Tag Archives: Family


Special delivery… Yay!!!!!  With much congratulations & love to my cousin on graduation day.  One of a kind, just like you. xxo, Andrea PS: Many thanks to Grandma’s most excellent courier service.


Easter weekend begins… things emerge. Last weekend, Palm Sunday, I had a visit with a cousin who is our family’s resident expert on the making of the palm cross (not to mention our all around helper, historian, and keeper of family lore).  She brought me a lovely example, fresh made from the morning‘s palm, we […]

Thanksgiving wishes

Wherever your table, whatever it holds… I hope it will be shared with those who matter most. Warm wishes this holiday season… and thanks. ;)  

Garden fresh

A relaxing summer visit last week from my brother & sister-in-law sent them back to the big city with armloads of herbs after a walk in our kitchen garden.  They were excited to pass along the goods in the form of a tuscan bean salad which made it’s way to friends in Brooklyn over the […]

Girl with a horse

The years go quickly… my tiny tot goddaughter is not so tiny anymore.  A milestone has arrived and my favorite girl is finished with the eighth grade already.  So what do you do for a girl with a horse?  A horse of course.  This horse is made after the pattern by Ann Wood, whose story […]


Twentyfive years ago today we were sweating it out… big pink dresses & tuxedos, baking in the sultry July heat.  How did that bride get us to wear those flowery halos after all?  Styles may change, but some things stand the test of time.  Fortunately for us, the family is one.  And while I may […]

Giving thanks

To all who have visited here, supported or encouraged us… we are so very thankful. Whether it was a purchase, an artigiano card handed to a friend or colleague, a note letting us know how your piece has been admired or enjoyed, or simply a comment or your good wishes… we would not be here without […]

Making the invisible visible

Time once again for EtsyMetal’s ‘Blog Carnival’, where our group blogs simultaneously on a selected topic.  This month’s topic is about the role of family in our creative lives.  For me, another EM project started me thinking about family again…  our August ‘monthly challenge’ project was a homage to Alexander Calder (which you can find […]

Treats for my sweets

Valentines fresh from the oven have a cozy way of warming the heart, not to mention the kitchen, in mid winter. Here is a peek at the results and some favorite “process” snaps.  This year’s batch includes my favorite jelly hearts, cranberry scones, and gooey brownies to be passed around to some of my favorite Valentines. […]

Sugar & spice

The time is fast approaching for all things ginger and spice. This is my all time favorite fall recipe and wherever I bring these everyone wants it, even folks who never liked gingerbread. Like so many other things, nothing beats the real homemade version. So I’m posting the recipe here in my handy blog and […]