Friday, January 31, 2020

Vintage Valentine Vignette

I've been trying to round up some of my Valentine's Day decor and realizing a box is likely hidden underneath a stack of boxes in my storage room. I know... story of my life these last 6 or so years. I know exactly what's missing, I just don't know where it is. So I'm using a few vintage cupid pieces that were easy to get my hands on in the china closet.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

All About Home Link Party #24

Hi Friends, so glad you came by!
So I had to check my calender to be sure, but gosh, next week will be February! We had snow and icy stuff a few days last week, but I was able to stay in and enjoy it the easy way. I'm ready for February and all Valentine's Day fun!

Friday, January 24, 2020

January Musings

Years ago I found the wonderful book of illustrations from Edith Holden entitled The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. And just last year our friend Jacqueline from Cabin and Cottage introduced me to the lesser known book, The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady which is a similar collection of watercolors and notes of the months and seasons. Both are captivating and insightful, and full of nature's beauty.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

All About Home Link Party #23

Hi Friends, so glad you came by!
It's been a typical January around here, cold, wet, and cold. We haven't had a bunch of snow yet, just that miserable wind that chills you to the bone. All I want to do is sit by the fire with a hot cup of something. But I've started thinking about a little Valentine's Day fun... How about you?

Saturday, January 18, 2020

January Cupboard in Candlelight

For me, January is a month for settling in for Winter. Here in the lower Midwest we do have a few beautiful warmer days during Winter, but for the most part the days are gray and cold and spitting something wet. In January I'm all about staying warm and cozy indoors. To combat the short dreary days I like to have some spaces in the house that evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cozy Winter Home Tours

Hi Friends, glad you're stopping by today as I'm joining in with some wonderful ladies who are sharing our take on a "Cozy Winter Home". After all the Christmas decor is stashed away it can look a little bare around the house. In January I'm ready for a more neutral look with soft and warm textures and spaces. Give me a cozy chair, a warm quilt or throw, a couple of squishy pillows, candles, a hot drink of something yummy, and of course a fire (if you can get one.) Our hostess, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home came up with the perfect idea to get us in the mood for winter. If you came over from Marty's lovely living room decorated for winter at A Stroll Thru Life, thanks so much. Glad you're here.

Monday, January 13, 2020

All About Home Link Party #22

Hi friends, we're into the middle of January and coming out of the holiday coma. After a week long fight with a viral infection, I'm finally making headway in getting the house back to "normal". Glad you're here and we hope you'll link up your current posts on decor and "All Things Home".

Saturday, January 11, 2020

French Farmhouse Table in the Dining Room

My last post I was telling you all about my after Christmas need for a more neutral palette. I always love a lot of color at the Holidays and I sort of overdid it this year here at the new place. I'm kinda over red/green for now. I'll be ready for some red again next month for Valentine's Day, but for now, my eyeballs need a break.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

French Country Elements in the Dining Room

My focus on getting back in the decor groove after the Holidays has been on my Dining Room table. At the beginning of the New Year I tend to want to go with more neutral elements since I'm usually oversaturated with color from Christmas. I've been gathering inspiration for a French Country Farmhouse feel that I could use in my Dining Room without going shopping.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

All About Home Link Party #21

Hello Friends, so glad you're here  
to join in at the first party of the year at
All About Home!

I hope you all are having a great first week of 2020. I have to admit I'm running way behind on getting things put back to normal here. I had a viral thing (sore throat, swollen lymph nodes) going on this last week that's just derailed me. I'm better, but still not 100%. Not a fun way to start the new year. I'm still looking at a hodge podge of decor, somewhere between Christmas and winter. Hope you're making some headway getting back in the groove!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Making a House a Home: 2019 in Review

During the late Summer of 2018 we made a decision to purchase an older home here in our small Midwest city. It might have seemed like a spur of the moment event from the outside, but we had known since we moved into our previous home 5 years before, that we needed a place with more space on one level. We knew that it would need to be a home in an older subdivision close-in town so it would have a bigger yard to accommodate a house that was more square footage in the main living areas. We found a place, but it was not my dream home to say the least. It would require a lot of updating inside and out, but we made a plan to get to work. That takes me to the beginning of 2019.

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