I was out and about today in the November drizzle, going to the post office, dropping by Filene's to see if anything I couldn't resist had suddenly appeared on the racks. Despite its being November and the rainy day, the temperature is in the 60's, so it's actually quite pleasant. It's a good day to work!
I've been trying to make up my mind on curtains - for every room! Thank goodness the bedrooms and bathrooms have shades or we'd be living our life on a stage (that's what it looked like from outside the breakfast room before I put the simple curtains up there). I happened to look up one night when walking back from a restaurant after leaving the light on and was shocked - it was just like a stage! Inexpensive linen-weave curtains went up that week, and I didn't make anymore midnight forays into the kitchen dressed only in my gown or pajamas! Below you can see the trees turning through the breakfast room doors, and the great chandelier that I had rewired ( a better picture is coming). It was in my husband's grandfather's farmhouse dining room many, many years ago.