Elements around the Home

An old chalkart figure and a china dinner plate keep us company in a corner cabinet. I am experimenting with ideas using "nests". Some with shells and some with candles. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!


One way to enjoy these "dog days" of summer is to visit an old historic home that has been converted into a Bed and Breakfast. Go to the local diner or antique shop and absorb the rich culture of the area. It's one way to celebrate hometown USA.


More Inspirational Sites

On the way back from Joplin, Missouri, I got to stop at a beautiful home and garden center. I thought I was somewhere in Europe for a minute there. I like the use of natural elements to create a decorative area for the home.


April-New Horizons

These are pictures of my new space downstairs at the ACM near the historic downtown square in McKinney, TX. Moving from upstairs to downstairs took several days. My friend helped carry my packed items and arrange them, too (as time allowed). Also, I learned how to use the power drill to secure some old doors. Thanks to Ella Elaine!

March Magic-overalls and nearby Fayetteville

We visited the "charming" town square during our stay. We saw lots of overalls, and skirts and boots while there.


March Magic-Some Favorite Things

I admire the use of color and design in using "repurposed" older things. It reminds me of a friend's booth at the Antique Company Mall hereby referred to as ACM. We both feature "our favorite things" there for sale.


March Magic-Antiques Week

I recruited some "newbies" and we took a trip to a "fun", whimsical area. This is my second time to Warrenton and I missed seeing the Spanish moss in the trees. Here is a picture of two of my friends' heads on top of existing mannequins. After we took pictures, someone was saying that they usually charge $5 for the photo opportunity. However, they let us off the hook.


March Magic-Signs and Props

As we were shopping for "treasures" we found some interesting old signs and other various "props" for whimsical decor. It was just a fun-filled day.


March Magic-Snow

Can you believe the "surprise" snowfalls we've had this winter? Beautiful! This was around March 20. I'm "charmed" by the quietness of the wooded areas after a snow, too. It's a magical March in so many ways. I'll tell you more about this in the next posts.


A February Surprise

Today a very good friend gave me a gift. My friend assisted me in developing my blog site. On my first posting, I wanted to share a beautiful picture of our surprise snowfall last week. I tried to get the little red cardinal in the picture but..I wasn't fast enough.