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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

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Swan Song


Can you smell them?
This is what I will miss the most. 
I am heading to Columbus for Artiscape
My lilacs will be wilted by the time this weekend ends.
Such is life, as grandma Florence said.


I will be reunited with my girl Sandy and lot's of wonderfully creative women.
What's not to love?
My lilacs will bloom again next year and life will be bathed in green and yellow 
and all the colors of the rainbow for summer soon.
Bye bye my loves.
I will see you again next spring.


What is your favorite flower of spring?

Each day is an opportunity to begin, P.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hubby Made That


My oh so talented hubby made  this
pretty window for a friend's daughter.


It will go in a reading nook in her home.


I really don't want to let it go.
But I will because they
may have a lovely window but I still have him!
Hee hee, hand's off girl's,
this artist is mine!


Are you mourning the passing of spring?
It is way too early to let her go here in Ohio,
although she has almost gone already!

Enjoy whatever weather you have in your world,
it is all beautiful in it's own way.

Begin again, P.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Fresh Perspective


Sometimes we become so tightly entwined in our passions that we 
can't see the whole picture.
Too focussed on the detail to realize there is a pattern to our lives that we are missing.


Taking a few steps back to get a better perspective is necessary when we find ourselves getting too close to really get clear look at where we are going.


There is much to do at Frippery Farmhouse, inside and out.
There is living to be done as well as work.
It all takes time.
If only there were more of it.


That said, there is not, so it is time to use what little there is to do the work of earning a living and keeping a home and garden
and treasuring time with friends and family.


Blogging is time consuming and there is not a lot of extra time here.
I have realized I can step back and nothing awful will happen.
I can pick and choose what to share.
This blog isn't going anywhere.
No obsessing over how many days it has been since my last post.


Instead those days are being used to make a home and a life.
I still find inspiration from you, my friends and kindred spirits.
I love your adventures, creations, homes and gardens, images...
I will always find time to visit you and get some fresh ideas.


I am going to spend more time doing...
more time utilizing all of that inspiration...
less time talking about it.


I have a bedroom reno that has gone on far too long, a garden in desperate need of help,
a job that will require ten hour days this coming week,
a house to keep...
Just like all of you I need to find a better balance between necessity and passion.
A little peace and time to reflect.



Time to begin a few things and create a bit and care for Frippery Farmhouse.
Have a lovely and thoughtful Holy week and a beautiful Easter.
See you soon.

Begin anew each day, P.

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