09 January 2011


Tabletop pic courtesy of Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar of www.EddieRoss.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that the temps have plunged into the teens it's time to look back at days not that long ago when they were in the nineties!

In August when we were down in Katonah packing up the house, my blog friends Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar came calling with a bottle of wine! Robert and I were so tired, hot and sweaty from our week of cleaning, packing and sorting and I wish we'd been able to host them with the panache that they well deserve. They'll have to come to Gloucester for that!

We'd spent days sorting thru what was still left in the house and we'd spent our nites sleeping on the floor. (Much to the bemusement of the pups!)

The upstairs den was all stuff for Bill to sell at his tag sale, our fabulous 60 year-old handmade down-stuffed gloriously upholstered living room couch was broken into pieces and the last of it was out in the front yard providing much needed seating trailer-trash style, downstairs we had some furniture set aside for auctioneers, outdoors we had a pile of garden tools laid out by the woodpile, along with other goodies destined for Gloucester, and in my childhood bedroom I'd set aside a pile for Eddie and Jaithan to go thru! Somehow I just knew they'd appreciate some of our treasures. And I know that my Dad would have loved the idea of them finding new homes with this creative duo! And he'd get an even bigger kick seeing glorious photos of our family treasures on blogs and in magazines!

Out in the driveway we had a big blue dump-truck which made daily trips to the dump filled with musty old stuff we'd tossed out of the attic. We had a fabulous few hours with Eddie and Jaithan indoors and indeed they found some fun treasures amongst the pile we'd set aside. And then we hit the driveway! I really wish i'd had enough stamina to get pics of Eddie as he dumpster dove; fishing out vintage shelter mags we were just too lazy to save and find good homes for! One man's trash is certainly another man's treasure!

I was delighted to see Eddie's end-of-year retrospective. http://www.eddieross.com/eddie_ross/2011/01/a-look-back-part-2.html Scroll all the way down to the bottom for a pic of their golden New Year's table! What fun to see our ornately banded plates featured! And i think there are more pics to come! I cannot wait!


Anonymous said...

Happy New year! Love the blog!! How much fun did we have looking and searching through that BEAUTIFUL houe! We were so excited to bring in the new year on our beautiful plates! We have may other goodies to blog about and one thing thats in the works is how to frame photography! xoxox

allenaim photography and design said...

I wish I could have been there too1 Certainly would have found some treasures if those dishes were in the pile! :)