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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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A puttery kind of day, it was. Warm quilts and long snuggles, tea and a good book. Slow morning. Home. Then, the unpacking and settling in. After that, outside called the loudest. Golden autumn sunlight, golden autumn leaves. Golden autumn,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Assortment
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I walked the leaf-strewn streets, and found a rope swing waiting. Maybe I'll go back there today... Wishing you the loveliest of weekends, friends! . Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Assortment
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Mostly, my time over the past few days has been spent like this, in the draftsman's office, nudging these cabin plans to completion. I can make quite the mess, I've decided. The process of home design is certainly a creative... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Assortment
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In the Rockies of Montana, there's a little timber-frame cabin. A schoolhouse, really, built by a dad using his own sawmill, where the mom and boys (all of them, our long-time friends) spend portions of their days learning together. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Assortment
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The good thing about this chair, is that we can sweep the Nellie hair off it in the morning with our hand broom. She can't be on the couch or our bed, but this chair is hers.
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Sounds good, Lisa!
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Yes, this has become Nellie's chair. She knows she's not allowed on the couch or our bed, but she claimed this chair as a puppy and sleeps there every night (when she's not snuggled in a certain boy's bunk upstairs).
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Sometimes, that's how it feels. A bit over the edge. Hang on by your toenails, if you have to! Wishing you a lovely weekend, friends. I'll be settling what needs settling at home, then heading out for a string of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Assortment
There's just something about them, isn't there?
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Yes! Good memory, Karen! That is the very friend who painted this.
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Oh, how fun would that be?
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Thank you for reading here, Louise. If I ever have prints made, I'll keep you in mind.
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I hadn't even noticed that I'm drawn to stormy art until I was writing this post!
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I've not been out there nearly enough, so the few minutes with my camera was like a small, decadent sweet. A pause to see this autumnside, inside and out. Cottonwoods and golden willows with stained-glass leaves. Valient pansies that defy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Assortment
This is my first time having a burrow's tail, so I'm just treating it like I do my other house plants. All mine are in clay pots, and I water once a week, a thorough soaking where I take them to the kitchen sink and let water run through until it's flowing out the drain hole in the bottom. I then leave them there to drain for a bit, and then put them back to their various places around the house. I've learned to only purchase house plants from quality greenhouses or nurseries. An infestation of aphids and little black flies last winter after I brought a plant home from Home Depot taught me that!
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2014 on Between Daylight & Dark at Assortment
Hi Barbara! I gave a bit of an update at the bottom of today's post!
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2014 on About Those Cabin Plans at Assortment
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Last time I was at her house, I had to stroll through slowly, as if in a gallery. So many new pieces hung as a result of a summer full of commissions and time at the easel. They were all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Assortment
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I have that book! Totally forgot that she had a roasted tomato recipe in hers too! I'll have to give hers a try and compare. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2014 on Molly's Oven Roasted Tomatoes at Assortment
Working on that right now in fact! Cabin plans are closer every day! Yes, we do have a flat screen tv upstairs in the loft. It also doubles as the boys' computer monitor. Aside from football season, we rarely watch television. We use it more for the occasional movie, and the boys earn game time on Friday afternoons or Saturday morning. We have low folding camp chairs from REI that work great for seating up there. We seated 12 for the Superbowl one year!
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Oh, this sounds good! Thanks for tipping me off to Charles Dowding. For some reason, his name sounds familiar...
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oh, I should have opened those curtains and doors! What was once organized on those hidden shelves has become a random hodge-podge of pantry items! It's up for a reckoning soon :)
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Between Daylight & Dark at Assortment
So, do you pot herbs just for indoor use, or do you transplant from your garden at the end of the season and bring those inside? I've tried the latter and it didn't work so well for me. Would love to know of your success
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Between Daylight & Dark at Assortment
I'm familiar with staghorn fern, though I've never owned one. One day...
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Between Daylight & Dark at Assortment
Thanks for the little house love, Tracy! The bookcase is actually three Billy bookcases from Ikea. You can purchase doors for them if you want that. I chose doors only in the center, with curtains on tension rods on each side. A trim carpenter trimmed it out with simple crown and base mouldings, which makes it look more finished and built-in
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Sadly, the tomato plants in my little garden didn't offer much this year. Oh, I was so hopeful! I planted them in full sun, tied them up, pruned the suckers, watered plenty, but just a few were all we got.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Assortment
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