Helło Dear Ladies,
I looked out on the porch today and discovered my neighbor had been here and left her offerings. She grows wildflowers, and they go just right with this old place.
Also I thought you might like to see a new tea I am trying today, called Sweet Rose. The bags have a pretty little pink tag on them.
Also, I pretty much have to post more often even when I have no interesting information to share, because if I allow weeks to pass by without doing so, I get phone calls from people overseas inquiring after my health and welfare. I am glad, though, because it reminds me how long it has been since I last posted.
So this why today I am posting some everyday, mundane things.
The reason for the unmade bed photo is to tell how I leave the windows open and let the bed air out before I make it. In warmer weather it makes a fresh clean scent on all the linens, including in the bathrooms.
Here are some more of those wired nylon roses I use everywhere. Also I have two very nice old vases from my husbands family, which are very fancy and look better here than jelly jars. Even though this is an old house, not everything shabby looks good. Accents of silver and crystal look much better than mason jars and tin cans, for some reason. It seems it would be the opposite. I find in a newer-built home that some shabby things take the edge off everything being so new and pristine, but in an older home, the more elegant accessories look so much better. My mother in law lived in a shabby old apartment which she adorned with beautiful things. She even displayed her real silver cutlery, crystal goblets and fine china on hand crocheted lace tablecloths Sundays.
Because the appliances that I bought on sale years ago are black, my kitchen has black and white accents. I will try to show more of that room in the future. This is the tablecloth made from fabric from Joann's and it has matching accessories of a curtain, tea cozy and other things in the kitchen. I would suggest keeping a kitchen all white so that you can easily change your color scheme with accents like dishes and curtains.
We had a good discussion in Ladies Bible Study this week about pursuing peace. It means to chase something with the purpose of capturing it. It was brought to light that we will not be able to get along with everyone because some people are determined not to have any peace. They like to keep things stirred up and they practice this in their lives. They talk in circles with the intention of perpetuating confusion. They never solve anything or bring a matter to an end. They perpetuate trouble. And while it is good to avoid this fruitless conflict, it would also be good for the troublemakers in life to run from us instead of us always running from them!
More black and white in my kitchen.
I like the rosebud scrap in the middle of this handmade trivia. Grandma had a lot of them given to her which she never used.