Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The coffee is on,(DD hazelnut) and the cups are out. Please help your self and come sit down. You can see it is going to rain, so we'll just sit in here where it is dry and cozy and talk. I truly love having friends drop by for coffee and conversation. It is just a blessing in one's life to have friends.
Last time we visited we talked about bread boards and I said I would share mine. Now I don't have many but the ones I have are special.I will share a few with you today.
Also last week someone commented maybe I should use more textiles and suggested I collect Family Heirloom Weavers. Welllllllll, here are a few of their goodies I have. I did put some down will probably remove them through the summer and use them in the fall and winter. Here are a few of them.
I hope I haven't bored you today and I hope you enjoyed your visit. I appreciate so much everyone who comments. It is like chatting with a friend when I read them. Thanks for Coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
ps We all know life isn't about things. Those of us prim lovers know that. We know its God, family, and friends that are important. Things just make our homes and hearts cozy.
Friday, June 24, 2011
cake. You can have a slice of that too. Lets just relax and visit a bit. I have done a little tweaking here and there. As previously stated in my last blog, I am just not a good "vignetter."(Hey, I can make up a word if I want!) Anyway I had a couple of suggestions on the stove board, one of which I showed you earlier. This other one was suggested by ,Earlene and I did it. I really do like it, but would never have thought to have done this.
Okay remember the pitcher with the flowers? Well I moved it and
this is what the walnut chest looks like now.
I am so glad you stopped by again. One of these days I am going to share my dough board addiction. I just love them, don't you? You can't beat the patina of old wood.
Also there are going to be some changes to share Through My Back Door before too long. Can't wait to share that either.
Well thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Those of you who have been coming Through My Back Door for a while, know by now, I am just not good at making little vignettes. I put a group together and there is too much, or there is too little, or there is something just not quite right. I visit other peoples PT and blogs and I get so excited at the thought of maybe I can put something like that together. Then it just doesn't look right. There are a few little things I am happy with and this is one.
Well I won't bore you with any more of my vignettes I like or dislike, but don't be surprised if one day I master it. I am working on trying to make an interesting one. In the meantime I am going to be visiting all of your blogs and PT trying to get ideas. Teresa over at Deppenhomestead has the most wonderful vignettes. She can put anything together and it looks awesome. Maybe I can get her to Come Through My Back Door and give me some pointers.
I am so happy I have you to vent to about my lack of decorating skills. I am so ready to do a lot of tweaking and to make some changes Through My Back Door where life is good.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I have been doing some changing here and there and realized how many tables I have and how different they are. I thought I would share a few with you today.
furniture. This is a Tn piece.
Don't you agree it is the little things that make a house a home? In this case these tables are functional and decorative. Just what I like.
Thanks for coming and sharing a cup of coffee Through My Back Door today where life is good.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Another place we love to eat in Destin, is Dewey Destins. It is on the water and looks like a boat dock. The tables are all outside,and the restaurant itself, looks like a shanty. Their seafood is the BEST! They catch it early the morning they serve it. We love it and always manage a few meals there. This is three of us there.
Well I am now home, and ready to start tweaking, as soon as I go get this guy!
That is what is important.lol
I am so ready to play house here. It time to put away more and just enjoy simplicity. I have been trying to declutter for a while now, but find it very difficult. I see something or someone special in everything I have and its hard to put things away. do you have that problem? I think for the summer, I will do that though.
Another thing I will share with you, is I think the time has come to downsize in land. I have around 5 acres and it is very hard to keep it up. I have made the decision, hard as it is, to sell this little place. I will miss my little customed house, but to everything there is a season. This is the season for change. If this is in Gods plan for me it will happen. If not, I will continue here with high grass.lol
I want to say one more thing about rotties. This is my friend Kathy Trout. she had gone into her sons sun room to look at a Country Sampler magazine. Before she knew it both dogs laid down beside her.
Our visit is short today and not many pictures. But thank you for Coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I love summer because decorating is so minimal. You don't need a lot to make your home feel summery and fresh. For me its geraniums that do it. I also love flags. It seems a lot of us do. Is it a prim thing? Could be. We primmies seem to like the same things. I have been trying hard to do less is more. Here is my table. It is very simple and I like it.
Before I leave to day I want to share a surprise birthday gift. If you haven't read Thru Nana's Window blog, please do. You can find it on my sidebar. Angela Phillips is one of the nicest people in blogland. She has a daughter and a granddaughter and writes a lot about their adventures. She is an excellent craftsman too. I was so surprised to find a box from her after I had posted about my birthday. She sent me a wonderful felt candle and some hang tags for every season. I was shocked. What a nice surprise. Here it is on the mantle.
While we are at the mantle,lol, I'll show you my dream house. I would need one a little bigger though. Well a lot bigger!
Enjoy these carefree summer days with those you love and love what you do. Life is too short not to.
I am so glad you came Through My Back Door today where life is good.