Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Finally Fall

I have finally added some Fall decor to the cubbies!
I wanted to add some of the wonderful warm colors of Fall to the cubbies, but also trying to keep it simpler then I've done in previous years!
I love this little vignette on the shelf
I recently found this great glass jar at the thrift shop for .50
I love the ground glass stopper...I decided to fill it with some Pinecones and acorns
I added a print I picked up in Montreal several years ago
This shelf isn't complete, but I like where it's headed....the green owl is new

I found these brown glass bottles last year at the thrift shop and added some handmade pumpkins from my friend Z @ Old Grey Mare
A book to read with Tiger
My faux flower arrangement and a orange pottery piece 
make a sweet vignette on the cedar chest
A beautiful apothecary jar filled with acrylic pumpkins and acorns!

I'm joining these parties 
(even if I am a little late for a few of them)

Wishing you JOY,


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! 

Joining these parties:

Wishing you JOY,


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,


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? 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,


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, 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