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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Life Unscripted & A Few New Things




Hello friends! I missed the entire month of October blogging, and this basket is almost as close as I got to decorating for it! I have been living an unstaged life for quite a while now. Some seasons of life are like that, don't you think?




I use my market baskets pretty constantly, but I have a habit of stowing stuff in the large wicker baskets when I don't have room for stuff, and they are usually all over the place. So handy! I was real pleased how good they look stacked up together at this end of the dining room.




We have had a lot of visitors over the summer and early fall, so not much has changed decoratively speaking. But I have managed to take a break for finding treasures now and then. Nothing is so relaxing as mindlessly picking through other people's stuff! LOL!




This little garden sieve charmed me and has found a temporary spot in the empty frame that I change out now and then.




It in turn frames a favorite teeny print of mine and gives it a bit more presence. (Oops! Even fuzzier than I thought.)




A change of table linen is rather constant. And these just got folded from the wash. I thought they could make a nice backdrop to show you a few recent finds!




More on these a little further on...




For now, this is what's happening on the little patio. We had to scramble to bring in the house plants when the overnight temps took a sudden plunge. I wish I was one of those persons who had it all together both inside and out!!




But my Swedish ivy and shamrocks survived life on the patio over summer and even rewarded us with a little bloom when we brought them in.




These guys are sort of a record for me keeping houseplants alive. I'm so proud!




(Hope it lasts!  :0))




I was thrilled to find a couple of new marmalade pots! They are not so cheap here and was happy to pay 15 each. I love the patina on the left one.




I can't tell you how cheery it was to find this little china creamer with the fall leaves on it!




Berries on the other side.








That just might be it for the fall decorating around here!




I also wish I had one of those so chic kitchens that I see all over. But ours is so small that I have finally given it over to pure function. It is usually full of a thousand people all cooking and cleaning together.




We did manage to get an installer for the range hood between guests a couple of weeks ago. We have been without one for a dozen years. Taking out the overhead cupboards made the room breathe so much easier even though we lost so much storage. 




I thought I would hate it, but I don't. And that little wooden wall rack with hooks that I already had fits perfectly underneath it! Adding a standing pot tower is next.




A precious new transfer ware trivet tile.




And a pretty little piece from an old clock! Not sure where I will use it yet.





This is the eensiest gathering basket I have ever seen. So cute! It may end up as a Christmas tree ornament.





I also found this larger one full of stone eggs. They are so hefty and smooth, and have a bit of a flat side so they don't roll. I just like having one in my hand like a worry stone. Who can't use that!?! Haha! There are exactly a dozen. Come on over and try one out!








Finally, I came across this adorable sampler that I am sure was waiting especially for me and my little cottage house. I love the fall colors, but also the evergreen trees. Thanks so much to the anonymous hands that stitched it up!






So nice that you stopped by!

Thanks for checking in.

Hope it's a great week for you!

Jacqueline








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