Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Today's post is what I think is a neat picture of our living room ~ it was in the picture file, so thought maybe you would like to see it! I think my Mr. Kitty is hanging over the arm of the big chair ~ he thinks he's part of the decor!

Last weekend's wine tasting party went great! If anyone asks you to do one for them, you should take the opportunity to have a gathering of your friends!! We had the best time and the wines were mostly very good ~ we lean toward the sweeter wines but our wine lovin' friends loved the dry wines! It was an assortment of our lake friends, a couple of nieces, some of our kids, some of their friends and their friends' parents ~ about 20 in all !! In two hours, I whipped up an assortment of appetizers ~ some I made, some came from the deli. At 2 p.m., it seemed like maybe I should start working on food and by 4 p.m. they were finished (including a little lemon cake) and we were off the marina bar for a pre-wine tasting cocktail!! That's life at the lake and we love it!! We had seven overnight guests Friday night and six on Saturday ~ two of those we never saw (they got in late and left early!).

On Saturday, we went to Put-in-Bay with a couple of our lake friends and then met up with some of our kids and their group!! It was a packed island that day for their annual Christmas in July celebration!! Almost too many people for me and I usually love lots of commotion!! We came back on the 10:15 Jet Express boat and what a ride!!!! The wind had kicked up earlier and we were rockin' and rollin' for about the 35 minute ride back to the mainland ~ usually an 18 minute ride!! It was just like going to Cedar Point ~ only on the water!!! We were pretty glad to get on solid ground that night!!

There was no hooking time for me this weekend ~ Mr. Catfish is still waiting to be bound! Last night I started the first of four purses that I have an order for. The patterns have been drawn but I just needed to get started ~ they are for a shop in southern Ohio for her fall open house! The hooking of the purse fronts goes fairly fast for me but assembling and lining them is more tedious. But I'm on my way ~ I'll post pictures when I'm finished ~ which won't be for a while!

That's it for today ~ a relatively quiet week for me this week. Today I went to my friend, Vivian's house and did some 'staging' with her accessories. Her house looks great ~ it's a colonial reproduction like ours (my husband built it for them 8 years ago) and she has great accessories to work with!! Then she took me to lunch!! What a deal for me!!!! Talk to you later!


JoJo said...

Alice, that wine tasting party sounds like so much fun. But...since I can't drink (medication issues), I'd be the one on the floor, under the coffee table, with my mouth hanging open and snoring.

I will say one other thing ~~~ I WANT YOUR HOUSE. Not that I want to move, but your living room is beautiful!! And I'm assuming the rest is just as pretty??

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Oh, JoJo ~ you would be great fun at a party, I can tell!!!

We are very fortunate to have a nice comfortable home ~ having a building company helps!! And my husband and I love old things (including each other!) and try to use them in interesting ways ~ the combination works pretty well! Thank you!!

dulcy said...

Your house picture is beautiful! I especially love the rocking horse. The wine tasting sounds like fun (and right up my alley!). Your blog is fabulous!


Unknown said...


Your living room is stunning. It should be on the cover of a magazine...really!

jane augenstein said...

Alice, LOVE you living room and of course the rocking horse and the horse weathervane!!! I see the kitty in the corner of the chair, how cute.
The room looks so inviting, show more pictures of your house!!! Beautiful!

Jacque. said...

I'm with Jane...would love to see more photos of your beautiful home! It looks so comfortable and inviting!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Ladies ~ thank you so much ~ we are sooo lucky to be able to live in this new/old house. Actually, it's 15 years ago that we built it. The property is an old gravel pit and has rock formations on it that are called 'puddingstone' ~ they are left from the glacier moving thru our area many long years ago! It's a great property that we were so lucky to be able to own ~ and I never knew I had a 'green thumb' really until we moved there. I'll post more pix as I go along combined with rug hooking pix ~ thanks for your interest!!

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