Excuses, a King and the World's Toughest Palm Tree

Pretty incredible (in the worst way possible) that my first post in November occurs SEVENTEEN days into the month. Porter and I have been scrambling to finish up the decorating project and we've decided to keep things completely under wraps until it's ready for a big unveiling. We're pretty proud of it -- especially since we even managed to incorporate a bunch of straight lines and modern touches.

Also incredible is the fact that when King Carl XV of Sweden (I quite like his schlumpy posture in this portrait) popped over to Karlskrona, Sweden in 1860, the local artisans made him a palm tree out of the most modern handguns of the day. You can hang out next to said tree at the Karlskrona Marine Museum today. (There are also hostile pineapples made of weapon parts sitting along side, too).

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for the big decorating project unveiling - as well as a litany (I hope!) of holiday shopping guides!


  1. Joy says:

    can't wait! so glad you're alive and well hahaha. what a beautiful portrait!

  2. Love keeping tabs on what you're up to. Keep up the fantastic inspiration.