End-iron Christmas…

Christmas has come & gone. The Shut-down is over. Time to post again and guess what?

IMG_4081Remember these? You’s recently published flea-market find of miniature end-irons. Happily purchased in a junque-store in the Udinese hinterland… or, the back-of-beyond outside Udine, Italy. You had expressed the half-cocked idea of using them for Our Christmas Table Decor. I graciously kept My Mouth shut. If you have been anxiously awaiting what he dreamt up for the buffet table, take a gander at these views…

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Leaving aside questions of aesthetics or taste, though it pains me to do so, I can report that You’s Yuletide Mission was accomplished… none of his 20 family members noticed what was was holding the lone myrtle branch on top of cinnamon logs tied with a Xmas bow, while squirrels nibbled about and to avoid the red & white Xmas balls, was, in fact, a pair of rusty end-irons. How about that praying hands candle? Gads.

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La Loggia series…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the coming weeks, while I recuperate from a hip operation scheduled for this coming Tuesday morning, the 24th of September 2013… so, ┬áplease, make a note of it… I will post articles on what You & I call La Loggia. It is decidedly our favorite spot of the 7,000 square feet of possibilities of Il Poggiolo’s houses & garden. I believe this somewhat minor rectangle, squeezed in between La Casetta & La Casa Padronale, does have some mighty special stories to sketch out for you. So, please stop by. FcS

Before & Afters…

Appropriate time, I think, to Compare & Contrast with a few Before & Afters…

La Casa Grande taken last summer after I had move into the Apt. Azzurro… senza un camino… BUT before The Builder’s Big Blow-out back on the 23rd of September 2011…

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, last Thursday night’s photo-shot of the lights del Poggiolo in honor of You’s early weekend arrival from Genoa…

 

 

 

Il Salotto before the Work-guys bashed those niches into windows this past winter…

 

 

 

 

And now, with Giulio Cesare keeping watch… I doubt for any new political currents. More for some air currents…

 

 

 

Il Salotto… again… without the passageway between it & la Sala da Pranzo and the mini-passageway made into a niche for a never to appear TV set. Stereo. yes. TV, no!!!…

 

 

 

Ahhh! What a difference a Blue-blue-blue can make, not forgetting the new traffic patterns allowed with that archway. Gads.

Before & Afters…

Memory Lane versus Today’s Reality…
Sala da Pranzo in 2009…
 
and last week… 
More of the Sala da Pranzo in 2009…
and two weeks ago…
Salotto in 2009… 
and two weeks ago… 
Salotto in 2009… 
and last Monday… 
Very satisfying, no?
Fasten your seat-belts for Our New Blue on all these walls!!! Gads.

Before & After…

Messing around with what is now an extensive photo-file dedicated to il Poggiolo, I happened to stumble on this photo this morning of the entrance to the Apt. Azzurro taken… lo’ those many years ago… in the Winter of 2009!!!
A more recent shot, but not recent enough… the iron-rod & branch pergola isn’t up. A ready -made excuse to… guess what?… take another photo… in the Spring, however!!! Gads.