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November 28, 2006



They all look beautiful together and the house is especially beautiful. You really inspired me on Saturday night and I finally moved a big eyesore of furniture out of my living/family room and replaced with a number of tables and things from around the house. Every time I walk by, it makes me smile and makes me think of your blog.


I just found your blog recently. I love those landscapes, they look great grouped together! Hmmm...I may have to start a collection of my own.


love those! what a great collection...I have one of cottages embroidered in the 30's, hanging right by the front door. can't stop wishing I lived in one--our homesweethome's small but so not a cottage.


Hi! Your collection of paintings are lovely. I collect paintings and have lots of flowers (mainly roses!) grouped together around the house. I never tire of looking at them. Clare x


It's good to finally have time to visit your lovely blog again (you have posted so many times since I last visited and I love all the color in your home). I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. You sure know how to put things together so "the whole" enhances all the pieces!


Love your "newest" stone house picture. It is truly beautiful. I have an old English cottage style one that I found in Michigan long time ago. Makes me smile too. There is something about old houses that warms the heart. As always, your photo skills are awesome.


Kim, i feel like such a bad cyber/lakeland friend - i had no idea your daughter was involved in an accident. I'm glad to see she's doing great - my heart goes out to you from one mom to another - it must have scared you to pieces! Take care - left you a comment on the board too!!


I love seeing the way you have your collection arranged. I am so bad at displaying the things that I love in an eye pleasing way. These blogs are really teaching me some wonderful skills. Thank you for sharing.


I just adore your home so. What a beautiful arrangement and wall color. You are such a talent.

It uis dreary and drizzly here as well...still unseasonably warm but the cold is on it's way. Brrrr....I love it though!

Take care...thank you for sharing your special and lovely spot in the world.


Vicky Gransee

Kim, I am so excited...right next to my computer in my black and red and black and white checked condo is a lamp just like yours! Mine has a red shade on it and the switch broke and I haven't had it fixed yet. Must do that soon. Your pictures are awesome! Vicky


what a great collection Kim I love landscapes also I love how they take you back to a different time and bring up feelings of serenity- at least that's what they do for me


Found your blog this morning through Mrs. Pom. I will be wandering through the archives and definately be back.

I love the landscapes and smiled when I saw I have the very same cake stand.



I love landscapes too! I have a series in my kitchen. All you creative women out there inspire me. I have recently started my own home blog so I'll have to post my landscapes on there too. Hope you can check it out sometime.


I love your hat/coat/bench piece by your front door!! Where did you find it?

Beautiful pictures.


I love your painting collection - in fact, I wish I lived in that stone cottage somewhere right by a sea like the one in your other painting hanging on the wall...I'm also working on a collection of landscapes - unfortunately mine are stacked up in the basement...maybe someday they'll make it onto a wall! 'Nice "meeting you" (thanks for your wonderful comments!)- your blog is a delightful discovery and I'll definitely be checking in!


Lovely, lovely painting, Kim! My ex-FIL was a painter and teacher of some renown and I fell in love with painting in oils. I could sit and quietly enjoy your painting for hours. It speaks volumes of emotion, ever so quietly.


Wonderful collection Kim as usual beautifully put together and photographed. Were you a magazine stylist in another incarnation?


Love them all, Kim but OY that stone house speaks to me! I headed to Goodwill later this morning and thanks to you I will be looking at art.



Thanks again!!
Carolyn, I'd LOVE to be a magazine stylist! Anyone want to hire me? LOL ;-)

Clare - Cottage Style magazine shot my home for one of their upcoming issues.. when I know which one it will be in, I'll share that here - thanks for asking! :-)


What a fun collection!


Your mantle piece decoration looks already really festive Kim and I like your wooden wardrobe decorated with the leather suitcases and your collection of sticks (not sure if this is what you call them in English)!


Hi Kim! What a wonderful new painting to add to your collection. What a perfect home it has now.

Teresa Sheeley

What a fun thing to collect. They look great!!


I love the photo of your halltree...I have one also and hung my grandmothers, moms,and my childhood hats on it too!(from the 50's for mine and the 30's for the oldest ones)You give me so many ideas..Im digging out my old saved letters now also..thank you.


Hello there... I came across this site during a google search for black velvet paintings... I am curious about one of the paintings you have posted. Please email me. :)

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