Tuesday, May 28, 2019

New Digs, Just Before (5/28/2019)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The new apartment at Granite Farms Estates, just before moving in.
New flooring and different paint color.
Living room
Living room
Kitchen from living room
Entry closet
Laundry room
Middle bedroom
Middle bedroom closet
Middle bedroom utility closet
Middle bedroom
Middle bedroom
Inside the walk-in shower
Bathroom closet
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom closet
(with the hot water heater)

Thursday, May 30, 2019
One of several piles of packing paper
collected while unpacking!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A bit more of Shaker Heights (Mar, Apr, May 2019)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Chelton Park
Chelton Park's back retaining wall mural (2016)
Mural was overseen by non-profit art organization Sankofa Fine Art Plus
The mural features actual Moreland neighborhood residents
Lots of naturalized crocuses in the neighborhood

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Oops, snow on the last day of March! (KSS)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Another spring harbinger: Scilla sp

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Irish Spring soap sachet lawn ornaments? (KSS)
Apparently the scent of Irish Spring deters deer and rabbits.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Shaker Heights Wendy's in a former Manners Big Boy's Restaurant (KSS)
This building is being demolished and replaced with a new Wendy's (KSS)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
It's official: the house is sold! (KSS)

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Took a walk around Southerly Park, along with Bob W and Gus
A rhododendron-size azalea (or is it a PJM?) on S Park Boulevard
A Golden Basset Hound (crossed with a golden retriever)
Lonicera tatarica/Tatarian Bush Honeysuckle is an invasive
Phlox border on W Park Boulevard

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Meanwhile in Buffalo, NY (Apr, May 2019)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Galanthus nivalis/Snowdrops
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Can you believe how many ladders and workers
there are on this roofing project?!

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Williamsville Depot (1896), the only station on the Lehigh line
between Depew and Niagara Falls, NY, and home of the
Western New York Railway Historical Society
Boxcar and caboose at Williamsville Depot
Some artifacts in the station ...
... including a "golden" spike with Gordon T's name
Iconic Buffalo funeral home, where the clients ask:
Am I Gone?

Friday, May 3, 2019

Buffalo Junior League 2019 Decorators' Show House (5/3/2019)

Friday, May 3, 2019
Palmer Centennial House (1910, by Ulysses G Orr) at 288 Lincoln Parkway
Unique floor tile in entry
Powder Room with a corner pedestal sink by Barclay
Entry Hall showing the Arts & Crafts coffered ceiling
Peek into the Sunroom
Dining Room showing more Arts & Crafts details
"Open Porch" on top of the porte-cochère
Wallpaper inspired by doodles of Charles E Burchfield
Second floor sunroom as creatives arts office
The "office" also featured wallpaper with Burchfield doodles
Charles E Burchfield, born in Ohio, was an American watercolorist. Upon his engagement/marriage, he moved to Buffalo, NY to work as a designer at the H M Birge wallpaper company.
View of the swimming pool area
Bathroom with tub and wrap-around spray shower
Bedroom with enlarged "ink stain" on the wall to the right
Another sunroom cum office
A closet became a Craft Room
One bedroom became a Wellness Room
Another sunroom became a Potting Studio
Botanical Bathroom with Dogwood wallpaper
designed by Charles E Burchfield
Shower curtain
Another bedroom became Hemingway's Havana
Hemingway's Havana
Guest Bedroom where the "design" on the soffit
vertical wall is created by a crystal ceiling lamp
A California Closets closet
Third Floor Hall with a Bantam pool table
Small bedroom with wallpaper inspired
by Roycroft artisan, Karen Matchette
Close-up of "Queen City Toile, with Damask"
Bedroom by Special Spaces that creates custom bedrooms
for children living with cancer
Stairway landing with an Alice in Wonderland theme
Living Room with Arts & Crafts style fireplace
The room behind the fireplace
Cabinets in the former kitchen
The former kitchen became a Doggie Den
Conservatory in Palladium style
Outdoor Kitchen
Dog Retreat
She Shed
Inside the She Shed
View of the house from the pool area
Living Wall
Perfect Sunny Space for the Avid Gardener