Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2013

This was the first time I went on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour. It celebrates the midcentury modern architecture in the valley. My camera batteries went dead before the end, but I got some photos up till then. Unfortunately, my favorite houses were the last two, and no photos of them.
This is the Lutheran Church designed by Haver that we started off in.

This house dates from the 40's and is in the Encanto neighborhood. It's for sale for about a half million. It has tons of built in cupboards and cabinets. Why don't we have those anymore?

This was a whole group of apt complexes.

Penny hated this one. His "wet room" shower made her think of the nazi gas chambers. She was right.

This was the one new build on the tour. I liked it lot. Very nice.

I loved the natural light that came in above and below this bathroom mirror.

Original kitchen. This is the home of one of the band members of "Jimmy Eats World".

Loved the windows.

Pantry and bar area with window to office area to make it seem less closed in.

Pool in the front yard.

Lots of wood and lots of built in's.

Original bathroom tile. My favorite home tour is still the AIA tour. But they don't seem to be having one this year.

Quick Grand Canyon Trip

Bell rock in Sedona.

My niece, Keegan and I took a short, quick, trip to the Grand Canyon last week. I had a van tour that I had gotten through a silent auction. We had a nice day. Above is the canyon of the little Colorado River as it nears the Grand Canyon.


Keegan and I.

Buffalo Wing bush, or something like that.

Keegan caught this photo of this lizard.

Some beautiful Native American Art at the Hopi House.

 San Francisco peaks on our way home.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Most Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding reception

My friend Cynthia's daughter Roxanne got married today. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple. This evening they had a beautiful reception in her aunt and uncle's backyard. Her Aunt Debbie does weddings and catering and planned and designed most of the decorations. It was so beautiful, so many details, every where you looked. Here are the Happy couple, Jonny and Roxanne.

Cindy painted this fun backdrop with chalkboard paint. It's adorable.

The gifts were placed on this couches.

Each table was a little different but all with the same theme.

Guests took their dishes out of this cupboard and then there was a beautiful serving line, build your own pasta salad and then panini sandwhiches,

 The cake was made by a friend of the family.
Different desserts wwere in drawers of this cupboard.

There was a special seating area for the bride and groom.

Fun sodas and drinks.

Bride, groom and parents.

Cute little signs, told their story.

Guest were asked to sign these initials instead of a guestbook.

 Cards went into the birdcage.
The lights were beautiful, especially as it got dark.

Proud Daddy.


 Happy Mom!