You may have thought I have been sleeping the days away like Sleeping Beauty from reading my last post.
Yes I have been resting more ....and if I thought I could
look like Sleeping Beauty
look like Sleeping Beauty
I'd be sleeping right now:)
but I have to be realistic.
sleep can only do so much.
In between naps I was lucky enough to visit our friend
Evi and Ebie's for a great luncheon at their home.
To make it even better Laura (52 Flea) and Paula were there too along with Mr Flea and Bill(or should we call him Mr Paula?) just kidding Bill
Like you may have heard Laura and I mention before Evi's home is quintessential european elegance with boatloads of charm
at every turn.
Couldn't you just die over that trim? I don't know what it says
but I love it.
The wonderful bird cups you see there, Evi and her girlfriend Debbie just bought the same set.
Paula checking out Evi's newest creation. The angel wings turned out great but it seems that it was harder to put
together then she'd hoped. It was worth all the effort (easy for me to say)
Totally adored this wreath. She told us she's had it for years. Spruced it up with
a few silver sprigs.....
and a paper sculpture she bought from me years ago.
This is an original Nicol Sayre that Evi bought years ago when
Nicol was just starting out.
Did I mention that Evi is an amazing dollmaker?
I didn't show a lot of her work on this post but you can check out
more dolls in Laura's post HERE
and in her blog shop HERE
Of course I admired this topiary that was made from a false cypress.
False cypress as in "not really a cypress"....but it is a real plant.
A chamacyparis just in case you were wondering
The mantel dressed just the right amount.
She's so good at editing.
Oh btw I want to tell you to visit
Laura's post that will show you even more of Evi's house if
you haven't been there already.
It's a must see!
I photographed a lot more close ups.
....you know me I can't seem to do anything else:)
Aren't they just the perfect touch. She's had them for years and that's why they have a little patina to them now.
Each chair adored with a wreath and stocking.
This is one of the dollhouses from when Evi was a child growing up in Germany.
I have more photos of it from a previous visit.
One of these days I'll show them.
Isn't it fantastic?
I took a lot of photos of ornaments but will only show you a few....
the cutest thing or what?
I know I know!!!!
We got a chuckle with this one with his runny icicle nose.
Feels like it could do that now.....it's been in the teens lately.
but I'm inside so what am I complaining about?
Love the touches of red she mixes in with her neutral palette.
Is that the sweetest face? and take a look at those
adorable big feet.
Oh and this make-do. Such incredible detail. I just noticed the Humane Society member tag.
Now Evi I have one more reason to love you!
Now we come to this gorgeous enclosed porch.
You thought the inside was amazing and then this?
I popped out here a couple of times enjoying the sunshine and the view of the woodlands all around........
and this is where the wine was chilling.
It was a beautiful sunny day and a wonderful way to spend time with friends.
I am so lucky to have these people in my life.
I will share our present exchange on the next post soon.
Hope your New Year is going well so far.