Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's in the Details

It has been a busy Summer. Most notably, Bill was made Captain of the 747-400 series airplane the last week in August. So with school and travel behind us, we could focus on the punch list that still needed to be done. Below are some of the recent changes with the house. There are few more to come - dependent on other schedules. I'll update when those changes take place in the near future.

House numbers will help the pizza delivery guy a lot! And that will make Bill happy!

This shot displays the deck railing and the full length of the rain chain. With the deck railing in place we can now hang out there and not worry that Pearl will go flying over the edge when she sees a flock quail or a deer.

It has been raining hard! Here is a close up of the rain chain in action. It really is one of the nicest features on the house.

The catch basin is in place and working well.

We also added a railing in the pool room. It is a safety feature and I now do not need to worry about my guests backing up and falling off! Now if I can just convince Bill it is not a drying rack!

Labor Day weekend we had a garage sale and really thinned out a lot of items from the old house. We transferred all our earnings into the painting above, a bottle of wine and a case for Bill's new iPad.

The painting above is by a local artist - Elizabeth See

Our former neighbor and vintage fabric artist - Amy Kozma - made these for us as a house warming present. Do you see a theme?

Amy's wares can be found on her website.

Finally my Pickard china creamer and sugar bowl have found a resting place on the kitchen window cill. They just make me smile.

I was turned on to these knobs - thanks to my good friend Dawn Lottsfeldt. She has used them in her home in Anchorage. They feel so good in my hand and add some bling!

One of the glass shelves is now up in the bathroom.
Chrissie, do you see the PortMeirion bowl you gave me?

We now have window coverings! Our neighbors must be so happy!

This is a gift from our contractor. Not many gals have an heavy duty electrical cord that matches their shoes! I don't think I will need to worry about Bill borrowing this!

Stay tuned - more to come.
A backsplash and glass shelves in the kitchen.
More shelves in the bathroom.
Closets in the bedroom.

AND, The demolition of the old house!