Welcome! This is where I share glimpses of life in our nearly 120 year old Victorian home. This historic home, built by a doctor and designed by his wife overlooks a navigable river in small town America. From our kitchen window you’ll see the English garden composed of antique roses and propagated boxwood & lavender with a scenic bridge as a backdrop. If you linger, you’ll see a variety of ferry boats and barges floating the river along this cozy little town that we’ve called home for over 20 years.
I’m crazy about old linens & lace, antiquities from the turn of the century, and heirloom 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 gardens are a favorite refuge where you will often 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 on the patio courtyard of rooted plants to sell, gift, 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 hope to share 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 of my ideas. He is very tolerant that our home and yard contain projects in varying states of progress (or regress!) But then, I never fully disclose to him the list of plans 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 move it again. 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!
We’ve been married 39 years. Three married children and 7 grandchildren are gifted blessings to us. 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.
“With Endless Grace” is a way to say “accompanied by Jesus”. I am in awe and have much gratitude for the Lord’s 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 says, “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