Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nanny's Table and Chairs

Rex's folks gave us this fabulous 50s formica table and chairs that belonged to Nanny. Thank you! It fits our humble 1954 "cowboy country" house perfectly. I thought Johnnie would especially enjoy seeing what they look like in their new home. Now we just need the right curtains and dishes! The retro clock is from Target and the hamburger paintings are by yours truly.

Friday, June 20, 2008

El Ranchito

I've been a busy beaver working on the pad in Alvin. The front porch has a couple of new Adirondack chairs, a new outdoor sconce, and hanging baskets. We drink our coffee there every morning and wave to the middle-aged bikers as they roll by. In the back, I replaced a tacky mosquito-infested pond with a mini-tropical garden of bamboo and ferns. Let's see if it survives longer than my blisters. Click on the tiny "before and after" picture below to see the fruit of my labor.

Fetch? Yeah, whatever.

I think Esme is getting old.