A friend was telling us recently that he we staying at the Hotel Jerome on his next trip to Aspen…..and that we would absolutely LOVE it.
Never heard of it…so I Googled.
Stunning…………..(I do love a vintage postcard)
Then I found some images that were slightly more recent.
Last year the 120 year old landmark, originally built by the CEO of Macy’s, underwent a massive restoration removing all the dusty Victorian decor that made it look dated. (I’m not even going to show “before” pictures…they are pretty sad)
Let’s just focus on what she looks like now.
Is that a 39 star flag?
The walls of the elevators are lined in vintage belt panels.
Modern looking rooms, with just a touch of “Colorado” with the native photographs, kiva ladder, Navajo blanket, and bass-wood deer head.
The bar is still the original one from the “gold rush” days. How about those pendants made from antique liquor bottles?
Creamy ballroom with white antler chandeliers and round vintage mirror sconces.
So remember, the next time that you’re in Aspen Colorado……
…we have a suggestion on where to stay.
All photos courtesey of HotelJerome.com
Look what arrived at our door step last week.
Seriously, figuratively …….and literally.
How cool is this thing draped across the Cavender mantle?
Stars and Stripes Bunting,
Compliments of the chicks at the Winey Wives Etsy shop…..
Vintage burlap binding with red ticking and hand stamped stars….
What’s not to love?
Certainly would look cool draped over an evergreen garland at Christmas or hanging in mass over a 4th of July buffet table.
You read that right,
YARD OF THE FREAKING MONTH!!!!!!
“Thank you, thank you. There’s no need to keep applauding…Please, you’re just embarrassing us now.”
Monday the 1st we awoke to the neighborhood association sign planted in our beautiful, green lush Saint Augustine.
Let me show you that sign a little closer………in case you’re having trouble reading it.
Perfect opportunity to show off how much everything in the flower/cacti beds has grown in the past 2 months…..
And I was worried that nothing would live.
Everything has more than doubled in size since we built our beds……and all the cacti paddles we tried propagating are thriving too.
Happy days at the Cavender house, Indeed.
July 4th 2013
I know that everyone else is posting pictures of flags today.
But we thought, “How about some patriotic, American album covers to inspire.”
Here’s a shot of Bruce Springsteen’s butt……
Johnny Cash looking angry……
Dolly Parton looking a tad bit “plastic”…..
Don McLean’s thumb…
…and Garth Brook’s severed head…..
Happy America, Everybody……
Saw these in the Denver airport giftshop this past week……
How on earth, could I leave without them???
I knew y’all would understand……