October....

October....
If you love all things French...white..worn..chipped and old..your in the right place..come stay awhile...

The Apothecary Shop...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time for change...

                        Morning...I have been wanting to change up my mantle for sometime now but just could not find the right jumping off point...until I found this funky little clock!
                                I love the colour & the size of it...
                              add a few of my favorite things...toss in some vintage buttons from Belfast & I have a nice fresh vignette! Hope this finds everyone well...ox

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shades of Fall...

                 As the days get shorter and the nights cooler I love to wrap myself in the shades of fall...
                       dark..rich colours that just evoke a warm feeling.
                     Old clay pots from France...well worn empty frames...
                                  an ivy that seems to be growing out of control...all the things that make coming home feel..well "right". Before you know it we will be thinking about Christmas...but for now...I am enjoying the shades of fall.   xoxo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

French Farmhouse Style in the City....

                              There is only so much you can do in a teeny-tiny kitchen...
                              This past week however I went from not really liking my kitchen....
                          to LOVING my kitchen....all thanks to a couple days work and a can of black paint! Gone are the horrid blotchy brown counters...after a year and a half it was long overdue.
                           Now the space feels fresh and clean...and inviting...
                              well worth the effort and the cost...which by the way even with some new goodies was well under $300....silly me..I splurged on two new island stools and didn't get a photo of them...will show them to you another time...
                             Hope you liked my mini kitchen re-do...
                thanks so much for taking the time to come by...till next time..xoxo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Idle Gossip....

                             " YOU KNOW WHAT I HEARD ABOUT HER.."
                             "WHAT NOW"
                             "I HEARD SHE HAS REDONE HER KITCHEN...ON A REALLY LOW BUDGET"
                           "WHAAATTTT....I DON'T BELIEVE THAT FOR A MINUTE"
                             "WELL THATS WHAT I HEARD...THEY SAY SHE IS GOING TO SHOW US NEXT WEEK....
                           "OK OK I WILL CHECK IT OUT....BUT WHATS A LOW BUDGET THESE DAYS"
                           "UNDER $300 IS THE WORD ON THE STREET"
                            "THIS I GOTTA SEE.." 
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Feels Like Home...

                                 After what seemed like forever I at last own my apartment...
                           the place I have grown to love over this last year....
                              People ask me "how does it feel".....
                                at first I was not sure how to answer that question....
                            Now I simply say..."Feels like home"....and for that I am grateful! Hope everyone is well and having a good summer...xoxo

Monday, June 23, 2014

Unlike Anything I Have Ever Seen...

                       Brace yourself...I am about to take you on a tour of a shop unlike any other..
                   From the moment you enter "Centro Urban Garden" you head starts to spin..
                            your heart rate soars..and the goose bumbs take over every inch of you!!
                 Well at least that was my first impression, this shop is just so lovely..
                    so full of everyday things turned into pieces of art..just by the way they are displayed.
             I had a hard time deciding what to get...but in the end I came home with a yard of vintage French fabric..a French tea towel and a charming old clay planter..oh and more inspiration than I have had in a very long time..hope you enjoyed "the tour"..for anyone local this shop is in Burlington on Brant Street...well worth a visit!! Hope everyone is well and happy! xo

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On the mend...

                        Hi everyone!!! Sorry I know its been awhile since I have posted...but I have a good excuse...
                           I fell and broke my wrist..tripped on a pothole (not my finest moment).
                           Still in a rather awful cast..and of course it had to be my right wrist I broke!!
                          Did want to wish you all a Happy Easter..and let you know I will be back soon..until next time..xoxo

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Starting over isn't easy but its what I am doing,married for 26 years I now find myself on my own..I have two amazing grown children..and will soon have a new daughter in law..so much to look forward too! Please stop by when ever you like,my door is always open!