I love these Doodle By Stitch Tablecloths that turn every meal into a work of art. Each tablecloth comes with special markers, and after your crowd doodles its way through the meal, simply toss the cloth in the washing machine, and it comes out clean and ready for new art and new artists (the photo on the right is after washing -- like magic!). It's great family fun, or the perfect icebreaker at a party. Why not bring a Doodle By Stitch tablecloth as a gift?
The casual style of poufs -- also called ottomans, hassocks, or footstools -- livens up any decor, and I plan to mix and match several in the small living room space in our new Boston digs. The perfect pouf is firm enough to serve as extra seating, but not so heavy that it can't be moved easily around the room. The pouf in the top left photo is the traditional Moroccan style; my favorites are the Indian-style ones with tassels, though the tassels might prove too tempting for my cats. I found all of the poufs in the photo on Etsy, a wonderful site featuring handmade and vintage items. If you were going to pick two or three, which ones would you choose?
Demolition turns me on. When it comes to old house renovations, the start of a new project always begins with uncovering the past. Here is my kitchen on the first day of demolition. When I look at it, I see all of the possibility of the new design, the excitement of a new cooking space, the options still open to us. I just love it.
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