August 26, 2012

Le Weekend

How was your weekend? Lots going on here.

I came across a photographic essay about relocating from a chateau in France to a significantly smaller Victorian terrace (row) house in London, and just loved what the owner had done in the translation.

How amazing is that piece on the left? It looks like a cross between a display case and a huge finial for a building. And I love the rolling cart in the center with the pillows on it.

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I love the hidden aspect of this spiral staircase.image

Even though the space is contemporary, the furnishings are vintage and antique. image

I have a similar vintage light in my workroom, and similar French copper pots and pans in my kitchen.image

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A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Carolina Con at Gracious Style, asking if I’d like to try a new range of laundry products – LeBlanc in the Blue Violet scent. Now, I am sure you’re not thinking that doing laundry’s very exciting, but after five years of not having on-site laundry facilities, I am thrilled to be able to do laundry at home. And if I can do laundry with something that smells fabulous and works wonderfully, I am all the happier.I had inadvertently left some clothes in the washer and they got that gawd-awful mildewy smell on them, which I became very familiar with after spending lots of time on boats. The smell actually gags me, but I am sure that’s more than you want to know. I wanted to make sure the re-do of the clothes got them clean and fresh-smelling, and I have to say, these LeBlanc washes and dryer sachets did the trick. Even though these products are made for fine linens, I was washing t-shirts, trousers and more, and the wash did an excellent job. Everything smelled so delicious, that I can’t wait to wash my bed linens with them. And I especially can’t wait to try the Linen Wash spray on my ironing. And I am a total dork and LOVE to iron.

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On Friday night, 13 of us attended the Orioles-Toronto Blue Jays baseball game. It was a great game, with one of our players going three at-bats and three homers! baseball gamePlenty of peanuts, popcorn, beer and a margarita or two were consumed during the game, and then afterwards, we all loved the spectacular fireworks, shot off from the bullpen area.baseball game2

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We got a couple of inches of rain a series of three massive thunderstorms that began at six in the morning. I don’t know who needed the drugs more – me or Connor. I took this picture sitting in my car, waiting for the rain to lighten up, so I could run into the house. storm

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Don’t forget to try and watch a bit of the Paralympics which begin later this week. imageIf you’ve never seen it, see if you can catch a bit of the wheelchair rugby. imageIt’s not called Murderball for nothing. Every one of the 12,000 seats in the arena has sold for each of the matches…in just three days. Overall, more than 2 million tickets to the Paralympic events have been sold.

How was your weekend?

21 comments:

  1. Is that staircase decorative or functional? I can't tell you how many times I have looked at it in an attempt to figure it out!

    Sorry to have missed seeing you today!

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    1. I was sorry that we couldn't meet up too.

      I think the staircase is functional there's a spiral staircase too.

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  2. Oh, it was a great week-end...started on Friday morning. The details are in my Friday blog post. God's gifts (serendipity) are amazing.xoxoxo
    Mary

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  3. How are you watching the paralympics? From what I have heard, it is not being shown in the USA.

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    1. Tunnelbear.com

      It changes your IP address to a UK addrezs so you can watch UK TV

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  4. Spent the weekend in Palos Verdes, CA- + so beautiful! Love the pictures you posted. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  5. In North Central Florida "antique" shops can be found in hamlets off the blue highways. A comb back windsor chair spoke to me. Nearly twice the amount I spend on my first chair (stamped S. Bent and Brothers) this chair resembles comb back windsor cahirs on ebay as a Nichols and Stone . Then a bit of furniture rearranging my lap top now has a window view. What are you willing to spend on a comb back windsor chair? Sista Keno

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  6. I spent my weekend in traveling to the hills nearby Fairfax stations. I visited to the northern areas and camped there. It was an enjoyable and adventurous gathering with my friends.

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  7. Thanks for the rave review, we're glad you enjoyed the Blue Violet linen wash. Those rugby players might need some after the game :) What an interesting event!

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    1. I really loved it! There is so much on your site i love!

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  8. They serve margaritas at baseball games wow!

    Here it is beer and a pie (meat)at the footy

    At the Sydney paralympics I saw the gold medal match for womens wheelchair basketball fantastic!

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    1. And if you are in the posh seats, they have cocktail waitrrsses!

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  9. Thanks for the tip on watching the Paralympics. I'd been trying to figure it out. My brother is a coach for a lg group of American athletes competing....Marty Morse of U of IL Champaign Urbana.
    Love that apartment!!

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    1. that's great! i will keep an eye out for him!

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  10. Thanks for asking - I actually had (one day of) a weekend, for a change! Come over to my place and see the shenanigans we got up to!

    P.S. "Murderball".... sounds like something from the Hunger Games!

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  11. Meg, I, too, love to iron! People think we're nuts, but it's very therapeutic and satisfying.

    Also, do you know the excellent documentary Murderball (2005)? Definitely worth watching.

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    1. Lisa... i haven't seen the movie murderball, but i've seen the sport played.

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