Good Monday Morning

by Rhondi Mullins on August 24, 2015

Good morning dear friends

I like to start every morning with a cup of tea, my journal, my bible, and my “one thousand gifts notebook”, where I record things I am thankful for.

morning quiet time

What a beautiful sight greeted me this morning as I sat in our sunroom with a second cup of tea.

Sunlight in woods


There were rays of sunlight beaming through the trees.


And as I watched it got brighter.

sunlight in woods 3

And brighter…

sunlight in woods 4

Until it was one big spotlight flooding through the entire woods.

spiders web

Then I noticed the sun’s rays had caught the delicate outline of a spider’s web .

I am thankful for a beautiful start to the week.

How is your week starting out? 

Rhondi xo


I Missed You

by Rhondi Mullins on August 19, 2015

Good morning sweet blogging friends

I have missed you!  I miss hearing from you.  I miss visiting you in your homes/blogs.  I miss sharing with you when I have done something new.  So I am posting something today.  Don’t know if I will be posting a lot or not, just have to wait and see!

You remember my blue and white living room?

living room 2014

It’s a little different now.

red lampSome spray paint on an old lamp.

coffee table

A coffee table found on craigslist painted with white chalk paint.  Don’t you love Chalk paint?  Haven’t tried it yet?  You are missing out on some fun and easy painting!

red check chair

New slipcovers on our 46 year old chairs.  Oops, just noticed I took the pictures before I hemmed the skirt on the chairs!

red quilt

Add a quilt I made a few yeas ago.  I named it Wow in Red.

Mantle red

Steal a lamp and some books from another room.  (Shop the house)

living room

Steal another lamp from the TV room. ( more shopping the house)

living room church mirror

Take a mirror and antique washstand from another room, more shopping the house.  What is so fun about shopping the house is the price!

living room red and whi

And we have a new living room!  I spent less than $200.

living room red 2

Still have a bit more to do, but I was excited to show it to you now.

Awhile back I said that I wanted to have my home be more calm.  That’s when I painted the living room walls white.  Then awhile ago I started thinking about a red check fabric that I’d seen on Tina’s blog, Cherry Hill Cottage , ( oh my goodness, that was in 2011!) and I decided just to go for it.

I’m working on the dining room next.  It used to have red walls, but when we decided to sell our house a few years ago, I painted it in the pale yellow so it was more neutral color.  So glad we decided not to move after all.

Imagine how great it is going to look at Christmas!

Hope you are having a very good day and the sun is shining on you.  Rhondi xo


Time To Call It A Day

by Rhondi Mullins on January 22, 2015

Dear friends

It’s time to call it a day.  For the last couple of years I have been very inconsistent in posting.  Seems that I just can’t find the time to do it anymore.  I am busy with other things: my quilting, art journaling,  a bit of painting and real estate and so I have decided the time has come for me to close the door on Rose Colored Glasses.

I have enjoyed it so much and have enjoyed getting to know so many of you.  I have made so many wonderful friends through blogging and I’ll still keep in touch, but just wont be blogging anymore.

I am going to miss you.

Thank you for your friendship over the years.

autumn on the deck 2014

Do you have time for one last cup of tea with me?

You can still find me on Instagram, Facebook and occasionally on Twitter: rhondimullins



Christmas Open House 2014 part 2

by Rhondi Mullins on December 9, 2014

Welcome to my Christmas open house part 2. Today I’m inviting you into my kitchen.  No smells of christmas baking here and not a homemade cookie in sight!

Christmas open house 2014 advent tree

Everything in here is pretty simple.  A wood advent tree I got at a yard sale years ago. I just added some fake apples and real greens from neighbor’s yard.  There is nothing behind the numbered doors and the red cookie tin is empty.

IMG_5591_2A big basket full of giant pinecones I collected, tied with a big bow.  All I had to buy was the ribbon.

christmas open house 2014 garland over sink

Christmas open house 2014 kitchenBright red apple swags over the sink and wall oven.  I just leave the nails there from year to year which makes it easy to hang next year.

Christmas open house 2014 kitchenI have a few Christmas dishes and some red ones too which I put on the shelves in the china cabinet.

Christmas open house 2014My snowman teapot and mug add some cheer above the stove.

Christmas open house 2014 kitchenEvery room has to have candles.  Ikea has the best candles.  These ones came from there.  The cardinals remind me of the ones we have at our birdfeeder and birdbath this time of year.

Christmas open house 2014 kitchen

Christmas open house 2014 teaIn the corner of the kitchen counter I always have things ready for tea.  This past year I was lucky enough to find these Christmas cups and saucers and teapot.  Have you read The Christmas Cup of Tea?  I know you would enjoy it. It’s a delightful little book.

Christmas open house 2014 tea and toastI have a little snack of tea and toast ( no cookies remember?) and it’s sitting in front of my clock that plays a Christmas carol every hour.

Christmas tea

I invited a few neighbors in for tea this morning. The table is set, just need to brew the tea. Would love to have you join us if you could.



Christmas Open House 2014

December 8, 2014

Welcome to my Christmas open house.  The house is all dressed up for Christmas.  A wreath over the mantle. The star of the show is our tree all decked out in some of my blue and white china.  I’ll show you more photos of it another day. One of my blue and white quilts becomes […]

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First Post

November 25, 2014

Good morning friends It was seven years ago in November, that I wrote my first post and clicked “publish”.  I had been following  a few blogs and wanted to be able to leave comments and so Rose Colored Glasses was born.   I have always loved visiting other bloggers and having people come and comment […]

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November 12, 2014

Good morning.  I have been having fun “doodling”.   I’ve been doodling words, sayings and favorite scriptures.  Just thought I’d share a few of the ones I’ve done lately.     This one was in my lap when I took the photo.   I just noticed you can see part of my feet! I’ve even […]

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Come Inside For the Winter

November 7, 2014

I like to have my ferns come inside for the winter.  Some years I don’t do it soon enough and the frost gets them.    We have had one light frost, which didn’t affect the ferns on our front porch.  So I decided to not press my luck and bring them inside today. One hangs […]

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31 Days of Beauty and Quotes Day 29-31

October 29, 2014

Welcome to 31 days of beauty and quotes day 29.  I know I’ve missed a couple of days.  I have been having fun lately, doodling words and scriptures, so today’s post features a few of them.  You should try doodling sometime.  It is very relaxing.. GRACE, what a beautiful word. I feel joyful just looking […]

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31 Days of Beauty and Quotes Day 26

October 26, 2014

Welcome to 31 days of beauty and quotes day 26.   I tried to find the original source for this photo, but couldn’t.   If it belongs to you please let me know so I can give you the credit.

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