Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tagged with Honest Scrap Award...10 things to share

The very sweet and talented designer and artist, Victoria from Art House Design,  tagged me with the Honest Scrap Award. I therefore will tell you 10 honest things about me: Love/Hate/Share.  The rules are, after being tagged you share 10 things about you, as described above, link back to the person who tagged you and name 7 others you tag in return.  Make sure you let them know they have been tagged!  So, here it goes...enjoy!
I think I am a "wanna be" designer/decorator.  I am always picking up a home magazine or one on decorating.  My favorite thing to do is rip out pages of rooms I love!  I stare at them trying to digest how they put the rooms and colors together.  I really admire people that are sure with what they like and are able to make their homes comfortable and beautiful.  My favorite mag was always "Cottage Living".  So sad that closed down!   Luckily I saved all of them.  This dinning room below is really striking.  Don't know if that chandelier is realistic for everyday living, but it is amazing.
Love all the gray, black and white.
Would you use this chandelier in your decor?

 I really enjoy antiquing, especially in New England.  The craftsmanship of bygone times is beautiful.   I also enjoy looking at old photo's and imagining the moment the picture was taken.  These were "real" lives and they had their moment in time.  When I look at someone's cherished objects, old dresses, photo's, I realize how short our time is in this life.  You really have to seize the day and live life to it's fullest!  Lovely photo below is my great aunt from the magazine Vanity Fair in 1924.
She was a famous dancer.

 I really enjoy watching period piece movies.  The costumes and their conversational skills, and use of language are so fascinating to watch.  I  know I have completely romanticized that time.  Realistically, they all had to live with lice, infrequent baths, poor dental hygiene, and didn't live very long....still love the movies though and the leading men!  Check out my post I did on my favorites here.

Love being a stay at home mom and taking care of my daughter.  She is so talented and wonderful.  I am truly blessed!

  I was a Dentist in my former life.  Really comes in handy when I have to go to one myself or my daughter needs a check up, I know everything that is going on, hee hee!  In the photo below, the dentist's dog would sit with the children while they waited.  Isn't my daughter adorable?  She must have been about 5 here.  I miss that age!

  I have always wanted to have something special to call my own, a creation that I alone came up with.  An idea turned into a business for example.  I love being creative. Then make enough "mulla" to buy one of these.  I know, how shallow of me!  This photo was actually taken a few blocks from our home.  This stylin' ride was for Ben Affleck on set, for a movie they were filming, forgot the name.  Something to do with loosing his job and having to sell his car and house, ect...  It is coming out soon!  Didn't get to see much of him other than his profile from a distance through a window! Did get a photo with the leading lady!  Foolishly stood there for hours....Ugh!

 Absolutely loved living in San Francisco for 8 years, well after I got over being homesick for NY for the first 4 years!  It was a real eye opening experience for me.  It gave me a chance to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and meet some wonderful people that I would have never met.  When we lived there we were at the beach almost every day!

I think I am really a city girl at heart...with a country vacation home!  I really enjoyed the years when I lived in New York City and the city of San Francisco.  There was always something to do, somewhere you could walk to and lots of culture and people watching.  I am currently living in the suburbs and love all the trees and space.  However, I feel that I am missing all the excitement of having a city life.  When I go into Boston, settings like this one pictured below, appeal to me.  I would love to live in one of these historic brownstones right smack in the middle of all the wonderful restaurants and cultural diversions that you could just walk to.
Does this setting appeal to you?

I love taking photo's.  I really need to learn more about photography and I would like to start framing some of my work, do a photo wall or something.  I need to upgrade my camera...The photo below is one of my "masterpieces", excuse the bragging!  I really love how it came out and hope only to improve on my next pictures.

  Would love to travel and see the world... I hate to admit that I have never been outside the United States!  I just got my passport last year.  Really want to visit Ireland, and London.  I think it is because of watching all  those period pieces!

Thanks so much for reading!  Hope you enjoyed it!   Thank you Victoria for being so interested in knowing more about me.  xxjamilyn
~And the award goes to~

*Images from Panoramio, My Home Ideas, BBC, all other images property of Living It At Home

9 wonderful comments:

DoxaHome.com said...

YES, I would soooo use that chandelier in my home or an appropriate client's home;)


Design Esquire said...

Great post and thank you so much for the mention!

I think you should go for it with the photography!

VictoriaArt said...


Thank you for such wonderful response! How interesting...Lot's of places you have been I love too, of course NYC, but SF and Boston, love those cobblestone streets. My dream would be to leave in New England, more in the country...
I surely share your decorating/design interest.
And those movies: YES! Have you seen 'The House of Eliott'? A BBC series, fantastic, you can get it from Netflix...
Picture taking....I dream of a new digital camera as well!
And being a mom, is the best of it all, right?
All sounds so good, and I can only encourage you to travel, it's so fabulous to see different cultures.

It so lovely to get to know you a bit better!

Thank you so much for telling!

VictoriaArt said...

Ups: I wanted to write live in New England, not leave it....


Tracey said...

Hi Jamilyn! First of all, congrats on your award!! Well deserved and a wonderful list of things to learn about you! I love how you added a picture for each thing you talked about...and I truly enjoyed your list! I too would love to learn more about photography, if only I could find the time...

Thank you soooooo much for passing the award on to me! You made my night! I so appreciate you thinking my blog worthy to mention!

:) T

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my blog! I loved your ten facts and that snowy picture you took is just gorgeous. I would put that on my wall right now!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Best ten I've every seen. You have a brilliant eye and would be a brilliant photographer. Oh and felicitations on your award.
Warmest regards,

Bethany Christensen said...

It is fun to get to know you better! My husband is a dentist...and I am a stay-at-home mom too! I knew we had a connection. You are so lucky to get to live in such great places.

nkp said...

I loved learning more abut you Jamilyn! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to make it over here and thank you for the mention. I'm so flattered to be included in such lovely company. I'm terrible about doing these things, but perhaps the new year is just the kick in the pants I need! :0)

Thanks again and warmest wishes-nelya