I am building my nest again!
All the materials I'm using are: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians5:22-23) *
Also, I must have flowers, music, books, and old things!
|These are two huge, gorgeous Crepe Myrtle trees|
next to my screen porch!
Next summer,my transplanted hostas, coral bells,
and other shade plants will be growing along the side also.
|I love my vintage brown transferware dishes for fall.|
It's Windsor Fruit, and it blends beautifully
into my red and white kitchen color scheme.
Isn't it fun to use pretty old china and glassware? I don't have this whole set, just a few pieces. But I like to use different table settings all the time.
Just placed some pears and apples in an old amber Depression Glass bowl.
Love baking those pumpkin muffins, pies, breads, and apple pies and crisps!
So many great fall foods to make with the bountiful fall fruits!
Ah, it makes it feel like home, the baking scents, the cooking aromas.
|At least I found some of my cookbooks!|
I still can't find lots of things!
|Just draped a fall gourd garland around my chippy, shabby-chic mirror|
|A collection of old mirrors, an old chair, and bookcase, still evolving.|
The wall was dark brown paneling, until I primed it
and painted 2 coats of creamy white paint.
|My old bookcase, made by Gunn Furniture Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1890-1920|
This bookcase has lift glass doors, some are missing but I don't care! I love to change up the collection displays, and vignettes to go with the seasons. I stuck some pumpkins and gourds on my green pottery collection.
|This small plaque, from my daughter, Julie, says it all!|
Not my Dream House!
This is not a lovely seaside cottage, or a big old farmhouse where I could raise some chickens and alpacas. It's not a character-rich Victorian where I could showcase antiques, and use my wicker furniture on the porch, nor is it a brand-spanking new house with the most modern, state-of-the-art fixtures and features. But it's a good, sound home, that I could afford in a safe community, with good neighbors, and pretty yards. It's close to my kid's and grandchildren's homes!
I will love decorating it and making it my home and I am so very thankful for it. God is good.
I wish you love, peace, and joy in your home!
I often visited www.littlebirdieblessings.blogspot.com,
and read 2 books that helped me during my difficult move.
After The Boxes Are Unpacked, by Susan Miller and The Bible
He is happiest, be he king or peasant,
who finds peace in his home. ---Goethe
I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage,
with my books, my family and a few old friends...
letting the world roll on as it likes, than to occupy
the most splendid post which any human power
can give. ---Thomas Jefferson