I am His, and I will look for Him in the sunrise and the sunset, and everything that happens in between!… Read More Delight
I decorate in costal items in Summertime because they make a visual connection with our family’s favorite memories
… Read More A Touch of the Sea
Grandmother Vivianne loved Red Cardinals, and so I have a small collection to remember her by. … Read More Red Hot Love
I enjoy displaying my cherished items fondly and lovingly. Any surface can be suitable for a collection of Transfer ware… in a cupboard, on a wall, in a tray, on a widow sill… the possibilities are endless. Professional decorators require that the connection of one item in a collection to another is clear. But I believe that collecting the things that appeal to me increases their appeal to others who see them. At least in my home, this has been my experience — that others notice and become more fond of the items on display. … Read More Give me the Luxuries
Each of us is responsible for our own happiness. I remember meeting Martha one frigidly cold day in December, 8 years ago… the first day we moved into the Cottage. She brought muffins and an invitation to attend worship services with her the following Sunday morning. I always think of Martha when I make lemonade,… Read More “You take yourself where ever you go…”
My husband claims he has never met anyone who gets so much joy from changing a couple of coffee cups and items around on a few shelves.
I think he secretly loves it that I get so excited, though, because he made the shelves for me, and he is a Big Coffee Drinker! He and I gather here very early every morning to pour a few cups and chat before getting dressed and ready to face the day.
… Read More Let Summer Begin: The Coffee Bar