Sunday, June 16, 2013

Even DIYers need a vacation

After working on the house for 5 straight months since the beginning of the year, we were able to take a little vacation from DIY work which is a very positive thing to do.  First, the house was clean from top to bottom for the first time since we've moved in and thus we felt like we were actually enjoying the house without bumping into some construction debris/work.  Then we spent time talking about planning the next phases of the house refurbishment which include a couple of major improvements.

Then we took a trip to Washington D.C. where there was so much to do and see.  I was just as much focused on the architecture, gardens and art there and took pics of things we saw that may help spur new ideas for our old home and growing garden:

US Botanical Garden

US Botanical Garden

Home and Design Museum or "Honey, I shrunk George??"

Victorian garden and fountain next to Smithsonian Castle

Us Botanical Garden Conservatory

US Botanical Garden

US Botanical Garden

Tin Ceiling at DC  Restaurant

Hedge trees next to Korean War Memorial

Flower Garden at Mt. Vernon

George Washington's Pad

Indoor Garden National Art Gallery
Furniture Art at Renwick Gallery

One of my favorite pieces at the Renwick Gallery

Window treatment at Renwick

Wood Floor Renwick Gallery

Stain glass at Renwick

A garden spot along the Great Mall
Alexander Calder artwork

Calder at the National Gallery

Amazing table at Renwick

Beautiful Stain Glass at National Portraiture Museum
Ceiling at Library of Congress