Thursday, February 6, 2014


All the holiday is cleared away and I've been 
yes..... again

I need some Spring and so the basket
will have some plant or flowers later today.

Many of the cupboards and drawers are
now nearly empty, or at least spacious. 
Only useful and meaningful things remain.

Of course a photo bomb from Howie.
I moved him three times and then gave up.

My only nod to the Feb holiday

When the photographer was here 
she quickly learned that
nearly everything in my home 
has a story
a history
or a purpose

 Into the den

Keeping the twinkle lights up for now.
I like them in this room at night
while watching Sherlock,
 Nova or American Experience.

Howie get off my bed!!!!
Mom says so.

Na na na na na na  I win..... 


lilraggedyangie said...

O my thanks for the tour you have such a beautiful welcoming home...Your furbabies are adorable ..enjoy your day hugs lil raggedy Angie said...

I can look at pictures of your gorgeous home all day long:) Everywhere I look is another creative way to display treasures. So beautiful! Can't wait to see it in print so I can read it as well. I think our pets know they will be online because they always try to get into the pictures too. But I guess it adds a bit of life to the picture. Yours are adorable:) Have a great rest of the week. It has been snow, snow, snow all week here. Finally going to open up the shop to see. We'll see how that works out. Retail is so strange. lol At least I am blogging more and totally enjoying it!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Looks beaUtiful! And your fuzzy kids are pretty darn cute. :)

Bead and Needle said...

So clean looking! ALWAYS clean looking! Quit working so hard - you're making the rest of us look bad...Walking Dead starts Sunday - you can sit with those great twinkle lights!

Tracey Broome said...

Keeping my twinkle lights up too, they may stay all year, I love their cozy glow at night when I am here alone....
Your home looks lovely and loved! There is a story with almost everything I own as well, what's the point otherwise?!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love seeing your home. It inspires me. Today I'm noticing all your lovely cabinets and hutches...I want one so much but just need to find the right one. Sigh...someday!

Faded Charm said...

Hey you....glad to hear you had a nice Holiday with your kids.....even though you got sick, it was probably worth it!

You got a minute to come help me clean...hehehe. I always get way behind when I'm preparing for a Show.

Think warm thoughts for me as we are experiencing a blizzard right now. Kids are on their way home from school early today:-)


Amber said...

Your home is so peaceful, Z. I really need to get off my hiney and DO something. You may have prompted me to do so! :)

Linda said...

Your home is wonderful! It looks calm and cozy! Have a wonderful day!!

Createology said...

Your home is lovely and comfortable and divine. Joyful Bliss...

Romeo said...

Photo bomb LOL yes, well at least we know you really live there! The doggies at least ;)

Your home is so welcoming! Love it everytime I see photos and look forward to the next time.

Do tell though....I don't remember seeing the "garland" on the tall cabinet before. Have I somehow missed this??? Like this idea alot!!!!

Sending you hugs!

"her" and Romeo

Beatnheart said...

yeah i love your house tooo...especially that room with the benches used as book shelves ...whata clever idea...if only I had some benches...not easy to find nor is anything you have in your home....just beautiful cozy and wonderful.

Nella Miller said...

Suz, I am in the process of adding the warm, personal touches which I see everywhere in your inviting and comforting...layers of collections...neat...beautifully arranged...speaking to me of the person who lives there..warm, interesting and lovely..and of course always a smile....with the fur babies! The quilt is beautiful...N.xo

Kathy said...

Loved the tour. Your house is just so lovely and calm.

Lana said...

Honestly Suzan...if I could pick a place and decorate it (decorate is too superficial a word really) any way I wanted, YOURS would be it. It always seems so comforting, so peaceful, calm, and easy going. The natural textures and soft shades of nature are SO nice. Absolutely beautiful.

Julie Marie said...

Hi again... I am still here... lingering... going through your older posts... and room by room... I so love the primitive~folk art looks... and also that everything in your home has a story behind it... whispers from the past I call them... and I always listen to what they have to say... since I am brand new to your blog, what is your other puppy's name besides Howie?... doggie kisses to you sweet ones!... also, did I miss it somewhere, do you have a shop?...I read your bucket post and loved it!... I am sure I will be making some "deposits" soon!... how can I tell if I am a "No~reply" blogger?... I don't want to be a no~reply blogger!... the interaction is what I love... it reminds me of when I was a little girl and my mama and her two best friends came over to our house every morning and had coffee together before they started their day... not a gossip session... just three friends enjoying time together... swapping recipes, maybe showing a new pattern for a dress they were going to make... everyday things... that's what I love to see in a blog, and yours reminds me of just that... I feel welcome here... oh, and is that Alice in Wonderland door a doggie door?... hope it's okay if I stay a bit longer... love all your baskets... especially the Amish ones... I have but two of those and am saving for more... xoxo Julie Marie

The Boston Lady said...

I've been catching up a bit. Beautiful home tour. What do I like best? That every item has a story. Lovely. Ann