Showing posts from May, 2020

Colorado Cottage Kitchen Makeover|Plodding Along

Hello friends and welcome to segment one of Our Colorado Mountain Cottage. This is a mix of a Jemma Tale and a home makeover, because while my home was getting a physical makeover I was getting a spiritual one. Today we are going to take a look on how we took our rather dark and dreary Kitchen to light and bright and how plodding led me to spiritual growth. For those of you that have been with me on my blogging journey from the beginning, I want to give you a big virtual hug and say thank you for plodding along with me! I appreciate YOU!

A Dash of Patience and a Rhubarb Cake

In my memory of growing up on our Idaho Farm in the 50's there were many signs in nature that indicated the arrival of Spring. Robins began hopping about on spindly legs while scavenging open spaces for twigs as they prepared to homestead for the season. Wild asparagus began popping up along the ditch banks, and then there was the red effervescent Rhubarb plant, just begging to be popped into a cake or pie.

Spring Nesting Blog Hop | Afternoon Tea

Welcome to At Home With Jemma. I have a refreshed Web design ( thank you Linda ) and some free printables for new subscribers, so I hope you'll become a member of our homemaking community by joining our mailing list. I have been blogging for many years now and blogging continues to be a remarkable gift to me. Blogging provides a nurturing and creative outlet for me to share homemaking , writing, crafts , recipes and gardening with other homemakers like you! I am also thankful for the opportunity to connect with lovely folks from all over the world. Today I was invited by my longtime friend Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction to join in with eight other bloggers for a cozy Spring Nesting Blog Hop.  So, welcome gentle friends to Afternoon Tea on our Colorado Patio.

Ten On The Tenth Hop| Recycled Mother's Day Watering Can

Welcome friends and new subscribers, how blessed I am to have you join me for our once a month 10 on the Tenth creative blog hop !  As we enter into another month of Stay Home, I thank you for sticking in here with me.  This has been a long haul in uncertain times and in order to maintain a positive outlook I have had to guard my mindset through Bible study, prayer, homemaking, gardening and yes crafting! Today 7 homemakers   😊 are going to be sharing their version of up-cycling things you might just have at home. I thought that I would share a cheerful and multi-use watering can makeover.

Vintage Style Mother's Day On Our Patio

Welcome to our vintage style Mother's Day on our patio and also Happy Mother's Day Week! Today's post is all about celebrating the art of homemaking and remembering Mom and Grandma through their love of china and collectibles. Preserving a collection is preserving History, an era, a thought, a moment, an event. I loved preparing and photographing this post because it's all about celebrating women and the difference that my Mom and Grandma made and continue to make in my life. In between all of this celebration of  life, we will be talking about being blessed and figuring out where these collectibles and china came from! This Wedding China is my Grandmother's and is 100 years old. I know I had the best Mother in the world and I just bet you do too! 

May Day Country Cottage Wreath

Good Morning and thank you for joining me today as I celebrate May Day! Truly what a beautiful day it is here in the mountains of Colorado, the sun is slipping through the pines and we didn't get below freezing last night. After having had an extremely cold and snowy Winter we are welcoming spring with open arms. The last snow drift has melted, tulips are budding and I saw the first bumble bee and hummingbird of the season. Naturally with all of this Spring bursting around me I was compelled to create a May Day Country Cottage Wreath.