Handmade Valentines…

Today, I played...and I felt like I was right back in second grade. The first time I remember making Valentines, and the all important construction paper "mailbox" that hung off the front of my school desk, I was in Mrs. Bacon's class. Yes, that was her real name :) Do you remember making Valentines when you were in school? If I close my eyes I can actuallly recall the smell of paste and remember my excitement of the thought of Valentines. I ... read more

Winter Mantel Spruce-Up…

I must admit...since the holidays I have had a hard time getting motivated or finding inspiration to do anything. I guess it's the after-glow of the party that I didn't want to end. The other night I was watching television and my fireplace mantel kept grabbing my attention. It was so sad looking - because it had been in this state since Christmas was put away: The mantel normally looks something like this: And at Christmas it looked like ... read more

DIY Place Card Using Vintage Silverware…

I was just setting my dining room table for a dinner party tomorrow night. The invited guest and his partner is an associate of my Honey Bee and I want to make a good impression. I was trying out different dish patterns - wondering if I should go the china or every-day-dish route. I ultimately decided I didn't want a formal, stuffy feeling - I want it to be comfortable and free flowing. I chose an all white dinnerware with vintage silver ... read more

Vintage Cookbooks…

What do you like to do when the weather is SO cold and you can't get outdoors? I know a lot of you have had below freezing temperatures. Here in Atlanta we have had single digit temps with a windchill just under freezing. We have had record lows quite a few times this season. On days like these I love to look through my cookbooks. God forbid I took the time to pick up a rag and dust something or push around the vacuum :) I usually take out my ... read more

A December to Remember…Christmas Past

I love going through our old photographs. I wish I were organized enough (2014, I swear I will get organized) to have beautiful albums, color coded for seasons, and in chronologic order for date. HA HA HA - not to be confused with HO HO HO. My photos are in boxes, bins and drawers in no order at all. I guess my love of Christmas had these photos at the ready - as they were scanned on my computer many years ago. I love looking back in time at ... read more