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Carmella
The Wyoming mountains
I am Carmella Rayone, lover of good design, good writing, good food, and the four good men in my life
Interests: interior design, handmade, photography, education, family
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No, we haven't heard that one. Thanks for passing it on!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on On a Moonlit Night at Assortment
You are so kind! Thank you
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on On a Moonlit Night at Assortment
Yay! So happy for you!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on On a Moonlit Night at Assortment
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We’d been trying for months. Trying for that moonlit stroll. Watching the calendar, the moon phase, the weather. Oh, the weather! A clear sky is what we needed, what we had to wait for, for one month, and then another.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Assortment
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Nellie comes in with us still, mostly at night or when the weather isn't nice, but she has such a big, nice yard outside, that we want her to be able to enjoy it, too. You are so kind to be thinking of a housewarming gift. Really, though, all your lovely comments are gift enough for us - they fit well in our little house :)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on On A Sunday Afternoon at Assortment
Oh, I'm so happy to hear that your waiting phase is nearly over! We've had our share of paper plate times, and the real dishes ARE such a treat in the end!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Classic Service at Assortment
Beautiful!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Classic Service at Assortment
Thanks, Liz! I think the only juice we've had in these was apple and the sparkling ciders
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Classic Service at Assortment
Hi Kristen! I made these napkins several years ago from 100% natural linen cloth. I took the easy route, and didn't hem them at all, only straight-stitched around the perimeter about 1/8 of an inch from the edge to act as a fray guard. I them purposely let all the exposed edges fray up to the stitching. Then, I hand embroidered one of our first name initials on each napkin, so we could use them for several meals without mixing up whose was whose. The poor (wo)man's answer to a monogrammed napkin ring, I suppose :) They have softened with age and many washings, and are some of my favorites.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Classic Service at Assortment
Good news, Laura! You can find the lids on Amazon! In both red and white!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Classic Service at Assortment
What a fun idea!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Classic Service at Assortment
Do it!!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Classic Service at Assortment
I've gotten so much inspiration from vintage children's book illustrations! It's such a great source
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
Great tip, Laura! I find myself wiping things down daily in there. The nice thing about having only one bathroom is, I can keep up with the drips, drops, and smears!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
Miss Nellie is currently trying (or, more precisely, not trying very hard at all) to get used to her dog house. She's not in love with the dog house, even though it's cute!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
We have a collection of McClosky. His artwork is so wonderful
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
I want to watch this movie!!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
Yay! I love my W/D so much! How fun that you found yours here. Thanks for passing that story on!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
Thank you! You just never know what you'll run across at the thrift store, which is why I keep going back...
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
So kind of you, Cathy!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
That is so incredibly kind, Sharon!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
Yes, the color is why they're still there! You asked me in another post if I dust the plank walls? Yes, at times. I find the bathroom walls catch more dust than other rooms. Some places, like the hall, around the front door, and the stair well get wiped down from time to time to get the smudges off.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
Love your honesty!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
You'll have to forgive me on this one - I don't remember the brand! I can't even believe that! I found it on Ebay, for a fraction of the price if purchased retail. I know I would recognize the brand if I did a little sleuthing through my notes, maybe if I get a moment to do that, I'll edit this post with an update. Thanks for asking (I had a feeling someone would!)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It’s the Small Ones at Assortment
It's a good one, for sure
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on On A Sunday Afternoon at Assortment