Our 6th Anniversary

Six years ago today, I walked down the aisle on beautifully cool July 5, and married my best friend, my soul mate. It's true what they say, time flies when you're having fun! We contemplated going away for our Anniversary, but it actually snuck up on us, and we didn't have a chance to reserve a place to stay before the holiday weekend rush. Then we were playing around with going away next week, to the Finger Lakes, do some winery tours, but then Joe fell in love with this porch set at Home Depot and then I fell in love with it when he showed me the pictures, and so.... Happy Anniversary to us!

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I created this little masterpiece in the studio yesterday! I had one of those A-HA! moments as I'm looking at my mess of a table and see that the Humblebeads beauty that I got months ago, was the same width as the lovely French Script etched copper pendant that I got Friday from Jennifer Stumpf! It seemed so appropriate!

I found this info online: In Paris, van Gogh studied with Cormon, inevitably met Pissarro, Monet, and Gauguin, and began to lighten his very dark palette and to paint in the short brushstrokes of the Impressionists. His nervous temperament made him a difficult companion and night-long discussions combined with painting all day undermined his health. He decided to go south to Arles where he hoped his friends would join him and help found a school of art. Gauguin did join him but with disastrous results. In a fit of epilepsy, van Gogh pursued his friend with an open razor, was stopped by Gauguin, but ended up cutting a portion of his ear lobe off. Van Gogh then began to alternate between fits of madness and lucidity and was sent to the asylum in Saint-Remy for treatment.
I just listed this piece on Etsy. I looked up some VanGogh quotes and found my favorite!
"I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream."


  1. simply splendid! really unique...

  2. Happy 6th Anniversary!! :)

  3. Happy anniversary! Exquisite work too!

  4. Happy Anniversary to you!

    You have many more memories on the front porch than you would have if you had gone away. What a lovely space. When's cocktail hour?


  5. Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you!
    Cocktail hour is now baby, you're late!

  6. Anonymous7/05/2008

    happy anniversary, sweetness =)
    ya'll are such a lovely couple.

    And that is a rockin kick ass porch set up you have there.
    more of a reason to come visit now!

  7. Happy Anniversary, Lorelei. Guess what, we have an anniversary date in common. For us it's only 4 years!

    Love your porch furniture!

  8. happy anniversary!!
    Great gift you gave yourselves!!! :)

    Love van gogh...crazy and all.


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