Thursday, October 18, 2007


Once upon a time & for many years I thought I lived in my own little "VICTORIA World"! But I have learned otherwise from so many bloggers that love this magazine TOO! I was ecstatic when I discovered that VICTORIA was back! I subscribed for years & still have all my many stacks that I look through over & over & I still enjoy them all these years later. Every once in a while I run across them at garage sales & pick them up to sell on ebay.

So last week I went through every cupboard, shelf, & cabinet where I stash my old ones & sorted them by month & year to make sure I only sold the extra ones that I already have. AND "ditto" with my other two favorites - Romantic Homes & Home Companion. I can't part with any of them unless I have two! So once I got them all laid out & sorted I wanted to look at every one of them right then ~ every Victoria cover makes you want to open it!

When I looked at the new Victoria website & read "The Bliss is Back"...."Fall in Love All Over Again"....& "A Return to Loveliness" I was overwhelmed with that cozy ~ old fashioned feeling again.....I'm so looking forward to getting cozy with that very first issue & I'm so happy it's back!

Monday, October 8, 2007

~~A Little Red Jewel in a Sunny Spot~~

The back room of our house is our "mud room" ~ just a little room where we come in from's main purpose is for packing ebay stuff because my ebay closet where I store what I sell is just off of this room. We've had an old plaid couch back there just to have something to sit on but during a walk through our favorite flea market there sat a little "red jewel"!

This little antique love seat is very old, with springs & straw inside, wooden turned legs, & best of all it's RED! favorite color! And even better than RED it was only $20 & happened to just fit in the back of our Santa Fe so that I could bring it home. I really fell in love with this little antique ~~ it's not perfect so it fits in perfectly ~ but still in good shape for it's age & I adore it!

Some of my favorite things in this room are the picket fence garden picture & the red geraniums picture, both painted by my very talented mom ~ she also made the stained glass hanging in the window ~~ the little girl mask with grapes is Fitz & Floyd - one of my favorite garage sale finds that I've researched & have never found anything like it....I bought it to sell but couldn't part with it - she's so unique & too cute!

I've filled the wicker basket with some of my favorite Fall back issues of Home Companion & Romantic Homes - a nice reading spot. I love sun rooms & since I don't really have one I like to think of this as my mud~sun~room~parlor! It's bright & sunny & a quiet cozy corner in kattz*cottage! ~~