Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cozy Kitchen Tablescape

Hi everyone!

Today was a pretty gloomy day around here weather-wise, so it was nice to cozy things up around the house.

A week or two ago I picked up a vintage brick mold from Decor Steals. It stayed in s corner of our den for awhile, because I just wasn't sure what to do with it.

Well, inspiration finally struck and now it graces my kitchen table, filled with flameless candles, scented rose hips, berries and some evergreen cuttings & pine cones from my yard. Simple and simply perfect for this time of year.


I think the rustic wood & metal of these piece are perfect textures for this time of year. Now that all the glitz & glam of Christmas is over, natural elements are a welcoming touch. Did you notice the not-so-tiny photobomber?

Monday here we come! Have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane


Quick Change-Up

Hi everyone!

This is probably the teensy-tiniest of posts, but I wanted to show you my quick Christmas to Valentine's change-up for the wreath on my front door. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to my wintery wreath, but it was looking tired now that Christmas is nearly a month behind us. (Say what?!)



A simple, metal heart arranged in the middle of the wreath and presto change-o, the transition was complete! Not rocket science, but cute.

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Jane

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Baby, It's Warm Inside

Hi everyone!

We are bracing for our first real snowstorm of the winter here in southeast Wisconsin.  It's been a cold, but sunny morning so far. However, later tonight and tomorrow there is a prediction of 4 to 5 inches of snow. That's not much for our neck of the woods, but it will mean a messy commute in the morning and a date with the shovel after work!


Since winter has settled in for a bit, I thought I would share some cold weather looks around the house. Get cozy you all!







I'll be waiting out the storm with a steamy cup, toasty fire and a big dog, lol. Wishing you a warm and cozy week.

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Jane

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Comeback Preview

Hi everyone!

Anybody still out there?

It's been a long time since my last post and my last promise to resurrect my humble, little blog. This time, at long last, I am feeling confident I am ready to hop back into the blogging world - visiting y'all and posting myself.

Today, just a few pictures to share - a few Christmas and a few peeks of projects that have happened around here. I'll be back in a few days with a "real" post. I'm the meantime, I hope you are staying warm & cozy during this country wide cold snap!





Thanks for stopping by - be back soon! pinky swear!

Jane


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer Blooms & Preview

Hi everyone!

When it came to garden flowers this year, I decided to go for riotous colors rather than an actual color scheme. I'm loving all of the vibrant blooms!













And now for the preview!

In 2013, we tore out our existing patio and had brick pavers installed as well as a pavilion. You can read about that here.
This year we decided to expand the area and are thrilled with the results which I will share soon. The picture below is of the work in progress.



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Jane

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Early Spring Foyer

Hi everyone!

I switched out the green wicker entry table for this turquoise cabinet I had in the den.


I lined the glass doors with a vintage Purina feedback just for fun.





One of my favorite accessories was soaking up some sunshine in the foyer. He definitively makes our house looked lived in, lol.  Palmer loves the sun!


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Jane

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

At Your Service - Simplified

**IF YOU ARE VISITING FROM A LINK PARTY AND WERE LOOKING FOR MY POST ABOUT MY SERVER/SIDEBOARD - FOR REASONS UNKNOWN TO ME, THE POST DISAPPEARED AND WAS REPLACED BY AN EARLIER POST ABOUT TULIPS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY!!!! BUT, THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING. I AM WORKING ON GETTING THIS CORRECTED.

JANE



Hi everyone!

I don't know what the weather has been like in your neck of the woods these past few weeks, but in Bluebird-land the weather has been cloudy, bleak, dreary, etc., etc.  However, a bright spot in these mid-winter doldrums is the arrival of tulips at the grocery store!


At $4.99 a bunch, they are a breath of spring and a sign of warm days to come (for a cheap price)!


When I brought them home, my bouquet stood like soldiers in my little, vintage enamel pitcher...


By morning, they were all droopy, as you see in these pictures.  Boo to that!  But have no fear...


A few seconds on Google, and my tulips are on their way to be restored to standing at attention (I think)! There are a gazillion tips to preventing and/or correcting tulip droop online, so I suggest if you need advice on this "just Google" and your problem will be solved (hopefully)!



Drooping or not, the jolt of color is definitely sunshine on a cloudy day.

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Jane

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