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 handwritten messages
were tucked into our tree.
added for another option.

I love their simplicity,
and hope you do to.

Merry Christmas!
Thank you 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 ~

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?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Love the Light

"I will love the light
for it shows me the way,
yet I will endure the darkness
for it shows me the stars."

~ Og Mandino ~

Morning light casts such pretty shadows on my living room curtains.

This book's cover was in rough shape. Looks much better without it.

Until next time... thanks for stopping by!