Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A gorgeous book...

Chock full of exquisite photography, this book is a delightful treat.
And the price is right if purchased on Amazon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Knock, knock....who's there?

Boot scrapers aren't the only architectural elements to admire
while wandering the streets of Old Town Alexandria.
Door knockers, many aged, greet passersby with unique variety.

A falcon or an eagle, perhaps.

A pouncing lion, I believe

Fox, a reference to the sport of fox hunting here in Virgina.

a Maltese Cross and fish

Victorian-inspired, with elaborate scroll work

Blair House,
replicated from the door of the Blair House,
the guest house across the street from the White House

Horse and bit, an equine influence

Simple and austere

The Eagle has Landed

Claddagh, revealing a Celtic influence

A Lion to Guard Us

This example appears very English to me. Perhaps it is Dionysus, the Greek god of wine.

a foxy fellow

Dogwood, official flower for the Commonwealth of Virginia

In England this is known as the "Doctors" door knocker.

An eagle that has been in this door for some time.

A lady's hand holding a ball

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

pointers for regal rooms in your home

photo credit: Washington Post

Designers deliver results accompanied by a high price. Here are some helpful and more frugal tips for creating lovely rooms in your home.
For a more timely look, select a fabric and update the style of your present upholstered furniture employing these tips .
The waterfall table would not be for me...not a fan of acrylic.
Add plenty of matting on all sides of your framed pieces for a more lush, rich look. I have framed inexpensive posters using this technique for a nicely-finished appeal.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship 2008

The Colonel and I slipped over to Baltimore Country Club on Friday to watch the seniors play a little golf. It was a gorgeous fall setting with truly no crowds.

Saturday, October 4, 2008's good for you!

Cut and paste finger puppets can be fun.

Watch out, here I come!