What Do You Do In Quarantine? Decorate of Course

You know the story well.  Once upon a time, there was a really bad virus that came from China.  School was cancelled and the world ran out of toilet paper….  And around the world, our experiences might vary, but we are all in this together.  We’ve all figured out ways to manage our mental health, how to be a distance-school …

Scandinavian Inspired Swan Headboard

I finished a piece of furniture this summer, July to be specific.  I thought maybe October would be a good time to share it?  Why not?  All the other blogs are conjuring up all things autumn leaves and pumpkins please, and here’s my late summer project.  So if you feel like a fun bit of furniture inspiration, by all means, …

Sabbatical Stories: How a Bushwalk Changed Everything

One year ago today we took a walk along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean.  Perhaps the Lord knew he had to get me Down Under, upside-down and that far away to do a deep work.  It was a walk that changed me forever.  I’ve been slow to share our journey because I didn’t want  to share stories without them …

The Little Settee That Could

Perhaps you remember, a couple posts back that was a couple of months back where I started telling a story of a settee.  You can read the beginning of the story here. This is in all fairness, Part 2.  It’s the part of the story we all like where the hero overcomes adversity and the climax is finally resolved, resulting …

A Bunny Needlepoint Pillow

There are things I have a hard time passing by.  I go to thrift stores frequently.  Usually I walk in and out empty handed, but always ready for something to jump out and beg to be rescued.  Needlepoint is one of them.  I know, hanging cross stich or embroidery on a wall is completely outdated.  But I still look at …

Process and Prolongivity: The Story of a Settee

About five years ago, I found it. I was scrolling through the antique section on Craigslist and landed on a reasonably priced settee.  Accompanied by a racing heart, I showed my husband the photo of the settee that was begging to become mine. One I could remake and restore and become a little more French-country than heavy Victorian. So my …

The Pedestal Table

Normally, I try not to schedule posts that are so similar back to back.  I know, you just saw The Round Farmhouse Table last week.  But as I hinted, I found a pedestal table a couple of weeks ago at a thrift store.  It was originally what I was looking for and therefore decided to bring it home, give it …

The Round Farmhouse Table

In the first year of blogging, I shared my adventure in remaking our dining room table.  It was quite the journey, and as most learning journeys go, this one took longer than I had anticipated.  Honestly, I have been on the look out since then for an even larger table.  Though it accommodates our family comfortably, having more than three …

2018 In Review

In review, 2018 was the most unconventional year of my life.  The first third was spent planning a four month long sabbatical, the next third consisted of a mobile lifestyle and embarking on the journey of a lifetime, and the last third was recognizing the paradigm shift that emerged as a result of the sabbatical and how to integrate that …

Nothing is Wasted: A Tale of a Scandinavian Rocking Horse

Before our sabbatical, I found this discarded rocking horse at a thrift store.  The raw wood, and the fact that it was a rocking horse beckoned me.  Despite the puppy chew marks, I couldn’t resist.  Another challenge to make something beautiful.  I couldn’t resist.  So I purchased it and hid it under my table in the creative studio, until we …

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