Monday, January 21, 2019

Evolution

Times change. Things change. When we first came to see this house, the fourth bedroom was set up like this...


After we moved in, we decided to make this bedroom a guest room. Changing it to situate the twin beds that once belonged to my boys.


Recently one of our boys wanted the beds for his own children, so we moved the twin beds out and set up the Queen bed that had been in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Long since vacant when said son married four years ago.

When we took the twin beds out, it opened the room up for a sitting area.

Through the nine years we have lived in this house, this room has continued to evolve.


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Red China Love

After Christmas I love to display my red china, especially as we get closer to Valentine's Day.  These are pieces that I have picked up through the years.  I had purposed not buy any more china, but when I came upon Royal Stafford Asiatic Pheasant, well, my resolve dissolved


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Little by little I've purchased red cups and saucers, tea pot and a few dishes.


I bought this teapot at Cracker Barrel many years ago.

I stopped in my tracks when I found Asiatic Pheasant.

There were only a few dinner plates, but with the pieces I already have, they make a lovely winter table.

On a trip to Georgia this summer I found this very cute creamer at Queen of Hearts Antiques in Alpharetta. 
A few of my Syracuse Strawberry Fields China on display on the hutch.
I'm ready to sit down and enjoy a warm cup of tea and brunch.  How about you??

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Shades of Blue

I love these blue dinner plates I found at Goodwill a few years ago.  I googled the letters on the back of the plate -mse.  What a surprise and delight to discover they are a Martha Stewart line. The salad plates are Mornay by Mikasa, Flatware Venetian by Community.









 Fire-King Blue Azurite Delphite Square Cup and Saucer

 The Tea Cozy was a gift.


Pale shades of icy blue set for a winter table.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Made in America

 I know this may look like an odd picture, but my husband's company made these metal poles for the WireGrass shopping mall. They are on both sides of the street, and a makeshift ice skating rink (pictured in the second photo on the right) in between. Quite an accomplishment for a sheet metal shop. Made in America :-)




Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mind Games



 Mind Games by Nancy Mehl centers around Kaely Quinn, an FBI psychological profiler, whose father was a serial killer. She and her partner Noah, work to stop another serial killer, Kaely being his last target.

I have not read a psychological thriller in quite a while, so it took me down a new path. This book was light on romance, but full of intense suspense. I would say it is a complex and intriguing read. The first in the Kaely Quinn, Profiler series.

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.