Take A Hike

August 8, 2019 How To Beat the Summer Heat and Boredom So I took a hike to a glacial tarn (a mountain lake) in the northern part of the Eastern Humboldt Range. Where? Elko County   This past summer I’ve felt like I have been under house arrest. I have worked on my yard and…

A Simple Charming Table Setting

July 18, 2019   A table setting for a gathering of friends I’m a huge fan of pretty table settings.     Table settings that include fresh flowers and candles parading down the center, pretty dishes, and fine stemware. On The Table A simple centerpiece… Flowers from the garden. Peonies to be exact! Peonies with…

My Salvage Style

Tuesday, June 18, 2019     I have a great love for old things because they bring so much life and interest to a home. With dents and all! Old things have a history and a story to tell.     I like to think about the hands that have touched the object, where it…

Lovely Lilacs – The Color of Spring

Thursday, June 13, 2019   A bouquet of fresh cut lilacs… They are absolutely charming and beautiful anywhere!     Their delicate pale violet and vibrant purple blooms are covered with dainty star shaped blooms and have quite the most intoxicating scent.     These lilacs have double blossoms and are as beautiful as they…

The Chairs Have It!

May 21, 2019 Are You A Collector of Odd Things?   I have mentioned a few of my favorite things to collect.;) I think… I also have mentioned that I like to collect chairs… vintage , antique, and new. Chairs may be in the running for one of my favorite things.     I’m not…

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2019 May showers bring May flowers and Mother’s Day!     May brings beautiful things along with the beautiful thoughts of my mother, my mother-in-law, grandmothers, and all other incredible mother figures in my life. Although, not being a mother myself, I learned from my mother that it was the sweetest job that…

Simple Stirrup Napkin Holder

April 18, 2019 Wow, it’s almost Easter. Easter is this Sunday. It reminds me of the days of Easter baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, yellow and pink peeps, and picnics with family. That is Easter to me. When I was little, we always went up to the mountain meadows to have a picnic dinner. We…

Spring Is Here!

Happy Friday! March 29, 2019 The Garden Comes Inside Bring the season into your home by using potted flowering plants. Sprinkling some color and warmth of spring around with pink flowers. Spring brings in more than warm sunshine, fresh air and pretty little blooms. I added a 5 minute touch of spring by adding pink…

Rustic, Country, Pillar Candle Holders

  March 14, 2019   If you know anything about me, you know I like to create. Upon seeing these candle pillars at a craft fair, I decided to not buy them, but to make my own. I guess you can say that this is a form of flattery and a compliment to the real…

A Shabby Little Footstool – DIY

March 3, 2019     I think I told you how junkin’ is my game. I like hunting through antique stores, thrift stores, and junk shops. If I’m lucky, road-side finds are a score. On one of these trips to an antique store, I found a shabby little footstool. This petite little footstool, just a…