Holidays, Home Dec Love

My Home Office Christmas Decorations

When we bought our house, we quickly decided that the extra two bedrooms would be an office for each of us. Both Jim and I have work-from-home components to our jobs - his when the weather is bad, and mine during breaks from teaching as I plan and lecture write - and it’s immensely helpful… Continue reading My Home Office Christmas Decorations

Blogging, Home Dec Love, Life

August/September Wrap-Up, or, “Why Magpie’s Been Away for Three Weeks”

So, big news here in Magpie land. I’ve been pretty absent from the interwebs for the last few weeks, and I’ve teased on twitter a number of times that it’s because of some serious life changes happening in the background, but never really specified exactly what was going on. Well, it’s finally time to specify:… Continue reading August/September Wrap-Up, or, “Why Magpie’s Been Away for Three Weeks”

Holidays, Home Dec Love, Life

A “Meh”rry Christmas…

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Hands down. People like me are the reason Christmas stuff is already flooding store shelves in October. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, I basically turn into a 5 year old as the lights and decorations start getting dragged out - that is, if I haven't already gotten too excited and… Continue reading A “Meh”rry Christmas…

Home Dec Love, Purchases

Flea Market Finds

So I found these beautiful watercolor paintings at an indoor flea market a few weeks ago. The guy who sold them to me said they were from the 1930's, which would make them pre-war productions (he re-matted and reframed them). They seem to be somewhat mass produced - the outline of the painting is pressed… Continue reading Flea Market Finds

Home Dec Love, Links, Making Do

Filling Empty Wall Space

I've been on a home-dec kick lately. Or rather, I've been on a home-dec kick on PINTEREST lately. Because actually decorating the apartment requires money - at least a little - and money is exactly what I should not - no, CAN'T - spend right now. But anyway, I've been specifically concerned lately about our… Continue reading Filling Empty Wall Space