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It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

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Friday, January 21, 2011


Today I am taking you to my dear friend Debbie's house,
that she shares with her husband.
We live in the same small town and have been friends
for many, many years.
There is hardly a day, that we do not talk to each other.
We watched our children grow up,
shared good and bad times, and as things around us change,
one thing remains constant,
we are best friends!

Because I had not been feeling well for some time,
and we did not do our usual Christmas visit,
she has kept Christmas in her home
for awhile longer just for me.
How sweet is that!
So yesterday, camera in hand, I made my belated visit.
The last two pictures are of the living room.
This is part of the original house and reminds
me of a French home.
Debbie and her hubby remodeled their home twice
with much thought, love and care.

What was once a garage became a wonderful
dining room, where we all have shared
exquisite meals prepared by Debbie.
She is an excellent cook and baker.
Everything is presented with style, like it
jumped out of the pages of a cook book and
tastes equally delicious.
I love the chandelier with all the different
shades...what a neat idea!

Pretty collections in an antique hutch.

Love this clever idea for a cupboard
door that want stay closed.

This is one of the prettiest cloches I have seen.
Debbie has an artistic eye and finds the most beautiful
and unusual items for her home.

The top of an old cupboard holds quite
a cake pedestal collection

This birdcage is to die for...and she got it recently
for a bargain price.
What a lucky girl !!!

Another view of the dining room

This is a wonderful antique bench with it's
original paint.
We played around with fabrics yesterday and
have come up with a burlap type fabric and trim.
It will look gorgeous.

Books without covers are all the rage right now.
Well, Debbie made her own stacks,
using old books.
Another job well done.

This is the sun room and part of an earlier addition.
The house has a beautiful flow and tons of light.

This trunk had been hidden away in the basement.
It looks fabulous in the sun room.

A great set of keys on the trunk!

An addition of the family room and an extended
and new kitchen were the last remodeling projects.
I love, love this room!
So much light and charm!
It is here that you can let your hair down,
listen to music and watch TV....and it is great
for entertaining too, since all the rooms
connect so well.

And this is literally the heart of the home...
it is in the center of the house and here is where we
often sit and chat, taste the newest cookies or have
a quick luncheon, presented with flair.
Everyone loves to gather in this kitchen.

This is truly a great old bread box...so much charm.

Another view of the kitchen which looks also into the
sun room.
All the appliances are behind me...all conveniently
put together.

This rack is such a great idea. What an easy access
to your favorite magazine.

And because I have talked about how talented my
friend is, I thought I show you one of the gifts
she made us for Christmas. Just look at the tag.....

and then at the beautiful meringue mushrooms she made.
That's my friend Debbie.....
love having you in my life, my friend!
I hope you all enjoyed this little visit.
God bless,

Friday, January 7, 2011


We finally got to visit our friend Paula between
Christmas and New Year.
This is one of my highlights during
the Christmas season.
You have seen her wonderful home many times
on Laura's blog at 52 Flea and also at
Carole's blog at Maynard Greenhouse.
Like me, she keeps her Christmas going into January.
Here is a look at her fabulous home...
Girl, you never cease to amaze me!!!!!

The first picture is of an old tool cabinet.
Only Paula could decorate it so charming,
and wouldn't you just love to wake up in this bed?!

Even a lamp base gets elevated to something special
with wonderful trinkets.

Interesting boxes filled with treasures
are everywhere.

I love her wire collection displaying the
sweetest finds.

Love all the great goodies in this shadowbox.

Can anyone imagine having to wear
wire hoops under your dresses?
But it looks charming on a wall or door.
I am honored to find one of my
Christmas stockings so prettily wreathed.

Another wonderful wire display.

What a charming sight.

This must have looked pretty as trim on an old
house, but is even prettier in a bathroom
to hang your favorite towels.

One of Paula's gorgeous bedrooms.
I just want to snuggle in and admire everything.

I am ending this post with this cute little mouse
in a shoe by Cathy Pendelton.
It was my Christmas gift from Paula,
and I love it.
Thank you for letting me share your home.
I treasure our friendship my dear friend!

God bless,