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Broad stripes and bright stars

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Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!

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Essence: rural Colorado

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…wandering the rural highways of Colorado – stepping visually into the past…

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…connected to Colorado by family rather than residence, I love to visit, to feel the pull of the Italian immigrants who were my grandparents; their children, one of whom was my mother…

 

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‘Portlandia’ Part 2

 colors from the Portland farmer’s market

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although not dressed as colorfully as some, this ‘Portlandian’ has a heart of gold

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he treated my two cousins and me to this last piece of the best almond cake on earth!!!!

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According to the proprietor he treats someone each week – if you are in the right place at the right time……….!!!!

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‘Portlandia’

Visiting Portland for the first time, coming from the land of drought to the land of green….Saturday farmer’s market was a delight!!!

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alongside the green – many colorful options – and colorful people!!!

tomorrow…………………..

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Homepieces signature neutrals

Are you getting a sense of the place???

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Really quite small, filled with pieces having lived life alongside their owners, now waiting to bring new life to another space.

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Focused, carefully curated, each piece an individual treasure.

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Always such a joy to visit Miss Vicki – to see beauty through her eyes.

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I’ll be back in August for another family event in Crossroads!!!

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More inspiration from Homepieces

Delighting in the signature neutral palette so seamlessly woven throughout the shop, as well as the paint brush bouquets….

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imagine my surprise when these artist’s palettes were produced from behind the counter!!IMG_1618

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Homepieces:  always a place to find inspiration!!!

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If cutting boards could talk…

Christmas at Crossroads, of course, included a visit to Miss Vicki at Homepieces in McKinney- always on the cutting edge of casual home design…her unerring eye captures the latest trend…cutting boards!

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the tales these boards could tell…

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perhaps of the aroma of freshly baked bread…

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or of the succulent heaviness of aged fruitcake…

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of the hands fashioning their design,

or of the journey bringing them to this particular place;

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now looking for a new home and new tales to tell.

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