Sunday, March 25, 2012

This Past Week At My House

It has been almost 3 full months since I've updated my blog. I certainly wasn't covered under drifts of snow this past winter, unable to reach my computer. We had less than two inches for the entire season. It was a boring winter, weather-wise.

Then, two weeks before winter was officially over, Springtime arrived, regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil had predicted on February 2nd. Everything bloomed early!

Both Bradford Pear Trees are now sporting full green leaves. I've never seen them with leaves in the month of March.

Bill and I went to Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday to spend the weekend. We enjoyed visiting wineries on the North tour of the Monticello Wine Trail. We have now visited all but two wineries on the whole Trail. It was a tough assignment, but I was up for the task! Lol

I don't remember which winery had this beautiful view. All of them have views that are picturesque.

I've never seen a winery quite like this one. It was called The Glass House. One of the proprietors was also a chocolatier. The chocolate treats were amazing! I just can't imagine having a glass of wine in this room with all these plants. To each his own....

The general consensus (we were with friends) was to skip Stone Mountain Winery. It was a 3.6 mile trip up a mountain, and in the opposite direction from the other wineries. I insisted, and look at that view! However the drive up to Stone Mountain Winery was so scary! It was a pitted, gravel road with many blind spots. The winery was beautiful though!

Pippin Hill Winery just opened last June. It is beautiful, and would be a wonderful venue for special occasions. They also have a wood fire oven and made their own pizzas. I would suggest they drop the tasting fee with the purchase of their wines...

I've wanted new living room furniture for quite a while. I've had this set for 12 years, and it was out dated when I bought it. My sister had this same couch in 1992 Even the saleswoman tried to talk me out of buying it at the time. Apparently I was reluctant to move pass a blue/mauve color

Here is what the room looks like now...

Here is a better pic of the couch.

I never thought I'd have glass topped tables again (circa 1970's for me), but I really love this look!

I still have a lot to do to finish the room, but at least I have managed to let go of my decorating scheme from last century!

Have a great week!

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