When city-building Spaniards came to the New World, they required skilled craftsmen willing to make a drastic life change and relocate to the other side of the globe. Ceramic tile was a popular staple for builders in Spain, so talented artisans who took the risk were ceramics workers from the internationally renowned city of Talavera …
“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current.” -—Marcus Aurelius
The old adage says that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and I guess that’s true. But what if it’s also an extraordinary work of ceramic art and a valuable source of information on fashion, diet, and the lifestyles of wealthy families of Spain in the late-1700s.
The one-year anniversary of our move into our little Lexington townhouse is fast approaching, and we’ve focused on making the place our own.
After more than a week of washing dishes in the bathroom sink, mowing through a huge stack of paper plates, and descending into the dark abyss of TV dinners,
I know that when I say “Basecamp” you’re probably envisioning us lounging in some exotic locale, “glamping” on a romantic African safari. Ahhh, wouldn’t that be nice. Alas, no … at least, not yet.
Uh-oh, the stove is back in the living room! That can only mean one thing. The Basecamp Gallivance renovation is back on. After what seems like a too-short hiatus,