June 23, 2018
In our last few houses, the front foyer
always seemed so small and crowded.
If we had company that numbered just
two, it was a tight fit as they arrived.
But if we had more than two, it was a
true complication ~ we had to do it better.
So when we designed our house, we
made sure there was room for at least six
to eight people to stand in the hall. And
we added in a good sized closet along with
a small vestibule for the old radio that
holds some small fabric roses, a sweet
and tiny topirary, a container of fabric
plants and our guest book for all to sign.
We found this tiny bunch of fabric
roses at the charity shop for $1 ....
.... and this sweet brocade covered
guest book as well, for another $1.
Sweet finds that make our cozy but
spacious front foyer a welcoming spot.
We picked up this sweet print at
our local charity shop for the hall.
I love the vintage frame and the
soft, muted colors ~ perfect for us!
I love this tiny girl reaching up to
the door knocker. Here are the words:
"Hospitality is the greatest cheer,
for a friend walks in when the
whole world walks out."
"Let your door be always open and
a warm welcome be in your heart;
For he who looks outside is dreaming
and he who looks inside awakes."
"The wise teacher points us to the open
door, but you must have the courage to
enter for yourself."
Old Chinese Proverb
June 17, 2018
I love taking pictures of our little "Secret Garden"
after the rain has finally ended. A work in progress.
But progress is happening. We planted
these sweet perennials last Spring. A
combination of purple, blue, pink and
white. I love how they are flourishing.
Our teeter totter survived another cold
Winter and looks so playful in the trees.
Outside as the rain fell, we were safe
and dry, but the crack of thunder were
too loud for my comfort. At least it
wasn't a night time thunder storm.
Still we had to put on some lights as
the sky was so dark, it was hard to see.
Driving home the other day was a bit
scary as the skies became dark and windy.
Lightening started to appear and the thunder
soon followed, booming across the landscape.
We had to quickly pull in and make sure everything
was secure before retreating into our sweet cozy home.
He's been such a big help this year as we
planned out then began to put our first ever
veggie patch in. You can see the fences are
not in just yet, but the boxes are full now.
We'll be putting the pickets up next weekend
and then the pea gravel to cover up the
landscape fabric and the netting to keep our
deer friends from munching on all the veggies.
I truly appreciate how helpful this guy has
been in making sure our veggies are all
planted, then watered and fertilized well.
I love how he is so excited to see growth!
It's been a crazy few weeks and we have
more events coming up. One of our final
celebrations is our year end family BBQ.
And this year, I was presented with a
basket of pretty flowers and chocolates.
A surprise but so very much appreciated!