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Monday, December 2, 2013

Gregory's Design

My husband, Gregory, has created a number of very interesting furniture designs of his own, and below I am sharing his very sweet small and narrow cupboard that can be hung on a wall, or can stand on a floor or a table. I commandeered this piece for our kitchen, and so he deemed it his prototype, because it has become mine. I love the color Gregory chose. It is Duck Egg by Annie Sloan, chalk paints.  You can find this paint at The Purple Pear in Portland, Oregon.

I store our wash cloths in there, as well as my chocolate candy bars. Why chocolate bars? Alas, I cannot abide caffeine other than in the form of chocolate, provided it is prior to 3:00 PM. Otherwise, I hyperventilate and awaken in the night with the desire to catch a deep breath. I always adored my caffeine, but due to having overly indulged in it down through the years, I developed a form of an allergy. Do not over do it on anything, friends! Moderation is a must.

I can have a little bit of chocolate each morning with my decaffeinated coffee. If ever I do happen to intake caffeine after 3:00 PM, my night's rest is negligible, unless I can take a wee bit of an anxiety drug. Mind you, I seldom do this, because I never want to have another addiction, and of course, my doctor would never allow it. Colas for me are completely out of the question, although I do drink a caffeine free one when I can find it.

Back to the wee cupboard that Gregory designed. I have to confess that even among all of my wonderful antiques, this piece is actually one of my very favorites. I treasure it for Gregory's design and execution. It is special to me. He's not yet made another either.

Here it is in all its glory. Note the black mark on the floor. This is left over from when the house experienced a fire long ago, when the kitchen stove was in this spot. No stove has been there in at least 75 years. So we do not take credit for that splotch of black. But I like that lovely little point of history.

And here is the very top of the sweet cupboard.


  1. I love it! He did a wonderful job. (I may have to come over for some furniture making lessons so I can use my tools.)

  2. Well Gregory is such a good handy man to have around.
    Your cabinet is sweet and love it's color
    I get your caffeine thing I need to go to decaffeinated coffee since I drink 10 cups a day
    I like looking around your sweet kitchen I got to visit once upon a time


  3. Hello, My dear friend...
    Such a beautiful little cabinet...in a favorite shade...love Annie Sloan:)

    You must come by for a visit to my post "Welcome to Christmas at Rose Water Cottage" where you will find your sweet Bella with Rose Stockings alongside Tasha Tudor's sweet little book "The Doll's Christmas"
    She has acquired a darling little baby doll, and I fashioned a tiny dress with crochet trim for the little thing:) My first attempt at recreating a dress from the original (which was quite a tattered little mess;)

    Hoping all is well with you...

  4. Hi, its Sigmunde from the Dollmuseum,alas no more!
    I have turned my "my room" into a mini one of my own and it got crowded and I just cleaned the bed after say a year!! and the chair, but boy will I have to work still. I miss all the people thank heavens for Facebook! Just to tell you I am always thinking of you. I will start reading your blog!

  5. Sigmunde of the now gone Rosalie Whyel museum? How sweet! Good to hear from you dear one.

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