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Cozying Up To Fall

There are so many small beautiful changes in the season! Fall in New Mexico holds so much richness and fullness to enjoy, as is probably true everywhe...
05-09-2020 21:32

Slipping Into September

Summer is still thundering outside as I write this. The summer months can bring a lot of drama instead of rain during our monsoon season. Yes, they ca...
01-09-2020 22:01

Looking Back

Hello Friends! I reverted to the Blogger Legacy format for this post because I wanted to see if the thumbnail showed up on the sidebar again. I am alr...
02-08-2020 21:31

Keeping Calm

Keeping things simple used to be my defense against the chaos. A kind of comfort zone. I like collections, but I don\'t enjoy clutter in a bedroom or ...
13-07-2020 21:30

Vintage Fourth of July

I was channeling farmhouse style when I thought of this post. I have seen so many fun 4th of July displays lately that I wanted to do one of my own! B...
03-07-2020 21:31

Romancing Garden Antiques

I am missing poking around in shops. Aside from linens, my next favorite thing to collect is garden antiques. Can anyone explain to me the almost univ...
30-06-2020 21:29

Another June

Well here we are at June. It feels like a long time coming, and certainly like no other. Just when it felt like an easing of trouble we find ourselves...
25-06-2020 21:30

Armchair Travel & Magic in the Moonlight

Aren\'t spring blossoms the cheeriest" The surest sign of spring.Not much else is happening outdoors yet, but the trees are beginning to leaf and the...
25-06-2020 21:30

Cheery Farmhouse Friday!

Hello Friends! It\'s Friday! (Whatever that means these days.) I\'m feeling "farmhouse" and needing a dose of  a few cheery things like dishes (irons...
25-06-2020 21:30

The Little Patio Herb Garden

Our little herb garden got a bit of a later start this year. We had to round up what we could from several quick jaunts out to find the right plants f...
25-06-2020 21:30

The Soft Side of Summer

I always feel like a little celebration is needed at the summer solstice. And maybe this year more than ever. We are learning to appreciate the purpos...
25-06-2020 21:30

Lilac Therapy

Lilacs are considered a harbinger of spring. Ours came on more than a week ago and will suffer a freeze overnight after a day of wet snow that didn\'t...
25-06-2020 21:30

Flowers and Fairytales

Summer arrives early in Albuquerque. By June first the softness of spring is all but gone. Only the hardiest of blooms survive unprotected in the heat...
25-06-2020 21:30

Hard Times

Dickens wrote, "The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."  This is just one of the inspiring quotes found at this link of twenty ...
25-06-2020 21:30

Roses For Remembrance

Our climbing roses were all yellows and reds when I was a girl. They always covered the wide expanse of the stucco walls and hung over in profusion wh...
25-06-2020 21:30

Regrets, I've Had a Few

Another birthday soon and other factors have brought "old" more to mind these days. Mention that you\'re old and often people want to say, "You\'re no...
25-06-2020 21:30

Small Moments

These are my Lichfield Angel, David Austin roses. They are just coming on again after a late freeze. Fortunately they are a repeat-flowering variety. ...
25-06-2020 21:30

Finding Comfort in Collections

I just made the smallest shift in the arrangement on top of my dining room display shelf. For we compulsive arrangers it can be the best kind of thera...
25-06-2020 21:30

Life With Tea Things

Now that summer has fully arrived, I naturally enjoy having more space and air. Even with hot days, early mornings and late evenings are pleasant outd...
25-06-2020 21:30

NY Tough~ An Easter Message

It is an Easter without all the trappings. I wonder if there was even the grocery aisle with the candy and decor as usual" I haven\'t been to the stor...
25-06-2020 21:30

Start Where You Are

Hello dear blogging friends! I am wondering how you all are doing. You may know that I have been scarce here on the blog in recent months. It has been...
03-04-2020 22:04

Making Room For Romantic Style

Hi all! First of all, thank you for your comments! I can see from my StatCounter that only a portion of your comments are getting through recently for...
19-02-2020 22:07

Familiar Things For a Winter's Day.

Hello Friends! It\'s almost Valentines Day and so I am sending you all the love!It has been a long while since I checked in here, but as you will soon...
12-02-2020 22:05

Getting Into December

This was our Thanksgiving Day surprise! (Shot by my lovely DIL and friend Shari Sue.)The storm made the holiday truly thrilling and even more memorabl...
03-12-2019 22:04

Life Unscripted & A Few New Things

Hello friends! I missed the entire month of October blogging, and this basket is almost as close as I got to decorating for it! I have been living an ...
04-11-2019 22:11

Transfer Ware In Fall

I love brown transfer ware any time of year of course, but to me it seems especially suited to decorating in fall. My heart still beats faster when I ...
26-09-2019 22:04

What's New For Fall

Hi folks! Thought I would pop in and say hello and show you a few new things around here. I\'m not one to change everything up for each season, but I ...
22-09-2019 22:04

A Pretty Mix of Linens & Laces

I got lucky with linens this week and found an amazing assortment of lovely things.I usually buy pieces that are already in good condition, but I alwa...
04-08-2019 22:00

Vintage Summer Finds

I thought you might enjoy a look at a few things that I turned up over the last couple of weeks! I would love to get to shop at one or two big shows t...
23-07-2019 22:01

Working With Linens

I don\'t do this as much anymore really. Work with linens. It\'s a phase that I have moved a bit away from since I am less involved with selling vinta...
11-07-2019 22:11

My New Ironstone and Summer Farmhouse Dreams

July does it for me every time! Gives me that summer farmhouse feeling. Thank goodness you don\'t have to have an actual farmhouse to get it! (the fee...
03-07-2019 22:04

Summer Days Around the House

Hello Friends! We\'ve been carried away on a tide of events this spring, where leisure time and our usual pursuits have taken a back seat. But I have ...
20-06-2019 22:06

My Blooming Snowball Bush

Viburnum, Guelder Rose, or Snowball Bush, by any other name it looks and smells as sweet, right" Although I don\'t think it gives off much of a fragra...
03-05-2019 22:06

A New Book, Nature Notes, and Changes in the Nursery

Hello again friends! The minute I hit "publish" on my last post I got the latest copy of Victoria Magazine in the mail with blue china on the cover! T...
12-04-2019 22:05

New Blues, Dish Overload

I\'ve been in love with china for a long time now. It might have started once when I was on vacation in a small Utah town about forty years ago. There...
03-04-2019 22:10

Waking Up the Garden

The weather has turned for a few days. It\'s warm, and the time of year in Albuquerque where there seems to be a clash between the high temperature an...
27-03-2019 22:07

Unsettled Weather

Happy hump day my friends! But do you get a little unsettled the week of daylight savings time" Springing forward just seems like one more thing to ti...
14-03-2019 22:03

My Latest Flea Finds

Hello friends! I\'m sharing bits of my latest flea market forage with you today. Nothing beats the winter blahs like a cart full of pretty! By now you...
19-02-2019 22:15

February 2019

February is a short month. Some think not short enough. I did catch the humor in something I saw posted on FB today:"February is merely as long as is ...
01-02-2019 22:02

Gathering Up the Flower Pots & A Few New Bits of Ironstone

Hello friends! Here it is the end of January, and though there are still weeks of winter ahead, I find that my mind has made the shift to the second h...
29-01-2019 22:05

Winter's Gifts and A New Year's Day In New Mexico

Snow on New Year\'s Day here is almost a tradition it is so consistent. But it never ceases to thrill.Like snow anywhere, it makes everything more bea...
02-01-2019 22:02

The Christmas Nursery

With all the young folks coming through for the holidays, the nursery got a little update. Since everyone is much older now, the decor is growing up a...
24-12-2018 22:02

Have Yourself A Sentimental Christmas

It\'s about the time of the season that I get a little weary of all the decorating excitement. The saturation, I mean. Sort of past the honeymoon phas...
15-12-2018 22:06

Christmastime At Home

I think we are finally home. We have been adding Christmas touches here and there between trips, but I think we are free now to get down to the busine...
08-12-2018 22:03
 



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