Oct 30, 2011

Bedroom Blues

I just realized that after almost a full 2 years of LMCMHP, I have not shown one picture of our 'Master' bedroom. Hardly a master as the house was built before the concept of 'Master' bath or a separate wing for the Master suite.  It just happens to be the biggest room in the house with the biggest closet.  And it's on the same floor as El Pinko and our eldest.   

We chose (read: I chose) the colour (Caribbean Blue from Benjamin Moore) prior to moving in.  Then had absolutely NOTHING to match it with bedding and decor-wise. I finally found some Marimekko sheets from Crate & Barrel bold enough to handle the colour.  We have yet to find some curtains, a rug and some art.  I love it, stark as it is.  Feels like I'm sleeping in a Smurf house. 

My bedside table.

Chair that we negotiated into our purchase of the house, waiting to be recovered, a modern art piece waiting to be framed and a dead stick of a rubber tree waiting to be replaced with new. 

Popular spot for kids fashion shows

Our shared closet with original fir sliding doors.  
Bedside reads: Salinger's "To Esme with Love and Squalor"
Cute little nook where Jason hides his clothes. 

I would love any suggestions anyone may have for window coverings.  Patterned?  Plain?  Neutral?


ps. Happy Halloween! (more pix to follow)

Oct 21, 2011


Knitbombing.  Even public art* needs to stay warm in Calgary. Photos courtesy Getdown.ca 

* Brotherhood of Man by Robert Cummings, which stands to the west of the Calgary Board of Education Building.  Designed for the Great Britain Pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal and donated to Calgary in '68.   


Oct 5, 2011

The Garden - 2011

I either planted or moved everything in the front and back flower gardens this year.  All Zone 3 perennials with a  smattering of annuals.  The gardens all had that 'first year perennial' look to it.  Like they were all angry that I took them from their friends at the nursery. "I'll show her.  I'm going to just sit her alllll summer and wilt and under perform" I now understand the value of showy annuals.  Here's a sampling of this year's 'harvest' (all zone 3)

The Front Garden: 
The purple section: (Clockwise from left): black petunias, delphinium, Japanese anemone,  bergenia, ?? 

cute little sea holly

The rock garden: Clockwise from bottom left - pink sedum, lambs ear,  yucca, edelweiss (purchased only because I love the song), chicken and egg

Evergreen on right with a sweet hair do

Clockwise from left: Petunias, harebell, echinacea, that same ?? 

Yellow garden in foreground: helenium

Trial veggie garden: 'cumpins' (2 year old's term), and potatoes (the beans, carrots, peas and garlic didn't grow - curses)

Rain barrel for veggie garden
Backyard gardens

Patio pot

Sedum and oat grass by patio

Side garden: Karl forester, blue fescue

Already miss summer? Me too...