July 7, 2015

Happy Mail ...

Yesterday a surprise package arrived at my doorstep. 
A surprise because I had forgotten I was expecting it!! 
Well, more like HOPING to expect it.

The upcoming issue of Romantic Homes Flea Market edition.

... there WAS a surprise inside ....

The editors published my suggestions for some pretty awesome (and my personal favorite) New Jersey based flea markets! Plus some photographs of my favorite finds. 
I'll post more on that later.

It was a day of "happy mail" and sure did put a smile on my face!
You will definitely want a copy of this issue ... it's a keeper, with great ideas, tutorials and most importantly ... where you can SHOP for treasures across the country!

Have a wonderful day and happy reading!

February 3, 2015

Hello February

Hello and welcome the month of February !!

Although it's one of the coldest months on the calendar, it's just chock full of warmth and sweetness.
This month conjures up the images of ...

... hearts (of course!), Valentine's messages, chocolate, toasty warm fires, romance, and maybe a birthday :-)

What does this chilly, but oh-so-warm, month bring you ?

January 14, 2015

A New Year ....

Happy New Year my friends!

New beginnings are full of possibility .... this year I am going to take a leap into a brand new journey.

I feel full of optimism, excitement, and a touch of anxiety (like a belly of butterflies!) for this new year!

I hope you have something new this year that brings you much happiness and a belly full of butterflies..

~ Jill

December 23, 2014

I think it's time .....

I think it's time to stop and take a break ...

I think it's time to NEST and enjoy the season!
Wishing you PEACE and time to nest ...
xoxo Jill

December 16, 2014

Recent finds ...

If you're like me, you can completely appreciate an old snippet of needlepoint ... and rarely do I pass one up when I find it at the bottom of an unwanted pile of scrap material.

In my opinion, the dedication and artistry spent on creating these treasures should not go unappreciated ... although rarely without a missing stitch, stain, or imperfection - usually caused by age, these are beautiful reminders of a simpler time.

From now on, I think it will be my personal goal to rescue everyone I can find.
What do you find beauty in and are willing to rescue?

December 15, 2014

Simply done ...

Hello strangers!

I have been spending more time these days over on Facebook, but I really want to get into a better practice of sharing here on the website as well. So, that being said, I thought it would be perfect to show with you a few things I'm working on for the holiday and winter decorating season.

First, a simple little decoration I put together for the kitchen...an old vintage pair of white woolen mittens are the perfect seasonal "vase" for fresh greens and the fresh greens being rosemary. I love the smell of fresh rosemary and it mingles so nice with fresh pine. Plus, there is a huge bush of rosemary right outside my kitchen door ... easy pickins' for sure! Mittens and rosemary all tied up with some natural jute twine and hung from the cabinet door. So simple !!

Next, I assembled a few more sprigs of rosemary, a handful of vintage bottles (vintage Pyrex baby bottles, to be exact), white candles, and the same jute twine to make simple centerpieces to be used down the middle of the table.

They work nicely as a group or individually .... 

Again, so simple!!

Later this week I'll be sharing some tablescapes and place settings I'm working on for an upcoming presentation.

I do hope you'll come back for a visit!

July 18, 2014

Have you heard??...

Have you heard that the new on-line shop is OPEN?
and, have you heard ... I forgot to add a link in my original post to where you can find it??

Yep, that's me ... so excited to let you know we're open I forgot to give you a link!

So .... I'm extending the sale for another week, it's only fair to give you a chance to take a peek around and maybe make a purchase , or two ...

You can still use the code: OPEN and receive 30% off your entire order.

Thanks Ladies! See you in the shop ... HERE