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Laurie Bertrand
Liquid Paper is a blog for the daily, weekly or sometimes less frequent observations, photography and creations of Laurie Bertrand.
Interests: film, thrifting, photography, drawing, sewing, books, crafts, graphic design, fabric, theology, mid century modern, cooking/baking, interior architecture and design
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Hello right back at you!
Merry Christmas from the Bertrands! I don't have much time for making things lately, but I hope that changes with this Christmas. I have plans for making things as gifts this year. Real plans. Well, real plans according to my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
This morning I stumbled across these photos that I took at a birthday party thrown by my friend for her daughter. (You might remember the cake.) She'd thought of everything to make this art-inspired party fun and colorful. Face painting,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Love this arrangement. These were from my sister-in-law's garden, not mine. Mine is full of weeds that I'm desperate to get rid of. But not desperate enough. Not yet. However, I know that when I'm ready to get rid of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Due to my long absence from here, you may or may not be aware that my husband is a writer. You may also be unaware of an article in the current issue of The Weekly Standard that describes him as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Thanks, Aimee. Isn't he? I love that little guy.
I made it quite a while ago, really. Grated ginger, honey from the farmer's market and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Ugh. So good. And even better, enough left over to share with friends. That's something I hope to do more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
You might call it OCD but I love it when my Pinterest board covers color coordinate. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
So cute! I like the Fruit Loops idea. I probably used too much icing as well as using a very heavy icing. A double whammy for cake disasters. :)
I learned a valuable lesson (again) while making this cake... it is very important to chill after icing each layer. I did not follow my own advice and this sucker started to ooze. Layers were shifting in one directing like... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
While cleaning out and reorganizing my kitchen storage areas I came across an untitled recipe card written in my mother’s handwriting. I knew instantly what this was going to be and that I was going to make it. Fast. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Two things... 1. A cup of coffee with a dear friend in my new to me mugs. 2. Cheers! My latest project, a rousing success, was featured in the December 2011 Good Housekeeping (page 34). One of my freelance design... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
These babies are bright, beautful and that yellow one in the front is as big as your face. Yowza! And today they are all sitting on my desk as I type this. I did not grow them. Nope, not this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
An outtake from a recent photo shoot for an as yet unannounced work-related project. Mmm... it includes my own recipe for a Blueberry Blackberry Free Form Pie. Oh, yes. Stay tuned for more details and maybe the recipe! Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Thanks Traci! It is the Baxter rug in Gray and is from Create & Barrel.
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One :: One trip to the thrift store and I snapped up this set of six cups in my favorite shade of aqua blue. Delish! Two :: Two weeks away and zero dead plants! That's right, our house plants survived... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
It took all my strength not to write Valentime's Day up there in the title. I've had this clip from 30 Rock running through my head all morning. And I love it because Mark keeps correcting me when I say... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
When it comes to keeping my house plants alive and well I'm trying to turn over a new leaf (both literally and figuratively). This orchid loves living in my office and I love that I haven't caused it any harm. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Dressing the table... lilies in one of the old crocks that I somehow can never resist picking up at flea markets and yard sales. Dressing the wall... a print given to me by one of my favorite interior designers and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Happy 2011 everyone! Here's a shot of my current inspiration board: So, did I tell you that for the past year my office/studio has been in our front sunroom? Mark suggested that I relocate to this space and I love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Sending the warmest of Christmas wishes from our home to yours! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)
Counter clockwise (more or less) from top: keep calm poster, CB2 lamp, arts + crafts writing desk, Penguin's 70th anniversary set, Martha Stewart magazines, miniature chair under glass, glass pedestal dish with autumn leaf, old Pottery Barn chest of drawers,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at Laurie Bertrand (Liquid Paper blog)