Enjoying Cooler Weather

9/8/12


In July my Father in Law had a house fire that started in the basement... if my son
hadn't been visiting and heard the explosion, we would have lost
them both. I thank God for that.
It has taken us these past few months to get his house back in order.
Now that Dad is home with a freshly updated home & furnishings..I can once again
concentrate on my home, gardens & business.
All have been seriously neglected...the grasshoppers have eaten most of my plants...
my house needs a good scrubbing & the business needs some an overhaul....



But..today I take a breather & enjoy the Morning Glories. 

This little darling decided to take over the chair on the back porch...
it was supposed to grow on the trellis behind the chair..


but I think it had other plans.


it's growing on the railing....


..decided to take over the garden, and planters & finally..


has covered an old iron headboard in the garden.


It sure is a beauty isn't it?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,
Paula









My simple Cozy Bedroom

9/6/12


This is my heaven. The place I go to when I don't feel myself...when I need a bit of down time..
and where I climb every night with my sweet hubby.


Nothing fancy or expensive here. Just things that I've fallen in love with over the years.
Collected one at a time...near & dear to my heart.


The bed itself was purchased many moons ago for $125.00. I love the height of it..I feel like 'The Princess
& The Pea' every time I climb into it. I love the creaking sound it makes
every time hubby rolls over. It's comforting. 
I have it piled with bedding new & old...lots of it. I feel safe & secure in it.


The needlepoint above the bed was purchased for $15.00 at an antique store. I felt so sad for it..
nobody wanted it & so it sat for a very long time. I gave it my heart & my home.
The table hubby made. Fits the lamp & remote perfectly. 



Roses from our garden sit in an old vase I picked up for $1. It's chippy and very sweet.



The plates I've collected long before decorating with them was 'in'.
When first married I could pick them up for a quarter each. I'd hang them all over the house.
Easy, cheap & they look pretty.


My heart went 'pitter-patter' for the bench. It's wonderfully aged & perfect here.
The cedar chest under the window I built in high school, it holds our adult children's school projects & special Christmas ornies...the bowl on top is the first piece of
old ironstone I ever purchased.


My Dad built the dresser...after finding an expensive hand painted one
I painted my own. I love the way it turned out & will never repaint it.


The old dresser was bought for $35 & given a couple coats of 'Robin's Egg Blue'. My favorite color.
Hardware was changed out for some old glass handles I picked up at a flea market cheap.
The old gesso and wood mirror is the very first purchase I made on ebay years ago when they
first started.

Well, that's it...like I said.. nothing fancy but worth a whole lot to me & mine.

I hope you enjoyed the visit.
much love,
Paula

I'm linking up with these great gals this week.

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The Shabby Nest
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating



 

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