Saturday, February 20, 2010

Answers...Inquiring minds want to know!

Thank you for all your comments and kind words!
I thought I would take a minute to answer a few questions ...

1. Who is Evi?

For those of you who have been following along all are familiar with my talented and creative girlfriends Paula and Evi. I met them both, on the same day about 11 or 12 years ago and post regularly about our adventures and escapades as well as their beautiful homes and collections.
My post about our recent Valentine luncheon at Evi's home brought delightful comments from a few of my newest blogger friends and the question...
"Who is Evi?"

Evi is a dear friend who happens to be good at... well....everything!

She is an artist, a talented designer and a renowned dollmaker.
(click here to see some dolls of hers from an earlier post).

Her home is beautiful and tastefully decorated in an eclectic European style....
...and everything is always immaculate!

Evi pays attention to every detail. She is a gourmet cook, a wonderful baker, and the hostess with the mostess!
A visit to Evi and her husband Ebbie's home is always a treat!

We share a love of antiques, collecting and decorating.
To know her is to love her!
Evi is a gracious and generous person...
...she always allows me to photograph and share her home and creations with you!

2. What kind of camera do I use?

A simple point and shoot Canon.

I am a novice....just learning and discovering how much fun I can have and how creative I can be with my little camera. My plan is to sign up for a class in digital photography and also one in Photoshop.
I hope to someday be ready for a more sophisticated camera!

3. Do I have a shop or an online store?

Many years ago, my husband and I bought and sold country primitive style antiques and collectibles at shows on weekends...
...and about five years ago, for a short time, Paula and I shared a booth at an antique mall in Essex, Ct.

However, I have way too much stuff and the plan is to open an Etsy shop soon.
...if I can bring myself to part with anything!

4. What am I going to do next...
... after I leave my corporate job? approximately 3 weeks...

I am trying to figure it out!
Anybody have any ideas?
Anyone hiring?

So those are answers to a few of the questions that have been asked this week!
All photos were taken in Evi's home!

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Mélanie A. said...

Bonjour, thank you for answering our questions !! It is so great to know more about each others !!!Tell Evi she has a fantastic interior
A bientot

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
Well I always love your photos!! and I too want to get that super duper SLR... one day we'll do these things I'm sure... but.. for now I'll be excited to wait for your etsy shop... goodness grief... I may have to go back to work to pay for it.. or learn some self control.. hehehehe
Have a wonderful weekend xx Julie

Marion said...

The photo's are very beautifull.
And the bears.....i love them.
Have a nice weekend

greatings Marion

Lululiz said...

I have fallen in love with the trio of owls, I covet them! They really are gorgeous, who created them, if you don't mind me asking? Oops, sorry, another question for you, lol. You bring it on yourself though, you show us so many beautiful things.

Ellinor said...

Ooooooo vilka fina Nallebjörnar, Härliga foton.
Ellinors Hus

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Evi is a very good friend to let you take photos of her collection and share with us. All the pictures you've shared are just wonderful glimpses into her beautiful home. Hope you are having a great weekend. Blessings, Tammy

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Thank you, your talent is fantastic! Evi's home is beautiful! Your loving words proclaim your friendship in such a true and touching fortunate for y'all and us!



Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
It's lovely to see more photographs of Evi's beautiful and eclectic home. You and your friends have such talent and it's so lovely to see all of your work and photographs etc. Have you done anymore felting since your course ?
You all obviously have a passion for all things vintage, crafts and, of course, flea markets. .... and you all seem to get on so well and have such fun. Apart from our family, friends are one of the most important things in our lives and you have found some brilliant ones, Laura. Keep on showing us parts of their homes and talents. We all love it. XXXX

Theresa said...

Thanks for those answers to "inquiring minds want to know"! I am retired, so if you need help figuring out what to do with your time, I can help! Have a blessed day dear friend!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
No we all know who Evi is - what a talented trio of friends you are and you seem to enjoy one another's company. Give our best to Evi for letting us peek into her beautiful world.
And you will find just the right thing to do my friend, I just know it!
Bonne week-end!

debi lynn mattingly said...

Hey girlfriend!

Just checkin' in for the week...good to see you are doing well and the pics are beautiful and inspiring as always! Ya know if you lived down here in bayou country I would hire you immediately to work at the Yaya! :) Have a beautiful week...xo...deb

anouk said...

I like your blog. Photos are fantastic.
Kss for you three. Have a nice week end.

Jane said...

Thanks for answering all of our questions. It's nice to know that a point and shoot camera (with a great eye behind the camera) took all of the me hope that I might be able to improve my skills with my camera.
I know an etsy shop won't be the same as your corporate career but there's no doubt it will be successful!!

Tami said...

Thanks for the answers to all the questions that I was secretly thinking but did not ask.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Andy's Attic said...

What to do after working?? Honestly, take some down time. Take time to just "be" without the pressures of a job. Because before you know it you will be so busy that you will wonder how you ever worked and got everything done. Best wishes on a successful new shop!

Bonjade said...

Oh an etsy shop that would be marvelous!!!
Your pictures are always so great, you are talented and you don't need any class I think.
Nice weekend

GardenOfDaisies said...

Can't wait til you open your etsy shop! And all the pics from Evi's home are amazing!!!

Carole said...

I need to meet this Evi!!! haha
You know I love you both and count myself lucky to know the two of you and Paula.

Alettesiriane said...

All so wonderfull to look at !

Rustique Gal said...

Isn't it wonderful to have such a good friend? I love Evi's house and her collections. The owls and nests are terrific! Sherry

Lisa said...

Great post! Are you kidding me... you don't need a class in photography, you need to teach one!!! I love your photos AND you were featured in a magazine!!! Hehehe You are really great and can put together awesome pictures!
Hugs, Lisa

Unknown said...

Oh my, I covet those red high top shoes....they are fantastic. There must be a really good story that goes with that score!

Mary Stanley said...

What a beautiful blog you first visit!
Love all the wonderful photos and seeing Evi's home!
thank you!

Michelle said...

Inquiring Minds Wants To Know

are far more good. :)