…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I can hardly believe it has been over a month since I have posted on my blog.  I have popped on a few times and visited a couple of your blogs but have not done much commenting.  I have missed connecting with y’all.  So, what have I been up to?  Well, I have been battling the Shingles.  I’m on my third round of meds and am much better, but this is getting old.  In addition to the discomfort, I have just not felt like doing anything more than the necessities.  Also, my best friend’s mother passed away last week after a long hospital stay – so I have been trying to spend time with her and help out where I can.  Please keep her family in your prayers – those of you who have lost your parents know what a heavyhearted time this is.

Welcome to my new followers and thank you to those of you who have hung in there with me.  I appreciate each one of you!

I placed an order with Misi of Gable House Goodes in early May – just got around to taking pictures.  I ordered two fabric covered boxes for my blue and brown guest room.  They are fabulous!  Misi didn’t just send the boxes – each one was tied with twine and a bunch of Sweet Annie – and she included some wonderfully scented faux flowers.  She always goes above and beyond.  Thank you, Misi, I love everything!  Misi is having a sale so pop over and check out her offerings.


Aren’t these boxes gorgeous!  I had wanted something to put in this blue bottle I picked up a while back – aren’t these flowers just perfect! 


A couple of weeks ago DH took me to my favorite antiquing town for a little get away.  Unfortunately, it was very hot and I wasn’t feeling very well by the time we got there – so we just visited a couple of my favorite shops and came home.  I did find one item on my wish list though.  I was looking for a stoneware jug to make into a lamp for the guest room, and at Maddy’s I found a jug that was already made into a lamp – and at a good price too.  (Lamp is pictured above.)  Now I need to order a lamp shade for it, I’m not loving the one I had on hand. 

A couple of lamp shades and curtains are all I need to finish the room – of course the tweaking will never be done.  I think I want tobacco cloth curtains, but have not made a final decision yet.


We are planning a vacation in mid July.  We are leaning towards a trip to the mountains – maybe North Carolina or Tennessee.  Does anyone have any tips on great places to visit? 

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!



jennifer768 said...

Hi Sue it is so good to hear from you .I had been thinking about you. I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill. Shingles are so painful .

I will be keeping you and your friend in my thoughts and prayers.It is so hard to lose a parent.

Love your new lamp and boxes from Misi.I hope that you continue to feel better.Have a great week.Hugs,Jen

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Sue: Glad to see that you're back...Sorry to hear about your bout with shingles...hope you feel better. Misi does have great prims! Sorry about your friends mother...Have a great week!


Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Wonderful to hear from you.
Hope you feel better soon.
I will continue to remember you and your family in my prayers.
Misi is so talented.
I always love all her creations.

bettyj said...

Hi Sue, I have been wondering about you too. I am so sorry you have been ill. I just got back from a week in Fla. Where in Tennessee are you thinking of going? If its Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area you are close to Clinton.
This might help

bettyj said...

sorry the link didn't work.
we'll see if this one will

tamera-country at heart said...

Glad you are back. Sorry to hear that you have been sick. Shingles are very painful, hope you feel better soon. Your jug is nice made into a lamp and I love the boxes too. Nice display.
Country at heart

~Madalynne~ said...

So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Nice that you got out a bit for some antiquing. I love the jug lamp. It looks great with Misi's boxes:)

Christine said...

Really hope you are feeling much better and I sympathize first hand with you having had shingles too.
I love your new lamp and boxes - very pretty together!
Best wishes

Robyn~Primlish said...

How perfect that Misi sent you some flowers as a bonus with your order! They look perfect in the bottle!
I hope you are feeling better.

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

It is good to hear from you again Sue, glad you are on the mend. Fabric covered boxes are sweet and so is your jug lamp. Take it easy and come back soon.

Farmhouse prims said...

So glad you are feeling lots better, your fabric boxes are beautiful.
I love the smokies, I love Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg Tenn.
have a nice vacation.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Sue,
I haven't been on the blogs on a regular basis either.
I have way too many I like to visit so I have to take them in sections...I have a pattern so to speak and eventually get to most of them.

How nice you are spending time with your friend. We sure don't like going through it but most of us have to at some point - it's nice you can be with her.
I have ordered from Misi before and she does do things up right! And her products are awesome.

I'm so sorry you are suffering with this awful thing...Shingles aren't comfortable at all - I pray you get relief soon.

Love the jug you bought...always fun to get something on our lists isn't it.