One gets the impression that Kate is a little bit shy. When you follow her on Instagram (@katier444) you notice a quiet elegance unfolding in her narrative: there are glimpses of real life (she lives with her family in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, which she has described to me as the kind of […]
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~ May Sarton ps~ “from the scrapbook” is a preview of what I’m working on this week…thanks for stopping by the blog!
I am a coffee drinker, but afternoon tea is such a lovely thing: restorative (the act of taking a moment out of a hectic day), pretty (the loose tea or tea bags, the dainty cups, the tea strainer, and the tea pots), and gentle (rather than jolting). It’s really a simple luxury. Every January I […]
Sometimes there is nothing better than to dig into my stash of old magazine clippings (I know you have them too). Why? Why do we have them? Why dig into them? For inspiration and escape, I suppose (and because aren’t we all a bit frazzled this time of year?). In the 2015 issue of Veranda […]
Tis the season for wreaths. They have a long history dating back to ancient Egypt and can mean many things, like protection and honor and hope and joy. They have always symbolized the bounty and beauty of nature. For us, in these modern times, they most often say Welcome!