Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Messages of Christmas Cheer


Carol singing, church bells ringing,
Once more Christmastime is here.
Children laughing, grownups beaming,
Hearts are warm with Christmas cheer.


~ Ruby Lee Mitchell ~









Hope you're enjoying this Christmas season!
These messages were handwritten, and tucked into our
Christmas tree. A fine-tipped black marker was used
to create the original design. This chalkboard texture
was added for another option.

I love their simplicity,
and hope you do to.


Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sleigh Bell Polka

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh!

~ James L. Pierpont ~





I was looking through my stash of sheet music, and
came across this gem, in a collection of c. 1940's polkas.
Enjoy original and black & white versions.

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, September 22, 2016

September Kitchen Decor

 
"When you change the way
you look at things, the things
you look at change."

~ Wayne Dyer ~




I just salvaged this rusty metal bucket from a farm dump! The bottom's rusted away, but you can't even see it. I placed a wide glass vase inside for wildflowers.



This pastel pitcher sat in my booth for months before I decided to bring it home.
I was glad to have it handy for an overflowing bouquet of hydrangeas.




One of the first ways I decorated our home for fall on a budget was with apples.
They used to be growing in our backyard. Now I just pick them up at the grocery.



This rusty wire wreath was a flattened oval jumble when I found it.
I carefully pulled it into a wider oval shape. It's hanging on a clear pushpin.



My husband found these insulators in a ditch! Took quite a bit of scrubbing,
but now they're a colorful focal point on the countertop (or windowsill).



Just by bringing in a few fresh elements, I now feel so much better
about my kitchen. Ready to do some baking and welcome fall!

How about you... are you ready for the change of season?