Czecholsovakian Pottery

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Powder Room - Before and After

Here is my powder room before I decided what I could do with it. I first bought the mirror, then I knew I had to do something with the worn out white color on the walls but I did like the blue cabinet which matches the cabinets in my laundry room which is next to this room.

My nephew, Clint, painted the room for me. I chose the salmon color for the walls and a blue on the door to complement the cabinet. Clint did a great job cutting in the ceiling and painting the room.

My sister,Juli, help pick out the paint color and she and Cole oversaw the progress.

Juli and I traveled to Round Top, Texas for the Antique show in October. That is where I bought the Peruvian niche with the saint pictured above and below.

You can catch a glimpse of the newly painted blue door in the mirror.

Now I really enjoy the look of this room and appreciate all the help to get it this way.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Contemplating a visit to Paris

Paris is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. With so much to see and do, renting one of the many Paris apartments may be the perfect way to enjoy the city. Having the time to enjoy this fantastic location like a true Parisian would be an unforgettable experience. I have visited Paris before but stayed only a few days in a hotel near the Champs Elysees.  I would love to go back and attempt to live like a true Parisian, shopping for groceries at the markets, buying flowers for my dinner table, and sitting at an outdoor cafe having coffee.  Here are some pictures of a few rentals I have enjoyed.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! The new year has given me a travel itch -- a desire to be out exploring and discovering something new. It seems the beginning of the new year settles in almost unnoticed, but then I become detached from normal routines and it is with this traveler's mindset that I somehow find it easy to clear my head, reflect on what's passed, and set intentions for new beginnings from a simple place of discovery. There's nothing like the anticipation of planning an adventure.  I have a whole new year to fill, I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring. The thought of where my travels could take me is so preoccupying.