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Mid-Century Home Tour

I had such a lovely visit with my daughter, her husband and my grandson a couple of weeks ago.

The days sped by with glorious adventures, time well spent savoring precious moments and

before I knew it I was on that plane heading home to the blue skies of Texas.

I have so many tales to share with you, but I am going to begin in a chronological order, so this

post will be focused on Amanda's and Preston's Mid-Century Home.

I find their home to be so cozy and welcoming and well, actually familiar because this home was

built the year I was born.

I enjoyed all of the wonderful details that Amanda has taken to showcase the beauty of her

own treasures as well as keep the integrity of the home shining.

She even made this jute lampshade and pillow.

Entry way with antiques and special treasures.

Stunning Vignette

Mid-Century Homes are between the years of 1930-1965, these years reflect the rise of the middle

class as they thrived and became wealthier.

Ornamentation returned, as you can see in these photos-

which include stained glass, decorative wooden arches and brick.

When Amanda and her family moved in their home they made a few updates.

Fresh paint always refreshes and lightens-in this photo they painted the wood paneling in their

dine in kitchen.

Original stained cupboards.

Subway tile which they measured, cut and installed themselves!

New soapstone counter tops and a farmhouse sink (no photos-I got side tracked)

See photo below as to why.

This little guy, my favorite guy in the entire world waiting for a short stack at Mel's.

A total and complete perfect distraction!

Guest Room, where I slumbered away and awoke to the happy chirps of very pleasant birds.

Coziest of linens and bed adorned with a DIY reclaimed door transformed into a

handsome headboard courtesy of the hubs and Preston.

It was a cherished week in time for this Grammy/Mimi!

Please Join Me~

Ivy and Elephants

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Cozy Little House


How Sweet It Is

I woke up thinking of this song "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You."

Do you ever do that? Songs that seem to get stuck in your mind, for hours and days...

Well, this song was written in 1964 and first sung by soul singer Marvin Gaye and the year was 1965.

So, the song, these pictures and the events of the previous day and the day before that all seemed to

go together for me and I wanted to share them with

Have you noticed the many moments,

which are frozen in time throughout the ordinary hours of the day...

The brief second of a perfect Spring blossom...

The small details of brilliant green moss flourishing alongside a murmuring stream.

A quirky, imperfect and yellowish lone tulip blooming ferociously among the

weathered leaves from an unusually harsh Winter.

Fleeting moments of giggles, rosy cheeks, and muddy boots

of those who are the dearest to ones heart.

Frothy clouds, plumes of grass, fresh raspberries, pig tails and skinned up knees...

Dearest to my heart...are all of these...

Leaving this morning to visit one of my girls for a week, she lives in the beautiful state of California,

which many of your live in,  Northern California to be exact.

So if you happen to see Amanda,Wyatt and myself in a cafe, walking down a tree lined street, or

perhaps riding bikes over the Golden Gate Bridge please, please come say Hi!!

Be safe and be happy this week~


Spring In My Dining

For as long as I can remember I have delighted in decorating.

Even as a young girl I would pick the red roses from my Mother's carefully tended rose garden

to add a spark of color to my lavender toned bedroom.

I will say this, I am not a decorator, I don't think I follow many, most likely any of the rules or

techniques, I just plain enjoy it and delight in using the things in my home that make me happy.

It is a joy for me to sort through my collection of flowers, treasured keepsakes, and this

year is no exception.

I would say that one of the glorious things about being older is I have quite a bit of stuff that I

have saved and I am so glad that I have.

I am not a hoarder-just a selective "saver of treasures."

I am so glad that I have held on to my various acquisitions, not only are they precious to me,

I rarely have to buy anything, unless of course I just have know what I mean...

For awhile there I almost lost my way, with Pinterest and all...thinking I'd become an old

fuddy- duddy with my collections.

It was a close call for awhile but then I snapped myself back together,

and realized, that what I have is the real deal.

I am not very trendy, but I am steady.

There might even be some folks who would classify my decorating style as "outmoded."

But I like what I like and I am what I am, so this is what you will see when you visit me!

Another wreath I made, a treasured tea pot from my friend Laura (remember Laura??)

A great grandmother's sweet cup and a silk floral vine.

Swan from my Mother, and china from her Mother.

And this is how Spring looks in my dining-oh I will be adding a few Easter delights soon!

What is your decorating style?


Please Join Me~

Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Ivy and Elephants

Cozy Little House

Worthing Court


Sweet Sunday

The beginning of our week looked like this, truly a lovely snowfall.

Of course knowing that most of the snow would be gone by late afternoon, made it so much

more beautiful.

Thinking of all of you who are so tired of seeing the white stuff, it will be gone soon-I know it will.

I love the bright red cyclamen and magenta orchid on my kitchen windowsill framed against the

pristine snow.

Later that day-this is how fast the snow melted!

Last weekend was spent with these two happy go lucky souls, they stayed with us while their

parents celebrated their 12th anniversary in the sun.

Going to build a bear was a must.

All Grammy's must bake a few chocolate chip cookies for their grandchildren...

Thinking of you all and wishing you a lovely Sunday evening.