Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fabulous birthday fun!

Janine had the wonderful idea for her, her daughter Heidi, and I to go to the open house at Lucketts.  Lucketts is a tiny spot just north of great Leesburg, Virginia.  The drive is beautiful especially right now while the leaves are changing colors.  There is Luckett's General Store which is open all the time and oh so amazing to go to anytime.  The open house, though, is only open once or twice a year and last weekend it was for Christmas.  It was all decked out in delectable things for purchase.  I was pretty restrained but not stupid.  Enjoy it from here and, perhaps, you'll come and see it in person next year.

Janine (Nene), my birthday twin and her daughter, Heidi in front of the Luckett's store.
Is there anywhere where cowboy hats aren't popular and fit in perfectly with fab decor'?

Both the chandelier and Heidi are even more beautiful in person.

Here's the fab standing paper lamp that I soooooo wanted.  Paul should be very happy and proud that I didn't spend the $350 on it.  Crazy, I know, but it spoke to me, saying, "Take me home and love me.".  I was strong.

Pink couch...fits in anywhere.

Didn't get the shoe lamp either...I told you-great restraint.

I'll remind you next year ahead of time.  Not to be missed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Some new art work and I really need a new camera!!!!

Just some art therapy I wanted to share.  Sooooo helps!  I hope you enjoy.

Visit to Penn State

This last weekend Paul, Matt, and I went to State College for a Penn State game.  The game was Saturday night but we left late Friday afternoon so we would have at least one day that we didn't have to drive.  It's about 3 1/2 hours from here. 
Actually we stayed in Bellefonte, a beautiful, small, quaint town near State College.  Paul and Matt had attended a game last year during one of my trips to Texas and found this great B&B in Bellefonte.  It's a couple's home where they rent rooms during game weekends. 
This was a perfect house in a perfect place-I could have moved right in.  What a fab getaway.
Here is our hostess, Jill, along with Paul and Matt.  What a wonderful, gracious hostess she was.  The home, the food, all the accommodations were fabulous.
Jill is a retired school librarian and her husband is an-almost retired minister.  Jill is a weaver and a very talented weaver at that.  This and several rooms in their home reminded me of pictures of Carl Larson's still my Swedish heart.
One of Jill's looms in the works.
Some of Jill's works of art.  She makes rugs, throws, scarves, pillows, etc.  All beautiful.
A little close up...
...and another.
The beautiful living room.  The house was amazing and I spent way more time studying than taking photos.

The bottom of two separate floors of the same room in the back of the house that have three walls of windows overlooking the most wonderful back yard and carriage house.
Oh yeah, and we went to the game.