...all things pertaining to the warmth and coziness of home

Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Thrill of the Hunt

Every once in a while I like to pop in at a local thrift store for the "thrill of the hunt". I never know what I'm hunting for until I find it! There are friends of mine who will be happy about these expeditions, and there are friends of mine who have never stepped foot in a thrift shop. So for my fellow thrift shopper friends, I came home with a few things the other day. I found a cute black corduroy jumper, white

t-shirt, and a black short-sleeved cardigan (can't wear long sleeve sweaters at this stage of womanhood!). I also found a flat brown tray that I am going to paint (not sure what colour yet), (found some paint too) and put votive candles or tea lights on it with prim fixins. I enjoy looking through the craft/hobby section in the hopes of finding patterns or decorating books. I found a cross-stitch book with some samplers that have a lot of the old motifs in them. The idea is to create my own samplers in a smaller version. The best part is it all cost $25.00!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Parlor Room

 The parlor room was the "face" of the family. It displayed the family's best furnishings, works of art, and status symbols.  This is where the guests were entertained, and family functions were held. This is my online “parlor room”; a place where I can entertain friends, share my various forms of “works of art”, and home decor. I don't have any earthly status symbols, but I do in heaven. I hope you'll drop by often.  Maybe I can inspire you to go somewhere new, or try something different. Life goes by too quickly. Enjoy it every day with the people God has in your life.