Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Week

Hello! I've taken a little break from blogging, and I'm not sure I'm back to any kind of regularity, but I thought it would be a good idea to post something before I forget how it's done! Our new house is nearly complete: walls are being painted, built-ins are being built in, kitchen cabinets will be here in two weeks (fingers crossed) and our moving date is Dec.10. This is a week for being thankful, and I am, for many things, including a process that has been nearly perfect. No delays. A great contractor. No change orders.

Above is a piece of the mosaic I've done on the wall in the kitchen. It will be the backsplash behind the stove and below the fan. It's one inch glass tiles cut in half or quartered and arranged to look like islands in the ocean. When the stove is installed I'll post a picture of the whole thing. I'm hoping the whole package (cupboards, counters, stove) will deflect the errors I made in design, which I truly didn't see until it was all done.

One of the things I've missed since we've been on the move and living in rentals for the last 6 months, is gardening. Yesterday was such a nice day here in Maine I was able to plant some bulbs around our yard. And today it's 31 degrees. My plan is to head out soon and cut some greens to make a wreath and fill the windowboxes we installed last week. Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things, and using natural materials is my preference. Having a home to decorate helps too. Thankful me.

I hope your week leading up to Thanksgiving is a good one, with plenty of blessings to fill your plate. My plate is surely full.