I’m feeling so honored to have visited The French Farmer’s Wife barn just days before the opening of the holiday show, Thursday through Saturday, October 22 – 24, 2020 in Kernersville, North Carolina. Getting to see the show in all of its Christmas glory before the crowds arrive was simply magical. Owners and master stylists Gail Cekuta and Kathee Zurian have literally outdone themselves.Continue reading
Old doors, the crustier the better, show up in several areas in our home. Are you thinking, how could that possibly happen? And does my hubby understand my on-going addiction? Well, fortunately, yes. It all started many years ago…Continue reading
Last week North Carolina was drenched with hurricane rains. Normally, my go-to on dreary days is a snuggle with a steaming cup of coffee and a good book. On that day I surprised myself and opted for a photo editing session on PicMonkey.com. I have been planning to create and frame kitty portraits of our three felines for ages, but life kept getting in the way. Or so I was telling myself.Continue reading
I have finally arrived at my personal home accessory goal: if you don’t see it, we don’t have it! I am a former tiny accessories shop and large decorative painting studio owner. I love accessories. Scouring flea markets, barn sales, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, everywhere. Maybe I just like the final results when they are styled to my delight. They can be moved from room to room on a whim while in my jammies, coffee in hand, reading a pile of magazines.Continue reading
Steve and I bought our 1977 brick ranch home in 1990. It was a great neighborhood for our family, but it featured a dreadful dark kitchen. The cabinets over the peninsula were so low that we had to bend over to talk to the girls at the kitchen table. The photos below are from 25 years ago, after I painted the very dark cabinets white, and even painted the old faux butcher block countertops so we could temporarily stand to look at them.
With a busy family, a limited budget, and hubby and I working full-time, the kitchen languished until 2000.Continue reading