Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Cheer in the Kitchen

Hey ya’ll!  I hope you are enjoying the season.  I have just a couple of pics from my kitchen to share with you.  It’s a hard room to photograph but it is a Christmas kitchen.  Green countertops start the Christmas feeling and I have just added a little fruit to the room.  I am glad we went with the wood cabinets versus the white when we built our home way back when.  There is a berry wreath added to the potholder.  My wallpaper has the green and red along with other colors.

Wreath in the kitchen window.  I am sorry you can’t smell the candle through the computer but it is heavenly.  Why does everything look better when it smells good?  My computer is acting very strange so I hope I can keep posting but if I disappear from the scene, it will be because it’s getting worked on. : (

My kitchen windowsill.  My daughter made the crosses in elementary school.  My mister is growing celery.  I know!  Yes, he is.  I could have waited and reshot the kitchen with more fruit and styled a little better but my computer may be dead tomorrow so I am taking this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Living Room 2014

Hey!  How are you?  Today I am sharing the living room decorated for last Christmas!   I thought I was through in here, but I am bad about changing the decorations right up to Christmas Day!

That’s my granddog, Jacques.

Dried hydrangeas from the yard are on the Christmas tree and mantel.

My mister's violin sits on the mantel with vintage books.

I found my vintage and romantic ribbons on eBay. 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Dining 2014

Hey!  How are ya’ll  I am super excited to share my dining table with you today.  We have a warm pine table that I have always loved.  It has its dings and scratches and that just gives it character.  The Christmas pretties are lined down the center of the table.  I kept the the same tones as you see on the buffet.

The runner is a throw I have with sheer fabric placed on top.  It’s in the same shade and adds a little softness.

Golds, silver and light gold with a touch of red from the bird.  I especially love the red color mixed with the metal colors.  It gives it such drama.


This Year 2014

Hey!  I am up really late once again.  I seem to be able to write better late, very late.  It’s been such a year of newness for me.  I entered the world of blogging.  What?!  Me?  Me blog??!!  I never saw it coming.  Facebook was something I had no desire for.  As for blogging, why would I open up myself and home for anyone to see?  I thought bloggers were crazy to show the world their home.  As time went on I started taking pics with my cell phone.  I started getting  likes and positive comments.  A very kind blogger shared a couple of my photos.   Hmm…could I?

Fast forward to the end of 2014.  It has been an adventure for me this year.  I look back on my photos and I remember instantly everything that was going on.  Did I take that?  Me??  No pretense of being a photographer but I think sometimes if I work really hard on some photos I can share a glimpse of beauty.  A glimpse of wonder.  A glimpse of nature and the extraordinary gifts we receive from it.
It feels like I have been on a safari and seeing so many things through new eyes.  I took the time to look.  And there was so much to see.  Taking my camera with me most every time I left the house I  might just might catch something that is waiting and it’s a gift.  And I was awed by the many gifts all around me.  In the everyday of life.  The beauty of everyday life.  Taking that chance  and reaping the reward that was fulfilling and humbling.

Next year is here!  Whether it is called blogging or taking photos or putting together pretty little vignettes.  It feeds my soul.  If this passion is seen as a knack or talent, I am grateful for only HE gives us our talents.  But it is up to us to use them and cultivate them.   And if you can use your gift in a way to lift up another then it is your responsibility to do so.

I have learned how much passion I have for this.  I hope I have brought you a teaspoon of happiness with my posts.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my  readers, whether you follow my every post or not.

I know we still have a little time left in 2014 but I know a lot of you will be very busy until the end of this year.  Here’s just a few posts from the ride we took this year and thank you for riding with me.

Hydrangeas on old lace tablecloth here.

Watching the geese down the lane from us here.

Hot summer afternoon in the deep south here.

The seashells on the graves in Alabama here.

Burning my bangs with a candle here.

Chanterelle mushrooms growing in my yard here.

Coloring Your Home Like Betsy Speert here.

Spring had finally arrived here.

One of my vignettes here.

I shared my love of Kitty Bartholomew’s decorating here.

Stopping by Lake Jackson on the Alabama/ Florida line here.

“Playing” at my daughter’s apartment while visiting here.

An Old Tray here.

I threw white quilts on the sofas for a cooler feel in the hot summer here.

Taking a nap during the summer when white feels just right here.

Home is what it’s all about here.

She was only two here.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Buffet 2014

Psst!  Hey!  How are ya’ll?   I feel like I am whispering because every thing I write doesn’t go with the photos.   This is my buffet decorated for Christmas.   So I will just let you look today.



Christmas Mantel 2014

Hey!  How are you?  Thanksgiving has passed and I am looking forward to Christmas.  I want to share the living room mantel and Christmas tree with you today.  There are the books that my sweet MIL gave us many years ago.  I displayed my mister’s fiddle.  Dried hydrangeas scattered across the mantel.  I kept my vintage floral plates above the mantel.

I ran across an old photo of the my mantel done similar to this many years ago and decided to give a go again.  My walls were a very dark green then.

This little red deer has always been a favorite of mine.

I am a flower child!  Peace baby!  Yes, that’s a garland of silk roses.  Old school rocks! Ha!

Ribbons from ebay.  Dried hydrangeas, all from our yard, decorate the Christmas tree and mantel.  I DID sweep the floor but every time I turn around too close to the tree something falls off!
The red hydrangeas are silk.