Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!



Happy Halloween, everyone! I made Tilly a witch costume for the occasion. My favorite thing is her cape ~ isn’t it cute? I had a terrible time finding materials for a hat, so I’ll probably make her a new one next year, but for now, this will work.
Hope all of you have a lovely holiday...



Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tilly gets a makeover...


After her trip from New Jersey to the Carolinas to come and live with me, I realized that Tilly really needed a little TLC. To that end, I spent last weekend sprucing her up. I sanded her and repainted her with outdoor paint.

Before:


After:


Before:


After:


She looks so much better, doesn’t she? Today I am working on her Halloween costume. Wait till you see it.
Wishing all of you a lovely Sunday...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Monday, October 19, 2015

Autumn sideboard...



With the change in seasons, I always make a few updates to our decor. One of those is the display on the sideboard in the dining room.
This autumn, I decided to use the placemats I made in sewing class as a runner ~ they set off my purple transferware dishes beautifully, I think. And I used a couple of napkin holders made by a friend of mine in autumn colors to complement everything. Simple and pretty ~ I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
What do you think?



Wishing all of you a lovely day...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The beauty of Birchbox...


A friend of mine got me a three-month Birchbox subscription as a birthday gift and I must say, I am absolutely in love. These are the goodies from my first box and they are all fab. For the first box, they send you the all-time favorites. For the rest, you can customize what you would like to receive. It really makes a wonderful and fairly inexpensive gift, which is why I’m sharing. With the holidays approaching, we could all use some new gift ideas.


Wishing all of you a lovely week...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Monday, October 5, 2015

The last of the roses for the year...


The last of the roses have bloomed for the year where I live. It’s getting too chilly for them to do much more of anything other than begin to hibernate. I snapped these photos a couple of weeks ago ~ this red rose bush put on a lovely display this year. I hope next year it is just as lovely.



Wishing all of you a lovely day...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Ready for the rain...



It seems like it has done nothing but rain for the last week. Everything is saturated where I live in the Carolinas, and there are flood watches and warnings everywhere as it will continue to rain for the next few days. The one bright spot in all the gloom is Tilly, decked out in the rain gear my grandmother made for her.



Is she adorable or what? Wishing all of you a sunny day...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Friday, October 2, 2015

My next project: a patchwork pillow...



My next project in sewing class is creating a patchwork pillow. Since we need at least seven different patterns, I thought this would be a great opportunity to use up a bunch of my fabric design samples from The Pink Home. I pulled together a bunch of pink and pale green designs ~ they’ll make a lovely pillow, don’t you think? I’ll share photos of the completed project once I have finished it.


Wishing all of you a lovely day...

I am linking to:
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully