How to Design & Hang a Plate Wall Display

I love to collect pretty plates, tea cups, and vintage linens. At few years ago, I finally had enough small plates to hang my first plate wall display. When we bought our new house, I knew that I wanted to hang my decorative plates between my dining room windows. I also knew that I would need a few uninterrupted hours to make this happen, so for weeks the box of unpacked plates sat against … Continue reading →

May Days

I used to be better about snapping candid photos of the kids throughout the week, capturing the beautiful ordinary parts of our days. Over the past year, I kind of got bogged down with the busyness of homeschooling and preparing to move, and forgot to pick up my real camera as much as I should have. Now that we have moved, I am purposefully leaving my camera on a little side table in the dining … Continue reading →

Cottage Garden Help!

First of all, thank you to those of you who have given me advice and ideas on how we can salvage the original pine flooring at Mint Green Gables. I will definitely come back to these ideas when we are ready to tackle the floors. Now I would like to ask for your opinion on the front door color and landscape ideas. Let me preface this by saying I love the color of the house and have no plans to … Continue reading →

Moving In

In January we drove up to Virginia to look at houses. I had found three houses I really liked on Zillow, and we toured them back to back. I felt like we were on an episode of House Hunters. The first house was a yellow Victorian that reminded me of the Dragonfly Inn on Gilmore Girls and I LOVED it, but it was way out of our price range. The second house was move-in ready and priced well, but … Continue reading →