A Perfect Day to Take a Break

by Rhondi Mullins on August 26, 2014

Time to take a break from whatever you are doing.   At least it’s time for me to take a break.  Hope you can join me icon smile A Perfect Day to Take a Break

image14 500x375 A Perfect Day to Take a BreakIt is a beautiful day here in North Carolina, perfect for sitting  on our front porch.  So I just made a pot of tea to take outside and I picked some zinnias.  Did I show you how big the zinnias are in my garden?

image18 e1409062103731 500x373 A Perfect Day to Take a Break The plant is almost 3 feet in diameter and it is part of the garden right beside our back door.  Every time I leave or come home I am greeted by all this color.  I am thrilled to have flowers blooming because the deer eat almost everything else!

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Just in case you weren’t able to join me I have a book to read.  I love books by Maeve Binchey.  She writes a good story and I love how she develops the characters.  I’m always looking for suggestions of books to read, so if you have a suggestion please leave me a comment.  I am also reading The Power of a Half Hour by Tommy Barnett, which  is also a good book  about how  how valuable only half an hour can be.

Did I tell you about the great bargain I got in wicker furniture? I spray painted it black and put it on our deck.

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It looks nice but it’s not waterproof so has to be covered when it rains and it’s constantly covered with pine needles that keep falling. I don’t have anywhere else to put it so I’ll probably end up putting it on Craig’s List.  If you live in the Charlotte area and could pick it up, you can have it all  for $45.

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Well I hope that you are enjoying your day.  I really need to get back to work now.  Hope you’ll come back and visit again soon.

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Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday Morning

by Rhondi Mullins on August 18, 2014

Good Monday morning.  Quilts and plates are two of my favorite things.  Blue and white quilts and plates are my VERY FAVORITE things!

I finally finished this blue and white 12 patch quilt that I started back in the fall. It is such a simple classic pattern. You may know that I love to use men’s shirts and other old pieces of fabric in my quilts and this is one that has a lot.  They have a softness to them that new fabric doesn’t have.

image6 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningI love the look of a quilt just sort of thrown over a bed like this. I wish you could feel it.  It’s so soft.

 

image7 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningWhen I began this blue and white quilt, my plan was to make a tablecloth.

image8 500x375 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningMaybe there are a few too many checks going on in this room.

image10 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningIt would be great on our bed.

image9 500x375 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningOr on the sofa to cozy it up in the winter.

image11 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningAlso picked up a set of 8 dinner plates and 2 bread and butter plates at GW the other day.   Hard for me to resist a blue plate for only 49cents, actually 37 cents with the senior discount!

image12 375x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningI plan to use them for meals but for a little while I put them in the coffee table and they make a nice contrast against the black background.

 

 

 

image13 375x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningBlue and white quilts and plates, that’s what I love.  Oh and of course I love a cup of tea.

I’ve got a pot of tea all ready hoping you might stop by today!

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Pink Lemonade and Pink Saturday

August 15, 2014

Every Saturday for at least 6 years Beverly at How Sweet The Sound has hosted Pink Saturday.and I decided to join in today.  I have been enjoying  the flowers in my garden, and these pink zinnias inspired me to get out my acrylic tubes of paint. So I looked through my rose colored glasses and […]

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Our Front Porch

August 14, 2014

  I haven’t written a post in a long time and I’ve missed you. It’s a pleasant morning, not too hot yet.  I just poured myself a cup of tea and am going to take a break and sit on our front porch.  We haven’t sat there much this summer because of the mosquitoes but […]

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Pink Saturday

June 6, 2014

Happy Pink Saturday.  It’s not actually Saturday yet here, but it’s already Saturday in some parts of the world!! Beverly at How Sweet The Sound hosts a Pink Saturday party every week.   I think she started it over 6 years ago.  Since I have some pink blooming in my garden I thought it would […]

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Evolution of a Living Room

May 23, 2014

Good morning dear friends.  I think of you as friends even though I haven’t met most of you. As I sat and drank my second cup of tea this morning I was thinking about the changes in our living room over the last couple of years and how my tastes have changed.  I like to […]

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A Book Signing with The Nester

May 4, 2014

 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Myquillyn Smith, The Nester has written a book.  If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you will want to.   It is filled with lots of good ideas and lessons from her life as a “nester”. On Saturday there was a book signing at […]

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Spring Planter

April 14, 2014

I was at a wonderful nursery the other day that had beautiful planters filled with plants and they were expensive!  So being the cheapskate  thrifty person that I am I decided to make one myself. I filled  this nice white planter which I already had with some potting soil and then I went to my […]

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Spring Tablescape

April 9, 2014

Spring is here.  Leaves are starting to bud on the trees.  The grass is green.  There are beautiful shades of green everywhere and it inspired me to do a spring tablescape. The blooms on my viburnum start off lime green before they turn to white and a white pitcher is the perfect container for them. […]

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Daffodils and Thankful Thursday

March 13, 2014

I just love this time of year!  One of the main reasons I love it is I have flowers blooming in the garden.  Right now it’s daffodils.  So I brought a lot of them inside and put them in vases around the house. On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for all the flowers I […]

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