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New Dining Room and Valances

Hello Everyone.  With taking down Christmas Decor everything seemed so stark. I made this old vintage tile vase into door decor. Added some faux flowers and nest and ribbon.  Much more cheerful than a plan door.

Kitchen Re Do

Hello Everyone. I was trying to wait for a day of sunshine to show off my new counters but not sure when we will see another day with sunshine. So please know these counters looks so much better than in pictures. Ugh for gloomy winter days.

Valentine's Day Ideas

Hello sweet friends.  I wanted to show you something I made last year to give as gifts to my kids for Valentine's Day.

Charity Girlfriend Party and Kitchen

Hello Sweet Friends.

The holidays just flew by.  I got all my decor down this past weekend.  Looks so sparse now. :(

Trying to find some cute Valentines Decor to brighten things up.

Chicago Fun

We have been staying with my two granddaughters this past week.  
My SIL and Daughter have been in the Keys for a wedding.  80 plus degrees each day.  
Why again am I watching the girls and they are sunning in the Keys Lol!

French Cottage Tour Florida

Happy New Year.
I am off this week watching my grandgirls and enjoying some family time.
I thought while I was gone I would post about a beautiful French Style Cottage in Florida that I just love.

Breanna Pierce of The French Hens has this sweet small cottage in Palatka Florida.

  Palatka a beautiful historic area in Florida.  Breanna bought this home in 2010 and has fixed it up so beautifully.  
The home is historic and built in the late 1800's.  

I am learning to live small and make the rooms work.  
Breanna has done this beautifully.  

For more pictures and more story on this lovely home you can visit Anita @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse's posting on this wonderful home.

Anita also has beautiful pictures of French Farmhouse style on Pinterest you can visit here.

 I fell in love with this small cottage home and wanted to share it with all of you.  
Thank you Anita for posting this lovely home so I could find it and share it with my blog friends.

Ahhhh just the sweetest little cottage and picket fence and gate.  A girl after my own heart.
The living room area is open to the dining room.  Love that fireplace.
Dining Area
Living room and dining room open concept to make the rooms feel bigger.

Beautiful Kitchen.  I love that she does not have cabinets above on the wall.  Makes her kitchen feel so much bigger.
Large Window for lots of light streaming in this kitchen.
Super cute guest room or little girls room.

Breanna's bedroom looks straight out of a french chateau.  
Love the angles in the ceiling to make the room feel larger.

I have found that living small is fun and easy to keep up.  
You just have to be creative and think outside the box to make every inch of your tiny house work for your needs.  
Breanna's home is a beautiful example that you can live small and still have a beautiful home.

Happy New Year.
After this week I hope to take down all the Christmas and start to fill in the room for the long winter months.  
Hope to have a post soon on some New Year changes.

Celebrating Friends In The New Dining Area

Happy Friday Everyone.

Christmas came and went so quickly.
  Now we are all moving on to the brand new year.

I have one more celebration tonight and then Christmas will be officially over and we can concentrate on the new year and all that will come in 2020.

It has been good to visit all of your blog posts to see that everyone is so blessed and had wonderful Christmas time together with family and friends.

Thought I would show you my table setting for tonight.  
Two wonderful and dear friends will come by to celebrate a Christmas meal and friendship tonight.  
It is my year to host so I am glad we could carve out a tiny space for dining in this small cottage.

This is my place settings.  My white plates with my vintage Pottery Barn Christmas tree plates.  The charger looks white but it is silver.
It is mild weather here for us but so gloomy with rain in the forecast.  No sunshine today for a good picture :(

My centerpiece is a simple old light fixture with candles and my sweet silver mesh angel with her votive all a glow.

It will be nice to celebrate our friendship and share a nice meal together.

Then tomorrow Terry and I will be off to stay with my two granddaughters for a week. 

My daughter and SIL are off to Key West for a wedding. 

Abby 9 years old and Charlotte 3. 

With the look on Charlotte's face with the knife I am wondering if I should be afraid lol!

Signing off for a week to spend with the girls so I will wish each of you the most wonderful New Year's Eve. 

May 2020 bring all of us much happiness, joy each day and let's pray for more peace in our world.