Archive for Mary Sherwood Art Glass
Today I had so much fun putting together our gifts to take to my daughter-in-law’s family in Japan. I couldn’t resist sharing. Here they are!
In last week’s post, An Easy Gift Idea, I talked about the items to be included. To make things a little more personal I used Google Docs to translate the notes I attached to each gift into Japanese. With the Prickly Pear jelly is a translated article about the native SW plant and its use in recipes. Google’s translations better make sense! If not, I hope it will be a reason for a few good laughs.
Of course, I have to carry something for our kids. Here are their small packages with Merry Christmas translated into Japanese, メリークリスマス!
Celebrating a holiday in another country will be a new experience. But wherever you are, keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Goodwill to all! Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!
I am so excited to finally share a work in progress update for the Chalk house. We started planning the renovation in March and finally we are about to begin adding the interior finishes. It always seems to take a long time to get from demolition to finished sheetrock. For this house we are finally there! By removing walls and adding some space we did indeed “stretch” this house from 1750 sf to 2100 sf on a small lot.
Here is the original floor plan when the house was constructed in the 90’s. It had lots of chopped up, small spaces.
After many revisions below is the finished plan. The expansion focused on the back wall of the house which fronts the golf course and has a beautiful view of the Catalina Mountains. To enhance the view two 12′ wide atrium sliding doors were added on back. The gourmet kitchen was stretched by 10′. The additional space is amazing. The master bedroom was bumped out to add more closet space and a laundry area (the laundry was formerly in the garage).
Removal of the interior walls created a wonderful open plan. My oh my what a difference!
With the space wide open and sheetrock nearing completion its time to get this show on the road. Paint, wallcovering, cabinetry, granite and lots more are on the way! This is the exciting part.
A few months back we showed you a glimpse of the bath finishes for this house in our post, Spa-like Showers. Also, I have to add some glass art here and there with pulls in the master bedroom/bath and embellished light fixtures in the guest bath. I’ll share these shortly.
I have so much more to show you about this house, so stay tuned.
What do you think of the expanded open space so far? If you are thinking of opening up you interior space we can show you how to make it happen.
Until next week…
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles
***Don’t forget to check out our brand new website Mary Sherwood Art Glass*** There is cool glass art to purchase, a peek at the coming soon holiday collection(it’s in the kiln) and an upcoming give-a-way for all who like our new Facebook Page. Hope to see you join us on our new sites.
BTW: We will continue to post the weekly Wednesday blogs and also circulate news about additions to the art glass web store.
Thanks so much for hanging in with me through the past year. I miss seeing many of your smiling faces but hope we connect by working together in the future on art glass and/or interior design.