Category Archives: Home Matters

Friends and Selling Stuff

I feel blessed to have so many dear friends…women I trust with the good stuff in my life and the messy bits. One is coming to visit from the East Coast in a few days (we’ve been best friends since freshman year of college!!) and I’m feeling a little stressed that our house won’t be…

A Bit of Vintage Fall Decor

After suffering through the blistering heat recently, I am soooo ready for fall, my favorite season. I love sweater weather and walking through crunchy leaves and lighting candles as the nights get longer.  In general I don’t decorate for the seasons, but I realize I do switch out a few things around the house without…

First Aid for Old Wood Cutting Boards

Recently I refurbished our old cutting board with Boos Mystery Oil and Boos Board Cream. In the eight or more years we’ve used this board I have never used any product on it. It looked so dry and scratched up that I contemplated tossing it out and just buying a new one. But I decided…

Displaying Small Curiosities

I have an affinity for diminutive objects. From pieces of pretty rock to small handmade ceramics to tiny bakelite dice to sterling vesta cases to favorite matchbooks. Maybe you do too. Most of these bits aren’t worth much. Most don’t have sentimental value. Most don’t even have a purpose!  Other than the old sterling silver…

Small Pleasures

I like my pleasures small. Take yesterday. I started the day with great coffee and tasty leftovers for breakfast. I played with words for a blog post. I had the joy of getting my hands in dirt and planting some jasmine. Afterwards I sat in the sun and watched the birds. I had the excitement of selling an…

Do You Decorate for Autumn?

Autumn is just around the corner (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and it’s my favorite season. I love the colors (red, gold, moss green, slate blue, maroon, deep purple), the food (apples, squashes, pumpkins, hearty soups and stews) and sweater weather. I love lighting candles at night and having the occasional fire (though it’s just…