Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

right across the road


           I needn't go far to find my color palette....

                                       There it is.

           Literally right across the road from our farm...







Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Shhh...

There is this secret, back behind the barn...
                                                                  acres of wonder.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

my home, my heart



Dave has been in Seattle this past week with our Ian.  We both agree, 
Seattle fits Ian well.  This was my gift to Dave as he celebrates a 
milestone birthday.  They are both 1800 miles away as I type.  My heart 
resides in Mill Creek, WA...indeed.

In the midst of this week, a Maywood kindergarten friend asked where
we should go next year to celebrate our milestone birthdays that are a 
week apart.  I laughed a "seriously?"  She responded, "Hawaii, Europe?...
the flight is on me".  With her husband employed at a major airline, she is
indeed serious.  

Yesterday I traveled 270 miles round trip to a flea market in MN...I was delighted 
to go, and thankful to be home.  I actually relished the 2 hours on our riding
mower as much as the 2 hours traveling to Minnesota.

What I know is that I am a home body...and feel most content here.  I enjoy day trips,
but want to be home, in my own surrounds, at day's end.  Ian is pushing my 
boundaries, as home is now expanding to include a mountain community on the west coast.

My first answer to my friend was to travel to Norway or Sweden (and of course I would 
cover my flight)...but secretly, my heart says home.  I would need to pack my ruby
slippers.




Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lucy Lily




               I am an equal opportunity cat~momma!  



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Daisy Grace




                 Sometimes the best part of the day is provided with a purr.



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

color

I have never been timid with color.  Although I admire
the white on white palette, it has never been for me.

I am drawn to color.



Layer upon layer upon layer...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Little Moo

There are these moments you know you will never forget...
Such was Monday evening.
Our timid patriarch goat was ill, the vet was called.
We knew what was right.
While we waited, I sat next to Little Moo, stroking the thick black fur on his neck.
We talked about his long life at his farm and how he had blessed my life.
We listened to the lullaby he had heard at dusk a thousand times...
  a leaf against the straw, the wind on the barn flaps, the coo from the silo.

Little Moo left us quietly & bravely...just as he had lived.


Monday, April 17, 2017

spring booth

Reboot in my booth at the Hixton Schoolhouse Antique Mall!
Farmhouse, cottage & cabin vintage finds await...




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

little white holder

One of my favorite finds is this sweet white holder.
Paired with vintage Easter grass & bunny & chick cutters...
adorable!

Some sweet pot holders & dish towels round out the charm.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April, sigh...

This month always brings with it a sigh of relief.
In the Midwest, it means we made it through winter.

So, I treat my home to sweet spring treats.




The vintage wicker & glass tray is perfect to show some of
my vintage spring cards.  The teapot is from my childhood
home.  The firkin was a fabulous $30 find!  And the zinc 
topped trunk provides the perfect coffee table.

Happy April!  Happy Spring!




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

spring kindness

For a number of years, "kindness" has been anonymously left at
our roadside mailbox to commemorate spring.  This year was no 
exception.  We arrived home to find this sweet vintage watering can
tucked into the evergreens that winter at our mailbox.  


Thank you dear friend, whoever you are.  You make me feel ever 
so special...and you remind me that spring always returns.  You are 
like my extra special Robin.  I am touched!


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