Hey out there – my WordPress dashboard says that some of you are visiting this site. Who in the world are you? It has been so long in between posts that I can’t imagine anyone sticking around and/or coming back for more.
I’m still here, but busy as usual. We’ve had a marvelous summer, which I hope to share with you in an upcoming post.
In the mean time, enjoy some of these old ads I’ve found from the 40′s. They are a stitch! In a time capsule!
I finally have a tiny moment where I can work on this blog. My daughter’s health is getting much better, we are getting the hang of homeschooling, I’m settling into my new job, and life is good again.
So, I wanted to share how beautiful the spring is here in my Southern yard. Pines, dogwoods, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, and irises are all making their glorious appearance now.
Our yard is really made for a spring bloom. That’s when it is at its best. The glory only lasts about two weeks, and then the blooms wither back. At that point, you almost hear the plants exclaim, “Whew!”
And yes, that is a mushroom topiary you see! The story on that is the previous owners built it with a steel base and then planted English ivy on it. When we were looking to buy this house – in the spring, no less – my DH said “Oh, that has got to go.” But we’ve kept it, and grown attached to it. I think it sets the tone for our humble 70′s house nicely!
So, enjoy a virtual tour of our spring garden.
I’ve been so busy lately, SO busy. I got a new job, my husband got a new job, and we decided to pull our daughter out of public school. All good, but very stressful. I find December a stressful month when big, new changes aren’t happening, so I’m running at maximum capacity this year.
I have a yearn to start a homeschool blog to process and share everything I’m learning about parent-directed education… but who has time!? I’m also making crafts, none of which are complete enough to show you. And yes, I know it is only 9.5 days until Christmas. Aaggghhh!
So, as my Christmas card to you, I’m sharing my photos from our trip to Williamsburg that we took last year in December. Have you ever been to Williamsburg at Christmas? It is beautiful! I really recommend it. They decorate in natural material, including spectacular wreaths.
How is any of this related to vintage stuff? Well, I guess you can call Colonial times “vintage.” Waaaaay vintage, I guess. Williamsburg as a precursor to the Early American style of the 50s and 60s? Anyway, enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (Click on any image to start the slideshow.)
These photos make me want to buy some greenery. Oh, I just added something else to my list!