Thursday, January 31, 2019

Polar White

As many are huddling down in the brutal Polar vortex, I hope and pray everyone stays safe and warm in their homes for the duration.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Taking the time

 Georgetown SC
 Tampa, Florida
New Bern, NC
Bruge, Belgium

Monday, January 28, 2019


While visiting my friend a few years ago, one thing that stood out to me was how she uses her quilts around her home.

This vintage Singer stand at one time had a top.

By removing the top, she had rods made to fit across the frame. She now uses it to display a quilt.

A simple idea made into a lovely display area :-) 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Winter at the beach

Winter in Florida can be cold.

 But the beach is still lovely.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Hostess Angel

Winter time can be so dark and bleak, but it is also a wonderful time to enjoy a piping hot cup of tea and share it with a friend.

So pull up a chair and let's enjoy a spot of tea together. My little Hostess Angel is waiting to serve you.

Thank you for joining me today

Monday, January 21, 2019


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

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??