Thursday, February 9, 2017


It's hard to believe the first week of February is almost over, although with all the snow, cold temps and abundance of rain we've been having, Winter can't end soon enough for me.  I miss the sun and am ready for flowers blooming in my garden. 

 I have to admit any time I am at the florist section of the grocery store or at a nursery this time of year the flowers like these tulips seem to actually jump into my cart.... they seem to help get me through the dreary days of Winter.

Also trying to add bits of color around the house like these French glass bottles on my bottle rack.

 And items from nature as in antlers seem to find their way into bowls and arrangements.

I was going through some of my vintage items recently and decided to stack this trio of chippy white benches in the dining room.  My favorite being this little guy on top from France.  You can't go wrong with all this chippiness and beautiful blooms any time of year. 

I'm hoping Spring comes quickly and that you have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

~Merry Christmas~

It's hard for me to believe it's already Christmas Day as this year went by very quickly. I chose to let go of some stress this year for the Holidays and decorated minimally and as I had time.  I did finally get a few photos of some areas as in my front porch all decked out this year. 

Once again we got a Charlie Brown tree for the living room.  

Not too much in this area but a boxwood wreath, cedar greens and pinecones along with paper whites. 

The same types of simple natural items on these shelves in the kitchen.

Another tree in a basket for the dining room which I hung only stars.

And a rosemary tree and some greens in an ironstone tureen complete this space.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

~Winter Wonderland~

We've  already had quite the Winter weather in the PNW even though today is officially the first day of Winter.

It looked quite magical around our property with all the snow and ice on the trees, not so much fun having icy roads to drive on though!

Our white farmhouse blended in nicely with all the snow and this stuck around for five days as the temperatures just got above freezing here yesterday.

This is a view of our frozen pond down below our back patio.

Looking through the courtyard into the garden area and if you look closely you can see our dog Barley on the driveway.

Another area inside the fence of the garden.

And an apple tree.

The potting shed looks extra festive surrounded by snow this Holiday season.

Most of this snow is gone now, but looks like we might get some more toward the end of the week.  Who knows, it might be a white Christmas after all.

Friday, December 2, 2016

~Christmas Pop up Shop 2016~

I was so excited to be able to set up a Christmas Pop up Shop at MD Haney & Co. in McMinnville, Oregon this past weekend.  

Darci is such a sweet person who I am very fortunate to have met with an amazing store and some of these treasures are still available and I will be set up until the end of December if you are local and have a chance to stop by. 

I always enjoy decorating for the Holiday season and this was so fun to put together with many of my vintage pieces.

This table and benches sold over the weekend, but I will be taking in another chippy white drop leaf table with two chairs next week along with some other Christmas treasures.

I love this area that she let me use in her store to create my magic, especially this amazing mantel....not to mention those floors!!!

It's always fun to set a table to give customers ideas of what they can do in their own homes.

There are many handmade ornaments, ironstone, statuary, demijohns and bottles in this area.

This little area is across the room and is filled with lots of vintage goodness along with fresh greens for a wonderful Christmas feel.

I've had this scale for a while now and am so happy that it went home with the ever so lovely Rene' who was in town all the way from Idaho last weekend and came into the store to visit me.  Thanks and it was so nice to see you my friend! 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and hope you can make it into Darci's store sometime in December.  She has so many gift and home items along with Annie Sloan and Miss Mustard Seed paint for your projects.  Her hours are 10-5 Wednesday-Saturday