Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Front Door: Decorated

This is what I ended up with after fussing with a bow and not liking it anywhere on the wreath. It's real too.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Queen Elizabeth loses Best Friend

A little over a week ago, The Queen lost her oldest and best friend, Margaret Rhodes. Read the article here with many archival photos. I enjoyed seeing her during the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations this summer. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

White Kitchen with An Oriental Rug

I have always liked an oriental rug on the kitchen floor. I have two in my own kitchen, one in front of the sink and the other at the entrance from the vestibule. This one is perfect in front of the stove. via

Snowy Owl, Landing

So fabulous.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cozy Cats

This is how I feel right before I go to sleep in my cozy bed. Sweet dreams! via

Wink, wink! I like this gray cat too. via 

Bedroom with an Art Wall

So instead of a bedside table, this room has a bedbehind table. It is also interesting to see a free standing bed. It's all pretty wonderful, isn't it? via I spy inside solid shutters and outside louvered shutters too. Bright sun must be a problem here with glare to interfere with reading. I too have a bright sun, glare problem which I intend to deal with next year. I have decided old-fashioned roller shades will be fitted on all my windows if I can find them. Wish me luck. See you later. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday. xo

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Beautiful Entrance with Grand Architectural Details

Simply wonderful. Sign me up. House in Vermont. Peter Pennoyer Architects. via Town and Country Magazine. Have a great weekend.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Two Inspiring Kitchens

I really like this sophisticated country kitchen.

This seems like a good idea but it would make me nervous having people watch me cook. Now if I were the sitter, watching someone else cook, this would be great.
View a slideshow of wonderful kitchens at Atlanta Homes Magazine.

Grand Living Room

I especially like it all. Actually the draperies are a little heavy for my taste but I'll take everything else. Happy Friday. xo via The ottoman is really fabulous, isn't it?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hello December 2016

I have always been partial to mittens and this is my favorite pair. It is getting cold enough to wear them too. There is a small hole in one of the thumbs which I must repair before it gets any bigger. xo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Banquette Dining Nook

So charming in every way! What a nice place to gather for food, conversations, and games. via

Gorgeous Door

Most beautiful door ever. Love the box lock and the strap hinges. via Isn't this a lovely entrance foyer? It's new construction too!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Light Snow on the Rooftops in Bavaria

How very beautiful. I love these steep roofs with dormers. The dusting of snow makes them look like gingerbread houses. via

Shop Local -- Here's Why

Food for Thought. via

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sweet Log Cabin Kitchen

I seem to be drawn to log cabins lately. I love this simple, yet sophisticated, kitchen. via

Bookcase Nook

You know I love this. via Happy Monday. Hope you have a good week. xo

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Reflected Beauty in Winter

So gorgeous.
I love a good winter view.
You can see so much more when trees are bare.
via

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Screen Porch, The Best of Both Worlds

This is indeed, the best of both worlds. A screened in porch on one side and an open deck on the other. I choose the screened side because it's like being inside and outside at the same time. I don't like to bake in the sun. It's a fabulous setup, isn't it? xo via

Pug Puppies' Feeding Time

Help.
Made me smile.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

White Oak Tea Tavern - Wonderful Log Building

I love this log cabin. It's the White Oak Tea Tavern in Troutville VA. Don't you think this should be a destination stop for anyone driving through Virginia? It's near Roanoke I think. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Vintage Thanksgiving Magazine Covers





Abraham Lincoln issued the first Thanksgiving turkey pardon as a gesture to help unify a divided nation at the end of the Civil War. 

I like them all. My family was quite taken with TV in the early days, so this one is my favorite even though I am not a sports fan. Have a great holiday. xo 
via Google Images

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Instagram Posts and An Owl Parent

My Recent Instagram Posts 

A very protective looking Great Horned Owl guarding the owlets. via

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cat In Flight

Great photo. Hope he lands on his feet and I'm pretty sure he will. via

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sliding Barn Door in A Kitchen

I would like to see the rest of this lart if the room, wouldn't you.

I don't think this sliding door is closed very much. The adjoining room seems to be a butler's pantry. Maybe the door is closed if the kitchen is a mess which is probably never. via

To Serve Them All My Days DVD set

To Serve Them All My Days You can thank me later for this DVD recommendation. It was first broadcast by the BBC over 13 episodes in 1980 and 1981, and in 1982 by PBS in the United States as part of their Masterpiece Theatre anthology series. I don't remember watching it back then. It's timeless and I promise you will enjoy it too.
Sorry about the stickers on the cover. It's from the Madison NJ public library. Each disc contains multiple chapters. I can hardly bear to tear myself away since I am about to begin the last DVD in the set. If you liked Goodbye Mr. Chips with Peter O'Toole, you will love this and it's much longer! Based on the novel by R. F. Delderfield for those of you who prefer to read. The acting is superb. I absolutely cannot wait to hear from you after you watch the whole thing.

My library allows a two-week period for long videos like this but once I get started, I can usually whiz thru in a weekend.


If you can't find the DVD set at your library, you can watch the entire series on YouTube. Chapter One is featured here. You will have to hunt around to find the other chapters. Look in the Right Side bar as a guide. To Serve Them All My Days Episode 1 Part 1 click on this link to go directly to YouTube so you can watch it full screen. Enjoy!!! xo

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Secret Door in a Paneled Library

The only books I would be attracted to in this library are all fake. I hope no real books died in the process. When the sliding pocket door is closed it would be impossible to detect that this panel hides a secret passage. Via

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sweet Farmhouse Cottage

OK, I love this sweet cottage. If it's half as charming inside as it is on the outside, I'll take it. Of course, I am happy in mine and I'm not interested in building another home, but if I were, I'd seriously consider this design. Isn't it wonderful? via pinterest

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lattice Pie Crust and Lattice Hedges


I'm impressed with both of these lattice masterpieces. I could easily master the pie but never these wonderful topiary boxwood. Aren't they amazing? Both images from Pinterest. xo