Displaying Family Keepsakes

What makes this china cabinet so special to us?

When my sweet mother-in-law Faye passed away๐Ÿ˜ข, my father-in-law decided to sell their home and move to an independent living facility. None of Neal’s brothers wanted this china cabinet. Neal and I really did not have room for it, but it kept calling me. ๐Ÿ˜ŠSo . . . we brought this beautiful china cabinet home with us. It reminds me of Faye each time I see it. She used it as an actual china cabinet. Continue reading “Displaying Family Keepsakes”

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Fall Tablescape

I just love fall — the cooler nights, carving pumpkins, drinking warm cider, smelling freshly baked apple pies, wearing cozy sweaters, and oh the brilliant colors as the foliage explodes with shades of red and orange!

Until this last year, I was a school administrator and thus never had time to decorate for fall. Now that I am retired and doing education consultant work, I have more time and enjoy decorating our home for different seasons.

My father passed away on July 27, 2017. I miss him, but know I will see him when I get to Heaven. Dad had several old cars and trucks. He loved to restore old vehicles. This container (oblong metal box in the photo above) is the toolbox (behind the driver’s seat) in one of three of trucks Dad had behind his barn. I believe the truck is from the 1940s.

 

I just love using something that is genuinely old and rustic. It also reminds me of my Dad. Continue reading “Fall Tablescape”

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Festive, but Simple 4th of July Tablescape

July the 4th is one of many fun times to live on the lake as we celebrate Independence Day! We typically have family visit for several days, so we create great memories of swimming, boating, fishing, eating, telling family stories (that are more exaggerated each year), and a lot of laughter.

So back to my tablescape . . .

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How to Hang Artwork on the Ceiling

I retired as a school superintendent ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿซย over a year ago. Many of my sweet colleagues gave me special mementos to remind me of our time together. โค๏ธTwo special friends gave me this beautiful artwork.

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Bringing the Outside Inside for Christmas: Using Greenery on Our Table

I just love decorating for Christmas! The house becomes bright and festive. Neal and I enjoy the warm glow of the Christmas tree ๐ŸŽ„, hot cocoa โ˜•๏ธ, tasty treats ๐Ÿช, time with family, and celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ who is the reason for the season! ๐Ÿ™

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