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Welcome to the place I share glimpses of life in our 100 year old Victorian home. We overlook a navigable river in small town America.  From our kitchen window you’ll see our English garden composed of antique roses and propagated boxwood & lavender. If you linger for awhile, you’ll see quite a variety of ferry boats and barges that pass through our cozy little town.

 

I’m crazy about linens & lace, antiquities from the turn of the century,  and old garden roses.  I love trying new recipes, and any excuse to set a pretty table. Some of my favorite memories are time spent around a table with our family, or hosting a tea or special event.

The garden is a favorite refuge and you’ll frequently find me adding to or rearranging the beds to improve the design.  I’ve discovered a love of old garden roses, but also love English roses, hydrangea, cottage flowers, herbs  & formal gardens. I keep a garden cart of rooted plants for sale, gift giving, or trade.

Collections of vintage style fabrics, time worn linens, ephemera, antique clothing & accessories complement family photographs and find their way into the decor.

 

I’m a project girl. Living in this century old home lends endless possibilities for additions and transformations. I will be sharing tips and tutorials, tried and true, and some of my blunders!

I’ve been blessed and inspired by creative friends and family members whom I want to introduce you to. I’ll affectionately call them my Circle of Friends and share about them on Fridays.  I can’t wait for you to meet them!

My husband is a generous man who is supportive of most projects I am excited about. He is very tolerant that our home and yard are filled with projects in varying states of progress (or regress!) But then, I never fully disclose to him the list of projects that are actually in my mind. However, he has noticed that I change my mind a lot. When he moves a bush for me,  he has observed we may be moving it several more times.  I doubt he imagined becoming an expert at hanging chandeliers,  painting from tall ladders or refinishing wood floors, but he has.  He is my hero!

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We’ve been married 39 years and are blessed with 3 married children and 7 grandchildren. They are our greatest joy and we seize every opportunity to create memories with them.  We enjoy life together and share the love of our Savior.

A favorite Easter memory when the boys moved a bench into the rose garden so we could have a scenic background.

A favorite Easter memory when the boys moved a bench into the rose garden so we could have a scenic background.

“With Endless Grace” is a way to say “accompanied by Jesus”. I am in awe and have much gratitude for His abundant favor, love, and provision that I do not deserve. His death on the cross paid the penalty for my sin. By trusting Him as Savior and confessing Him as Lord, we are free to spend eternity with Him.  Reader, oh, how He loves you! He has given each of us the gift of grace.  Ephesians 4:7 “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”

“May grace and peace be yours in fullest measure.” 1 Peter 1:2b

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