Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Good morning. I have been having technical problems with the computer but I think they are worked out now. In the post below I was trying to write about the new green paint that I ordered from Fine Paints of Europe that is supposed to be a match for the Laduree green that they use on their boxes. Every time I tried to type the cursor turned to a cross and would not let me enter any text..........Today it seems to be working just fine.

I've been around visiting all your lovely blogs but have not been having much luck leaving comments. Some times the cursor works and other time it does not. So any way, ~hi~ hope all is well with all of you. Are you all getting ready for spring? We are around here. I have been working with all my color fan decks picking out paint colors to do some painting. Paint colors are really difficult to pick out for me. I think that is why I like wallpaper so much. You get to see the big pattern and color and if you use multi colored paper it is very forgiving.

Our closet has gotten out of control over the winter. It is so cold in there so not much time is spent keeping it organized until the weather warms up.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Dana

~Happy Valentines Day~
Thirty some years ago Dana came into this world and has been a light in our lives ever since. Will you join me in wishing her a happy birthday on her blog at Dana Moore Designs? I'm sure she would get a kick out of hearing from you.
Hope you all have a great Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Decluttered Cupboard

These little risers really free up space in the dish cupboard. Tea and coffee cups looks so English Cottage cute hanging on cup hooks on shelves but I haven't had any success screwing the cup hooks in. It probably involves a drill to start the hole but my drill skills are lacking.
Hope you are enjoying this warm day.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Kitchen Work Horses

I wish there was a little drawer in the front of my kitchen sink to keep scrubber's and my dish brush in but there isn't. This spotted mint julep cup keeps it handy. It is an inexpensive cup from Two's Company that we used to carry at the shop. It gets a good washing often and an occasional swipe with silver polish but the finish on it is pretty well worn off which I really don't mind.
This blue and white hand soap dispenser is a real work horse in our kitchen. It came form my favorite junktique shop in Petoskey and cost very little. Today while scrubbing around the sink area I replaced the pump that goes to it with one from another bottle of liquid hand soap. This pump works better in it than the one that was in it before because it has a thicker stem that lets the heavy soap come out better.
Before Christmas I replaced my old dish soap dispenser with this new springy looking one. The painting was chipping off of the old one that I had had for about 8 years. These things are really handy and look decent to keep your dish soap in on the counter top. If you can find one I highly recommend them. You crafty girls could probably make them but let me warn you that the gals from the store that tried to recreate them their selves had a hard time getting a bottle topper that would work for them. They did come to the conclusion that the bottle itself was a Miller HighLife beer bottle in case you want to give it a try.
This is a random picture that down loaded when I put in my kitchen work horse pictures so I thought I would share it here too. The tip here is parsley storage. We use fresh Italian parsley in almost everything that gets cooked around here. In the spring, summer and fall it grows in the back yard in pots but during the winter it comes from the market. To preserve it, clip the tips of the stems off when you first bring it home and put it in a cup of water. Then take a large baggie and slit one side of it to make a tent to cover the parsley and pop it into the refrigerator. Change the water every few days and it can last up to 2 weeks if you haven't used it all up.
Have a great Saturday with the ones you love.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Beautiful Blue

Some blue for you.
A robins egg blue candle nestled in moss on a silver candle stick.

Ruffled bowls, silver, and painted candle holders.

White French bowl on linen in blue and white checked kitchen.

A blue and white corner in the kitchen.
I noticed this morning that my first blog post was February 5, 2007 exactly two years ago today. I think that I really started blogging earlier but deleted some of my earliest posts. Time really flies by fast. Lately blogging has fallen by the wayside a bit. I still enjoy visiting blogs from time to time and love to see every ones decorating pictures but most of my free time is spent following the action taking place in Washington DC on the news and blogs. My reactions are not fit to post here so I haven't been doing much blogging.
Our new wireless set up here has somehow deleted all of my e-mail contacts. If any of my friends or family read this would you please drop me a note so I can get you back into my contacts.
We have a beautiful blue sky here this morning. I hope your sky is blue where ever you are.