a favorite salvage shop. It's the kind of place where you might find anything, and I always love seeing what's new, and old, unique, care worn, delightful. We didnt find bathroom light fixtures, but Geoff found some parts he has plans for, and so did William. Maria and I added a few more stops, around the corner, which was inspiring, fun. nostalgic for our last visit to Portland, Oregon, traveling, roadtrips, new scenery, exploration, and discovery. I miss it all.
We came upon a botanical boutique, Craftmossphere! It was rather serendipitous, as we have been in deep talks about making moss walls, and moss centerpieces, of late. And I had just been discussing a certain brand of incense that is my absolute favorite: Sea Witch Botanicals, which I discovered in Portland, at Paxton Gate, naturally. And! Furthermore, that Sea Witch Botanicals had begun following Benevolent Order of Makers on Instagram, something both serendipitous and deeply gratifying, because I deeply appreciate reciprocity with the BOoMNerds. And, Craftmossphere is a very Makery sort of environ, with supplies, and workshops, greenery and inspiration on every wall and surface, so you can imagine our smitten state. I have very firm convictions that Craftmossphere should carry Maria's art, especially her dream portrait, in their shop, because it suits the space. Maria is eager to go back and see what she can bring into her bedroom, which she has dreamy plans for. Anyway, I am in a contented, inspired state, and thankful for the way it feels to get out, to find novelties, as well as connections, familiar, endearing. And I am thankful, too, for being able to take pictures, which are like my own postcards, so I can bring the pictures out and recall the happy places I have been, and I can write on the back of them, or on this blog... Wish you were here! and sign it with Love.
Bird House Notes:
Bath tile update... ugh!
Even though I finally got tile picked, ordered, and delivered, I had to do something over. I chose tiles too large for the floor; they won't slope to the drain. Now, with more pressure than ever, I had to go back and find small tiles. I've changed colors, patterns, and styles so many times, I feel like I don't recognize the Final Vision for the bathroom. It's a good thing I hadn't bought paint, because the color scheme is different, again. Otherwise, everything is going well, and Mike is making a quick and tidy job of clearing out all of the old stuff. I am so thankful for his input and guidance. You know, I was imagining doing one post when the bathroom was done... a big reveal, but now I am tempted to show what we had, where we are today, and maybe getting some input about the paint...? Maybe?
February 3, 2022
We were looking for light fixtures for around the bathroom sink and mirror, and so far we haven't found what we would like. I am also on the lookout for freestanding cabinets/storage, also for our bathroom. It's a big room, actually, especially with the tub out, and it easily has the very best views in the house... it's almost like an executive's corner office. Fortunately, the commode is in its own closet, so there's no awkwardness about the 'rest' room we are creating. As generous as they were with the whole bathroom, the closet is definitely on the smaller side, which is why I am keen to find some effective storage solutions.
February 7, 2022