November 27, 2012


Continuing with the Thanksgiving spirit, I'd like to say that I am grateful for many things about my mother.   Undoubtedly, I have inherited her enjoyment of collecting Westmoreland Milk Glass.    When I was younger I didn't think much of it when I would see her bring home a piece or two or three.  As I got older though I realized why I began to like it;  the pieces can stay out all year round, they go with any color decor, and they're versatile.  I become hooked.  At any estate sale, antique store, or even thrift store (the luckiest finds) my eyes go right towards the white glass.

Here's some background information as to why Westmoreland Milk Glass is so special.

So, I'm wondering if you too enjoy collecting something special?

PS   Here is a sampling of a few of my pieces

November 21, 2012

Why Not......It's Wednesday #5

I find the most beautiful table settings are those that are simple, using just a few items yet making a statement.   So, for those of you who haven't set your Thanksgiving table, there is still time to gather a few items and pull together a show stopper.  The tables below are some of my favorites.  I hope they provide some inspiration.

via dear lillie

via she-n-he photography

via home stories a to z

via william sonoma

"Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don't" - Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2012

Hutch Update

Whether it's the back of a hutch or bookcase,  I've admired how you can instantly update its look with a striking paint color or fabric design.   I decided to tackle this rather easy project and I love how it turned out. First, I found the material last week at Joanne's and with a 50%off sale going on it was only $12 a yard which was all that I needed.  Off to the Dollar Store for 4 pieces of poster board and that cost, well you can do the math LOL.

After measuring the back of my hutch, I cut the poster board.  I needed to tape together the two pieces in order to get the length.

I covered it like you would a present and taped it along the back.  No reason to get fancy here.

They fit into place perfectly!   How much better my collection of milk glass looks.  It's one of those projects that makes me wonder what took me so long?

Enjoy your week!

I'm partying with:

New House

November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

It's been a week since Hurricane Sandy caused so much destruction and changed the lives of millions.  She left us without power for 127 hours but that is nothing compared to what others in my community have endured. Please keep those without a place to call home in your prayers and for those still without power, stay strong.

I'd like to share with you an article that captures my love of the Jersey Shore.

God bless,