Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Dappled Day.....

Dearest Readers,

What a lovely day of dappled sunshine here at Honey Hill Farm! I so love the way the golden light streams into each room...bliss. I cannot seem to capture that beauty on film, but I wanted to try.


Tonight will just be leftovers, so I plan to spend the late afternoon relaxing and reading all my Victorian magazines for inspiration...one of my great pleasures. I always seem to find something that encourages me to move a piece of furniture to another room so Dearest is always a little worried when he see the stacks of magazines near my cozy chair...LOL!



The coming week will find us much occupied with gardening, planting a few roses, volunteering for the Referee Fall Draw, attending a Graduation party and all the general loveliness that belongs to each day...a full, to over-flowing week to be sure.

It is my heartfelt wish that each of you have dappled, sunshine filled days in the coming week.
Yours so kindredly,
Shan

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Still here, just very frustrated....



Dearest Readers,

I received a comment, went to read it and found my dear little blog was changed...boo hoo! I knew this was going to happen, but I must confess after looking around I don't like what I see.

I will endeavor to make my blog look as cozy as before...but it may take awhile.

Yours very kindredly,

Shan

UPDATED TO ADD: I LOVE MY NEW HOME HERE AT BLOGGER!

I will be adding all my cozy touches soon....I hope you will feel right at home!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Art of Keeping My Home.....

Dearest Readers,


This week finds me close to home, living gently and deliberately, celebrating the art of keeping my home.  I am constantly seeking out better ways to create calm from chaos hoping that it will bring peace to all who enter my humble abode.


After giving each room a quick tidy, I had a little fun re-arranging furniture and frippery.  A rocking chair from the library has been moved into the front downstairs bedroom...it just fits that space so perfectly.  I also switched a few area rugs around...the smaller parlour rug is now in the library and the big rug from the master bedroom is in the parlour....the scatter rugs from the front bedroom are now in the master bedroom!  Dearest always asks if we have moved when I change things around...I just smile.


Between baking batches of Oatmeal cookies (we were completely out of cookies, can you believe it?),  I cleaned out my Hoosier cabinet from top to bottom. And let me tell you, it needed it!  It was shockingly dirty...crumbs, spilled spices, etc.  I am reminded that I must tackle the pantry shelves next...it is a big job, but it puts things in order for canning season.


I bought a lovely sewing/work basket at a local street market last weekend and had time this morning to give it a good coat of paint.  It will sit behind my chair in the back parlour and hold all my yarn and embroidery supplies. Of course, I will have "Victorianize" it will some fringe and will post pictures accordingly.


What else?  The usual laundry, menu planning and bill paying...not to mention the beginning of the gardening season with its myriad of chores. A full to over-flowing week, full of lots of lovely little tasks. Each one adding itself in the creation of a very cheery and cozy home.


What could be more pleasant?


Yours ever so kindredly,


Shan