Apple Ornament Christmas Tree

Vintage apple ornament fresh Christmas tree 2017

It took me a few years to collect enough of these hard Christmas ornament apples from thrift stores.  Simple is best so just apples ornaments on the tree.  My house actually has a red front door year-round.

Finally Feeling Like Fall!

Hi! It’s been busy around here and haven’t felt much like posting. My family and myself have been (for about the past 7 months), and continue to be going through some of life’s challenges. Maybe someday I will explain. But for now . . . With this warm weather, It really hasn’t been feeling like fall around here even though I had decorated around the house a few weeks ago. But TODAY 🙂 I woke up and thought, “I would like to share some of my fall decorating with you!” Welcome back to my Living Room! 🙂

I haven’t been making any frivolous purchases lately, with my predicament and all, but I redecorated a little since last Fall’s posting, using things I already had. 🙂

I had brought down my sons old dresser that he left behind when he moved out. I wanted to paint it white before I showed this to you, but there has been absolutely no time for DIY projects around here! Actually, I do like the contrast of the darker wood against the light back ground. What do you think? Do you have any suggestions? I would love to hear from you. 🙂

The one thing I did do, was purchase these drawer knobs from 

TJ Max a few weeks ago. I figured $7.99 wouldn’t break the bank! 🙂

                                  HAPPY FALL YA’LL! 🙂

Softpots

Tony and I attended a ‘softpots’ workshop with ‘Annie Softpot’… (google it) and learned how to make beautiful plantpots from nylon stockings.  I have just put them outside in my garden as they were starting to take over the house.  I have three more in my kichen. I think these outdoor ones make a lovely colourful addition to my garden.

My lovely new kitchen

In July I had a major flood in my kitchen which ruined the old one completely.  This past fortnight I have had a team of Kitchen fitters in ripping the old one back to bare plaster and floorboards.  This is how the new looks right now. Hopefully it will get finished off today and then the decorators can come in and paint it all. I love how neatly the central heating boiler has been boxed in. The top part is simply a loose open topped box to allow for air flow

Coastal-Rustic Sun Porch

Hi! Welcome to my sun porch! I did a post of my back porch a couple of years ago. Basically, the changes are all furniture right now. This chair was my latest addition to my porch and seems to be everyones favorite!

My Favorite Little Pillow!

The oak sofa table and end tables shown in the photos below were from my living room. I have been gradually transforming my that room over the past year and a half. I didn’t want to get rid of these pieces because they are in such great condition. They may not be the latest trend but I think they can pass the test of time! lol

You will notice through these photos that I laid down an area rug. I really need to get new flooring. It is not in our budget right now. So I found this area rug and thought I would try it out to see which way to go when we were ready to redo the floor. I love the colors and texture, but after laying it down, I realized that if I was to buy carpeting out here, this choice would be too light. Especially because most of my furniture is dark and my stone wall is made up of darker earth tones. Unfortunately, I did return the rug.

This brown recliner and the sofa are fairly new. We had purchased these last year after my son moved out and took our 3 yr old sectional, that was in our family room, with him. lol. We decided on these pieces for the family room, but after about 4 months, my husband was tired of sitting in on the recliner every night. This set was very inexpensive and I feel that we kind of rushed into it. Our other porch furniture was old and I was constantly try to keep the slipcovers clean. So we decide to get rid of that furniture and bring up the sofa and recliner. We like this set so much better on the porch. We then bought a new sofa and love seat for our family room. So much more comfy after a long day! 🙂

I hope to hear from you soon. It’s been a while 🙂

Have a Great Summer everyone!

Lining the back of bookshelves

I have owned these six bookshelves since 2004.  I finally decided to line the back of these shelves with four nice wrapping paper rolls from TJ Maxx.  The lining was not hard, but the removing the books and putting them back were laborious for me because I neither have strong arms nor hands.  I like my lining muted, hence these paper patterns/prints.  I have 16 more bookshelves, but I am not lining those.  This activity was spring lining for me instead of spring cleaning.  The paper rolls were around $15.

The Courtyard

Life was happening when the weather was warm,and I never took the time to post some pics of my fav place….just outside our door is our Courtyard..we live in a one story townhouse….connected to others..but our entrance is thru this wonderful,space,this was our second spring and summer here,so I’m going to find even more ways to make it inviting.But sitting here with coffee in the morning or wine at night,is,a little heaven on earth…..hope you enjoy,as I try to bring a little England to my surroundings!

Welcome to the New Year

Happy New Year!

It’s been awhile since I posted.A lot,of life has happened,but a new year is a perfect time to renew my love of hearth and home.

I love color and need it in our home to keep hubbys depression at bay,he is also disabled,and over all of the many years,I find it to be cheerful and helpful,as life can be very challenging. I love the English Country look..not sure if I’m achieving it..lol but I like to try.

Blessings to all,of you..God Bless.

A