Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stairway: Just My Style

I love everything I see. It's all perfect and just my style. via

Tabitha Enjoying a Cat Nap in the Sun

We have cloudy skies and a light rain this morning but Tabitha chases the sun's rays whenever she can. She's very happy that she can stay outside for longer and longer periods now that winter is on its way out. She has discovered some delicious patches of grass to eat that have been buried under deep snow for months and a little nibble is the perfect way to start her day. (my photo)

Now if she just had this lookout, her life would indeed be perfect. via

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Video: Bunny Mellon's Collection Displayed at Sotheby's

I can't get enough. This is old news but it still interests me immensely. Read the article and see more photos in a slide show @ Architectural Digest

Guests of Architectural Digest celebrate the collection of Mrs. Paul Bunny Mellon at Sotheby's. 
Click on the link above to open the Architectural Digest video and then click to start it. Enjoy!

Beautiful Dog Portrait

Andrew Fladeboe Photography - Master of Kagen, Norway

English Blue-White Striped Primroses

Pale Blue and White Primroses, Aldridge, Walsall UK
These spring flowers never fail to amaze me with their blue and white striped petals and bold yellow centers. I've never seen them in person, only in photographs. I love their leaves too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Yorkshire Dales - Delightful England

Could anything be more beautiful? Meandering stone walls, fields of yellow flowers, green pastures and stone cottages. via 

Colorful Pennsylvania German Folk Art at Winterthur

Exhibit at Winterthur: March 1, 2015–January 3, 2016
A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life

Monday, March 23, 2015

White Lamb with Black Head

Cutest spring lamb ever. via

Absolutely Lovely Landscaping

This is very beautiful and in such good taste. I love the muted tones of the soft colors. Five stars in my book. via

Early American Kitchen

I wish I could see the food prep area. I'll keep looking. Happy Monday. It looks like a perfect day. xo via

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Urban Farmhouse Look





I like this sophisticated country look. See more photos here. It's crisp and clean and uncluttered.

Great Quote about Possessions

I love this quote. I released lots of snow on my walk and on my car this morning and it made me happy. The bright sun is doing a nice job of melting the driveway, just as I hoped it would. Happy first full day of spring. Have a great weekend. xo

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Day of Spring 2015 New Jersey Style

Mother Nature is having her last hurrah before ushering in spring. I took this photo about 5 minutes ago and it's still coming down hard. I am going out in it with Webster in a few and we are going to walk all the way to the rear of the property as we have been doing for the past few days. The road is black from all the salt. I am going to phone my plow man and tell him not to come tomorrow and hope this white stuff melts on its own quickly as I think it will.

Life Inside a Birdhouse

Happy first day of Spring. We are supposed to have snow later this morning that won't quit until midnight. It should melt tomorrow when the thermometer climbs to 50°. This little bird video made me smile. It looks like my life -- tidy all day, watch tv, and look in the refrigerator. 
HaHa. via

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Perfect Easter Place Setting

This is absolutely wonderful. If you don't feel like making these adorable napkin rings, you could fold your napkins into bunny ears. via

A Truly Beautiful Scottish Landscape

This takes my breath away. Gribun Rocks on the West Coast of the Isle of Mull, Scotland via It has everything I love to go with the perfect cottage and outbuildings -- a stream, the sea, the mountains, a meadow, a big sky view, and sheep.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cross Body Bag Bunny

I love a good cross-body bag and this bunny does too. via

Breakfast Food Quote

Agreed. via
Who is Ron Swanson? I have no idea. I googled him and he is a character on Parks and Recreation, a show I have never watched. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Screened Porch Love

A preview of what's to come. I like this arrangement so the people to prefer to be outside in the sun with the bugs can still be close to the shade-loving, bug-hating people. Nice. via

Irish Blessings for St. Patrick's Day



I made all of these Irish Blessings over the years and still love each one. Wear something green and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Downton Abbey Quote

This made me smile. via

Red Geraniums on A Windowsill

Pretty soon we can take our geraniums outside again. Won't that be nice? via

Wonderful Porch with Fireplace

This is precisely the time of year you'd enjoy sitting out here with a roaring fire. You could watch spring emerge and be cozy and warm while doing it. Of course you'd be reading a good book too. via

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Delightful Cottage Wing

Something much larger was added to the right of this perfect cottage. Don't you love the way the eyebrow windows open upstairs? I think it's perfect as a stand alone dwelling, don't you? via

The Standoff. Cat vs. Dog

Tabitha never misses an opportunity to torture poor Webster. She is sitting in his favorite spot and he's afraid to walk past her. He turned around and made a complete circle from the kitchen to see if his spot was still occupied.

Fortunately, it was available once again. Tabitha was just exercising her power over the world's sweetest dog. 

Red Covered Bridge in Sangamon County Illinois

Bridges of Sangamon County By: Javed Rassi
It's easy to understand why this covered bridge over Sugar Creek in Sangamon County Illinois is painted red. It's nice to have a spot of color in a black and white world in the winter.