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Mary Kay Pink…

Sweet Surprise   I have shared in the past the beautiful pink china my Mother-in-Law gave me several years back. She gave me a set of seven place settings. Seven, for the five of us five  plus the grandparents! She likes it when I use them when they come over for dinner. I love collecting […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others will brown beneath the August sun. Kent Nerburn I hope you’re having a lovely week…there’s hints here and there of autumn…I am so looking foward to that!  Here are the […]

Serene Sunday…

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At daybreak, I stepped outside into the already warm, humid air to be greeted by our cats. They’re ready for their breakfast…save for a cricket here and there…the morning begins in quiet.  “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” Isaiah 26:3  To me there […]

Saturday Inspirations…

Saturday Inspirations

I awoke this morning with a deep sense of peace. The past few days and weeks have been a flurry of activity, travelling and things that were demanding my attention. Without realizing it, I had been in the midst of a storm of sort, now I am in the center. The sweet weekend where one […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday Hello All! I’ve been on the road again! This has been a year for travelling and conferences for me! This will have been my third time visiting the Savannah area. It is such a lovely city! But, it is oh so good to be back home! I do appreciate […]

Embracing Patina…

Embracing Patina

There was a moment when Dearest and I began to appreciate the value of patina. We had been working hard when we purchased our house to repair cracks in our plaster walls, to caulk between cedar shingles and such. One day, someone came complimenting the detail in our home…and he helpd us learn to embrace […]

A Return to Loveliness…

ARTL BUTTON JUL 20

August has arrived…we’ve been having a very hot, humid summer. I know that some of you have been experiencing an unusually cool summer….you just never know. It is a little more difficult to find loveliness outdoors…but, the cool breezes early in morning or early evening with the fragrance of the honeysuckle….are divine. I hope you’re […]

Serene Sunday…

What’s In a Name When considering what to name my blog, I thought of things I’d like to evoke regarding my life. I wanted to indicate that I appreciate a certain rhythm to life. Living in the country, my family had to change some of our habits. I think for the better. We are now […]

Saturday Inspirations…

Saturday Inspirations

It’s Saturday, Did you see the Blue Moon? It was gorgeous! I am always in awe of the beauty of creation…and that moon. Early this morning my daughter texted me, ‘La Bella Luna‘. I’ve shared my love of beauty with my children. I’m finding a lot of beauty and inspiration all around. Here’s a few. […]

Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish…

Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish

And Chalkboards I am combining two of my current favorite things – aged silver and chalkboards. While Dearest was at a conference – I went to the local Goodwill – wouldn’t you?! I found this gold framed mirror – I love the style but not so much the gold..I envisioned giving a frame an aged […]

Apple Cobblers in Ramekins…

Apple Cobbler in Ramekins

Dearest Loves Apple Cobbler Especially with the shortbread topping. So, I love making it for him, but for the most part of the week it is just the two of us…my solution Apple Cobblers in Ramekins. Individual desserts give us the treat without all of the tempting leftovers! The Apple When making apple desserts I […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I am enjoying getting caught up in so many things…when you’ve been uninspired for so long – it’s lovely when things begin to flow again. Here are the posts I shared with you since last week’s party I shared with […]

The English Scone…

Raisin Scones

I learned to love cooking from Dad…after he retired and when he was ill, he spent a lot of time watching shows such as Julia Child and Justin Wilson…he even loved imitating their manner of speech and action. It was such fun. Dad would try so many recipes – I actually inherited all of the […]

A Return to Loveliness…

ARTL BUTTON JUL 20

Hello all, I hope you had a lovely week – I have been working on getting back on track after the Haven Conference. It has been such a lovely time – I am stirring from one thing to another…How have you been? Here are the Top Three Posts from last week’s party: Melissa at Melissa’s […]

How I keep my Sundays Serene…

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It’s before daylight that I awake; every day. It is rare for me to sleep in. I love taking the time to awake early, wash up, put on coffee and have about a half hour of quiet, devotional time. This is every day.  Sundays are Busy at Our House With Dearest being a preacher, Sundays […]