Victorian Beauty in The Historic District, Farmington, Michigan

These photos were taken during my visit with my sister at the end of August in Farmington, Michigan. Farmington was originally founded by Arthur Power from New York in 1824. There are many older homes in the little town in the middle of a large metropolitan area. One section is designated the Historic District with many Victorian Beauties.
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End of Summer View of Older Farmington Home

During my recent visit with my sister in Farmington, Michigan, I spent one morning photographing some of the older houses that drew my attention. Today I am sharing a charming  home with shade trees and flowers. I like the landscaping and the warm color of the exterior. The photo below also shows  part of the blue home next door. Read More

Brown Birds & Boston Fern

Getting Ready For Fall

Usually I go for simple decorating; sometimes it is just a household plant. Today I am sharing a favorite late summer early fall look, a cream and brown graphic runner and a house plant, a Boston Fern. It is coming to the end of summer, and I am getting ready to travel north to visit family in Michigan.  My friend will come by and water my houseplants while I’m gone. After months of bright, humid heat, a break up north is a treat.  I often go in August. The break gives me incentive to finish the hurricane season, as I look forward to the cooler temps of winter. This pretty table will welcome me home.

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My Favorite Things,Today I Choose Joy In A Handmade Vintage Jewelry Frame

I love to surround myself with things that I love for their beauty and their emotional significance. My decor is built on a collection of items that I was given, bought, or inherited. My collection was started many years ago and  includes furniture, paintings, and other items that remind me of my family, friends, and my faith. New decor is added and discarded as my taste changes, but the collection of favorite things remains. One of my favorite items is a frame decorated with vintage jewelry made for me by a friend for my birthday.

 

 

 

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Going Red, White & Blue With Dollar Store Bandanas

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Company came to visit me for a long weekend which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Prior to the visit, I wanted to try adding red, white and blue for the holiday. I like to do things sweet and simple. I usually get into trouble when I complicate things. Have you ever heard of the KISS principle? I discovered it early in life.

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