Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Today has been a day to just stay at home and “nest.”  That always makes my day better.  How about you?  Don’t you think it just makes things a little better to  fluff your nest, rearrange a little bit and (maybe) clean?  I really don’t mind cleaning so much, I enjoy my home when it’s neat and clean.

I’ve been placing and playing with some more of my new treasures.


Like this delicate and beautiful lace collar.  I found it in a drawer at my mother’s house carefully wrapped in tissue.  It is on my mannequin now.  I just feel that beautiful things like that need to be seen and loved.


I brought home a pair of these beautiful vintage chairs.  I’m pretty sure that is their original paint.  They both show signs of wear along the top and back where they had been picked up and moved often.  If anyone out there could give me an idea of the style and maybe help me date them, I would appreciate it. 

Not that there’s anything wrong with the upholstery as is, but I would love them covered in burlap stenciled with a French advertisement.



I’ve loved this little vintage cabinet forever.  I did change the knobs as soon as I got it home.  I want to replace that middle one with something a little more unusual.  Hobby Lobby here I come!


I can’t believe how many vintage family photos that I have found!  I am so excited!  This is a huge stack and it’s only a portion of them.  I can’t wait to scan them into the computer and create something wonderful with them in Photo Shop!  Most of them are thankfully labeled with the year and who the picture is of.  One exception being the gentleman on the middle left.  I think he’s a perfect candidate for a Halloween project, he’s just a little creepy looking!


My Mother had very very eclectic taste.  Huummm…….maybe THAT’S where I get it!  HAHA!!
Had to have this cute leather pillow with the vintage cowgirl pic. on the front.


It’s just perfectly weird and mismatched next to my Eiffel Tower  pillow on my bedroom sofa!


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My home is filled with the aroma of flowers from yesterdays memorial service.  I’ve had similar floral arrangements in my home before, but I swear I have never smelled any as lush and wonderful as these.  It’s kinda weird, ya know?

Yesterday morning, I was standing in the front yard thinking about how lovely and cool the weather was and just trying to compose my thoughts when a pair of Hummingbirds flew past right in front of me.  It was the second time that had happened in two days.  Suddenly I knew that everything was okay.  It was a sign that my Mother was where she most wanted to be.  With my Father, enjoying nature.  

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  The weather here is unseasonably cool and I LOVE it!

Thank you all again for your support and wonderful comments!



  1. Hi Denise, the flowers from the service are so pretty and I bet they are fragrant with the lovely 'casa blanca' lily in them. I love the smell of them.
    I loved seeing all your wonderful treasures.

  2. Denise what a sweet post :) Your mama would be happy knowing that her treasures are so lovingly displayed and loved by you. I just have a quick question :) Where did you get that lil crown knob? Be well..be happy...feel loved :) Rose

  3. You sure got a lot of wonderful treasures. The flowers from the service are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these with us.


  4. Your mom certainly had an eye for eclectic things. Love the chairs, the lace collar, and that pillow is too cute!!

    Love that you know everything is okay. Be comforted, LindaSonia

  5. I love all the treasures you have found! So sorry for your loss. I lost my father last year and it is still so painful. You have a very nice blog! Thanks for visiting me!

  6. Denise, how nice to have your mother's things. You can enjoy the same pieces that she did. I to have a dresser of my father's and things that my mother made. I just loved them. God Bless you Denise. I have been enjoying your blog. Have a nice week. Sandi

  7. Denise,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you will treasure all of your mother's things. Thank you so much for stopping by and for becoming a follower. I enjoyed your blog and will visit often.

    And when things calm down for you I will send you my address so you can send me that gorgeous red lamp sitting on your vintage cabinet :-)

    Take care

  8. Denise thank you for your sweet comment...you made me smile, when it should be me doing that for you :) so re: that monkey comment:) it is on my post called "My stars to infinity.."and it is I think the 3rd paragraph from the end :)it explains it there... lil ones are great for making you smile even when your heart is breakin. Take care sweets and also thank you for that info on the knobs..it is a great place to look :) psst...I just might be from those parts :) Rose

  9. Denise, I just discovered your blog. You poor dear! I recently had a difficult loss too. I guess we have to take comfort in our prescious memories. you did make me laugh about the price tag on the urn! Gotta keep a sense of humor> Traci

  10. Love the chair and the lamp is so cool... I just know you are a cool and interesting person. I wish we could have lunch.

  11. Hello friends! Just wanted to come by and say thanks for following over at Armchair Housewife and I love the look of your super cute blog. Consdier me a follower as well. :)



  12. Hi Denise, What a beautiful and thoughtful post. I just wanted to pop over and thank you for the kind and supportive comment you left for me. It's easy to see that you are a true artist and I can see the positive beauty around you. Thank you sweet friend and I'll be back soon. I just added you to my blog roll so we can visit more. xo ~ Joy

  13. Sounds like mom is still sending her love your way.

  14. Denise,
    i was so happy to read that your spirits were up and when I read the part about the hummingbirds.... It touched by heart so much that I:) started crying. Stay strong and know that your mother was lucky to have had such a special talented and sweet daughter!!!


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