December 30, 2009

When life imitates art.



Miss Maggie enjoyed the snow at the beach more than any of us (though my Christmas Eve day-off-romp-in-the-snow with her pictured above was pretty much the most fun I've had in eons). But can you believe just one week to the day after the Nor'Easter, our house went from looking like this:


To this:


(And yes those are Halloween pumpkins on the porch rail. Don't judge. :-)

30 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Is this the Shorehouse?? And I don't judge...I have one on my porch!! ;-)

xoxo
Jane
P.S. Miss Maggie looks beautiful in the snow!

Frau said...

Love your house and Maggie in the snow. I can't believe what a week can do....but I have to say I have issues with mixing my holiday decor...it's just me! Happy New Year!

fairfieldhouse said...

Yes don't judge. Pumpkins on porches in December are a Jersey tradition! I'm glad you are out from under the snow. I LOVE how your photograph of Maggie matches the pillow exactly. Did you make that or was it just a coincidence?

Joyce said...

I love your home and how you captured the art!! Happy New Year my friend from our home to yours. xo

Keetha Broyles said...

The real and the art - - - which is which???? I LOVE it.

LOL LOL LOL LOL

That's me rolling on the floor about your "don't judge" comment.

I feel SO affirmed by your pumpkins.

preppyplayer said...

My sister( Frau) is matchy/matchy sometimes, just put some mistletoe on the pumpkin and it works!

As for the pillow? Dont' you love it? I sell that line and not only love the awesome quality, but the designs are wonderful.
Go to www.Chandler4corners.com if you want to see more. ( I don't work for them, they are out of Manchester, Vt.)

Beach House Living said...

Amazing how well Maggie's photo matches the pillow. As for the pumpkins those work for Thanksgiving too. We still have a Halloween decoration hanging in the garden window. No judging here.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

What pumpkins?? ;) Miss Maggie is just like my Betty snow obsessed! Happy New Year to you Laura and wishing you all wonderful things for 2010 x

Keetha Broyles said...

You are quoted and duly noted over on my blog today - - - in the "56" post.

heidi said...

Love when life imitates art!!! Hope you are all snuggled inside. xoh

A Day That is Dessert said...

I love your home! Happy New Year to you and your family. xoxo

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That picture was nothing short of amazing, Laura! Funny, your from this to this photo...because it is back to the first picture again this morning! Wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and your family. May 2010 bring to you all your heart desires. Looking forward to the next flea market.
♥, Susan

Tina said...

Stopping by to say Happy New Year you funny lady. don't judge, indeed=)

Love the Maggie in the snow pillow.
T

Maureen said...

Wow! That is incredible. Go, Maggie.

I was so happy to see the piles (of mostly dirty) snow gone. But then we got more today! Ugh!

And I'm not judging the pumpkins but something must have been in the soil this year because a lot of our neighbors still have their pumpkins from Halloween. How did they not rot?

Kwana said...

No judgement from me. Happy New Year!

Nadine @ BDG said...

The picture/pillow combo speaks for itself-- perfect.

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

Ha! Love the pictures!! And I'm just catching up on your posts-you were busy this week! Love the cookies, and the tree, and the bedspread-that chenille is beautiful.
Happy New Year, m'lady!

Renovation Therapy said...

Maggie is super cute - as always.

Thanks so much for being such an awesome friend and not killing me as I complained about my shoes/feet 5 bajillion times in Paris. You rawk.

Linda Lou said...

Great house-Pat let me know there was a big rain storm that melted all that lovely white stuff away...Happy New Year at the shore in 2010!

Lisa Michelle said...

Happy New Year, my sweet, virtual pal :) Well..hopefully not just virtual for long! Here's to a great 2010 all aroound :)

BTW, have you seen that show 'Jersey Shore' on MTV? OMG, they've butchered our fair shore! They must have filmed it prior to Memorial Day weekend, or after Labor Day, since it's dead, and they totally stereotyped Jersey as full of guidos and guidettes LOL Total joke!

Pearl Maple said...

Happy New Year to you and the family the snow sure did melt off quickly.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL! I have a picture of my kitchen table with the pumpkins mixed in with the Christmas, so I definitely won't judge. ;-)

Happy New Year to you, my dear Mrs. Shorehouse and to all of the Shorehouse crew. I feel like you are an old, forever friend, a friend of the heart.

Love the pic of Maggie juxtaposed against that cute, cute, CUTE pillow!

Sending you big hugs across the miles for the best New Year ever!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh! You must get yourself that pillow!

I love your home cloaked in snow.

I love your home cloaked in pumpkins too!

Happy 2010 to ya!

desiree said...

I love that shot of Maggie playing in the snow. I didn't even see the pumpkin....no judgment here! Thanks for your wonderful blog....I always have so much fun visiting...I think it's because you never fail to make me smile!

Happy New Year!

Lorrie said...

The house looks so beautiful in the snow Laura. Maggie looks like she's having a ball. Happy New Year to you!

Audax said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your pillow and the photo are amazing you are very talented and it sounds like the beach was so much fun. And what to judge we don't do Halloween in Australia so I don't know what the judgement is about the pumpkin look great they are so festive. Your house looks smashing I'm glad that it it going so well.

And yes the recipe for the brownies using condensed milk sounds delicious. Thank you for that.

Happy new year and have a great year ahead.

modernemama said...

Perfect! BTW: How long will that pumpkin last?

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Now how cool is that? VERY! You need to frame that pic and put my the pillow!

Maya said...

That's the best..., dog and pillow! Love that kind of stuff!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love that photo of Maggie! Dogs do love the snow so much don't they?

I'm surprised the squirrels have not gotten to you pumpkins as yet! They ate half of mine before I knew it.

Let's hope there will be no big snow storms in '10! I like a sprinkling of snow to make everything look pretty and then melts the next day..lol