Shabby Chic Art

Welcome everyone.  I have been very busy with my art and design projects this summer. It’s a good thing that I have this to fill my time because I have been chopping at the bit to repaint some furniture and ready Shabby Lane Cottage for Fall.  I told myself that I had to wait a few weeks. It’s just still too hot outside and I don’t want people in my neighborhood to think I am crazy when I start hanging Fall wreaths on the front door! Alas, I have beautiful neighbors! Hi Susan and Kim! They know I can be little crazy at times.

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Welcome to Shabby Lane Cottage Kitchen Tour

I am so happy to welcome you to my sweet little cottage on a very shady lane on the side of the mountain overlooking the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island.  Continue reading

Decorating with Florals Part 2

Have you ever looked around your home and noticed how many flowers there are whether it be a print on a throw pillow, a picture hanging on a wall, a bouquet of flowers brought in from the garden or a bouquet of artificial flowers in a jar. Continue reading

Sweet Dreams

Good day to you all! As many of you know I live with my youngest son and his wife and four children, two boys and two girls all under the age of eight. I am not only these children’s grams but also their nanny of sorts while mommy and daddy work. I live in their basement apartment which has two bedrooms, one very lovely kitchen, big bathroom, sitting area and dinning area as well as my own entrance. Since the birth of their last baby girl Izabella the boys have taken up residence in the spare bedroom in basement the apartment with me. You have seen pictures of my decorating this sweet little nest for the past two years. I have not imposed my decor on the upstairs rooms until lately.

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It’s Autumn Time!


They say that “Autumn carries more gold in one pocket than all of the other seasons.” I can sure feel Autumn here in the West, the mornings are so lovely with just a little touch of briskness, bright blue skies and the mountains are just starting to think about putting on a new Fall coat. Oh yes, I love Autumn. One of my favorite memories is that of laying in bed on an early Fall mornings with the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves coming from the kitchen. I knew Mom was making something yummy and hardy. Those spices give a lovely heady smell, that brings me back to milder, slower Autumn days when I was a child. Lazily walking to the bus stop to go to school. Fond memories that I cherish. Continue reading