Despite being full of some great pieces, this space just doesn’t feel quite right. Gotta figure that out sometime.

Brass Coathanger

This coat hanger something that my aunt bought from the Portland hotel when it closed down years ago. It’s over 100 years old. It sat in her barn for years, and so she sold it to me a few years back.

I constantly debate whether or not I should polish it up or leave the tarnish that’s there. I think the fact that it’s so old makes me reluctant to polish it. While I know that the tarnish that is there is not 100 years old, there’s still something that says it’s morally wrong to remove it.



Pathology Prints

My cousin the pathologist was visiting from out of town and showed us photos of some of the slides that he had made.  I was so impressed by the texture and the beauty of these tissues. One of these is breast cancer. Another is intestinal lining. And then one is a saliva sample, cheek cells I think. The scientist in me geeks out every time I see them.


Abstract Painting

Honestly, I saw a painting in one of the law offices on the show Parenthood. It was gorgeous, and thought, “I could do that”. I found some colors and a canvas and went to town! I love the texture of it and the colors. It somehow feels old and new at the same time.

Church Pew

My mother-in-law brought this beautiful bench to our house. I never have problems finishing projects, never. I will redecorate a room in a day, or just obsess until it is done.  But this bench. This bench has been in our garage for 18 months, partially finished. I decided one day (a week before our youngest was born) that it was time, I was going to sand this sucker down and stain it. It also happened to be one of the hottest weeks of the year and the paint on it was sooooo thick. I sanded for hours and hours and hours— 9 months pregnant with a stupid mask over my face. There’s a reason it’s only 3/4 sanded. We’ll make it my goal for the summer, but in the meantime, it’s a nice way to be greeted. Come on in, take your shoes off.


And Shoes

Who doesn’t want to show off their favorite shoes? These are some of mine.



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