Gallery Crawl

September 23, 2011

No, it wasn’t one of Cville’s gallery crawl nights. But we sure do have a lot of artwork hung!

Ode to the grandmothers/mother’s wedding days


Travel art in the guest room – these three prints are from my summer studying abroad at Cambridge that my mom recently had framed


And these three are a tribute to my grandfather’s time in WWII. The bottom right is a letter postmarked from Japan to my grandmother during their courtship


I also found the perfect spot for my collection of blue glass!


On a windowsill, in the guest room.


Gram’s artwork dons the laundry room, bright and cheerful


And above my desk – a vintage box filled with office supplies and some more blue glass holding pens/sharpies


Poking out is one of my favorite little notepads that Lisa’s Fine made for OpenSky


And this self-inking stamp I just had custom made with our new address from Etsy!


Makes paying the bills so much fun!!


This afternoon we also received a massive IKEA delivery!! To be sorted next week!


Matt was supposed to bring home some pizza dough for dinner from the bakery, but it slipped his mind this morning so <s>sarcasm begins<s> we had to go out to dinner! </s>sarcasm ends</s>

We literally have ZERO food in our fridge other than a corn on the cob and more cabbage (no more cabbage for me!) because we’re going out of town tomorrow, so we decided to walk to dinner at Beer Run!


We ran into two sets of friends from the bakery there. It’s hard not to run into friends at Beer Run – so we joined them.

PUMKING for me!


I had the roasted vegetable platter with mozzarella and brown rice for dinner.


Matt ordered an amazingly spicy [local] pork and beans dish. I shared my vegetables; he shared his protein.


Piece of dark chocolate called it a night.

We’re headed to Tennessee tomorrow for a wedding – Matt’s cousin Elizabeth is tying the knot! We’re heading out a 5:30am tomorrow and coming home Sunday night. 14 hours in the car in 2 days! It will be worth it though. Blogging schedule is unknown since we’re staying at Gran Bett’s house, but I’ll probably pop in more often than not from my phone : )

Gotta pack!

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1 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Tennessee is beautiful– I’m sure you’ll have a great time 😀 Bye Kath!


2 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm

the house is really coming together! i love the stamp — i buy them regularly from etsy to give as housewarming gifts. have a great wedding weekend!!


3 Allie@LiveLaughEat September 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm

NASHVILLE, Tennessee?!?! Have fun at the wedding. Eat a slice of cake for me :)


4 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm



5 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet September 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Haha I love the coding humor, especially since I was up to my ears in html today :)


6 Jess September 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I was just in Nashville and it was a blast! Hope you’re going there, although I guess you won’t have much time to look around.


7 Katie of Cabbage Ranch September 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Your house is coming together to be so charming! Great necklace, btw. Happy weekend!


8 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

CUTE! Your walls look fabulous. I love the ode to weddings of your/his mothers/grandmothers. SO sweet and charming.

Have fun packing….I HATE packing. heh.


9 Lisa Fine September 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Yay! Thanks for the notebook shout out!

And I bought a bottle of Pumpking the other day, and plan to try it out this week. I’m hoping to do a whole pumpkin beer tasting this autumn. Any other recommendations?


10 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Schlafly, Weyerbacher, Williamsburg, Cottonwood


11 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Kath, your decorating rocks! I love it all. It looks great, like it belongs everywhere you arranged things.

Oh darn, have to eat really yummy food out. Shucks. 😀 Have a great trip to Tenn!


12 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm



13 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Love the necklace! Have so much fun in Tennessee! I love Tennessee, my boyfriend and I boat on a lake in Tennessee.


14 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Loving all the art work! One thing we have yet to do is really get everything we want hung up. (Let’s overlook the fact that we moved in more then a year ago).


15 maria @ a life to Bragg about September 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I LOVE your house! You have the perfect eclectic, homey style without being too far out there. And I love all the personal touches. And your necklace! Haha I just really love this post.


16 lynn @ the actor's diet September 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm

you’re a hangin’ fool! have fun on the road trip – i highly recommend tina fey’s “bossy pants” on audio!


17 mischasone September 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Love the blue glas collection. I have old glass milk bottles on the wide window sill in our bedroom.


18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 23, 2011 at 9:22 pm

The house decorations look great! Sounds like you had the perfect excuse to go out! Dinner looks delicious! Have a safe trip and a great time!


19 Stephanie @cookinfanatic September 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I really like your hair short like that, looks great! Also really like that roasted veg platter, what a simple great dinner idea to try to recreate at home!


20 Namaste Gurl September 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Your hair and case look so cook. Again, LOVE your style. Way to go on decorating.
Safe travels!


21 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Have fun at the wedding! And your turquoise necklace and haircut and that black tshirt all look great on you in the last pic :)

Love that old wooden Borden’s cheese box and your new stamper.

I could spend a small fortune on Esty!


22 Jessica September 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I love your house! And that picture of you is gorgeous. :)


23 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Have fun!! I love the custom stamp :)


24 Kathleen September 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Kath, you always look absolutely FABULOUS! :)


25 KathEats September 24, 2011 at 4:31 am
26 Sana September 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I loveeee your own stamp!!


27 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I love the way you decorate your home; will you come fix mine for me? That guest room is absolutely gorgeous!

And I love that stamp! May have to think about getting myself one of those… 😉


28 Nancy September 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm

That’s a whole lotta you on those walls! Does Matt get to hang anything up?


29 Deva @ Deva by Definition September 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I love all the artwork and decorating – and I really like the self-inking stamp! I think it’s the little things that really make a house a home.


30 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I can’t believe how much you have on the walls already, it looks great! Have a great time at the wedding.


31 Anna September 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm

1. Wow, the art all looks wonderful. So meaningful and full of character (characterful?)!

2. I could really go for those roasted veggies right now… mmmmmm….

3. Weddings are fun!! Safe travels and enjoy :)


32 Rachel September 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Hi Kath! I’m sorry if you’ve already answered this question somewhere else, but I’m really curious…do you know why so many restaurants in Charlottesville have local meat options? I know that you and Matt both look for local meat sources on the menu, but even taking that into consideration I’ve been pretty amazed at the number of restaurants you’re able to get local meat at!!! Thanks!


33 KathEats September 24, 2011 at 4:31 am

I believe it was named recently by Forbes “the locavore capital of the WORLD!” It’s one of the biggest reasons we moved here. Having beautiful farmland all around helps too!


34 Sam September 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I saw Matt acting super sweet with one of the bakers this morning. For real. He was showing one of the guys how to make the top of the loaves & it looked like they were holding hands. I was dying laughing. It was nice to have entertainment while waiting for my breakfast stuff to be boxed up.


35 KathEats September 24, 2011 at 4:32 am

Awww. He’s teaching Alex to bake this week.


36 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco September 23, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I love your family heirlooms! Everything is so beautiful!


37 Khushboo September 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Have fun at the wedding :)!


38 cat @ cat's belly fat cure September 24, 2011 at 12:23 am

Wow, I love your decorating style. So crisp and clean with such history in many of the pieces. I think you need to help me decorate. 😉


39 Luciana Ferreira September 24, 2011 at 1:32 am

Love the pictures of your grandmothers/mother´s wedding, speciall the first one. They are great! Hope you enjoy the wedding and back with news:)


40 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 24, 2011 at 5:10 am

I love how you’ve used your family memories to decorate!

Enjoy the wedding! :)


41 Simply Life September 24, 2011 at 5:41 am

I love the way your pictures all have so much meaning! Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us!


42 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 24, 2011 at 6:27 am

your house is so adorable! I really love the blue glass – and all the antique-type stuff mixed in with the new! It seems very your style. Have a great time in TN this weekend! I loooove road trips, and weddings!


43 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 24, 2011 at 7:20 am

I love how you’ve used pieces from your family to decorate your house – it looks beautiful!


44 Hillary September 24, 2011 at 7:26 am

I’m kind of in love with that stamp. Now my BF and I just need to get married so I can get our initials on one ; )


45 Lindsay September 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

I love the color of your room. Do you remember the name of the paint color?? Im transitioning from green to something more muted.


46 KathEats September 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

It’s Benjamin Moore Excalibur Gray


47 Jo September 24, 2011 at 8:06 am

What’s wrong with cabbage?


48 KathEats September 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

It gave me a 2-day stomach ache!


49 Katelyn September 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

Love your framed photos of the River Cam! When did you study abroad? I studied there in the fall of 2006! Such a charming city, and I loved walking to the market and running along the backs. :) It’s my goal to make it back there someday! Safe travels to TN!


50 KathEats September 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Summer 2004!


51 Casey September 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love Maryville!


52 Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen September 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

The house is too cute!! I’m loving all the glass containers!


53 Nicole (soundztastee) September 24, 2011 at 11:05 am

I love the necklace, so pretty!


54 Molly @ RDexposed September 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Pumkin on tap??? Why would you ever go farther than 5 miles from such a place?


55 Molly @ RDexposed September 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm



56 sarah September 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

loving all the artwork you’re hanging (the postcard is so very cool) and cute little jars you have with supplies in them. the handmade notebook is super cute–custom stamp is adorbs :)


57 Amanda@RunningOnCoffee September 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Pumking is awesome, I got some from the store earlier this week…It’s cool that Southerntier is distributed that far south!


58 courtney September 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I also have a love letter framed that my grandfather wrote to my granny when he was in the war! My mom discovered a bundle of the letters in the trash- Granny has Alzheimer’s at the time and cleaned house. I am forever grateful that my mother found the letters.


59 courtney September 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

*had Alzheimers.

Bad grammar on my part.


60 Lara @TresLaLa September 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Loved the used of the sarcasm font. 😛 There seriously needs to be a real one!
Every time I see those green & white chairs I swoon a little. Love them!


61 Laura September 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The summer at Cambridge – was that with the International Summer School programme there, and if so, what was it like? :) I’ve been wanting to do that for years.


62 KathEats September 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm

No it was through Davidson


63 JenATX September 25, 2011 at 10:20 am

Kath, you seem to be sporting an edgier hair-do these days. i like it!


64 Laura @ Cook Knit Run September 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

I love that stamp – just bought one for myself! Thank you for your home organization/decoration posts. They are very inspirational! Now I’m off to organize the office.


65 Angel7 September 27, 2011 at 10:34 am

Love the art deco! I also love how you framed the letter your grandfather wrote to your grandmother during WWII–I love memorabilia!


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