Tuesday, May 4, 2010

All About Ernest

Meet Ernest. My mid-century modern fish. Ernest is at home in the coolio planter/fish tank/lamp combo I found at a yard sale. Too delightful to pass up. I still need to put a plant in the planter side on the left, but it even looks groovy without it. So, Ernest was born. Named after my grandfather on my dad's side, Ernest is a black Molly I believe.

I feel a little guilty having him in such a small, contained area. My ultimate goal will be to complete my pond project so he can be free outdoors in the real wild in the BIG pond!

For now, Ernest is keeping me company beside my computer.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Franciscan Madeira

It started with one cereal bowl at N's house. He bought me the covered casserole for my birthday. Then I won the bid for the plates, and cups, and saucers on ebay. Then came the pitcher, serving bowls, salt and pepper. Franciscan Madeira circa 1970s. My dining al fresco ware. Now I need someone here to cook for and serve it on.


I love it. I love to take pics. N bought an old square format Roloflex just like the one my dad used to have. I am quite sure I get my artistic photograph eye from my Dad.

Here is Noah using the camera, and Nicholas directing.

All pics using my Canon PowerShot Digital Elph. SD770IS

Russell Wright Easter

I have a lot of catching up to do, because I have a lot of STUFF to share!

This is the Russel Wright Lettuce set I purchased via Nicholas at an estate sale. I used it for Easter. I am not sure which came first, the RW color "lettuce" or my dining room color. Which came first, the chicken or the Cadbury egg?