Monday, December 12, 2005

No reno beyond dragging the outside in

softly glowing tree Click the tree photo to see the set with notes and comments.

Yup. Christmas crafting has become top priority and any house improvements have been pushed to the back burner until after the new year. Beth piled all the tools and project pieces in the dining room built-in and labeled each shelf so we'll know where to find stuff next year. For now, home projects including lighting, greenery, and baking. So merry christmas and we'll see you in the new year!


exterior lights

exhausted christmas dog

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Frah-JEE-LAY - The House on Cleveland Street

Talk about a nostalgic house restoration: here's one! The classic craftsman house in that most awesome(for me) of all xmas movies, A Christmas Story sold on ebay this year. Here's the story .

Since its starring role in the 1983 movie, it's been remuddled with everyone's favorite: vinyl siding and new windows. Fortunately (I hope) the guy who bought it wants to restore it and turn it into a museum where he sells his kitschy (and oh how i want one) leg lamps. He's raising money from regular folks and corporate sponsors alike and i really hope he blogs his restoration progress. Check out his site for more info: