Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Lure of Antique Lighting

So many houses have cookie-cutter lighting (because it’s the cheapest, I’m guessing.)  Dear old Bruce (our former house-owner) left us with some pretty decent lights, but also some boring ones.  The dining room lamp was the first to go: Some … Continue reading

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Old/Vintage/Wooden Toys

Do you have fond memories of playing with wooden blocks as a child?  With simple wooden blocks you could create castles, towns, towers, farms, mountains, or anything….with a little imagination.  Maybe I’m getting nostalgic, but I look at the big … Continue reading

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Trees: Chopping and Planting

Josh and I often walk around our property, so thankful for the many big trees that grace our lawn.  There is nothing like feeling the cool shade, looking at the dappled sunlight, gazing up into huge branches, picturing a tire … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Lena Meijer

This morning, my parents, Josh, and I went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens.  It was a beautiful morning, cool with hints of sunshine.  For me, the highlight of the many gorgeous gardens and paths was Lena Meijer’s old farmhouse.  The … Continue reading

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Estate Sale Finds

Have you ever searched for some kind of painting or decoration for a specific place in your house, and you couldn’t find one either in your budget or that you loved? Last week, I went junkin’ with two lovely ladies … Continue reading

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A Peachy Time!

What is worth a sticky, messy kitchen?  Delicious peaches in the autumn, winter, and spring!  Last night, Josh and I froze a half a bushel of peaches.  It took us two hours, from the beginning to the final cleaned-up dish. … Continue reading

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A Picture Frame Terrarium = Picture Perfect!

When I first saw a white rustic terrarium for sale at Pottery Barn, I gasped with delight…and then with shock at the price tag.  I looked online for a tutorial, found one that I liked, and then went to work … Continue reading

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