Sunday, December 28, 2008
As most of my friend and family know, my Great Grandfather's home is one of my favorite places. I grew up going there with my grandmother learning about my namesake and hearing her tales of living in the home in the 20's and 30's with fresh cut flowers from the 12 acres of gardens and the tea dances and debutant balls she enjoyed. Today it is home to the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House (click on title for a link).
I have been passionate about keeping the house up since I was a teenager, raising money to replace windows and lending old pictures to decorate the house and to show restorers how the house originally looked.
About a year ago, the dollhouse that Mr. Cator built for his two daughters finally succumbed to termites. It is unimaginable how the little house built as a play place for two young girl's in the 1920's has stood this long since it was built with no foundation, just on the dirt. The little house (which I have a silver pattern from and several pieces of miniature furniture) was used as extra bedrooms for AHHH and was great for handicapped guests who couldn't climb the staircase in the main house.
After much fundraising and great donations from Home Depot the Dollhouse is being rebuilt bigger and better! Thanks to some pictures I sent them AHHH is trying to build it as close to the original as possible but of course they had to make it bigger for more rooms and an apartment for Kay who is the true heart of the house and has managed the place for years.
Looking forward to the opening hopefully in February!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Last week I took my friend Eamon Wood to the club for lunch. I thought it would be fun for us to celebrate the holidays amidst the holiday splendor of the Arts Club nestled onto Gramercy Park.
Well the holiday Gods made it especially dazzling for us by dumping mounds of snow on the city that afternoon.
For some reason I just didn't mind crunching through the piles of powder to reach my lunch date. It was my first snow of the season and it was especially magical.
Whoever is head of the decorating committee at the club this year out did themselves! Bows, Wreathes, Flocked Trees, Peacocks!
Sipping on a Scotch, chatting with a friend and watching the snow fall onto the park was one of the many reasons I am counting my blessings this year.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Last night was the staff Christmas party at BPMW and although I only work there two days a week now it is still a major family affair since I have been there for four years.
My secret santa wrapped all my presents in custom made Planet Unicorn paper!
In case nobody knows this hit youtube sensation click on the title of this post to watch a clip.
We watch these videos whenever we are stressed out in the office and everyone gets up and dances an old skool gay rave dance.
Although the boy on the unicorn isnt a spitting image of me my secret Santa did add a beard to him to give him a Cator-esque look.
What was under that rainbow wrapping? Unicorn cuff links!
Pictures from Karaoke to come soon.