Monday, September 15, 2014

Bye Bye Summer

As the official date for Autumn approaches I thought I would show you my Summer decor
 one last time
Birds, Shells and Beach Glass Blues seem to be the theme of this bookcase
I love these colors of blue mixed with white!
This blue bottle is one of my oldest treasures and a favorite thing.  No markings but it looks like a Blenko glass to me.
Most everything on this shelf was thrifted, except for that gorgeous boy in the photo.
Tiger is priceless!

I started bringing out the Fall bins last week but didn't get much done as I started feeling icky.  I've been in the bed for a few days but I'm finally on the mend.  I even missed a much anticipated lunch with some of my Atlanta blogging friends (I miss you all so much and wanted to be there!)  But such is life.  So I think I'll feel well enough to get back to bringing the Fall to the bookcases and cubbies! 

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Wishing you JOY,

Linda

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sweet Sixteen!

Today my sweet Charlie Kitty turns 16!
Charlie is the best cat and a great companion!
We have been through a lot together
I saw this sweet kitten in a PetSmart and knew I would not be leaving there without him!
I truly do not know what I would do without him...I know one day I will have to find out, but I hope not for several more years.

Of course I have a collection of 'cats' so in honor of Charlie here they are...
Lots of fun cats in the cubbies!
Sitting on the shelves 
A few of my favorites scattered here and there!
Tiger and I got Charlie some treats and a catnip mouse for his Birthday! 
But first a Cat Nap! 

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

Monday, September 8, 2014

Pretty Scarves Everywhere!

Last year my love of scarves reached new heights when I made my trip to Paris~
I enjoy wearing them and have added to my collection recently while in CO to visit my friend Kathe.  So where to store them and still be able to see them and pick out the perfect scarf?
Then I saw this on Facebook and knew I'd found my solution...thanks Angel!
I have several plate racks and I have the perfect spot on a wall leading to my bathroom.
I even used my level when hanging it
Loaded up the scarves and well.... I didn't love it  I decided the plate rack was too long
 and so I decided to change it.
This one just fit the space better.
Added the scarves and I like it!
Still it needed something?
Awwww....my Paris sign is perfect!
And so I can see if I like the scarf I added
This mirror on the opposite wall of this little hall. 
I can just turn around and check to see if it's the perfect choice!

Sharing this at these parties this week!
and a new party, Make It Monday


Wishing you JOY,

Linda

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What's Up Wednesday!

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! 
Mine was wonderful.  For the first time in years I had both my daughters, my son in law, grandson and my MOM all together for a family dinner! 
Of course we forgot photos!  
Still the time together was amazing. Since Mom has moved here, we will now have more of these times all together.  
Tiger and I had another play date!  He does love his chocolate milk!

Last week I had two dentist appointments, got my eyes checked and I still need to schedule a general check up.  Seems like I've ignored my self for so long now but I'm trying to catch up! 
Big news here is this new Kroger Marketplace
The largest Kroger in Georgia just opened last week a couple of miles from me.  I waited until yesterday to check it out!
Huge produce department!


 A huge home decor dept...this is just a tiny portion of it....kitchen, dishes, pots & pans, small appliances, towels, rugs and shower curtains!
(I'm kinda in love with the cute owl one)
Seasonal decor...yes...about 3 aisles of it!
(all these owls were so cute...Kathe don't you love them all)
Of course they have a great Fresh Meals to go and a Delicatessen...but you can also buy your girl an engagement ring between buying that frozen pizza and beer!  I had my watch with me and they put a new battery in it for free!  Nice!

Don't all grocery stores sell clothes and shoes? 
REALLY, they had some nice stuff!
So this store is really like a WalMart!
I must say I had fun! 
I'm so easily entertained!

That's it for this Wednesday!

Wishing you JOY

Linda

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Need For Change

My life has been a little crazy the last six months or so!  Mom getting sick and the decision to finally move her closer to me in Georgia.  The packing and purging and moving was sooooooo hard.
Settling Mom into her new apt and finding a place for everything we brought back from Texas.
Many things ended up in my spare bedroom
Beside the piles of my things I moved here a year ago that I'm still going through, I'm now going through lots of things I brought back from Mom's.  It's a mess!
But it's time for a change!
This is my dish closet but I know I have to downsize it.  I don't want to get rid of all my dishes since I still enjoy tablescaping, but I am editing my dishes to basics and a few themed items
Such an eclectic mix of things.  I've already started donating items I won't use again or that I like but don't LOVE!  I  have to downsize!
Several boxes of dishes have already departed my home.   I have much more to donate.
This is my goal for the next 5 months!
Donate, donate, donate!!!
I need my home to be less cluttered so I can really relax and enjoy it.  I love things!  But too many and it's not the calm oasis I want my home to be.  I've seen a new trend towards enjoying smaller spaces, simpler homes, simpler lives....I want that.
So look for more posts on downsizing and letting go!  
Charlie agrees!
as long as I don't downsize him! 

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Wishing you JOY,

Linda