Sunday, August 6, 2017

Peaceful Sunday……

Stone Chapel  The stone chapel has an air of serenity.


Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Peaceful Sunday…..

Bichet District 34 one room school in Florence, Kansas built by Oscar Johnson a local store mason.  The school was used from 1896 to 1946 when closed to low enrollment. It sits at the West edge of the Flinthills. Placed on the National Register of Historic places in 2004,  Photo by Renate - flickr KG


Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Peaceful Sunday…….

Photo - Google Photos


I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...

And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka,

and have a party.

~Ron White

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The antique painting…..

I have had this oil painting on top of the vasselier for many years. The moment I saw it I fell in love with the soft muted colors. Of course I just had to have it even though it didn’t have a frame…… and it was a little on the pricey side.
painting 3
It has been displayed in a few different rooms over the years but has never had a frame…..until a few days ago! I decided to hang the cow painting that was here before in the living room which meant I needed something to fill the now empty space. I instantly thought of this painting and knew it would be just perfect in the spot. After I hung the painting I stood back and thought how it really needed a frame. Later that day as I was walking thru the living room  I noticed the smallest frame I had leaning aginst the wall next to the armoire looked like it was the same size as the oil painting!!!! However upon closer examination I realized the painting was just a little longer than the picture frame. I pondered it for a while and then thought, hmmmm I wonder if I can shorten the wood stretcher? After looking at it I decided it was indeed possible. Now the hardest part, convincing my husband to cut the wood stretcher down. After a little begging I persuaded him to just try it… only took about ten mintutes and now it looks like the painitng has always been in the frame!!!!
Have a great week my friends11!!
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Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Peaceful Sunday…..


There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

~Bryant H. McGill

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Peaceful Sunday…..

Strasbourg Cathedral - Northern France


Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

~Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, July 7, 2017

A new slipcovered settee…….

Remember when I decided that I wanted a simpler seating group in the living room? Well that lasted for about five months and then I decided I missed the settee seating arrangement.

living room

I started looking for a settee and while there were a lot of petite antique pieces none were suitable for slipcovering. Then one day when I had pretty much given up the search I found this settee on Craig’s List.

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My husband did not share my excitement when he first saw it…..he couldn’t see past the blue upholstery. I kept reassuring him it would be wonderful once it was slipcovered.

settee 002

The wood on the arms is sooooo pretty…..


I had to use a really heavy denim fabric so the blue upholstery fabric would not show thru the slipcover since I didn’t want to line the slipcover. I broke a lot of needles and said a lot of bad words while making the slipcover!!!! In the end it turned out beautiful though and it was well worth it. The settee that was in the living room before is upstairs in the hallway sitting area.

Have a great weekend my friends!!!