Friday, June 1, 2018

~Lilacs~


Since five months have past since I last posted here on my blog, I decided to share some lilac photos. Enjoy! K. 

I finished this seating area in my bedroom this Spring. 

These lilacs were a lovely addition.

More in the dining room....

And the breakfast area of the kitchen that I picked up at Trader Joe's before they were blooming around here.

These were some my sister who was kind enough to share with me since my bushes didn't produce an over abundance this year...not sure why....


And before I took them into the house, I took a couple photos of them in my vintage bicycle basket before all the pansies in these planter boxes were done for the year.

I'm hoping to get back into the habit of adding photos here again.  




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

~Happy Holidays~


This season I tried to not feel the pressure of the Holidays and enjoy decorating my home.
I've shared my front porch the last few years, so am showing the patio area which we added lots of fresh greenery.

I usually add fresh cedar and pine throughout the house and this year incorporated some hemlock.
Eucalyptus is another favorite and as always I force paper white bulbs during the Holidays and even into January.

I already had this grapevine wreath which I just added some cedar which was very easy and free.

More greenery and pine cones added to this area which always looks nice and simple among my ironstone.

This eating area of our kitchen got more of the same with cedar greens and poinsettas.

Both our trees this year are natural Noble Firs and this one in the living room is sitting in an old crock with just lights. More fresh greens and architectural candlesticks are on the mantel with red striped vintage grain sack stockings and pillows finishes this room.

The other tree is in my bedroom and is decorated in clay, wooden and birch stars. The chunky knit stockings and tree skirt in here are both from Crate and Barrel.

I was going to change out the indigo pillows and footstool, but decided I liked the pop of color in this area.

And the bed area was kept very simple.

The stairs come down right in front of these French doors and even though the weather here doesn't allow us to spend much time on our patio, I have enjoyed seeing this area outside these doors and the windows in my living room. 
I always want so many wreaths that my husband and I made these ones with different kinds of greens from our property. We made them so there is greens on both sides so they look pretty from the inside as well.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, November 17, 2017

~Seasonal Changes on the Porch~


 It's hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that it's been four months since my last blog post.  Every year I struggle to transition into colder wet weather and this year especially since I was very busy doing Shows and Summer went by in a blur!

This porch is my happy place during the warmer months.


This year I found these grey cushions for this metal outdoor furniture and really like how they look in this area especially with the front door.  They are darker than what I've had in the past and easier to keep looking clean.

I always add pumpkins on the porch along with potted plants and succulents.

Unfortunately we're at that time of year where it's too cold to spend much time out here in this space, but I will look forward to Spring when the temperatures will rise again.  

And I always look forward to decorating my porch for the Holidays with fresh greens, wreaths and more plants to provide a welcoming area for guests.

These pillars are a new addition to the area and trying to figure out what I should put on them...any suggestions?

Enjoy your weekend!