Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome Spring

Today is the first day of spring! However it has felt like spring for weeks with temps in the upper 60's and even 70's.  Hung my new spring wreath on the door.  Robins are in abundance. The cats are ready to jump through the window after them! 

Trees have burst into bloom, all the spring bulbs are at their peak.   The garden shops & farmer’s markets are full of spring bulbs, pansies and I even saw petunias. The mountains wear a blush of green and pink.  

Bunnies and eggs are appearing everywhere-Easter is just weeks away.   I am busy working on my Easter decorations.   Here is just a little tease-I'll have more to come.  My theme this year is "Springtime In Paris".

Welcome Spring-she has made her debut!

Always find joy in your journey!
Happy Spring!


Monday, February 13, 2012


I had such a lovely drive on my way to work Saturday, I thought I'd share it with you.

       The antique mall has a lovely courtyard.  It was beautiful frosted winter-white.

Tigger-Feline in residence.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Winter White Wednesday

It snowed today-the world looked like a snow globe.  There has been very little of this fluffy, white confection this winter - so it is a treat!  I said to my husband, "Now I want it to be Christmas!"   I dashed outside and snapped a couple of pix then came inside for a hot chocolate.

 Finally it looks like Christmas.  It doesn't seem so long ago.  Want to take a peek?

Looking into the dining room.  Isn't the tree splendid?  It is decorated entirely in non-breakable ornaments.

              The corner cabinet is an 18th century English piece.  It holds a collection of transferware.

                            Cranberries add a splash of color to this basket weave candle holder.

             The English dresser in the family room holds more candle holders filled with cranberries.

  The fireplace mantle in the family room is topped with a swag and greens decorated with fruit pomanders.

                                                The dining room in jewel tones and copper.

The dining room center piece is an antique transferware bowl filled with bouquets of roses and faux greens.

 A huge, wooden dough bowl on the side board holds giant flocked pinecones, pomanders, greens and ornaments.

The Living room.  Swags of greens with white, twinkling lights adorn the top of the Dutch bombe china closet.
Crystal apothecary jars hold antique ornaments.  Ivory, silver beaded runners top each table.
And the piece de resistance - the tree!

Because of our newest family member, one little gray cat named Louis, all the ornaments on the tree are plastic.  We were almost afraid to put up a tree because of some of his past antics, but he behaved like a gentleman-much to our surprise.

Hope you enjoyed my little reminiscence.