03 December 2010


Thanks to all who came to the Holiday Home tour. The rain held off just long enough and the crowds came. It was fun to meet some new friends and catch up with some old. Hardly had a chance to take any pics the day of, so these will have to do. Enjoy and have a happy holiday and best of luck in the new year!

Now that is a yule log!

Persimmons, mossy Oak branches, seville orange branches and old hotel silver

Rosemary and burlap from used coffee sacks

Lucca guarding the yule

New Route Blanc chair

Tablescape, cranberries, moss, olives asparagus and old gilt

Lemons and clementines in the bedroom

Stockings at the ready

An ode to our loved old dog Corbu (always seemed more seal than dog) RIP

Very thin Santa

More of St. Nick

Pommegranates and a very red ladder

New round table edged in Edna Saint Vincent Millay

Old Earthen Santons from Provence

Route Blanc chair from the back.....saw blades at the edge

old sacking

Bone inlay

Route Blanc..... the road less travelled

Star of old paint brushes

The home fires burning

Persimmon harvest

Entry and stairs to guest room aglow

Boys night out

The entry gauntlet

The boys are still out

Tree made of cut-offs and discards from the years projects

Old feed tub, now la Source

Garden gate with seville orange and persimmon

Cedar walk


  1. lucca looks very fierce guarding the tree. Your home looks so inviting and beautiful. Happy Holiday, Francine

  2. What do you mean by, 'edged in Edna St. Vincent Millay?' Did you use her poetry? I am curious because I am related to her.

  3. Dandy,

    Edna Saint Vincent Millay is my favorite poet. On the edge of that table I Carved an excerpt from Her poem Renascence into the lead strip. She is credited of course. I believe she created very beautiful work.


    "All I could see from where I stood
    Was three long mountains and a wood;
    I turned and looked another way,
    And saw three islands in a bay.
    So with my eyes I traced the line
    Of the horizon, thin and fine,
    Straight around till I was come
    Back to where I'd started from;
    And all I saw from where I stood
    Was three long mountains and a wood."

    Edna Saint Vincent Millay

    I am curious what is your relation? Interesting genetic stuff you have.


  4. Daniel the home is stunning! and your tablescapes and decorations are so beautiful!

    Wishing you and Christine a "Joyeaux Noel"

  5. I didn't see a thing to purchase. What kind of house tour was that? Come back to Maryland.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Daniel, so incredible!! i love your art and espression of beauty

    Happy New Years!

    Art by Karena

  7. I want, I want, I want. so friggin beautiful. Gives me some great ideas for remodeling the house! Thanks!

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