Each summer morning this time of year, I rush out in the morning with my mug of coffee to see what herbs and/or vegetables are ready for harvesting. I spend about an hour and a half out in my gardens after my husband leaves for work at 8:30 am. Sprinkled throughout my garden beds are small vignettes of various whimsy, and I chuckle to myself as I work. … Read More Of Toads and Herbs…
Years ago, my re-purposed decorating style was more out of necessity,
but I still delight in revitalizing interiors with salvaged pieces
… Read More Carrying the Sky
There are dozens of things to do during this down time in Quarantine! Be Creative! Be that fun mom who lets the kids get dirty and make things! … Read More Boredom To Delight: The Troll Village
“Notice me Lord!” she wanted Him to see her. Martha longed for acknowledgment and love, and was willing to do anything to get it… … Read More Because she thought she had to… and other false myths
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
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
The month of May signals Spring, and the Coming of Summer,
which incites my soul to make changes in our cottage décor to welcome the warmer days.
… Read More Summer Living
Instead of wafting bacon aromas going into the bedrooms, the sound of the Fire Alarms and Black, Rolling Smoke awakened my slumbering family. … Read More Breakfast Bloopers at the Cottage