Thursday, October 16, 2014



I lit a few candles this evening. Old habits die hard. When I was a young girl away at boarding school and things got tough, I'd make a visit to chapel and light one of those little red votives. The simple act made me feel better. It still does.

The candles burn every night at our house.

Their soft glow is warm and calming after a long day.

And, although it isn't a chapel, our little house is surely our sanctuary.

Hope you all are enjoying the lovely evenings of candlelight.

Enjoy the evening,

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gratitude...Shooner Redware

If you follow this blog, you know that I am a big fan of Shooner Redware. I have a nice little collection that I have gathered from here and there, and it still makes my pulse race when I dust and rearrange my pieces. I simply love the look of is so authentic. 
My latest issue of Early American Life arrived last month and the page shown above advertised a limited offer of this wonderful Shooner platter.
The lone word Gratitude caught my eye and I was on the phone to order in a flash.

Today it arrived and I wanted to share this beauty with you. It is large...measuring fifteen inches across.

It is a limited edition of twenty...mine is #14.

It came straight from Greg and Mary's studio, complete with a certificate of authenticity with Greg's signature and a little bird drawing.

I love this beautiful redware...but I ordered this piece for the single word that appears on it. 

Gratitude is such a splendid gift...I love that it appears on this splendid plate. 
What a beautiful combination!

Enjoy the day,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Kitchen Window

What heralds the month of Goblins & Ghosties better than a black cat? Complete with piercing green eyes and a salmon bow this early mohair fellow is perfectly at home in my October Kitchen Window.

My bittersweet vines have been replenished with a few branches from this year's crop. I left the twinkly light cause my Annie loves them.

... a few scattered pumpkins...

The old farm peg rack over the window gets a little bittersweet flourish as well.

Black cats...bittersweet...pumpkins...a simple window for October.

Enjoy the day,


I'm hoping to be back to blogging soon. Still "frozen", but, mercifully, a little less pain. 
Think good thoughts.

Friday, September 12, 2014


...a little here...

...a little there...

...working on putting it everywhere!

Have a safe and great weekend!

Enjoy the day,

Friday, September 5, 2014

Green is good.

Bronwyn and her cat Smudge are off to Dade City for the Autumn Open House at Antiques on Main Street.

She likes her frock made from early black and white flower printed calico. It's perks up her complexion and shows off her narrow waist.

Have a great weekend!

Enjoy the day,

Friday, August 29, 2014

September Kitchen Window

September...a lovely month. My kitchen window this month is full of so many of my favorite things.

Shooner redware,  old bittersweet vine, feathers, a couple of early tin cookie cutters...and a string of tiny amber rice lights to add just a little twinkle.

Polka dotted Shooner salt with a tin lid...I love anything with dots. 

When your front yard is home to two very old, very large live oaks, acorns are part of the landscape...inside and out. This early tin cookie cutter is a good five inches high.

An early tin squirrel cookie cutter and lots of polka dots.

A window to welcome the change of seasons...


Thank you for the well wishes on my last post. Frozen shoulder can last up to thirty months, but I'm trying to stay positive. I'm doing my exercises and keeping heat on it. Putting all my effort into getting this over with as soon as possible. It's wicked.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend...stay safe...make some memories.

Enjoy the day,