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
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends.
I have added some pops of red in my kitchen to keep me in the spirit of Valentine’s. Grandmother Vivianne loved Red, wore it often, and collected Cardinals. I now have a small collection to remember her by. … Read More Red Hot Love
Simple tasks like washing the dishes
develop into visions and
Reasons To Dream when I place little vignettes in my kitchen… Read More Reasons to Dream…
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
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
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