Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Nov 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

"Our Father, fill our hearts, we pray,
With gratitude Thanksgiving Day;
For food and raiment Thou dost give,
That we in comfort here may live."
~ Luther Cross

Around the cottage...

My Country Roses China. Perfect for Thanksgiving.
My pretty little cornucopia, given to us by a neighbor.

Always puts a smile on my face when I open the nesting box. I love it when one of them leaves a "calling card."

Having a nice fire going especially on cold mornings.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 6, 2014

Wearing What you love

I am not young but I feel young.  The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there.  J'aime la vie!  I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
Coco Chaanel

A few years ago I had a closet full of skirts, but still felt like I had nothing to wear.  I've pared down my wardrobe and now ((aside from a few skirts) I wear jeans.  My favorite style are boyfriend jeans. They are very comfy and still look cute with my boots.  Last year I was wearing the skinny jeans, but honestly they are such a pain in the neck to take off and on.  
My color palette has remained the same, consisting of white, ivory and pinks.  This year I want to add a bit of soft gray for the Winter months.  I just don't feel dressed unless I'm wearing something pretty.
My closet
My dresser consists of this drawer for shirts, a drawer for my jeans and one for my underpinnings.

My pink "leather" jacket for Autumn that I haven't worn yet. It hasn't been cold enough.

And my Winter coat, as you can see it's not very heavy. It just doesn't doesn't get cold enough to warrant a heavy coat.  Although last year we had some ice!

I do have a nice collection of scarves and one or two hats.  I don't wear much jewelry, except for my wedding/engagement ring ( which is an antique. They were my grandmothers. She was married in 1918). I have a few pairs of earrings and my mom's pearls that I wear quite often.  It makes me happy to wear something that belonged to her.

Wear what makes youu happy!

Nov 4, 2014

Finding Bliss

"The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of.  The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July."
-   Henry David Thoreau 

Yes, we have been getting lots of eggs.

           Love these green and blue ones, courtesy of Roadrunner, Nugget and Penelope.

A few flowers reseeded themselves from our Summer garden.

We have been enjoying beautiful weather here on the Gulf Coast.  For some reason this Autumn just seems prettier than those past.  Maybe it's because I am taking the time to notice.  I'm trying to live one day at a time and not worry so much about what the future holds.  I've been keeping this verse close to my heart.
 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

 I've also been enjoying  this magazine "Jeanne d'arc Living." it's really a treat to be savored on late afternoons with a cup of tea.
Hope you enjoy your day.

Nov 2, 2014


Lovely November days. 
 Our archway of jasmine is still lively and green. As the days become shorter and we drift towards winter I find myself spending more time indoors dreaming and planning.  Time to fluff up our nest and make it cozy.

"A tingling, misty marvel
  Blew hither in the night,
And now the little peach-trees
  Are clasped in frozen light. 
Upon the apple-branches
  An icy film is caught,
With trailing threads of gossamer
  In pearly patterns wrought. 
The autumn sun, in wonder,
  Is gayly peering through
This silver-tissued network
  Across the frosty blue. 
The weather-vane is fire-tipped,
  The honeysuckle shows
A dazzling icy splendor,
  And crystal is the rose."
Eveleen Stein

A few of our Girls.

It's hard to get them all in one shot ~ they move so fast. We have 14, 9 laying and 5 (older girls) molting.

The husband has been busy chopping and stacking firewood.

Inside, creating more Christmas pretties.
Have a wonderful week.