|The facade of Merriman Park|
|The other rooms look so bare!|
|What a fuss I made about lighting!|
|I swear I did not kill any of the animals hanging on the wall! (They all committed suicide just so they could become gorgeous accessories in this glamorous room. The cameo was in a box of trinkets my friend Carolyn gave me ages ago.|
|I made faux marble plinths with seed-pearl feet for the pair of gilded sphinx on the demi-lune tables.|
|That's my 'real life' kitty, Whiskers, photo-shopped into the room. I adore trick photography!|
|I should have had my friend take my Halloween photo!|
|Never did get around to building a new cabinet for Merriman Park to sit on...it sure needs one!|
And that, dear Reader, concludes our little tour through one of the Stately Homes of America! Special thanks to BFF Eric Lindahl for the awesome pics!
Additional thanks to: Giac, Simon, Irene, WB Design, Andy, Fiona, Pedrete & Madelva, Karin Corbin, Anneke, Jeffry, Josje, Iris, Cassandra, Barb in MN, Kate Merchant, my partner, Glen (who puts up with this madness) and so many others! Without your advice, support, enthusiasm (and sometimes hand-holding) Merriman Park would have no doubt been cast off to the basement, gathering cobwebs.