Saturday, November 21, 2015

Vacationing and Cottage Chatter...

Outside, the rain.  We’re feeling rich on everything right now, thankful for what we have, and wealthy with time.  Thankful for our precious dear ones.  To still have them with us, to cherish them... things may not be as perfect as we like them to be, but still heaven kindly leaves some bird of hope to sing.  For this, my heart is humbled and overflowing with thankfulness. 

We have been enjoying these last few weeks of vacation, but I am already looking forward to a return to our little white cottage and the things I want to do, like putting up our Christmas trees and embellishing our porch with twinkly lights.  I am also looking forward to finishing up the project I started working on before we left...  a new path in the garden...

I am pleased with how the concrete steeping stones we made awhile back turned out.  I would had preferred painting them in the green stain I had envisioned, but we ended up opting for the leftover stain we already had on hand from when we stained our fence.  I still think we should at least paint the veins on the concrete leaves green to make the details pop a little bit.   

I knew that this project of the stepping stones was going to bring more work into my already busy home life, but there was no way around it for me after they were done.  Thus, I created a new garden path.  Not an easy job removing all that sot by yourself, on a particularly rainy day like I did.  But the worse is now done.

It is now just a matter of deciding what I want to see there.  Perhaps some colorful annuals?  Or maybe some white stones?  Red mulch?  More gravel? This path it really is not meant to be traveled. The concrete stones are too thin and if you notice, one has already cracked.  Therefore, I placed the gardenia tree in the green pot there and I think it will look lovely once the flowers start to bloom.  Needless to say, however, that this project will have to wait until after the holidays.  But it is such an empowering thing to dream.

I am also dreaming with cozy little nests, reading mystery novels in comfy beds, flannel sheets, candles flickering, smelling cinnamon, oranges and cloves, pumpkin pies, fluffy feather bed on cold nights, watching movies snuggled in soft blankets, cozy socks, pretty boots and scarves, pie in the oven, wind blowing through leaves, glow of little lamps through windows, laughter filling the kitchen and dinning room, salsa dancing, family.

Blessings, everyone!
Hope you're enjoying some magical days wherever you are...
I'll be back soon.


  1. You are such a hard worker Cielo. That new garden path was hard work, I used to tackle projects like that myself all the time, but I loved every minute of it. I can see colorful, low growing flowers there since it's not meant for walking. The leafy stepping stones add a nice touch.

  2. so neat you made them... i think you can make sure nobody walks on them if a fairy statue is sitting on one! hugs


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