Friday, December 31, 2010


What better way to bring in the new year than with surprise number one...

I am beside myself with joy that Jennifer at THE OLD PAINTED COTTAGE has selected my home as the JANUARY 2011 COTTAGE OF THE MONTH!

Here's a sneak peek at my home...

Please head on over to THE OLD PAINTED COTTAGE to see the full story and a look at my home.

Thanks Jennifer, it was fabulous working with you! All the best to everyone in 2011!



Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Just popping in with a quick post! Thought you might enjoy my winter flowers...

verbena in an old well bucket.

pansies are one of my favs.

sweet alyssum in old terra cotta pots.

pansies and more pansies.

love these pansies in this fab white pot.

what a surprise! more pansies in an old kettle.

luscious lobelia.

bacopa and what else? pansies.

pink pansies.

sweet alyssum on the front patio.

hope you enjoyed the winter flowers! back with a surprise (first of two) soon!

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


For me Christmas isn't about over the top decor and big blow~up santas and snowmen on the lawn... Not that there's anything wrong with that.

It just isn't me.

Here are some final glimpses into our holiday home, be it ever so humble.

Meet Miss Merry Christmas.

Some favorite cards I gave and received along the mantle.

This year my charlie brown tree is strewn with old rosaries.

I will be back after Christmas with a surprise for all you that I think you will enjoy. Until then, may each of you be blessed with a happy, safe and very merry Christmas!


Friday, December 17, 2010


I wanted to share more of the random sprinkling of Christmas around my home...

Back with the finale in a few...

Monday, December 13, 2010


Rather than an all out Christmas explosion, I prefer quiet moments of Christmas when I decorate. I like to use creams, whites and silvers mixed with holidays greens. This year I used an antique grain sack wrapped around the base of my little tabletop tree. I found some gorgeous ornaments at Pottery Barn (on sale) made of folded paper and glitter.

Let's begin in the dining room shall we?

I'll be back shortly with more moments of Christmas...


Thursday, December 9, 2010


I am blessed to have some of the very best people as friends...

The other day I received a box in the mail from my besty Carla in Tennessee. She is my Marburger peep and we have grown to be true compadres. I love her like a sister.

She sent me this white pumpkin cause I didn't get one at Leftover's in Texas and they had just one at the shop she sells in... I can't stop looking at it...

And then every once in awhile a new friend comes along...

I got to spend the afternoon with Sue LaLumia whom most of you know as Vintage Rescue Squad on the blog circuit. By the time we parted ways I knew we would be friends forever. She's just like that...

Sue and moi.

She was in town to visit her parents for Christmas and unfortunately her mom is in and out of the hospital right now. Let's all keep the LaLumia's in our prayers okay?

Because her mom is sick they were unable to go here...

Her generous dad gave all four tickets to the 6pm show last night to moi...

Let me just say that it was off the chain... Her dad's pretty fabulous too.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Have you heard the big RACHEL ASHWELL NEWS?

She bought a guest ranch in Round Top Texas!

Go HERE to read all about it!

Back soon with Christmas decor pics...

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