I saw a sight so strange and experienced something so amazing that it is hard for me to explain it. If you can give me a few minutes, I’ll do my best to describe it to you.
What do you like most about Spring decorating? I like that it means the cold weather is behind us (fingers crossed) but I also love all the lovely muted colors of Spring. This is really the only time of year that I use peaches and pinks in my home decor, but I think I may need to use these colors more . . . without hubby noticing of course. 😉
My home has some other added color as I recently repainted every room on the main floor. I can’t wait to share it with you.
To be sure, the bunnies overrunning my house are more prolific than my writing has been of late! We spent the first week of March in San Diego and since then I’ve spent much of my time fighting and then recuperating from an influenza virus. UGH!
“No honey, I did NOT get my flu shot this year but I’m glad you did.”
So today, my words will be few and I’ll simply share a few Spring/Easter vignettes scattered around my house.This mama bunny cookie jar adorns my kitchen island, along with a pot of lavender and some gold leafed eggs.
The den has gone Green for Spring (more pics showing my bookcases HERE).
I shared this photo on Instagram of a collection of vintage pocket watches and a tiny bird’s nest.
I found this big bunny in a thrift store last Spring and I’m still debating on whether to leave him “as is” or to paint him. I’m really loving the grey stone bunnies I’ve seen around the home decor stores.
This is my favorite frame because I can print out seasonal pictures from The Graphics Fairy to change it up for each holiday.
A Spring Bouquet in a garden urn adorns the dining table,
A mix of decoupaged eggs and gold leafed eggs.
The weather is very Springlike and warm this week in South Carolina and the pollen is beginning to fly. Hubby and I are working on a solution for keeping the furniture on the screened porch protected from the messy pollen this year. I’ll let you know how that works out! I hope you all are well and that you are enjoying the entrance into this new Season, wherever you may live.
Another year draws to a close, and while most people have already put away their Christmas pretties, I linger. I sit beside the fire in the den sipping hot tea and gazing upon the figures on my woodland themed mantle, dusted with shimmering snow. I see the glow of the Christmas tree lights in the living room behind me reflected brightly in the den’s windows before me. The rains pour down outside my windows and the dark clouds have cocooned my home in darkness. Here in my den I find shelter from the heavy winter storm.
Shhh . . . don’t remind me that the temperature outside is in the 60’s and that Christmas is over. Let me spend a little more time enjoying the Wonder of Christmas.
Looking back on 2015 today I’ve compiled the most viewed posts of the year. They are in two categories, Home Decor and Inspirational, since my blog is comprised of both! If you choose to see more of any of these posts you can simply click on the pictures.
Here’s the countdown:
Drum roll please . . . because I’m kinda goofy like that!
Next is the Inspirational category which was special to me. It wasn’t just the traffic that caused me to share the top three, but there were also personal emails and stories shared behind the scenes that blessed me to no end as people related to the words God inspired me to write. Whenever I wonder if I should include these posts on my site (because most people don’t want a Home Decor site that is “preachy”), the response I receive back confirms that I am to continue to speak what God lays on my heart. I am probably more blessed than anyone who reads one of these posts by the feedback received.
So, moving right along, the top three Inspirational posts are:
Finally, the top post in the Inspiration category was the most heartbreaking for me but also a blessing to have been loved by a dog this good.
So, looking to the year ahead, I am excited that I’ll be continuing as a contributing author for Faith’nFriends (I hope you’ll all go over to the website and show some of the other writers some love), my friend Debbie Kitterman and I will be teaming up to teach on online course about starting a Mastermind Group, as well as getting our own group off the ground, I’m praying that I will have the opportunity to attend another writer’s conference this year, I’m looking forward to being on the launch teams of a couple of different books that author friends will be releasing in the new year, and I will also be plugging away here at home as I work on my own book and #write365. Of course I will continue to make home improvements to share on Old Things New.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the year with me. I have certainly enjoyed meeting new friends here on the blog and continuing relationships with those of you I’ve come to know and love through this wonderful job I get to do called blogging. I am MOST blessed of the Lord!
Happy New Year and abundant blessings to you all!