That’s So Colonial! : Daily Art Practice




Couch Talk


My hubby is plugging away at our remodel, but it has been slow as of late due to some difficulties with removing old flooring. Here is a photo of the before (ugly brown) and the after (gray), entry and landing. Since this photo was taken, my husband has completed the flooring for the landing and stairs, minus the molding. The area looks so much brighter with the lighter colors and I can finally see all the lovely colors on the globes of my Moroccan light fixture. Before they blended into the brown wall that was in the background. I can’t wait to share a final when it is all done.


Daily Art Practice



Our recent vacation to Williamsburg inspired a few paintings of historic buildings. Tarpley, Thompson and Company is a clothing store in Williamsburg that sells historic clothing, accessories and cloth. I would have loved to purchase some of the fabric but it was a bit out of my budget. My daughter purchased this fan as one of her souvenir’s.




If you have never been to Williamsburg, the architecture is quite simple, and the elegance is added in the accessories. I found the windows to be the most elegant feature on this building. They were curved, which was unusual for the buildings back then.




Tea Day



I am joining the tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is the relaxing Tension Tamer. Perfect for unwinding and aides in digestion due to the peppermint.

Happy Tea Day,


12 thoughts on “That’s So Colonial! : Daily Art Practice”

  • Williamsburg sounds like a fun place to visit. Too bad the fabric was over your budget. It’s been so long since I did any sewing that I always get sticker shock when I look at fabric!
    best, mae at

  • Your front door looks really pretty. Your husband is doing a fabulous job. I Have been to Williamsburg with my daughter and SIL. We had a great time. I wish I would have found one of these fans. That is beautiful. Lovely art as always. Have a nice evening.

  • That’s a lovely fan your daughter chose. And I love how you depicted the curved glass of the windows. Just beautiful . Your tea sounds good because I like peppermint. Thanks for sharing this storefront and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Kate.

  • Great photos of the buildings and of your remodelling, it’s looking very smart I must say. The tea has a good name as the British answer to every problem is to have a cuppa.
    Happy T Day
    Jan S

  • I like the change in your entryway! Super choices.

    Very cool store front – I love when you do them!!!

    We ALL need some tension reducing tea. You find the best tea!

    Happy T-day and hugz

  • Dear Kate, Renovations tend to go slower than planned because of unexpected difficulties. But what I’ve seen so far looks great – I’m excited for the rest. Your drawing of the clothing store in Williamsburg is so pretty!!!
    Have a good time!
    All the best and Happy T-Day!

  • That little snippet of the remodel
    Looks great Kate. You must be excited. And I hope
    Your husband is burning out doing all the work too. I think your drawing of the Williamsburg home is lovely. It’s deceptively simple I think, and probably has more details than meets the eye. I’m sure you noticed that doing your drawing. Have a super T day Kate. Hugs Erika

  • Your hubby is doing a great job with the remodeling. The hallway looks really nice.
    I love your painting of the old shop with its round windows.
    Your daughter chose a really beautiful fan. Gorgeous!

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