You all know this isn't a decorating blog right? I mean, I try to make my home warm and welcoming and a cozy place for my family, but for the most part I pick up stuff by the side of the road, and places like Salvation Army and garage sales and make it work. When I was a young wife and mom, all of our furniture was second hand because times were hard and I chose to stay home with my babies instead of working to buy new furniture. That is pretty much how I roll. I seldom do vignettes. So when times got better and we had the budget, Earl and I went shopping for our first new furniture. I saw this red plaid set and it was set up all cottagey and pretty in the showroom, and you KNOW my aversion to neutrals and my weakness for red, and plaid, and cottagey and we bought it. And I really loved it at first. But as time went on I learned the first rule of decorating. Don't box yourself in with the expensive stuff. Sure, you can paint the room, you can change the pillows and even the accessories, but if you have a red plaid couch, well there isn't much you can do with that.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Monday, March 30, 2015
Good Monday morning! Can you believe how quickly March has flown? The sun is shining brightly here and it is in the 40's. Earl and I took a long walk outside this morning and it felt absolutely heavenly to be walking along, breathing semi-warm fresh air and hearing the birds sing. I believe they were as happy as we were :)
I came home and decided it was time to straighten up the kitchen a bit. It's my favorite place to be in the morning because of the east facing windows, The sun just streams in and lights up the room in my favorite light. I think morning light is the best.
I washed a batch of eggs and put them in this jadeite bowl. I have to admit, I miss the days of coloring eggs with the girls when they were little. It's not the same just doing it myself. But I will say, since we keep chickens that lay so many shades of brown and blue eggs I really think it is hard to beat them for beauty.
Fresh pink carnations in the basket by the sink. ♥
This weekend I decided I needed to lighten things up for Spring. These checked curtains from the thrift store are fine, but I needed a change.
So, I dug through my fabric stash and found this lime green ticking stripe. I knew it was just what I needed. I am on such a "spring green" kick right now. I had just enough for a simple valance for both windows.
etsy shop. I love the bright colors and fun message.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Spring has sprung! We have fairly consistent highs in the 40's now, and while that may seem wintery to those of you in warmer climates, it is heavenly here in Michigan after a winter of consistent temps considerably below zero. I have been outside without my coat and it makes me so happy! I am slowly adding bits of green and spring to the house. I found some silk flowers left over from wedding decorations last summer and took the arrangements apart to stuff into this old green vase. You would think that after all that winter white that brighter colors would be what I was drawn to. But the white and green somehow say Spring to me.