Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I've been working busy as a bee on crafts for autumn and Halloween as well as making some changes here in the house. I could honestly work on Halloween and Christmas items all year long. It's one great joy and never seems like work at all. So you will be seeing additions to our Etsy shop for the holidays as well as lots of new linens that are ready to be listed.
I've also spent some time tweaking the ironstone collection. I never get tired of white ironstone.
My precious Belle Star sits by to oversee every change that is made. I will never understand just exactly how it is that I have a hound and a husky that are indoor gals all the time. They don't like the heat or the cold and my Husky named Snowball absolutely hates the snow! That just fine with me, they are wonderful girls and they take very good care of me and Rocky.
There is so much I want to blog about today but I have to get busy. There are so many changes that I will tell you about at another time but for now I'll leave you with one more thought.
Sometimes I just like an old basket filled with random prettiness.
Just a light touch for no reason other than to make me smile. I hope you have lovely week and lots of smiles and laughter.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I can see that the sun has slipped behind a cloud and my fur kids are telling me this would be a good time to slip outside for a break. Off I go to move on with the days schedule and to reflect in the back of my mind on how quickly the seasons change.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I have so many favorites when it comes to flowers. I guess it would be fair to say that I love all flowers but Hydrangeas have been my favorite this week. I just love them and unfortunately they seem to get a little faint when the heat index is is 100 + in the shade. The humidity has been awful so I decided to pluck a few flower heads to bring inside. They will dry in the cool dry air and I can enjoy them for quite a while.
They fit perfectly in one one of the old trenchers and I paired them with one of the covered iron stone bowls from my collection. Miss Snowball watched from her favorite blanket and gave her approval on the arrangement.
I hope everyone is staying cool and safe. We've had lots of storms and some flash flooding in the area in the last few days but we are safe and cool. Snowball and Rocky are always close by and ready to give their opinions on any changes that I make in the house. We've been discussing autumn as I work on dolls and pumpkins and they agree that the first cool crisp day fall will be very welcome here.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
It's about this time of the year that I like to post about things that I find comforting in my home and my daily life. There's been a rope bed in my home for many years. My grandson picked the first rope bed for his room in the old house over twenty years ago at an antique auction we went too. I love that it is outfitted with Grandmother Selma's linens that she made as a very young girl for her wedding chest. Brother's bear rests gently against an old feather bolster. I smile just thinking about all of the memories sweetly combined with the past life of an antique bed.
I enjoy the soft scents of potpourri, and I especially love the ones I make myself. The picture below is from the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. I spent a pleasant afternoon walking through the woods gathering seed pods acorns and twigs blown from the storm. I was overcome with gratitude that we were able to weather the storm safely. I combined everything with spices and dried oranges and mosses and even now when I detect the soft scent I am overwhelmed with such a blessed feeling.
I wish each of you a comforting and special summer. I'm back to work now and feeling blessed and happy and looking forward to sweet Autumn.