Sunday, November 6, 2011

Giving Thanks

Hello again!  Getting ready for Thanksgiving and I have all my fall decor out.  I'm working on making the home cozy and welcoming for the fall holidays.  Thought I'd share a few photos.

This little dresser I found at Salvation Army.  Isn't it DARLING??  I just had to scoop it up!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kitchen Window

Thought I'd share what I look at as I do the dishes.  I'm always doing dishes!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Fun To Rearrange Now and Then

 Instead of buying more stuff in a house that already is full, I like to rearrange and move things around, also as part of me cleaning everything, too.  Here's a look at my cottagey living room:

 That candleabra was at a garage sale...I think it's so pretty!

 I recently painted that flower table the cream color.  It used to be black.  And yes that other thing is an old hamper!

 I have a piano player in my living room.  How's about that for luxury?

All of my goodies on my Egyptian baker's rack.  Have a great week!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just What I Wanted!

 I wanted a cabinet to keep my perfume bottles and various bath lotions and potions...then one day, she appeared in a local resale shop! Perfect size and nice and vintage!

 I loaded her up with goodies....

 Vintage prints, purses, doilies and perfumes...

 Some of my old clocks...

 She is next to my bathtub.

I'm so  happy I found her!  I think she likes her new home.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our Summer in a Nutshell

 pretty new bedspread...cottagey with lots of different fabrics of florals

 mixes with lots of pretty pillows  - i love lace and flowers, vintage pillowcases, too

new lamp and table stand...creates a cozy spot to read in my bedroom or just relax

 my daughter Elizabeth is into bug collecting!

 my husband has been running (actually I have, too) but he ran in a half-marathon!

 wow i am impressed by any half or whole marathoners!

yea Daddy a.k.a husband Alan!

 Elizabeth learned to jump off the boat and into the is proficient at jumping from ANYWHERE off the boat!  Yea for getting over fears!

 scuba diving in the lake hoping to discover treasure... just an old cup found...but i liked that!


 doggy wrestling matches with our visiting dog cousin Frank

 two weeks of sailing camp times three daughters ....this one is Maddie in the boat

 sisters looking on

 friends visiting and having LOADS of fun!
 making up plays and recording their homemade movies on their laptops...late nights of giggling!
more beach fun!     XO  Ann

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Summer has me very busy...with four kids, three dogs and family visiting there isn't much time for blogging!  I hope to return after a few weeks!  Happy Fourth of July!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Father's Day

This is my dad.  He has been gone for 14 years.  I miss him terribly!  He had been a teacher and an assistant principal. He loved teaching Science!   He was the strongest person I have ever met. Such a great example to me...patient, loving, unselfish.   He was such a great dad...always spoiling me and involved in my life.  Happy Father's Day, Dad.  This post is in remembrance of you.  I can't wait to be reunited with you in Heaven someday.  Through Jesus this will be possible!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Outdoor Cuteness

A *new* vintage throw from a garage sale. Makes my cheap Home Depot red chair look cozier!

I couldn't pass up this old table.  Too cute!  No room in my house for it, but out on the deck, it's kind of cute!  I may dress it up with some flowers.  That's a cute puppy dog tail in the bottom of the picture.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chalkware Lamp

I decided that I now am a "chalkware" collector!  I have enough pieces now I think to be considered a little collection.  Here's my latest - a peasant lady lamp.  Her colors are muted and she has a pretty, delicate face.  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!