Thursday, April 5, 2012

spring & newness & majik: random!

Three weeks back from Maui.

The sun has started to shine.
I don't think we'll have such a delayed spring as last year.
I'm thankful for that!

Today our little garden pavement was pressure-washed and I am beginning to think of getting some new plants for the pots with brown dirt in them.

Last week I went on a bit of a spree to find a carpet for the kitchen.
I just hear all of you saying how unpractical, etc., etc. Kitchen?
But you know...
Well this was something I just wanted to do and I'm not up for Any Scolding!

When I met first George he had an awesome collection of carpets from Turkey mostly, and two from Iran. I had a very modest collection of my own, but a large historical connection to The Look. This was The Look of many of the Boston Homes I grew up with.

I wish I had taken photos of the carpets I brought home on a trial basis, because they were delicious, truly. But I can share images of stuff from our house.

I bought this one [above] on 22nd Street & Mathers Ave in West Van.

This is in many ways everyone's favorite [above].

 George says this is the most valuable one. I don't have an eye for that distinction.

This one [above] we have under the dining room table.

And this one is one of my favorites. There are grand irregularities in the woolens chosen to weave this. You can't see this in this photo.

So, TA-DA, the new kitchen one.  ..... do I see scraps of food on it? TUT TUT!
I DO!!  But now they are completely carpet swept away, which is one of the methods for care.

HOW could I have been SO foolish as to actually show you such a bad housekeeping [of mine] example?

So moving on...

Time for Tulips.

These tulips were starting to sag so I tried something I had seen in fancy places... submersion!
It's very juicy looking.

We are thinking of selling these extraordinary Baccarat glasses we have--11 of them. They are magic. But there's more!

Ordinary things with majik about them.

That's plenty for today!

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