My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Show Off Your Cottage Monday 11/23/09

Welcome again to Cielo's SOYCM. Click to visit the other participants and enjoy looking into our homes.

As I've said, a great deal of my time each day revolves around this office. I believe in beauty in all I do and having it around me. This is my mouse pad and my note pad I use. Pink is the main color in this house.

A small pillow I have from an out-of-print Cyrus Clark fabric. It sits on my window seat in this office. I can view the street from this perch in my office but I don't really look out the window much when I'm on the computer.

Another tiny pillow I have that I made from an antique Wilendur tablecloth. That little rose in the bottom of the photo is a little Old Country Roses teacup my daughter gave me and I made a small hanging arrangement out of it.

The ribbon roses I made are on a vintage lace curtain that adorn that window.

One of a pair of hanging electric paper lantern my daughter gave me. There is one on each side. I added the roses and ribbon. They give the most romantic light at night.

Another lamp I froufrou-ed up many years ago. I buy them at garage sales, paint them and then decal, decoupage or paint roses on them.

I'm very grateful to be able to stay home. I know a lot of women want to work forever but not me. Also, some don't have that luxury. I'm very fortunate that I have a wonderful hubby who can support me to be here when our adult kids call and want to chat with me. I'll be forever grateful for that.