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Amaze Me Monday #118

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Hope you've had a wonderful July 4th weekend!
The country club just up the road has fireworks every year and the streets are lined with cars and folks from all over who come to see them. Our property is always full of spectators...such fun!

There were so many great links at last week's party, enjoy the features...

Chateau Chic takes us on a uniquely beautiful Home Tour as Seen Through Reflections.

Chateau Chic

The Chicken Coop ~ Hens or Roosters?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

We love summertime in the North Carolina Mountains!
With cooler temperatures, no humidity, scenic views, hiking, shopping, entertainment, and great restaurants...what's not to love?

We packed up the camper, our home away from home, and headed out for an 11 day vacation.
I really thought it might be too long of a trip, but we had a grand time and I wasn't ready to leave!

I took so many pictures while there and hope you enjoy these scenes from the chicken coop!

Adding to Collections

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Those of you who follow me regularly know my home is decorated with pieces collected over time.
Family heirlooms are my favorite, I'm drawn to the old and well worn, and most pieces have tugged at my heart in some way...speaking to me.

I love nice things, but they must be practical, comfortable, and keeping the budget in mind I've found that searching and patience go hand in hand.   Above all, I do hope our home is a warm and cozy place for all who enter.

I enjoy the hunt and it's especially fun finding pieces that help complete a set, like this Blue Onion sweets canister.

Blue Onion sweets canister with pink Knock Out roses, yellow lantana and hosta leaves.

Amaze Me Monday #117

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


We've just returned from a relaxing camping trip in the mountains.
When we left home the temperature was 101 degrees and upon reaching our destination, just two hours later, it was only 83!  The forecast this week is calling for a "cold" front with temps in the high 80's and low 90's...sure beats 101!

So glad you are here for the party, enjoy the features...

Gates of Crystal shares about gathering around the table her husband made in Dining Al Fresco.

Rainbows and Sunsets

Saturday, June 27, 2015



It's always exciting to see a bow of prismatic colors appearing in the heavens just after the rain;
even more special when two!

While at the beach for our annual week-long trip with mother and the girls in the family 
tropical storm Ana came and went, leaving a double rainbow.

A beautiful sight.
Reminder of a promise.  

Myrtle Beach, SC after tropical storm Ana.

Five Chickens in the Keeping Room

Friday, June 26, 2015

No more blank walls!

I have been searching for months to find artwork for the keeping room.

At first I thought a long and narrow canvas would be the way to go.
A painting of a cow or cotton field; something farmsey (should be a word!) since the keeping room has a farmhouse style.

After searching on etsy and visiting local shops, I finally found it!
Scattered about in a consignment shop were five antique prints that spoke to me, so home they came!

Antique Poultry Artwork in the Keeping Room