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Living Graciously, Artfully, Frugally.

Consciously taking notice of the gifts each day places in our path.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” R. W. Emerson

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Naughty Neglectful Blogger

I am swamped...
No time.
Tasks and and work and chores are tugging me this way and that.


My poor space at Ohio Valley needs some major attention.
It is in a sorry state.
I simply must cover that pegboard.
I have some big ideas if I could only find
THE TIME.


Feeling like I can't keep up.
The need to create something is pulling at me too.
But when...?
I first must clear a path to the studio.


Don't even mention the bedroom reno...
still not complete.
Oh and the garden is calling since our crazy week of 87 degree weather pushed everything...including the weeds...into early bloom.
Of course this all needs to be accomplished when I come home from work.
Ah, but what joy would life hold if we had nothing to do?
Right?


Begin again each day, P.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dreaming of Sunshine?

Daylight saving time is almost here.
I adore that extra hour of sunshine in the evening.
It means the warm weather isn't far behind.
I am doing a bit of summertime dreaming.


I am dreaming of an afternoon on the shady porch lost in a really good book.


Warm days and cool water.


Getting the garden into shape and feeling the moist earth in my hands.


All the pleasures a sunny day can bring.
What are your warm weather dreams?

Begin to dream, P.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Is Brass Back for Good?

Over the past few years brass has been slowly makings it's way back into decorating. 
At first it was only tarnished well worn pieces with a hint of gleam. 
Lately polished brass has been appearing here and there on the decor websites and in shelter magazines. 


Have you added a piece or two to your home? 
Maybe you still have a few pieces packed away from the 80's. 
By now those pieces may have taken on the patina of a little age. 


It looks to me like brass is back to stay and this may be the year it really makes a debut in new ways.
 I have been picking up a piece here and there when out junking because as you know 
everything old is eventually new again. 



It looks fresh to have a bit of vintage brass mixed in with modern style. 
I am going to incorporate a few pieces into my bedroom redesign. 
It really warms things up. 



                                               We can all use a touch of sparkle in our days.
How do you feel about the return of brass? 

Begin Again, P.
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