Thursday, June 19, 2014

Antique Stained Glass Windows

 Working on Idaho's oldest college campus definitely has its perks.  Like working in this historic building for instance.  It is an old home that has been very well preserved and it feels very cozy.  Originally built in 1910, it is full of beautiful details that you just don't see these days.  Today I wanted to show you the amazing stained glass windows.
This one is probably my favorite even though they are all beautiful.  This particular one is in my managers office.  I would love to have it in my own home!
 This one is in the bathroom on our floor.  I am not sure what it is but it is definitely unique and it keeps the bathroom window private!
 This one can be seen from my office.  I love how grand it is.  Someone spent so much time putting in all these details.  It is in the staircase and the way the sun shines through it each morning is simply glorious!
 This sunrise scene is above the last window.  I actually designed a sympathy card for the college using this particular window.  It is very peaceful and calming.
 And this grape one is in the formal dining room.  It doesn't have a light source behind it so you don't get the full effect of it but it is still lovely!
 The front entrance is equally impressive.  The beveled glass door is surrounded by these amazing panes of detailed beveled glass.  And the dark wood is just gorgeous!  
 Right now they are doing abatement on the outside of the building so it is covered in plastic.  Once that is all done and it looks pretty, I will show you pictures from the outside.  I hope to get some pictures of the lovely interior soon, including my amazing craft closet!
 Here it is in 1917 when the Blatchley family donated their home to the College.  Man how this area has changed over the years!  Luckily, the College as well as the Register of Historical Places knows what a gem this is and keeps it in very good shape.
All this beautiful stained glass makes me want to take it up myself.  I remember my mom used to dabble in it but I don't think she has any of it anymore.  Have you ever tried it?  Did you love it?

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Friday, June 13, 2014

5 Year Anniversary

5 years ago today I married the most amazing man!  We have been through a lot in our 5 years of marriage, some good and some bad, but we fall more in love everyday.  I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else and I am so thankful for him.  Happy 5th Anniversary Cody!  Here's to many more years of us!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Peach Iced Tea & Poppies

 Summer is in full swing around here, even if it isn't quite officially summer.  The temperatures are rising and I am craving sun tea.  I am sure my Southern friends will cringe when they hear that I don't like it sweet, but I do love it flavored with peach!  Instead of spending money on already made peach tea, I am making my own. 
 I just brew my own sun tea out on the patio.  We don't like it too strong--when it gets to this beautiful amber color, it is just right.  I picked up a bottle of sugar free peach syrup and if you are feeling really fancy, throw in a sliced peach.  Just add as much peach syrup as you would like (I like just a splash).  
 I picked up these peach chevron paper straws from Michaels and it is the perfect accompaniment to this clear mason jar.  Peach tea is delicious and I can't seem to get enough!  If you have never tried, I really think you should!
 Last year I picked up a terry cloth tablecloth at a yard sale for about 50 cents.  It is round and in perfect condition.  I forgot I even had it until I found these............
 Vintage melamine plates with orange poppies!  I pulled out the tablecloth to put on my table so I could display the plates.  I also just happened to have some................
 Silk orange poppies from the Dollar Tree!  So it appears that I now have a small poppy collection and I hope to keep finding more things to add so I can create a beautiful tablescape with all of them.
 I love the fringe on the edge and the orange is so pretty for a summer table.  It kind of matches the peach iced tea too!
 My new job is going great so far.  We are in full swing with summer conferences and I am getting a great workout everyday just walking all over campus.  Once they are done sprucing up the historic house where my office is located, I can't wait to show you it!  And show you my huge craft closet there!

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