Saturday, April 28, 2012

Everything Old is New Again


I love the work of Alexander Girard!  His designs make me happy.  I like the simple styling and the bright colors.  Who wouldn't want a pillow using his designs?  I did some research and here's what I found. 

Alexander Girard is widely known for his contributions in the field of American textile design, particularly through his work for Herman Miller (1952 to 1975), where he created fabrics for the designs of George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.  His work also includes designing the La Fonda del Sol Restaurant in New York (1960), the Herman Miller Showplace: T&O (Textiles and Objects) (1961), Braniff Airlines (1965). and the Girard Foundation (1962), which houses his extensive folk art collection. He and his wife, Susan Girard, amassed a remarkable collection of artifacts consisting of folk art, popular art, toys, and textiles from around the world, which is displayed through the Girard Foundation, founded 1962.  Via Wikipedia






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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dreaming of Fairy Gardens

I have a wonderful old chair that has a big flower pot in it.  Amber gave it to me years ago.  I plan to plant a fairy garden in it this year.  Here are a few examples I found for inspiration.  There are even companies that make little garden gates and arbors.  There is also rustic furniture and all kinds of goodies.  I can't wait!!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Own Ginger

Here is my own little ginger kitty, Ike aka King Tut

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Day in Ann Arbor

I am on a staycation downstate.  Wednesday we went to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum.  It was a ton of fun.  We divided up with Amber and Miss L in the preschool wing and M and I explored the other four floors.  What a great way to spend an afternoon!
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Miss L in the water fishing for plastic fish

Building in the block room.

M liked being El Distructo!


Here he is with a self portrait

Lunch was back on Main Street at the Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery.  Yum!  We were hungry and thirsty after our museum adventures.  We even had pumpkin whoopie pies for dessert.
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More fun to come . . . .