Monday, September 22, 2014

Comfort & Joy

I'm giddy with anticipation to receive my copies of the wonderful winter themed book "Comfort & Joy" by antiques collector,dealer and owner of When Pigs Fly, Dawn Williams. Dawn has toured homes throughout the Midwest and the South that feature decor in the Farmhouse, Primitive and American Country antique style. Throughout this book, Dawn shares beautifully curated homes, stories, and holiday traditions. 

  Here are a few 'sneak peaks' of my home:

 Here is the link to order your copy today
 books ship no later than October 1, 2014 

Happy Holidays,

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,

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Going Off The Grid For A Bit.......

Friday, May 25, 2012

Living With White - Edited....

As I was looking at my previous post featuring my 'white' living room, I noticed that the pictures were dull and yellowy.  I realized the reason was that all my curtains and shutters were closed.  The windows face west, and we have to keep the blinds and shutters closed to avoid extremely hot sun.  It's hard enough to keep the house cool in our 90 degree weather.

So, this morning I opened the curtains, blinds and shutters and took more pictures.....
Much better!  
Big difference, huh?  Sometimes it takes me a while to 'get it'!

I love having all curtains open....this is a nice, bright living room!

This is an antique folk art wall basket which I have added vines, a hornet's nest and feather.

Well, I'm always learning.  Maybe I should start hinting for a fancier camera for my birthday in October....and a few photography classes?

Have a wonderful weekend!


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.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sometimes Inspiration Takes A While

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

6 months later:

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

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


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


E Is For Easter

Neat Vintage Picture Card


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!


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!


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.

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!


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!