This is the time of year where I seek simplicity. As summer winds down and we start to prepare for the holidays and the winter season, it’s time to unwind. Seeking simplicity is searching for the beauty in the simple things. With a difficult year in the midst of a pandemic, there are days when I just want to stay under the covers. Who’s with me?
My small yet unique garden spots make me smile, as I use old buckets and pumpkins to brighten our home. Something so simple can add so much joy!
Our shabby shack is still hanging on to its summer blooms and loving every second that it lasts. The warm days are greeting us with sunshine and the cool nights have us seeking a blanket to take the chill off.
Hope this post finds you enjoying a memento of simplicity! Thank you for stopping by.
I have been watering mums, 21 pots, every evening and this is my view. Time well spent, time to unwind from the day and just enjoy the peace.
They’re named wedding white mums for a reason, we are hosting a wedding here in the country. October 2, 2021 to be exact, so we are in prep mode. I purchased these gorgeous mums from a local nursery a couple of miles away from us. My favorite garden nursery for the fall, their customer service and quality of plants is top notch!
Even the She Shed will be decked out with mums. I spent a day sweeping and refreshing the she shed, my hubby replaced the alarm batteries so the porch lights work. Love seeing it from our deck all lit up.
These views never get old. Enjoy a peaceful sunset.
It’s that time of year again, late summer getting ready for fall. Who else loves this time of year ?
I collect flannels all year from thrift stores and garage sales to create these cozy, soft dipped flannels. My favorites are the red flannels when they turn pink and white. Perfect for your crisp mornings and late nights. Pair them with your felt hats and vintage jewelry.
Yes, it’s time to start thinking about sweater pumpkins and mums!
The leaves will start to fall and the evenings are prefect for Bon fires with friends. So get ready as we roll out of summer and into fall.
Felt squares, embroidery floss, stuffing, scissors, needle and your imagination, you too can create them!
After a horrible fall, multiple fractures and a really bad concussion I needed something to help my recovery. The Doctor told me to play with cards, I did follow her suggestion. I just couldn’t play cards for eight hours a day. So…using my hands to create was the best solution. Even with one hand in a cast and the other in a splint, I conquered keeping my fingers moving.
I will soon go back to my day job, after two and half months off work. I can’t remember my passwords and I’m already freaking out about remembering how to work all the systems at work. Yet, I’m going to give it my best shot. Wish me luck!
Wow, what a year 2020 has been. So let’s bring on the holidays to fill our hearts with some joy. Each year I search high and low to try to create something new and unique for the holidays. I have been obsessed with bottle brush trees for years! They are just the sweetest!
So take a look back at my creative trees from years ago. 🌲
I hope this post finds you well and adds some anticipation for the upcoming holidays!
Thank you so much for checking in and stay tuned for more holiday posts!
Our leaves are starting to fall and it’s the unofficial start to fall, Labor Day weekend. I have several days off, so I decided to go purchase my mum’s from my favorite local greenhouse. Get them early, because they go really fast!
Their mums are huge and so reasonable! The personal service is amazing and you won’t be disappointed. Oh, did I mention they have perennials too, why of course. You can get really distracted with all the beautiful blooms.
I am a huge fan of pansies. They had these pansies that are guaranteed to winter over in the brutal N.W. Ohio winters. We will be craving pics of pansies in February.
I may just go back and buy some! The brilliant color gets me every time.
Every greenhouse needs a good farm dog and they have one, Pete! He is ready to greet you and chase the farm cat too. I really adore stopping by here and checking everything out.
I did purchase 10 potted mums and I am ready to start planting. I am a strong believer in purchasing LOCAL and supporting our businesses in our community. So stop by your local farm market and greenhouse.
Let the fall vibes begin.
Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for all the fall decorating posts.
I had been searching Facebook Marketplace for the perfect vintage pillars. You know right away when you find the perfect ones. After sending the message, I asked my hubby if he wanted to take a ride? He said yes and we were off.
Each spindle was in a different state of repair. They were all damaged, yet I could see the potential in every inch.
Some painted in Alabaster milk paint and the rest in their natural beauty. They do need a tiny bit of distressing…up next.
After they have been lightly distressed. Distressing can be accomplished in many different ways, I often use gritty sand paper and some muscle to accomplish the look I am going for. I really adore the various sizes, imagine them on your mantle or your sofa table….dreamy.
Here they are at the Maumee Antique Mall, Maumee, Ohio on a vintage dresser tray surrounded by new and vintage treasures. Complete with candles from the dollar store.
Now to find the next set of vintage pillars to repurpose into candlesticks. Always on the hunt for something unique.
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my newest finds. A huge hug and thank you for supporting my small business dream.
Who else adores old, vintage cedar chests? This girl does! I have always loved them, waiting to put all my favorite treasures in them. I have had my own cedar chest now for 40 years and I love it now, just as much as I did when I bought it. They are classic and are now used all over your home for different purposes.
Well, I’m off to find another old, vintage piece to turn into a shabby treasure.
Thank you for stopping by and spending a couple minutes with me. I truly appreciate your support as a navigate this adventure of junk.