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Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank You, Larusse

This morning I cleaned my closet out completely.  Even arranged the garments on colored hangers.  One color for pants.  Another color for shirts.  A third for jackets.  And so forth... This is just another way of being lazy. 

With this system, if I keep it up,(and I do for the most part)  I don't have to dig through the whole closet for a certain shirt or pair of pants.  I only have to dig through the orange hangers for shirts and the teal ones for pants.

I got everything changed over from summer to winter.  I am ready to roll now.

After that, I started looking on the net for things for the Russian cottage.  I found this.

It is a site that sells Russian antiques mostly.
The first photo is definitely going in the cottage or maybe on the outside somewhere.  According to the information on the site, it translates...."Do not leave the sticking out nails!".  I think that is a good warning for everyone.

Next, I found some ancestors from 1864.  They are a definite decor item. Everyone has ancestors of some kind...

This piece was from another site, but they didn't have much else in the way of Russian items, so I won't bother to put down the URL for the site.

I think that this chest will go well in the bedroom.  They have to have somewhere to store clothes, blankets and all.

After I leave here, I will be drawing up plans for this...It should be fun.  Notice the dovetails on the corners.  They are really crazy.

This is one of the oldest items that Larusse had on the site.  It is a stool made from a tree root.  At least that's what they say.  It looks to me as if the legs had been added into the center on the right side.

I kind of like it anyway.  Now all I need is a miniature tree with roots in that exact same shape...

Last, but not least, a page of samovars.  Just what I needed.  I still haven't found the one that is suspected to be behind a seven foot tall bookcase....And no.  I still don't want to unload that thing!

April and Amare are coming over in a bit, so I have to run now.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Thanks for the link, Casey. They certainly have beautiful items on their site. It will be most interesting to see what you come up with when you build those pieces. Looking forward to that. Have a nice afternoon with your daughter and grandson! They grow up too fast!

Aileen said...

Love your blog Casey, can't wait to see the little house finished. I've learned so much from reading your tutorials and love your humour! Check in every day to see whats new, don't know how you find the time, but don't stop!lol!

Darah said...

Hope to see little miss additude working, that's the red haired doll I was talking about, I love when you make them " talk". I can't wait to see your mini house come together!

rosanna said...

Have a lovely day with your beloved and have fun with that chest. I know you'll do it, dovetails and all :o)

mcddiss said...

lo de organizar la ropa en el armario por el color de las perchas es una buena idea , veo que estas metida de lleno en terminar la casa rusa , estoy deseando ver que eliges para llenarla



Giac said...

Hello c
What a greta site. Talk about inspiration.
Big hug,

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

I am also looking for a miniature Russian samovar. You have an interesting project going on, Casey. What is a root for the idea? Mini hugs, Natalia

Caseymini said...

Natalia, if you go back to the other entries about the Russian cottage, you will get a lot of information about it. My daughter, April was a Russian major in college and went over there once as a student and another time as an advisor for a group of students. She spent a couple of months each time. The cottage is for her.

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Casey, went to read about it, will be back shortly! Hugs, Natalia