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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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Seeing this guy across the fence in early morning light. What are you loving today? Share it in the comments below! Enjoy your weekend, friends . Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Assortment
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Hi Jess! We bought two of these wonderful wooden and canvas chairs ten years ago from REI. They do recline a bit - I have it placed on a hillside in the photo, so it may appear more upright, but they're still very comfortable for reading, sketching, knittting, etc. We love these chairs! They are made by Byer of Maine. Here is a link:https://www.byerofmaine.com/products/pangean-furniture/pangean-lounger.html
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Thank you for asking! That's a beautiful scarf that I found in an antique shop a few years ago on my birthday. I wear it as a headband and the long tails hang down my back.
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It's a work in process for us, too! And I expect that it always will be
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I loved hearing the details of your Manhattan home! I can see it in my mind. Yes, jewelry is the magic wardrobe weapon, isn't it? High-five for knitting!
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Hi Fiona! In our climate, there is quite a range of temperature in a twenty-four hour period, even in the summer months. In the morning, you'll probably need a light sweater, but by afternoon, you want a light sun dress! So, though I store my winter scarves and heavy sweaters, I do keep a variety of clothes in my closet and drawers that I can wear and layer year-round according to the day's temps.
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Thank you, Barbara! Living simply was never an effort in nothingness for us; we simply wanted to distill our life (and belongings) down to a meaningful quantity. It has been so freeing. We have space (plastic stacking drawers) in our storage shed for our off-season clothes. I don't really tire of my clothes. I feel like I have enough variety that I can mix and match and still have that 'freshness' with what I wear. I do enjoy, though, the exchanging of the seasonal clothes when the time comes. It's like getting a new wardrobe every six months or so! It's hard to say how often I shop. I do like to troll thrift shops and try to hit one once a month or so. I sell my used clothing through a local consignment shop and gain store credit, so I like to pop in there every month or so. I usually leave with nothing, but every so often there will be that score that I fall in love with. I rarely buy my clothing new. For my husband and the boys, I'd say we fill in what's missing in their wardrobes at the change of the spring and fall seasons. We tend to buy all my husband's clothes new (not a great variety in thrifted men's clothing here), and the boys' pants, jeans, athletic pants, and shorts, we often have to buy new as well.
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I'm so excited for your family. I just finished Kisses from Katie, and now it seems like I'm seeing references to Uganda everywhere! I wish the best for you in your move and transition into new life and culture
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Yes! Pretend!
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So happy to hear that you are taking this next step in stride. Calm is a powerful thing. It helps us stay upright when things swirl a little (or a lot).
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Big change often happens out of the blue, doesn't it? Yes, be excited about the opportunity to start over. You may find that you'll have a new, deeper understanding of yourselves now than you did before, and this new chapter may well be a clearer writing of your story.
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What a great idea for a future blog post! Stay tuned!
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For this room that has no space to spare, we love this design! I'll be offering the plans for these night stand wardrobes for purchase on the blog soon!
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The good news is, I've drawn up the plans for each one of the four wardrobe cabinets in our bedroom, and they will be for sale on the blog soon!
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You are so kind! Thank you.
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Hello! Yes, the release of the plans is so very close! We've experienced a few unexpected delays here at the last, but are working steadily toward completion. If you'd like to email me at assortmentblog@gmail.com, I'll put your name on the first-to-know list. Thanks for inquiring!
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You know when you talk, and talk, and talk about getting together with a friend, the friend who likes to draw and paint, too (she's an art major, so, yeah, she gets it), but life happens, and months go by,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Assortment
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From the simple cotton shirt hanging on an antique finial on our bedroom wall, to the wooden hangers in one wardrobe, and the column of drawers in another, there is room here in this little house for the garments I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Assortment
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We do the same thing! I have pillow cases especially for traveling/camping
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on Welcome (Yourself) Home at Assortment
Yes! Everything in its place before you walk out the door for any destination is one of my priorities as well (and a habit that we're passing on to our boys). It just settles me/us to come home to a tidy place.
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What a great cookie idea!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on Welcome (Yourself) Home at Assortment
The vase - this was first time - though it took me until next day to fill it with a lovely yellow-flowering weed I found beyond my garden :) I've made it a habit to empty all trash cans before I leave, but this time I added a jar of scented oil with reed diffusers. It was so nice! Fresh sheets are a regular pre-trip gift, but I'm not sure I've ever turned the bed down. The soup and bread are in line to become the next habit, along with a read-aloud book - we always focus on taking things to interest us on our trips, but it seems that we never think about the return becoming a wonderful ritual unto itself.
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Hi Erin! I was thinking of garlic-butter bread just like I would make it to serve with lasagna or spagetti - thickly sliced bread, with garlic-butter spread on each slice, then whole loaf wrapped in foil to heat in oven.
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Love your words, kate
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on The Solace of Beauty at Assortment
These words are a gift. Thank you!
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