Friday, November 27, 2015

~Feeling Grateful~

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.  Mine was wonderful with all my children home and we had a nice dinner with my Mom and Dad.  There is so much to be grateful for.  Enjoy! xoxo K 

I kept my table really simple with only eucalyptus and some paperwhite bulbs as the centerpiece along with vintage white plates that I've collected over the years.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I will gradually start decorating for Christmas and am hoping to take advantage of this beautiful sunny day to scour our property for the perfect tree(or two) and collect some fresh greens.   

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, November 13, 2015

~Pheasant Feathers~

This time of year when all my flowers are done blooming in my yard I try to come up with other ideas of items to use around the house.  Pheasant feathers are usually something I get out around Thanksgiving time.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

This year I placed a large bunch in an urn and decided to show an idea for a place setting that can be used during the Holiday season.

The days have been wet and dark lately, so I have to scramble to get photos whenever the sun decides to shine.

I like keeping my table settings simple and for this one just used a French hemp towel with a pumpkin in the center and the feather with herbs inside the napkin set on some vintage plates that I've had for years. 

I even sat down to enjoy a pumpkin scone while the table was set and wanted to share the recipe with you that I found on Pinterest HERE .  I used the spiced glaze and only 1/2 cup p. sugar and I make my scones in the scone pan that I got at World Market last year so they needed to cook for 18 minutes.

Have a great weekend!  It looks like it's going to be a wet one for us.

Friday, November 6, 2015

~Reflecting on the Season~

With the turning back of the clocks always comes colder weather.  I have to admit that I dread the day I have to put my shorts and flip flops away and am confined to indoors.  Each year at this time I try to remind myself of everything I have and surround myself with beauty inside my home.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I think I like white so much in my home because even on the dreariest day I am surrounded by a light palette inside.  Just like in the warm sunny months, I still love to bring nature inside this time of year like pumpkins and clippings from my lavender bushes.  

Snow berries are in abundance in the forest beside our home.  Those along with some pears look great in my primitive cupboard filled with brown transfer ware.  

I'm so happy with these bistro chairs from World Market I got a couple months ago and am especially happy when all my kids are home sitting around this table. 

I look forward to the occasional sunny days we will have where the sun will stream through these windows in my kitchen.  I found this variety of eucalyptus at a wonderful Farmers Market at Portland State University while visiting their campus with my daughter.  I look forward to bringing more into my home as the holidays approach.   

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, November 2, 2015

~Outdoors in Autumn~

I can hardly believe that it's already November.  We've been lucky with mostly sunny and dry weather this Autumn until last weekend which was wet and blustery!  It's a good thing I was able to get out and take a few photos of this area last week before the rest of these leaves on the tree blew away.  Enjoy! xoxo K.  

I'm going to miss those mild days and working out in my yard.  Now the days will be shorter and the weather colder which will force me to spend more time indoors.

Most of this outdoor furniture will get stored away until Spring and The Garden House will be left vacant until the weather warms up again.  If you know me at all, you know I'm already counting the days:-)

I still have some pansies to plant in pots and window boxes, so I'm crossing my fingers for at least a couple more dry days. Have a wonderful week! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

~Ironstone in the Farmhouse~

It's time for Farmhouse Friday again and this month we are talking about how we display dishes in our homes.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

One of my favorite places to display some of the old ironstone I've collected over the years is this corner cupboard in my dining room.

I have some pitchers in here with the best crazing which for some reason always catches my eye when I'm out shopping and I'm drawn to these pieces with all their imperfections.  Mixed with herbs, eucalyptus and this wonderful heirloom pumpkin I think I like them even more♥

The other side of this room has even more ironstone sitting in an old hutch top that I placed on a vintage dresser.  I like the simplicity of this area with it's farmhouse feel!  

I've been craving oranges lately and they add a nice pop of color sitting in this turreen along the cotoneaster berries  from my yard placed in this lovely vintage French white enamel  pitcher. 

Please take a moment to visit all the other ladies sharing how they display dishes farmhouse style.

Have a wonderful weekend! 
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