Tea at The Potted Geranium

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A Sweet Tea Story There was a conspiracy brewing that I was not aware of. A couple weeks back, my eldest daughter said she wanted to get together; she, myself and my youngest daughter - to go shopping. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to go - it is not easy with all of our busy schedules. What I didn't know was that these girls had been planning … [Read more...]

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Valspar Reserve Paint Review

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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!   This morning the house is quiet after the Independence Day holiday. All of our children were here with a couple friends for a cookout. I'd just completed the finishing touches to the dining room transformation. The plans had been formulating for quite a while and I was quite delighted to be contacted to do a … [Read more...]

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When…

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Sentimental thoughts... This morning as I looked at my calendar I noted, it's the first day of June. When did that happen -how quickly the first 151 days of this year pass by?! Musings and a few of my favorite time quotes. When did time begin to pass by so quickly! I remember when days seem to last for ever.  When the joy of playing … [Read more...]

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Life is Beautiful

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Where are you from? This is one of the questions I get when I first meet someone. Living in the south I do not have the beautiful southern accent, so it's obvious that I'm not originally from here. This question always makes me pause... Well,...I mainly grew up in Southern California - I'm a Navy brat...I was born in North Carolina and … [Read more...]

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My first Louis XV Fauteuil Chair

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"There are certain Classic styles that immediately evoke the style of a French salon" (Josephine Ryan 'French Home')   The French have been known for their penchant for detail in furniture and decorating. There is something so distinct in the development of taste in furniture, marked out by the three styles to which the three … [Read more...]

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Flea Market Blog Hop

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Happening This week!   Tuesday, April 8th Rain on a Tin Roof So Much Better With Age Turquoise Home Southern State of Mind   Wednesday April 9th Just Us Four Not Just Paper and Paint Denise Designed  Everyday Home Baby Cachet A Delightsome Life Here are some of the things you'll find at my Flea Market sale … [Read more...]

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The Scoop’s Mega Spring Linky Party

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 Spring Fresh! This has been a long hard winter for many, and it is not quite over. But, there are signs everywhere that spring's arrival is imminent.  In our corner of the world, spring begins with daffodils and forsythia. I call them little drops of sunlight. I am so delighted this week to join over 30 Bloggers in … [Read more...]

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Thoughts on Spring To Come

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“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Percy Bysshe Shelley   Each day that passes brings us closer to spring. Isn't it wonderful how sweet and beautiful the world is in spring? The air is warm and fragrant - the color of newly immerging plants and leaves is soft and bright. But, to experience all this beauty, we must have the winter … [Read more...]

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The Best Decisions I made this year-2013

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  Soren Kierkegard I decided to sit and to reflect on the decisions I made over the past year…especially decisions regarding my blogging.  Blogging has transformed my life these past few years in ways I could not have anticipated. I began, perhaps as many of … [Read more...]

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The Heart of Christmas

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Perhaps because I'm getting older. Perhaps because so many of my dear loved ones have already passed away - gone home to Heaven. Perhaps it is that hours, days, weeks and months seem to be flying by so fast. I have come to appreciate what truly is precious to me. When I was a young woman, I thought I knew what I wanted in life. Some of these … [Read more...]

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