all in a week

Some scenes from the week and a couple from last (since I failed to get to this post last Friday!)

Late last week I worked on my third Christmas shoot. I’m hoping enough time will pass between now and December 25th that I actually feel like decorating my own house for the holidays!

We turned our clocks back on the weekend which meant a few very early mornings for us.

Succotash – one of my favorite dishes especially when it is made with fresh fava beans.

Do you know what these things are? Neither did I. Apparently they are called Osage Oranges. They have the most amazing citrus smell to them.

Inke Heiland the Dutch company behind the tree and elephant murals in Orla’s room sent me this chandelier the other day. I’m already planning on how to incorporate it into the nursery.

Speaking of Orly here she is. Her hair is getting a little longer and she’s really wanting to sit up on her own. I imagine in a few weeks time she will be there.


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  1. Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM | Permalink

    Love the peek at your Christmas shoot! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Alyse
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 6:26 PM | Permalink

    It was so funny to see your “Osage oranges” in this post–I live in Texas and they are EVERYWHERE around here! I have only ever known them as horseapples. In fact, many things in my area are named Bois D’Arc after the tree–streets, festivals, etc. I never even thought of them as pretty or fragrant, but I will make a point of smelling one the next time I happen upon one!

  3. Posted November 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM | Permalink

    Hmm, Osage Orange. We have those in NM, but I didn’t guess that’s what they were when you IG’d that pic, maybe because the scale made them look really small? Or maybe they are small because they are growing so far north? I’m used to seeing them as big as grapefruits. Regardless, they’re cool. And one of those plant species that were around during the time of dinosaurs (or at least mastadons). I’ve been enjoying your Christmas inspiration posts on Pintrest today. Especially the evergreen in the vase.

  4. Posted November 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM | Permalink

    Oh, Orla is such a doll….and wow, trying to sit up already! How time flies.

  5. Posted November 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM | Permalink

    @S@sha – I think these are probably imported. They’re about the size of a clementine orange. Interesting to know they have been around for so long! They do look kind of dinosaur like!

  6. Marcela
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM | Permalink

    The Osage Oranges have a lemon scent. When big I put them in nice orange plant pot in the kitchen. It is said that the Osage tribe made bows and arrows out of its wood.
    Careful, the fruit is not edible.

  7. Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM | Permalink

    My mother always used to put a pile of Osage oranges on the porch on either side of the door to deter the ants in late summer/early fall.

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