the courage to use it on the sofa!  Ah, well, what’s done is perfectly lovely, fresh and comfy.  I sent over two of the dining chairs that Moses the Cat had made his own.  The petit point tapestry chair backs cannot be replaced (we bought them in Austria in the 1980’s), but Ballew’s can replace some of the shredded trim to make them more presentable.  When these return, I’ll send two more so my guests will always have matched seating for breakfast. 

Work on the exterior of the house continues, but the window over the stairs is not yet installed.  My neighbors have been apprised of this installation, so I’m being asked every day when the window will be inserted.  I have not yet passed the nagging along to Glenn, my carpenter, but may have to do so soon to stop the inquiries and keep the viewers entertained.

Saturday, Diann and I went shopping in Longview and I bought a wardrobe for my bedroom and one for the Ramsay Suite.  This old house (1851) was built without closets and the existing ones have been installed in my lifetime.  (I’m wondering where the family wardrobes have got to.)  I have a pocket closet in my room, but not big enough for both current and seasonal clothes, so this will help.  The wardrobe I purchased for the Ramsay Suite does not come close to matching any of the furnishings, but I’m just tired of seeing those disgusting “brass” coat racks substituting for closets.  The wardrobe/armoire is smallish, but taller than I, and has a nice mirror on the door (something else the Suite has always needed), so I’m looking forward to delivery later this week.

Dining Table is set for guests

Dining Room

My friend David did all of the flowers for the Open House

Dining Room

Dining Room

Curios

Curios

China and Stuff

China and Stuff

4th of July Table 3

4th of July Table

4th of July Table 2

4th of July Table

4th of July Table

4th of July Table