(un)Wordless Wednesday

This makes me think of how badly I’d like to see Ireland again.

There, the rain isn’t so bothersome as it is here.

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(un)Wordless Wednesday – I Remember

The events of September 11, 2001, have been on the minds and hearts of us all this week.  I was only 16 that day, but I remember exactly where I was; I will never forget.  But after watching “Rising: The Rebuilding of Ground Zero” on the Discovery Channel, I am struck with the knowledge that there is so much hope alive in NYC, and a great deal of it centers on the rebuilding effort.

I look forward to the day I can visit the memorial in person.  Watching the fountains come alive on the TV show was almost magical.

  This is a view from this morning, September 14, 2011.

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Timeless Trait Tuesday + (un)Wordless Wednesday = Continuance of Invitation

Hello again… If you’re one of my regular readers you can probably tell a few posts have been missing over the past week.  Life has been busy!  Well actually, more like work has been busy and I have been exhausted.  But happy 🙂

If you read Monday’s post, you know I’ve decided to extend last week’s theme of “Inviting & Welcoming” to this week!  Too much to discuss!  (I should have divided it up better, but I’m still working on learning this blogging thing…)

Last Wednesday was all about front entrances that invite you to enter, and you guys definitely had a favorite image!  (overwhelmingly so)  Almost everyone commented about loving porches!

Then there was a great comment from Jami @ Freckled Laundry last Tuesday.  She lives in a mid-century ranch in need of some curb appeal.  I can imagine that many of you out there have or will find yourselves in the same predicament.  So these can serve as inspiration for all of us to make our homes more welcoming, but Jami, these are most of all for you!

Hope you enjoyed the pretties!

(un)Wordless Wednesday

I really liked my post yesterday, except for one thing.  I don’t think I gave you enough good exterior images about curb appeal and front doors.  So, hopefully I can redeem myself today!  I like doors, and I love architecture as much as interior design, so I had a lot of fun looking for what you see below.  (Of course, I also found some images of front doors from the inside of the house, and couldn’t help but include them here too!)  Enjoy!

(all images from Pinterest)

Which house is your favorite?  Which do you think looks the most welcoming?

(un)Wordless Wednesday

It’s hopeless to call this post wordless, but I’ll keep it as brief as possible!  Yesterday’s post about “sense of place” got me thinking about the trip my family took to Ireland several years ago.  (Someday I’ll get my old computer’s hard drive hooked up to my new one and find those pictures for you!)

If you ever have the opportunity to travel the Irish countryside, you will see how unchanged it has remained.  (In fact, there are many places where ridges from the old potato farms are still visible on the green, rolling hills.)  Homes traditionally had large, sloping, thatched roofs.  They would develop into a form with a chimney at each end of the home, anchoring a more traditional peaked roof, beginning as thatch but turning into more contemporary roofing materials.  The twin-chimney form is still commonly used in new construction.

Enjoy the pretties below!

Come back tomorrow for more ramblings about sense of place!

My (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Three weeks ago, I left the design job I’d held for four years, my first “real world” job after graduating college.  Yesterday, I started my new design job, working with one of my best friends.  Three weeks off was a much-needed break, and Oscar was by my side for almost every minute.  That made it very hard to say goodbye to this little face yesterday morning . . .

My First (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

I’m jumping on the Wordless Wednesday bandwagon!  And no, it has nothing to do wih the purpose of my blog, except to let you get to know me a little better, and because I can’t resist posting pics of our little Oscar puppy!  Tune back in tomorrow for Timeless Tangent Thursday!  (Need tablescape ideas for your weekend get-together?)