No. 11 Wrap-Up

I love my work…there is no need for a vacation…EVER! This was a great grip to our No. 11 in Tombstone and a few “sanctioned” images with amazing ones to come.

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6 am at Gila Bend…my SUV had two racks of clothes and was filled to the top. Yikes!

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Molly and Mac, my two JR Terrier peep travel pals (and creative consultants). 🙂

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Contrary to what you may thing, we love Arizona equally to California and I consider it limiting to think of “Home” as one place…Home is a state of mind.

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The first thing I like to do when I get to my town is to reward myself with a drive around the historic quarter. 17 years now…and it NEVER gets old. Yes, it’s been that long…we’ve outlasted everyone. Wow.

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No trip to our No. 11 would be complete without hauling some antique sewing machines, and this trip was no different. This trip, I brought two…

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Old House Life means Old House Chores. Behold my glamour displayed on our “Arizona Porch.” I’ve always liked the view of the faux Old West Town behind out yard, it’s a great view when one naps on the porch.

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This is where I take my morning calls and messages. I love my Gothic Revival tea set, it’s creepy cool with lion heads and gargoyle’s…so Victorian…AND an “M” monogram. It was meant to be mine. ❤

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The view from my workroom at No. 11, complete with view. There’s four sewing stations and ten machines in there alone…wheew!

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First day’s shoot pile of ironing and cleaning… Have fun in town, I’ve got work to do! 🙂

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Want to get under a Lily Absinthe skirt? You’ll find pretty padded hems and ruffled taffeta balayeuses. Beauty starts from within! ❤

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Jack Russell Terrorists also double as alarm clocks. Heed their cry or suffer the consequences!

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My inspiration model for our “Lucy” gown has gorgeous red hair, so I thought I’d be consistent. I don’t have her amazing beauty but I can channel up a bit of moxie when required. 🙂

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Snapped a continuity selfie on the fainting couch…nope, I’m happier as a brunette. Red was a lot of fun, though!

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The front porch at our No. 11 with comfy chairs and a honeysuckle vine that brings the bees to my yard. Sometimes I just call it “The house with the machine on the porch.” 🙂 Small town…REALLY small town. 😉

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I finished a gown and half, a wedding bodice, a corset, dressed three photo shoots, and location scouted on this trip. Do not mess with me! Feeling kick*ss and powerful. 🙂

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“Gracious, we could be sisters.” A sister from another mother.

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A moment with an incredible feeling of “release.” There’s nothing like Arizona wide-open spaces and sparkly summer skies.

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Yes, I am shameless, and here is the proof. 🙂

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Every proper home should have a piano, and yes I play. This Eastlake beauty isn’t perfectly in tune, but there’s still a lifetime in those ivories.

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This is what “tired” looks like. You have no idea just how much.

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One of my favorite places in town, a time capsule of history. Stay tuned for more! 🙂

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