You saw this home tour coming. I mean, how could I resist?
I love their house.
Not only because it's beautiful and lovely and exquisitely decorated, but also because it's the backdrop to so many of our family dinners and special occasions. It's become a part of my children's history.
There are bits and pieces of my past here, too. Things from our old house that I've forgotten about. Things of my grandmother's that are so cemented in my memory that it's shocking to see they actually exist.
I loved taking pictures of their house and I loved talking to them about it in a way I never have before. I hope you enjoy the tour. We sure did. I couldn't included every photograph or comment (a-hem) but I still laugh when I read it. And that makes me very happy.
Just wanted to let you know that everything in my shop is 20% OFF right now as I make way for a new year and a new start. If you've had your eye on something, visit the shop and enter "XMAS2011" at checkout.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of touring the delightful home of two of my favorite people for an article on Houzz.com. Have you seen Houzz yet? You probably have but if you haven't, it's a huge home design site with tons of decorating tips, remodeling ideas, and home tours from all over the world.
I was so excited to take pictures and write about the lovely bungalow of our friends, Joseph and LeeAnna, and introduce them to the readers of Houzz.
While we were there, they cooked us an incredible brunch of baked eggs with sauteed vegetables and millet bread, which was totally unnecessary but also totally thoughtful and yummy. (They are totally thoughtful and yummy that way.)
If you get a second, give the article a read and check out the site. Maybe I'll even see you around there sometime!
I'm not sure I did a good job of explaining how Poppytalk Handmade works so I thought I'd say a little more about it...
The creators of Poppytalk have several shows throughout the year, and what that means is they handpick a number of artists and crafters to display on their website. Those artists set up a page (or an online craft table, mine is Table 114) with images and links to their online shops. The pages (or tables) are up until that particular show ends. Nothing changes at all for you guys who already know me, since you would still buy things directly from my Etsy shop during the show, but being a part of Poppytalk gets my shop out there to people who have never seen it before.
So... I highly recommend you visit the show and see all of the wonderful artists they have represented. In the meantime, I'll be updating my shop with new goodies almost every day for the next few weeks.
Last week I was working on a project that kept me from my shop, and oh how I missed it! But now I'm making up for lost time. On Monday, I'll have a virtual table opening for the Poppytalk Handmade Holiday Market.
I'm super excited about it, though I haven't done anything like this before. It's my first "craft show" so to speak. More painted pottery will head to the shop this weekend, as will more jewelry, and I'll also be offering some of my favorite photographs (like the one above) as sets of postcards and individual prints.
I have no idea what to expect but I've been making things like a mad woman and that's always fun no matter what happens.
I'm Julie. I like to make things, and grow things, and take pictures of things. I live in a little blue house outside of Portland, Oregon, with my crafty husband and our two chatty kids. I'm glad you stopped by and I do hope you enjoy your stay.