Are you as anxious for spring to arrive as I am? Last weekend, my granddaughters Lainey and Ella helped me get all of my spring and Easter decorations out of storage. Don’t you love it when you get seasonal decorations out and you say, “I didn’t remember I had that!” So as I was rediscovering all of my treasures and planning the decorating scheme for this spring, I hear the weather forecast for central Illinois – several inches of snow. And as I look out the sliding glass doors from the dining room to the deck, which is covered in several inches of snow, and listen to the weather forecast for this week, several more inches of snow, I have decided that spring is definitely not here yet!
So for now, I would like to share with you some interesting items on my kitchen counter.
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So a little bit about the basket shown in this picture. I took a plain basket and added burlap roses around the brim. How simple is that! Burlap roses are super easy to make and so inexpensive.Read More »
There is nothing more perfect for a sweet Valentine treat than sugar cookies!! This recipe has been a favorite of my husband’s family for several generations. Some of the ingredients have changed since my husband’s great-grandmother made these delicious cookies. Lard has been replaced by butter and vegetable oil.Read More »
I have always loved stand alone kitchen cabinets and hutches – especially the Hoosier cabinet. Although my cabinet is not a Hoosier cabinet, it is truly a unique piece of furniture. I discovered it at a wonderful shop, Main Street Mercantile. Check them out at mainstreetmerc.com.Read More »
Wow – welcome 2013. You know the old saying – How time flies when you’re having fun. Well friends, Pat and I are looking forward to a fun-filled 2013 doing what we love best – spending time together and sharing our love of decorating with you.
Now that our Christmas decorations have been put away for another year, the house seems rather empty and bare. To me February is a time to stay inside where it is warm, bake some sweet treats, and spend time with the ones you love. So in the spirit of Cupid we are going to do some Valentines decorating.
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