I definitely went a different direction this year...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
For more than a year we have not had a couch. After selling the leather one I had, I brought over an antique love seat and chaise lounge from my mother's with really no plan for anything else. Until I saw this.
Monday, November 18, 2013
People sometimes tell me they don't have nice china and linens, to which I say, "bah humbug!" You don't need any of that to set a pretty table, and you can use what you already have or items from thrift shops and garage sales.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I truly love Thanksgiving. While I was in the Air Force, I spent every Thanksgiving away from home, and spent several far away entertaining troops in Turkey, Korea, Germany and Bosnia. Maybe that's why I love it so much now that we are settled here near my parents.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
One of the *extras* that resulted from putting in the wormy chestnut countertops was trading a cabinet for open shelving, which I made from old wood I found here. I really am not missing the cupboard space, plus I'm really enjoying having extra display space for my seasonal favorites.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Back in the summer I was contacted by the editor of Country Woman magazine about featuring my Christmas kitchen. After the shock wore off and I got up off the floor, I went to work putting everything together.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Some of you all asked me where the dining table went when the grand piano moved into the dining space, which you can see HERE if you missed it. Well, here it is in its new spot and where we are enjoying it this fall:-)
Friday, October 25, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
If you have been by here at all, you will know how much I love the old Watkins cookbook my great aunt gave me. You might even remember that I make some mouth-watering whole wheat pancakes with a recipe from that cookbook. When I found the J.R. Watkins Company is not only still around,
but better than ever, I was beyond excited.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
No, I didn't can the rooster even though he has come close to the frying pan several times. I did can 25 pints of tomatoes and three quarts of tomato juice under the guidance and expertise of my mother:-)
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I am so excited to be curating a DIY budget countertop board for Hometalk! There are lots of ideas for transforming what you have into something pretty, so click on the link and take a look.
I spent the last several days transforming my breakfast bar/island countertop. Yep...and you will be shocked at what I did to it. But...you will have to wait to see:-)
In the meantime, go by Hometalk and check out these budget-friendly countertop transformations.