Seeing Red

Hello everyone,
       It is time to welcome February-the month of romance! 
These shots are just a little tribute to Valentine's Day.
This was my treat of the week today.
It was pretty much calorie free since I was going to eat the biscuit anyway and raspberries are fruit and I need to have a few servings a day of fruit to maintain good health so just a little whipped cream with a tablespoon of sugar or two-makes for a pretty good low calorie dessert wouldn't you say??? Ha!Ha!
It was good!
I am still seeing red!

I couldn't share red without showing my dishes again-could I?

Thank you for seeing my reds.

Take care,


I LOVE when I come across storage idea's that are not the "usual". I love how there is so much storage for the TV in the first picture, you can never have enough storage around a TV in my experience. If you like the round "library" table, just click title of this post to take you for directions !

Shut the Front Door

I've had this spicy red color on my screen door for way too long.
(like.... 9 months)
I was ready for a change...
I only paid about $100 or so for this screen 5 years ago.  I cut the screen out and had a piece of glass made for it.  I like the wood and the four squares.  Since I didn't pay a lot for it I feel like I can do whatever I want to it. add chicken wire to the bottom half where my kids shot the lower glass with an air soft gun.
 Now I don't notice the "ding" so much.
(good thing I don't have some fancy & formal etched glass)
I also added some iron brackets to dress it up.
I framed out the house number with an old chippy frame.
 I moved the little #12 plaque to the door so it's more visible from the road.
The green is Wethersfiled Moss by Benjamin Moore.
This door is casual and maybe a little unexpected on a tall colonial such as ours but I like that it brings the feel of our home a little more "down to earth".
to see more on ways I use doors GO HERE
Linking with:
Savvy Southern Style - WOW US Wednesday #51

Tea Time

Hello everyone,
    It was a beautiful sunny day here today so I enjoyed a nice walk and a skate on the pond.
Of course, a cup of tea is in order after a some fresh air.
So,I dug out my blue and white china today.
The china I used today came from an antique shop that has since closed down.
And once again,they are not matching but co-ordinate well.
This is the teapot pattern-in case anyone wants to know.
Biscuits always go well with a good cup of tea.

My husband bought me some pretty white tulips.

I got this iron thingy at a thrift shop awhile ago.

/Can't believe we are almost into February and not a single snowstorm- what is the Island coming too!!!

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday again this week.

Thank you for visiting,


Kitchen Details

Hello everyone,
     Did you have a lovely weekend? I spent some time taking pictures of everything from tulips to little ones in pink tutus so I will have more to share with you this week.
I have made a few changes in our kitchen. This harvest table was one we bought many years ago when all our children were young and used to sit around this table having their meals and doing homework etc.It was a dark pine when we bought it. Anyway,my daughter had it for her family and recently got a new one so when we got it back I thought it was time for a coat of white paint-now I like it a lot better but it only has the base coat on yet.
The red and white pitcher and basin came from Coulson's in Summerside a few years ago and I love it filled with white tulips locally grown.

The shelf above the wood pellet stove.
The walls in our kitchen are a gray color with a hint of taupe.
I like being able to display my red and white transferware in these little racks.

I enjoy making a few changes around the house this time of year - it is the little details that make a home cozy don't you think?

Thank you for visiting.


A Salvaged Frame

I found this frame at my favorite salvage store last week.

I liked the chunky size but not the veneer.

I thought the back side had some potential.  It is real wood and pretty rough.
So I cleaned it up a bit.
Then I cut some chicken wire down to size and stapled it to the front side of the frame.
Now to get ready for the spray paint...
I want the paint to be all chippy so I am using the "vaseline technique".
(I used up all my vaseline but this is a similar "goop")
Spray paint it a flat white.  Let it dry completely before scraping.
Using a spackle knife - scrape the 'goop' off and also other areas that I want the wood to show.
Where the "goop" was it looks like the paint was really chipped off.
I can think of so many ways to use this....

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