industrial farmhouse partyMay 11, 2016
Welcome to a beautiful industrial farmhouse
which set the scene for my shared 50th birthday
My birthday twin and I have been
friends since our teens and decided
to ring in 50 together at the beautiful home
he and his bride lovingly restored.
They renovated and added on to the original 19th century
farmhouse to create a modern architectural gem.
The entry above is part of the original house,
and though strict historical restrictions caused
construction to proceed at a snail's pace,
all the labor and jumping through hoops
was well worth it!
Wood floors throughout are ebony,
and walls are painted a medium grey.
I gave birth to the dapper gentleman on the right,
who tended bar and signed autographs
since his recent Star Wars YouTube went viral.
(Our son teaches High School and all the actors
in the video are fellow faculty.)
House cocktail was a yummygorgeous Blue Monday.
We served dessert in here, and it was truly elegant by candlelight.
I snapped this before the cheesecakes and sweets arrived.
The kitchen is beyond charming with its farmhouse green
base cabinets, white uppers, and long stainless island.
A simple catered dinner of cheese and fruit platters,
light appetizers, pastas, salad, and bread
simplified party planning.
The family room was filled with colorful conversation,
"performance art" (ha!), music, and photo opps.
My brother-in-love was Mr. D.J. and brought a treasure
trove of 1980s hits to get us grooving nostalgic and young.
Here is another view of the farmhouse kitchen
with a carrera topped island separating the breakfast room.
Can you believe some of our pals dressed up
in their '80s letter jackets just for us????
(anyone else humming 'hot child in the city?')
A few loved ones in attendance above and below.
These crazy women who have been
making me laugh since we were 15
traveled distances to celebrate!
"Mexico" typography painting on canvas by me
Here I am with my cousin,
the birthday twin's gorgeous wife
who has supported my art from the beginning
and filled their home with pieces I created.
My "Be" collage on book cover
This mixed media collage is one I created
during a painful chapter of my journey
and I am so happy to see it living
in this grace-filled farmhouse.
Peace to you right where you are.