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Our New Home

A little break from my glassblowing basics series to show you around our new home! We're not done decorating and still in need of furniture, but it's coming together. Our home is quite old, as it was built in 1911 and is located in a safe and quiet neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Our home is filled with lots of natural light, which I really love. It's nice to be here.

For some reason, we have two ledges in the bedroom. Here I am, circa 2016 (?). I forget the name of the artist who painted this for me. He set up shop outside of the store, Park Life on Clement street in SF and did tiny portraits for people.. if you know who the artist is, let me know!

This dresser was my father-in-law's childhood dresser, so it's at least 60 years old. I'm very bad at keeping hydrated, so this bottle helps. I brought the glass home, thinking that it wasn't good enough to sell but I have grown quite fond of it over time and I use it every day. I love the color, and it looks good next to the "horse" Nick made when he was five.

I started painting a little. It's not even close to being finished. I'm just trying to make sense of it. Trying to find a method or process that will keep me from being too dissatisfied.

I now have a place for my paperweight, made of gray wool and foam (courtesy of Gay Outlaw).

Our home has two skylights.

Everyone has seen shelves made of cinder blocks, right? Bet you haven't seen shelves made of step stools from the Beaverton School District.

Until now, we've stored our cups in the cupboard, which meant that only the cups in the front got used! Now we can see all our cups from above, and it makes me really happy. The key is to have grippy liners so that the glass and ceramic don't bang around.

This is our rug. I keep seeing new "people" in the rug. Like a man in a big yellow suit and turtles. It's like a rorschach test rug. Is it just me?

I got this copper vase in Bend, Oregon. I was struck by it, picked it up, put it back, came back to it, took a picture, left the store... 2 minutes later, changed my mind, and bought it. I knew I would regret it if I left without it. I just think it's the cutest thing, and now I get to look at it every day.

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