Alright folks, we're back to updating this blog on a semi-regular basis, so here's our first official post as man and wife. Thank you to everyone, again, for their kind comments re: our wedding photos.
About a month prior to our wedding, Valery and I walked into one of our favorite antique haunts and bumped into the teak behemoth that's now looming center-stage in our great room. We'd seen a similar Danish hutch in Phoenix shortly before I moved here and we really debated picking it up; however, timing and circumstances didn't permit it ...a situation we'd regretted ever since. Fortunately, getting this one home wasn't much of a hassle: all it took was a rental van and an extra set of hands—thanks, Lewis! Also, a big thank you to Mary for all of her help!
A more significant obstacle was figuring out how to get this room back together—of course, right after we thought we'd finally finished it off! We had to rearrange some of our artwork and assorted pieces of glassware, but we're pretty happy with how it all ended up.
Another consequence of the new set up was a blank spot that popped up unexpectedly. Fortunately, our friend Justin helped us fill it out with this large woodblock print by Frederic Marvin. This creepy lepidopterist comes housed in his original, heavy wooden frame, and he's from the same estate sale that delivered the large metallic Dodo stationed in our foyer. That must've been some spread!