Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Monday, June 9, 2014
Trying to "summerfview ew it a little around here. Whactually better way to do that than with flowers (hydrangeas, my fAnother update ), and the color green!
Actually I use green all year. It'spoo d probably my favorite color. I think of it as a neutral, but also as a pop of color. The good thing is, it goes with any color. Different shades of green also go well together.
Anyway, I've been wanting to do something over this mantle for a long time. So, this is what I did. While it's very summery looking, it will probably stay there permanently.
Of course I'll change out the flowers (seasonally), and maybe the big platter in the middle, but the little plates will stay. The picture on them is actually the inspiration for the theme of my decorating. It is a farming or pastoral scene. They are Homer Laughlin and, yes I've been collecting them for sometime. The pattern is called "Pastoral". They remind me of my roots.....living on a farm.
The second picture is showing another little update...the area rug in front of the fireplace. I think it helps it to look a little more ,.... ugh....updated!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Every morning when I look out my kitchen window, I am so thankful for the view!
This particular view was not here a year ago. It is our new auditorium, and our new auditorium has a STEEPLE! The old auditorium did not have a steeple.
It blesses my heart so much to see. How much does it bless me? Glad you asked! So much that my mind has changed about wanting to sell and relocate out in the country! Because, even though I know there would be beautiful views in the country, I know there wouod not be one that would bless and inspire me like this one does!
To me, the steeple is such a beautiful symbol of what our church stands for and what it's purpose is. That is to direct and show the souls of men the WAY to heaven; to point heavenward! To show that there is HOPE and a much better place than this sinful world. Heaven is a wonderful, glorious, beautiful, perfect and ETERNAL place that awaits those who put their trust in the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE, Jesus Christ the Son of God. I'm so personally thankful that I'm going there someday!
On this first day of November, I am thankful for my view and for what it reminds me of!
Friday, November 1, 2013
Today turned out to be a most beautiful fall day. We probably won't have many more of those in our neck of the woods. The sunshine was gorgeous! That's what gave me the idea to snap a few more pictures of my fall decorations.
I don't go overboard in decorating for fall, but I do like for the house to be warm, cozy and inviting in the fall.
As you can see in the pictures below, I like to use natural things and things that I dont have to store away come the last of November and the first of December. It makes getting ready for Christmas so much easier. Most of all I like to decorate with free stuff; things I already have or, like I said, natural elements from the yard.
Anyway, here's a few fall vignettes I hope you enjoy.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Sometimes I do ok at taking pics and posting on Instagram, and sometimes, well, I'm just not in the mood!
This week was a good week! I think I put up 4 pics. I only have three here, because I couldn't find the last one I took. Oh well, guess three's better than none!
I really can't believe that I'm actually doing a blog post!
Who knows, maybe I'll start doing more of those too!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
So many special days are in June. Three out of our four daughters got married in June. The one who didn't get married in June has a birthday in June. June, as we know is the most common month
I got the idea for this phrase or title or whatever it is...."A Day in June" from a post
card that I found. It had a picture of a couple (appeared to be courting or husband and wife), in a row boat floating down a river on a beautiful day in June. I just loved it and have even displayed the post card in my decorating. "A Day in June".......is almost over. I've enjoyed it! Now on to patriotism!