Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I love recycling, so I am a hoarder! With friend Serena at her shop, we've been making some experiments on shabby chic, and crafting, with some recycled items: an old little brown shelf, a bread cutting board, a bunch of corks of my favorite wines, some old discarded jeans, and the tomatoes can for the spaghettis sauce, an item of which my cupboard it's full, mostly during the winter. I've been experimenting tags, also, for the first time! Very Fun!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Viterbo, in the Lazio region, it's a beautiful ancient city full of History, and one of the best preserved medieval towns in central Italy. And of course, there are the little towns and villages that are part of the province, in one of these, we have our holiday home, so this weekend, we went there to see about the works we are doing (new roof and facade) and on the way to Rome, we stop near Viterbo to visit my brother in law and his family. As you can see, we had lunch with our little nephew and niece; the spaghettis with mussels were delicious! After lunch, with the children we went for a walk around the town, and they pointed about some funny things they saw (or imagined) seeing those old doors that seems to have a face. Take a look at the last pic: Yep, it's what it seems to be! You know, in these old towns, there were not bathrooms in the houses. It was only after the second world war that they started to built them, and as the homes were small, they built it outside, as sort of balcony. I don't know the story about the one on the pic ( maybe came down the balcony?!)lol
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This is the window's kitchen of my holiday home, and my favorite spot: A peaceful valley, the swallows that seems to dive into the kitchen, a basket with fresh eggs my neighbor generously gave it to me... And while I cook or taste a cup of coffee looking at all this beauty, I think why people runs after so many futile and superflous things like career, luxury cars, superexpensive jewels or furs...Life could be better if we stop for a while and reflect about how much the little things give us and how little we need to fill our "bare necessities"...