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Friday, February 07, 2014

In good company

Hello there!

I have some images to share with you today!





My Antique Pine Washstand!  
Is now complete...




Finally...
A blue & white water pitcher & bowl.

I have been searching everywhere for one for many years!!
Good things do happen to those who wait ;0) (25yrs+)





My Daughters egg S&P's...






I found the white ironstone pedestal bowl on a drive through a small town on route to pick up the girls one weekend, it has some seen some better days...but that is okay ;0)

Add a brass lamp from my favourite thrift store!


This pair Rooster & Hen is from my Grandmothers Kitchen on Prince Edward Island...I have seen these two on our yearly summer vacations as a child.  Last fall, they had to come them home with me.

Collecting runs in the family ;0)

Grandmother + Granddaughter + Great Granddaughter
All together = In good company!

Thanks for listening...
Talk with you soon,
Christine



Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Cinnamon Hearts...

Hello there!

Happy February...

One of my favourite little treats are available in stores this month.
"Cinnamon Hearts"

Let me begin by saying how much I LOVE cinnamon!

 Like everyday on my morning oatmeal that is how much.  

I add cinnamon to my baking every chance I can get ;0)

Naturally, that is why I love to make "Snickerdoodle Cookies"

Rolling the balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture is PERFECT!


See here:  This is what I am talking about...delicious!
(Do you sample your cookie dough before you bake?)
Twice as nice ;0)



Now, I thought about adding the cinnamon hearts to the cookies but decided against it today.
Playing it safe no experimenting!




But I have been experimenting with "Waterlogue"

 Photography Distilled (App for IPhone and IPad)
Warning: can be very addicting ;0)





And this one...





And this one...




And this one...



"Riley"

Our
Airedale Terrier!

Talk with you soon,
Christine

Monday, January 27, 2014

Coping with Winter

Hello there!

Well, a day full of snow squall warnings & snow have been on the agenda for today...
(lots of fresh snow)


I thought I would share this Quote with you....




 "Winter is the time for comfort,

for good food and warmth,

for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:

it is time for Home"...

-Edith Sitwell-





Our girls were home on the weekend.  ;0)

 They left behind a fresh batch of peanut butter cookies.





Snowing outside tends to lead to baking inside...  ;0)

Have a fantastic week, the last week of January!!

Talk with you soon,
Christine




Friday, January 24, 2014

Interior Design Show

Hello there!


Happy Friday! 


It is the end of another workweek! 


We are getting off early this week ;0)

 Making it a long weekend for us.


 I have been patiently waiting for this weekend to arrive.


It's IDS 2014..."Interior Design Show" in Toronto 


We have been looking forward to this show. 
 It makes our Canadian January somewhat bearable ;0) every year.




We are hoping to shed some light on decor & design decisions for the Main Bathroom in our home...a.k.a. "Girls Bathroom"
Which we currently have under renovations!


Of course, we are also going to be on the lookout for 
our favourite designers ;0)


Talk with you soon,
Christine

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sit with me by the fire...

Hello there!


We are experiencing another deep freeze here 
in our neck of the woods!


A beautiful sunny day, but don't be fooled it is -34 out YIKES...


A very quick outing this morning for my furry little friend.



"Riley"


We are enjoying another cup of coffee sitting by the fire with the sun shining in...


Bundle up, stay warm, & don't forget your long johns if you venture out today!


Talk with you soon,
Christine





Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dear Saturday...

Hello there!


Just dropping in to say...

 "Happy Saturday"!


How I love them...let me count the ways.








An extra cup of coffee, morning paper & a little sunshine...


All adds up to be one of my favourite things to do!



What are you up to today?


Talk with you soon,
Christine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pink @ home...

Hello there!

I have a few images to share with you today.  


On how I have added (more) pink to our home.







I received this vintage ceramic bird for my birthday, from my daughter.  I love how it is from the same time period of this floral bouquet picture that I found a couple of years ago.

The little mercury glass birds are new...they are so sweet, they hold tea candles in them. 



I have five of these little birds and have fun displaying them!




I love this look:  Just a simple pale pink rose, inside a glass vessel... (of any kind really) ;0)  

When I asked the florist, "I know this is old fashioned but do you have any asparagus fern"?  Lucky me she had one stem...

Actually "asparagus fern" is experiencing a bit of a comeback for those who like a simpler floral design...like me!  
(Well...at the time being ) ;0)




I like how this simple arrangement is on trend as well with "the whole terrarium look" popular right now too!




"Can simple always be the best'?


Talk with you soon,

Christine

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy 2014!








Hello there!


I want to wish everyone a fantastic & Happy New Year!

It is so nice to have 12 new months to plan & dream for.
Would you agree?


The incentive and inspiration to try new things and welcome in and embrace new changes!
Awesome thoughts...


I hope you have enjoyed a great start to your New Year?
I look forward to sharing it with you.


We have all been well and have been very busy with life in general...

Looking to spice things up a little this year!! ;0)

Talk with you soon!


Christine 


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!




Happy Easter everybunny!!


All the Best,
Christine

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring time!

Hello,

Happy 1st day of Spring!


























Welcome Spring!



All the Best,
Christine