why this is the year of the bow

A wreath with a bow is akin to a shoe with a bow:  it can look chic or it can look silly.  Most years I forgo the bows on my Christmas wreaths (but I do wear them on my shoes).  This year however, given the strangeness and sadness (let’s call it what it is), it’s… Continue reading why this is the year of the bow

mid-week musing 10.14.20

I find myself drawn to this room for several reasons, but first and foremost it is the painted floors (because we have been discussing them around here and how they might be a solution to very old and worn out hardwoods that probably can’t take another sanding).  And there is always the appeal of all-white… Continue reading mid-week musing 10.14.20

mid-week inspiration: late summer mood

It’s late summer here and it’s been an odd one, so perhaps that’s why half of me wants to let it linger and the other half really wants to move on.  As school starts (whatever that looks like), schedules change, summer flowers begin to fade, and the views from our windows begin to alter, our… Continue reading mid-week inspiration: late summer mood

how to arrange sunflowers (because they can be divas)

We are in full sunflower season here.  And while sunflowers are certainly show-stoppers and crowd-pleasers (think sunflower festivals), sometimes it’s hard to handle them.  The sunflower is easy to grow from seed and glorious in a field or tucked in the back of a garden.  But, as a cut flower she can look stunning one… Continue reading how to arrange sunflowers (because they can be divas)

4 Mother’s Day tables during quarantine (using what we have)

For most of us, this Mother’s Day will be unlike any other we have ever celebrated. We won’t be doing the things that we usually do, like traveling, visiting, gathering, or entertaining. In the world of social distancing our tables are smaller and less crowded, but they can still be pretty. So, the four of… Continue reading 4 Mother’s Day tables during quarantine (using what we have)