What a great weekend!
The tag sale was a lot of fun, and we all had a great time chatting with buyers, selling our wares and just catching up, sitting in the sun on a glorious Saturday.
I was a hostess at the Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage, and was stationed in David’s fabulous living room. I will give you a bit of my schtick:The walls in this room are the original plaster, from which layers and layers of paper have been pulled. The plaster was then waxed, which brings out some of the subtle variations and adds depth to the colour, as well as protecting the finish on the plaster. The busts are a combination of original pieces and casts that David’s made of others. About five years ago, when David started renovating the property, this fireplace was a hole in the wall. He created the wood mantle and then faux marbled it. He added the Jasperware plaque, which he also made. One of his ceiling lamps is reflected in the mirror. The Edison bulbs add interest to the piece and cast a lovely light. Even though the shop and living space are on a busy street, the combination of energy-efficient windows, old wooden shutters and Thai silk curtains keep the room a quiet space.
Rounding back to the Wall Street Journal Weekend, there was a great piece about living with your parents’ hand-me-downs. We all have items which have come from our parents and hold great sentiment. In this article, Frances Schulz talks about inheriting some of her mother’s things, and how she’s made them work in the cottage she’s renovating. As I was selling of hunks of my collection of Blue Willow, I loved seeing how Frances showcased her mother’s collection of blue and white export china.