Monthly Archives: December 2011

holiday leftovers

December 27 at Casa Tackett-Barbaria. It’s December 31, and not much has moved. I’m not trying to be lazy, but this house has other things to do at the moment. Maybe next year tomorrow. Heh. And Happy New Year to … Continue reading

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the taj mahal | tackett-barbaria style

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the arrival of the big man and his bag of magic. I am not talking Santa…I am speaking of Grandpa Bill and his glue gun. This year the graham cracker, royal icing, candy, pretzel and … Continue reading

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hangin’

Hey there…stepping away from the blogosphere for a week or two…just enough time to get the packages wrapped, the wine poured, and to find my slippers. I’ll be back after the new year. In the meantime, have yourself a merry … Continue reading

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time out (side)

On Saturday Steve and I took Kate and Brendan to Napa. We started at the fabulous DiRosa Preserve, one of my favorite art collections ever…funny, provocative, accessible, disturbingly delightful. We made our second stop at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville for … Continue reading

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what matters

Kate and Brendan arrived last night, just in time for dinner. Steve made his delicious Asian soup, and we drank wine and beer (thank you Kathleen and Robert) and laughed until midnight. Maybe 11:00, but it was midnight before I … Continue reading

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pine time

I am a collector of rocks (especially heart shaped ones), shells, sea glass, sticks (only very special ones) and pinecones, with glass vases all over the house (plus a few vases of twine, buttons, vintage bottle caps, and one of … Continue reading

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look at you, all bright and shiny

How did December 12 arrive so quickly? I still have a full list, though I am trying to cram it all on one page, so it appears more manageable. Plus, I thought I could play a trick on myself…if I … Continue reading

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