So we are at the tile store checking out tiles for the hall bath when we realize on the other street is this really decked out house.
What is really cool is a lot of the stuff, really most of it, is old fashioned, like from the fifties, and it makes the whole yard have this fun vibe.
We thought how much fun it would be to bring the kids over to see it - especially at night - so we did!
It was even better than we had anticipated.
It really has been hard to get into the Christmas spirit with the world astir with hard sadnesses and worries, but something fun and whimsical can offer some light hearted pleasure and I appreciate all their effort.
Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.
- Robert Burns (and my mother's oft quoted line when considering the unimaginable cruelties humans extend to each other at dark times....). My family and I hold the good people of Newtown, Ct in our thoughts and prayers. Truly we need peace on earth and goodwill towards men.
The serendipity moment on a rainy Portland afternoon was discovering the Public Library was having an Edward Gorey exhibit (swoon).
Asked the powers that be milling about and they said, sure, you can photograph the exhibit, it's a public space. Unleashed!
his notebooks knock me out. Nice little bio here for the uninitiated. The rest of us are at cult status.
Love the wee books. They had a gift shop so thoughtfully alongside of the exhibit. I set about replacing some of my old books and adding new finds (some dark period I ditched my earlier small collection)...