Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Gypsies

Here are a few more of my pages in my book. I am having such fun with this book. I just purchased a book called Bury Me Standing, because I have become so interested in gypsy life.

The lives of gypsies are so interesting, somewhat romantic, and yet tragic in some ways - for example - the Holocaust. I am looking forward to reading my book.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage Gypsy Altered Book

I am continuing to add to my "Vintage Gypsy" Altered Book. Here are two more spreads that I completed recently.
Deux Vagabonds

More of Vintage Gypsy can be found here.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I found a great article on Houzz about how to add Rustic style to your kitchen - great ideas for the home we are going to build up North.

15 Ways to Cozy Up a Kitchen With Rustic Style
Browse Kitchen Products on Houzz- For Example:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Street in Baveno

One of the treats each day was to wander up and down the small side streets woven all through the village of Baveno. This is a good example of the streets. I loved the mosaic stonework of the streets.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Coffee and Hotel Dino, Baveno, Italy

Our trip to Baveno, Italy, is one that I will always remember. We had such a wonderful time ambling around the village, having fabulous coffee, or for Ron, fabulous beer and enjoying the amazing views.
This is taken at a little sidewalk cafe that we visited. It had the most delicious pasta dish I think I have ever tasted - Ravioli with Walnut sauce. It was just a short walk from the hotel. They actually had more than one option for salad!

Entrance to our hotel

 The grounds were absolutely beautiful. I love the pink stucco on many of the houses and businesses.
Another view of the restaurant.
Water was sold as "still" or "with bubbles". Ice was hard to come by, which for this Southern girl, was one of the main difficulties!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Walk in Baveno

Roses growing on the fence

True Italian Pizza

Life size chess board at Hotel Dino

The view from the pool

Love the village nestled in the mountains fronted by the two islands

Gardenias on the fence - so fragrant!

More roses and hydrangeas in the back

Friday, November 09, 2012

Book of Days - Italy Trip

I have been working on several altered books that I have going, along with my Book of Days art journal with Effie Wild. You can find more information here: . Here is a page I made from some of the ephemera from our trip to Italy this past summer.