Sunday, October 7, 2012

Getting ready for Halloween...

After the long (hot!) summer, I have been so excited for fall. I started my halloween decorating early in September - I love the way the orange plays off the other colors in the dining room and the living room. And I can't wait for all the trick or treaters (and leftover candy). : )


We celebrated our wedding anniversary a few weeks ago at the Southern Hotel in St. Genevieve.  We walked around the town, had dinner at the Anvil, and did a little antiquing. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dining Room Update

A dining room update...

We found a dining table early March, and a china cabinet early April.  After a little reupholstering, the dining room looks like this...

Still some plans in the works for the right corner...

One of the original labels was still on the bottom of a chair.  The set was purchased from the Black Furniture Company, 2600 North Broadway, St. Louis, MO.   I love the local touch.  The table and chairs was a Craigslist find; the china cabinet came from Elder's on Cherokee. 


Sunday, June 17, 2012

As a long-overdue update on this neglected blog, this week I will be sharing my recent trip to Maine's Acadia region.  Here is a sneak peek of the coast...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring is coming!

The magnolia tree across the street is blooming, and we are discovering all the flowers in our new yard.  So far, we have daffodils, tulips, one crocus, and a mysterious wilted plant that bloomed purple and pink flowers.  The roses are coming back (except perhaps the one I tried to winter over inside and forgot to water), and the yard is greening up.  In the back yard, we have fosythia beginning to think about flowering. 

Inside we are thinking about how to best use our greenhouse.  So far, the verdict is herbs.