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Pittsburgh, PA
Interests: apartment co-op decorating food books art textiles interior design opera blues history travel cats container gardening and the all
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The back wall is done with several coats of blackboard paint, for colored chalk drawing by the granddaughters, and, truth be told, by me, too.
You can see a bit of the tile floor here. This is the pantry, which forms an L shape with the kitchen as the left side and the pantry at the bottom. The pantry has cabinets on one side only,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Place Mark
Many layers of floor came up and a plywood subfloor laid. I decided on a checkerboard pattern of dark and light gray, with an occasional red-orange tile, randomly distributed. Most of my kitchen stuff is green or a sort of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Place Mark
The ceiling had to come down, both to even it out, and to make space for recessed lighting. I love the high ceiling in my 1913 apartment, so the decision was not taken lightly. However, I was able to leave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Place Mark
This is my kitchen, such as it was when I moved in. I've been posting Facebook updates during the remodeling process, but I thought I'd like a place to see all my photos in one place, so here goes. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Place Mark
Hello, it is Lindy here, with a later note. Recently, I have come to realize that a horizontal slice of a store-bought panettone makes a perfect trifle cake layer, fitting exactly in my trifle dish.I start with one layer, soaked with rum, do a few layers of custard, pudding or fruit, and then add a second cake layer, cut from the same cake, with more rum.This is so perfect, with its little bits of candied fruit, and brioche like texture, that it just elevates the trifle heavenward. Yes, it is really good, friends.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2012 on Thanksgiving: Trifling with Tradition at Toast
Lindy added a favorite at Adventures in the Pointless Forest
Jul 30, 2011
So, I've not been around these parts for some time. A few things have changed for me, in the kitchen and otherwise. Combined with my inherent inertia, they provide such explaination as I can offer for my absence. There's been a bit of ennui here, food-wise, since I was notified, via an impersonal, blunt email, that I've got type-2 diabetes. (It turns out that my doctor did not have my changed phone number, and was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Toast
Lindy added a favorite at Adventures in the Pointless Forest
Oct 10, 2010
Thanks for your interest. I've been resting both blogs a bit, but intend to return come the fall. Or perhaps sooner. I'm not sure yet whether it will just be one, or both. But I hope you will check back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Place Mark
My email account has been compromised/hijacked. so if you got a load of what looks like spam from is spam- very sorry- so by all means, delete it! I think it is fixed now, as I have followed the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at Place Mark
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Mar 15, 2010
Here's my best effort so far at an overall plan of my apartment. It is not perfectly to scale- in fact, I may have the proportions of the kitchen wrong. I kept failing when I was starting with one room,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2010 at Place Mark
Hope you had a good holiday...I had a nice one, myself. I am sorry to have taken so long to get back. I'm actually feeling a bit shy about displaying my space in its state of not very pulled together,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2010 at Place Mark
I just this morning unpacked my last box, and I'm expecting Tommy the Junkman this afternoon, to haul away the last of the moving debris. I am totally beat; I could not have imagined what a huge job this would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2009 at Place Mark
Upstairs, it's still all about the boxes, and plugging away at unpacking. Downstairs, is the basement, where the washing, trash, and storage solutions are not very pretty, but seem to work well. After finding my washer hookup with defunct washer,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at Place Mark
Thanks all. Hope your Thanksgivings were all good. I think Lynn is right about the latex...the painters were set up in the kitchen. Ive been working on the clog and its getting better. On Saturday, November 28, 2009, wrote: NEW! More options for replying to comments via email: To reply privately to the commenter, click on the commenters email address below. To reply publicly on your blog, reply to this email. A new comment from “Foodelf” was received on the post “Tip of the Iceberg ” of the blog “ Place Mark ”. Comment: Hope the unpacking and organizing is going well, Lindy. Do you have help from friends? Although, I must admit that I prefer to do this part on my own, taking my time and deciding where everything should go. Ill bet you cant wait to dispose of all the boxes. Foodelf Commenter name: Foodelf Commenter email: IP address: Authentication: None Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2009 on Tip of the Iceberg at Place Mark
I am experiencing only brief periods of internet access, as my Comcast connection is screwy, and as they cannot come to fix it until Friday. It is PROBABLY NOT THEIR FAULT, they assure me, which is, of course, soothing. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2009 at Place Mark
Just in case you thought I hadn't posted because I was immersed in holiday hijinks...this is what I'm doing. (I've never used this particular corny iphoto device before, but somehow it seemed in tune with the exaggerated boxed-in effect that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2009 at Place Mark
I went over to the apartment tonight to drop off some frozen foods and to take a look at the painting in progress. I have no idea whether this is an accurate depiction of the walls in the 2nd bedroom.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2009 at Place Mark
You are so welcome, Holly. Thanks for the kind words.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on The Hunt For "Chinese" Chews 1957 at Toast
I am notified that the painters will begin on Monday. In honor of the anticipated unfurrowing of my brow, I give you my best attempt at depicting the colors selected. Snatching squares of the colors from the Benjamin Moore website... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2009 at Place Mark
I have been asking for, and getting some advice from the readers of apartment therapy. They have a feature called "Good Questions", only they are really quite generous, and your question doesn't have to be good, actually. If you are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at Place Mark
Lynn- So why am I am essentially unsurprised that we more or less simultaneously gave away our ugly old stereo cabinets? Of course, I have been thinking about doing my vinyl to CD as well, or perhaps just getting a gizmo to transfer them to MP3 format. Im still keeping a little turntable, though. The young woman who took the stereo stuff was almost overwhelmingly grateful, which was sweet.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2009 on Giving It Up at Place Mark