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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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Then, one day it goes all spring and I sally across the lawn with the market basket on my arm, full of those clean, white sheets. They hung there all day, playing with the wind, becoming whiter in the sun,... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Assortment
Let's throw the windows open and let the fresh air in! I've done this very thing today, as it's sunny and gorgeous out there. But, I also wanted to give a boost to the freshness that's sweeping through the house,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Assortment
In true-life fashion, the coverd porch money will have to go toward purchasing a new (to us) car this time. Sad. But? We carry on with fresh ideas for something else beautiful (and not so spendy) to replace our hill-billy porch.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Muse at Assortment
I noticed that Isobel of Bryr Clogs just announced a lower heel clog coming soon for her taller ladies!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Muse at Assortment
Welcome, Sarah! It's great to have you here
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Muse at Assortment
We're near explosion, here. Tiny leaf buds are beginning to uncurl on the country trees, blossoms are close to bursting on the town trees. We can't help but be excited. And ready to jump in. With rakes and wheelbarrow, with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Assortment
The lawn needs mowing (even though it snowed just yesterday morning - big, fluffy flakes). And to think the day before, I could very well have hung the sheets on the line for the first time this year, had time... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Assortment
This is achingly beautiful news! I knew it was coming, of course, but still, the official announcement is like an invitation itself! Oh, you can't imagine how I would love to be a part of the book launch party - what a dream, really. Thank you for giving us all the chance to reach for beauty in archictecture, decor, and landscape. We're in your corner, cheering you on as you birth those words and bring this book to completion!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2015 on Patina Farm: The Book... at Velvet & Linen
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Oh, I wish they could be found by creeks and rivers here! What a sweet present for your mother - love that
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Fuzzy Spring at Assortment
So enjoying them!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Fuzzy Spring at Assortment
Yay! I'm not alone!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Fuzzy Spring at Assortment
I've not seen them wild here, either. Maybe now the lady will consider keeping them in a vase on her dining table each spring!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Fuzzy Spring at Assortment
This is why I was so crazy-excited when I spotted them! I KNOW people pay $ for a bundle of spring!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Fuzzy Spring at Assortment
Yes, how would I have ever 'met' this lady otherwise? Oh, yes, those daffs. They're such spring beauties.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Fuzzy Spring at Assortment
I may need professional help. I'm gonna say it right out: I have become something of a fearless gatherer of other people's garden beauty. I mean, look at this. Now look at this. Now, if you will please look at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Assortment
When a boy bursts with an idea for wood and stone. Wishing you the loveliest of weekends, friends! . Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Assortment
Well, sort of. We've had two unseasonably warm days in the high 70's, and a smattering of 60 degree days. Apparrently, that's all it takes to make boys want to get wet in the river. BUT. The river is FREEZING!! After swimming in it for an hour, Nellie's whole body was shivering and her teeth were chattering!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2015 on Soaked at Assortment
When the dog & the boys just can't help it. Open water & open time, a rope swing, and a tree to climb. When they drop toward danger. When they swoop across time, reading the river outloud. Wet to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Assortment
Shelter No. 2, the second plan in the small-home Shelter Collection has arrived! It is shown in the above rendering with combination lap & shingle siding and a steel & shingle roof. It also features classic details like exposed rafter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Assortment
I'm thrilled to say that I finally received the completed file just yesterday... People? Shelter No. 2, the second in the Shelter Collection of small house plans will be released here tomorrow! Look for a rare Saturday post with links... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Assortment
Hi Veronica. I've written separate blog posts describing each floor plan in detail. These may help you decide which floor plan is right for your family, and therefore which study plan to choose. For Shelter No 1 see this post: For Shelter No. 2 see this post: You can also find these links by clicking the House Plans! tab at the top of the blog's main page. Fun news: Shelter No. 2 will be coming out tomorrow!
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on Shelter No.1 Has Arrived at Assortment
Hi Tara. The study plan includes the floor plan and exterior elevations. I've also incluced in the study plan detailed information that is helpful for those who are just beginning to building process.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on On Shelter | 4 at Assortment
Hi Kathy! The photos in this post (aside from the one with our slipcovered sofa) are photos of other houses that inspired the design process of the Shelter collection. I'm sorry I have no knowledge about where to source that particular vanity.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on On Shelter | 1 at Assortment
When the rain pats at the tin roof and the petals of yokey sunshine burst in the jar on the dining table, it's spring. When the dog comes in all silly-smiled and tongue-lolled, tracking a mud-trail behind, it's spring. When... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Assortment
It's not very often that I get to sit by his side, suspended in the sky by what seems an invisible thread, literally watching the world go by. This is his element. Here he is fully alive. Here thousands of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Assortment