Category: Everyday Beauty

  • My Dutch-Themed Dining Room

    Final details in the dining room included hanging some delft… My wooden shoe collection… And arranging my new cupboard. This was a gift from a friend. I will have to try to get better pictures of it another time – it is really adorable, and fits so nice between the two windows. It holds the…

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  • Wordless Weekend: Mother and Child

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  • Wordless Weekend: Shadows and Sunlight

     

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  • Wordless Weekend: Signs of New Life

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  • Spring Cleaning, Dutch Style

    Before – all the dirty delft on the kitchen counter, waiting for a bath. I found out several years ago, during the last visit from my Dutch grandparents, why us Dutch are so obsessive about cleanliness. In Holland, with much of the land below sea-level, they are constantly combating the damp sea air and the…

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  • Wordless Weekend: Capturing Sunshine

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  • A Spring Dinner Party

    So, of course, I had to bake a cake.  Just so I could have the fun of icing it. It was exactly what the buffet wanted. And my wheat grass sprouted and grew green and luscious just in time for company. Oh, and eat it too. I like to ice my cake and eat it,…

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  • Now We Wait…

      Here is a sneak preview of my Buffet Display for March. (Yeah, in case you hadn’t noticed, I missed February.)  This month’s display is all about celebrating srping – a full month before we’ll actually see spring come outside, it is going to bloom on my buffet! I put what I believed to be…

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  • Waiting for Spring

    Have you noticed a theme on the blog this month? It was not planned or scheduled…I just have spring on the mind. Better celebrate it on the blog now, ’cause when it does come, we’ll be too busy dancing under the apple blossoms in the orchard to be on the computer!!! This is the month’s…

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  • Homebound

    Not exactly snow bound, we are nevertheless celebrating all the homey things that are unique to this homebound season.    homespun wool drying in the laundry room.   watercolors   a special project for my valentine   Rustic Soaked Noodles.  What projects are you up to that make this season special?

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  • Buffet Display

    Isn’t the English language funny? My title rhymes though the two words have no common letters! Just before the holidays I was delighted to finally get my antique buffet moved into my dining room.I have always wanted a buffet…for the sole purpose of having an area that’s perfect for seasonal displays (and it’s a good…

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  • Wordless Weekend: Snow Shadows

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  • Red Bird Season

    Our resident Mr. Cardinal, as seen from the breakfast table It seems I can’t get around to posting more than 2 or 3 times a week lately. Good thing I don’t let this stress me. LOL I love the connection I have with all of you here…but I have so little energy lately. I read…

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  • Cloth Pumpkin How-to

    Just in time for you to decorate your Thanksgiving table! I present to you the instructions I used to make my fabric pumpkins – from Martha Stewart.When I turned the page in my November issue of Martha Stewart I literally gasped – everything was silver and purple – my favorite decorating colors, no matter the…

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  • When Life Gives You Lemons…

    Yesterday…did not go as planned. Thankfully, I can see God’s hand, and knowing He is watching over even the small details of my life gives me the grace to face, well – an avalanche of lemons. My friend, Amber, stopped in yesterday morning to use our highspeed internet for a project she was working on.…

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  • On My Table

    Flowers…are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

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