Wednesday, December 21, 2016

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 5-12

Welcome back!  Hope your season is the most calm one you have ever experienced and that you have had moments of pure Christmas to enjoy.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  If we could visit in person, I'd offer you a cup of wassail and time to sit and chat.

To see days 1-4, click HERE


On the fifth day of Christmas...

the baking begins...


On the sixth day of Christmas...

the tree is complete with these four ornaments at the top...
one for each child's first Christmas
one from my husband's second grade
and one from my parent's house


On the seventh day of Christmas...

A cross-stitch I made when my children were little that reads...
"May this season
bring you joyful hours, 
pleasant memories, and
peace"


On the eighth day of Christmas...



On the ninth day of Christmas...



On the tenth day of Christmas...



On the eleventh day of Christmas...



On the Twelfth day of Christmas...






Gifts from my book club buddies

My ornament from our book club exchange...
we played naughty Santa
I stole this one!

Merry Christmas!
Robin

Saturday, December 10, 2016

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, 1-4

On the first day of Christmas...

Homemade marshmallows

On the second day of Christmas...

A snow lantern with Christmas mugs




On the third day of Christmas...


On the fourth day of Christmas...

 A cooperative poinsettia--it hasn't dropped a leaf yet!

On the fifth day of Christmas...

You'll have to return to see those treats!  Thanks for stopping by...
 
Robin

Monday, August 29, 2016

MARBLE, MARBLE, MARBLE

I recently toured a model home in Florida and fell in love with the bathroom finishes.  Thought I'd share them with you...

In this photo, you can see the barrel-vaulted ceiling (swoon...) and the trim around the entire bath enclosure.  What is not quite clear in this photo is that the field tile had a linen finish.  The combination was stunning!  The bathrooms were such a surprise, because I did not like the rest of the home at all.



Here's a close-up of the marble trim.  Gorgeous, huh?



The barrel-vaulted ceiling...marble mosaic



The niche trimmed out...marble



And lastly, the flooring...herringbone marble tile



Another shower in the same home



Too bad the rest of the house did not measure up to the bathrooms--seemed like an opportunity missed on such a potentially wonderful space.  BUT, I had to show you these bathrooms.  Hope you enjoyed the visit as much as I enjoyed showing it to you!

 Robin

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

STILL HERE


Just a little tidbit to let you know, I'm still here!  How are you?

I'll write more later.  Thanks for stopping by...

Robin

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

HAPPY SPRING, HAPPY EASTER!


HAPPY SPRING, HAPPY EASTER!

I didn't do much specifically for Easter, but more for Spring (which will take the house to Summer).  I need a clean palette in my home and very little clutter!  I call it breathing room.  Can you relate?

I did do a little color on the front porch and it calms me when I sit in my rocking chair and watch the world drive by!





And then, because the deck is so visible from the living room, I did the lantern on the table outside too...


I hope your SPRING  is welcoming warmer weather and a wonderful change of the seasons.

Thanks for stopping by one more time...
 
Blessings to Everyone
Robin