Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Okay, I finally took a picture of the new entryway. Compare the paint color with that of my post on June 6th.

EntrywayQuite a difference, eh? It took a while to get used to it, but now I like it. This picture doesn't give a true representation of the color. It's more a teal.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Better late than never. My sadly neglected Christmas Cactus has finally decided to bloom.

Big cactusI got this cactus from a woman at work -- about 28 years ago. It was a LOT smaller then. I gave it to my mother and she kept it for 27 years, but last summer decided it was too big for her to handle and she as going to toss it out. NO WAY! So, I took it in. (And keep for getting to water it.

Cactus bloomsIt may be named a Christmas Cactus, but it didn't know it and has just decided to bloom.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Champagne02My goodness, I couldn't believe it has been so long since I blogged -- July! I've been busy with other aspects of my life. I'd like to start here again, but suppose I've lost whatever audience I had accumulated.
Worse, one of my favorite blogs has changed -- and it's now only open by invitation. This must have just changed, because I only accessed it yesterday! I'm so sad I won't be able to read Blushing Rose Antiques anymore.

I've been reading up a storm--both blogs and magazines. One of my favorite fiction authors is Mary Kay Andrews, who also has a blog. She bought a beach house this past fall and has been busy renovating it. I love seeing everything she posts about it. It's supposed to be done this week -- and I'm hoping she'll share lots of new pictures.

Meanwhile, I haven't done much decorating. We did finally finish our entryway. I should take a picture and post it. It came out well--although the color is nothing like we originally pictures. It's a Sherwin Williams deep teal (my description, not theirs) from their craftsman folder. We did the trim in gold, as they suggested. Looks nice, though.

I hope to start blogging here on a regular basis once again. Hope some of you will come back.