Thursday, July 10, 2014

Comfort & Joy

My dear friend, Dawn Williams of  When Pigs Fly Again, has been working hard on a book titled "Comfort & Joy" which she is publishing and will be released this Fall.  I am very honored that my home will be one of several country primitive homes featured.  I was thrilled today to see this picture on her Facebook page especially since I haven't seen any of the pictures yet!



"Comfort & Joy" promises to be an outstanding collection of  Holiday homes as well as wonderful holiday recipes, crafts and traditions. I will be posting information to pre-order the book very soon.

Blessings to all,
Susie

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nature Behind Glass


I was just messing around in my studio today to get some stuff ready to take to the antique shop where I rent a small shelf.  I seldom start with a plan as.....I seem to do my best work when I'm spontaneous.
 
 
I've had this glass display case for a while with no inspiration and even tried to 'rust' the metal (it didn't work).  I actually now like the juxtaposition of the natural, rustic elements and the glass and metal.


"Nest" woven from Black Eyed Susan vine, assorted mosses, quail eggs, hornet's nests, tallow berries, a vintage clay pot, feathers and a few branches.....nature's bounty!


I'll be taking it to the shop tomorrow...

Thanks for stopping by, and I would love to hear from you.

Blessings,
Susie

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sometimes Inspiration Takes A While

Found this at the thrift store......my husband thought I had lost my mind.  
Just had to wait for a vision.... 


6 months later:


Contents:
Vintage galvanized basin
Potted amaryllis bulb and violas
Stack of vintage greenhouse pots

Oh, I love it, but....
I sold it!
Oh well.....next

Blessings,
Susie

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Simple White Easter

 Happy Easter
My decor is simple this year...


"Behold the Lamb of God"
John 1:29








Wishing all a wonderful Easter, as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

Linking up with:
 Faded Charm for White Wednesday....
Vintage Inspiration Friday with Debra from Common Ground

Blessings,
Susie

E Is For Easter

Neat Vintage Picture Card


Blessings, 
Susie

Monday, April 2, 2012

A New Puppy In The House

Her name is Rebecca.  We'll call her 'Becca'!
We adopted her yesterday for our 'forever' dog.
She's 9 weeks old and most likely a combination of lab and boxer...a real sweetie.

Oophs....this post was just literally interrupted.....she pooped.  Oh well, here we go!

Introducing....Becca



She's a little shy..


Have a wonderful week...
I'll be catching up on my dog training skills.

Oh, and yes....she slept in our bed last night!

Blessings,
Susie

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How Cute Is This?

Annie Britt in my dough bowl.........
Silly kitty!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Memories In White

My Memory Box
An Interpretation In White





Linking up with Faded Charm for White Wednesday.
  Blessings,
Susie




Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Natural White Christmas

Mine is a simple Christmas this year.

Lots of fresh greenery, some purchased and other greenery is from the woods (well, not really deep woods....I was able to gather fresh pine from a friend's home in St. Augustine, and cedar and arborvitae are from local bushes). 

We purchased a smaller tree this year as it was cheap inexpensive.
We put it in a vintage Dutch tulip gathering basket to add a little height.
The decorations are simple....wild grapevine for garland, local pine cones, white berry wreaths and light green hydrangeas.
A folk art Garden Angel adorns the top.  She is the design of famed folk artist, Mason.




These antique linens sacks were going to be stockings...oh well, next year?




White hyacinth bulbs...just recently planted.

Paperwhites, wheat grass, don't know what it is green and white plant, live moss and dusty miller under the cloche in a vintage galvanized basin as centerpiece for our farm table.

I recently found this awesome antique cast iron tree stand..original white paint, of course.  
This year; however, it serves as a candle base!

I'm linking to the following parties:
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Jennifer Rizzo Holiday Housewalk Party

May you all be blessed as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.
Merry Christmas to all....
and to all, a good night!

Susie

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Vignettes

 I'm still 'tweeking' my Christmas decorations.....imagine that.
Here are a few vignettes that I've put together (they may change tomorrow...who knows!)
I blame it on Pinterest....too many great ideas!





I'm linking up with Savvy City Farmer for

Merry Christmas!

Susie

Thursday, December 8, 2011

One Turtle Dove, Four Calling Birds and a Partridge on a Faux Tree


One Turtle Dove


Four Calling Birds



And a Partridge On a Faux Tree!

Still decorating....

Follow with me to these fun parties:
The Charm Of Home
LaurieAnna's Vintage Home Christmas
Feathered Nest Friday 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Over The River and Through The Woods...

One of my must-do things this time of year is to go pickin' for my Christmas greenery.  I have my route figured out, my favorite spots have been scouted, and I hop in the pick-up and off I go.  
 
 Today, I even managed pick a few trash piles!
 
Old metal step ladder...white, chippy and rusty!
 
I love this willowy pine(?).  How about these tiny pinecones?
White drawer (I had to leave the workbench behind) with arborvitae and check out the purple berries.  These berries will not dry...but their color is so striking, I had to pick 'em.

Pepperberries grow prolifically here in Florida, and the berries turn a lovely shade of red the first of December...just in time for decorating!  I'm always jealous of those who have bittersweet readily available in the Fall, but here we have pepperberries.  I have listed a few bunches for sale in my Etsy Shop.

And lastly, this rusty old thing.....perhaps a plant stand?

Well...this post is not 'all white', but I'm linking up for White Wednesday hosted by the talented Kathleen of Faded Charm.  Be sure to stop by as she is offering a great giveaway too!

 Blessings,
Susie

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lighting Up White Wednesday

White Wednesday Lighting
Featuring some of my lamps...




I'm always looking for vintage white lamps...hard to find, I think!

This lamp isn't old, but it's the heaviest wood!



I change the shades around alot...

 This is the kitchen lamp...it stays on 24/7




I'm linking up for White Wednesday, hosted by Kathleen at Faded Charm
She lights up my life!
This week she has featured my blog... Thanks Kathleen....