Simple + Southern Sunday No. 117

“Make me to know your ways, O Lordteach me your paths…
 

“Hope be my anthem, Lord when the world has fallen quiet.

You stand beside me, give me a song in the night.
Jesus I need You, every moment I need You! Hear now this grace bought heart sing out Your praise forever”
R. Morgan, B. Ligertwood, S. Ligertwood, J. Rogers

 
…lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long”
Psalm 25:4-5

 
Yesterday was a beautiful day for a walk on our new riverwalk!
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Bring On The Blue and White!

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭

When January rolls around each year, most of us make a list of things we want to accomplish…whether they be personal goals or a “honey do” list for around the house! We are well into January 2017 and although I didn’t set many personal goals,  I sure am thinking about all the projects that I had hoped to complete last year!  Most of them never even got started….but there is a good reason for that, and her name is Ella Mae.  Becoming a grandmother was and is at the top of the priority list!  My major project that I shared last year was to redesign and repurpose my two guest bedrooms.  Well let’s say that was a big project and it took a backseat to decorating her nursery and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over her!  

We also love to travel and we decided many years ago to not put off seeing the world until later, but do it now. 

Needless to say, Ella Mae and travel won out over the guest bedroom project.

This year, I am being a little more realistic with what I hope to accomplish and I am so hoping to complete at least one of the guest rooms this year.  First things first:  the color palette.  Since I have always loved blue and white, and it is truly classic…that is my plan.  I also love toile…so you guessed it…a blue and white toile bedroom it is!  I have designed countless bedrooms using toile, but it has never made it’s way into my home…until now!  In my younger years, I wanted to decorate according to what was the trend at the time, but now I always stay true to my personal style and what is pleasing to my eye! So bring on the blue and white!!

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The blue and white fabric is pretty, but I will not be using wallpaper…the antique table between the beds warms up the space.
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Tablescape Tuesday: Pleasing To My Eye

“How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:16‬ ‭

You know, there are some things that can be outdated in our ever-changing world of decorating….but some things just do not fall into that category.  Blue and white have been a mainstay and a staple for as long as I can remember!  I collected the iconic Johnson Brothers “Willow” pattern at least 38 years ago.  It remains one of my favorites…and I dare to say, a favorite of most of us in the blog world!  There is just something about a blue and white tablesetting that is always pleasing to my eye!


“Flowers and food look fabulous on tables decorated with blue and white.  The endless assortment of dishes, glassware, and linens available in this bold combination enables the hostess to create beautiful tables for every season, occasion, and budget.”
-Carolyne Roehm
 
I decided on a table for four, I find it cozy for winter.
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