Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, his love endures forever.
so much to choose to be thankful for...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

CHAOS, anyone?


Can't have anyone over syndrome...
from "flylady"

The "painting season" is officiallly over-with daytime highs of 42 degrees-my outside painting days are over until spring (unless we figure out some way to rig up a indoor spray booth) so I will turn my attention to my neglected house. My girls are reminding me that we decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. YIKES! So here is my "before " picture...I hope to be back next week with a Christmas Parlor.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Painted Chair

The Painted Chair
I've been busy the past few weeks getting this space ready for the Christmas's been fun but a lot of work!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I've been tagged by Lisa at A Thing for Roses.

I'm new at this but I'll play!

1. I've been married to my highschool sweetheart for over 27 years.
2.We are currently restoring our 6th old house. It truly is a labor of love.
3.I LOVE antiques and have been collecting for years-I tell my DH to forget getting me diamonds-oak will be work much better!
4.I LOVE rose dishes-in fact, my boys had quite the time teasing me about how I could possibly use another one but I just can't pass them by.
5.My favorite dessert is blackberry pie made by my own in-house chef (DD)
6.My favorite movie is "The Importance of Being Earnest" with Colin Firth.
7.I'm happiest with a paintbrush in hand. I just have to have a project going.

You're it!
grace at missgraciesweetshoppe
katie at mrsmksmusings.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...


How did a self-proclaimed victorian-style purist get to this decorating style?
I don't know but here I am!

Why do I love it so much?

It's warm, it's worn and well-loved, it's simple, it's homey,
it's peaceful, it's inexpensive,
it's a contrast (shabby but chic),
and it's HAPPY!