Category Archives: antiques

Shift your rhythm

Last year Christmas seemed to arrive faster than we could get everything together for Santa.  By Christmas eve, my husband was still out shopping at 5pm and all thoughts of going to church to belt out “Joy to the World”

Shift your rhythm

Last year Christmas seemed to arrive faster than we could get everything together for Santa.  By Christmas eve, my husband was still out shopping at 5pm and all thoughts of going to church to belt out “Joy to the World”

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Unbuttoned Passion

The skies were grey and a large cloud hung low, threatening to burst.  My boys were antsy for an activity, and I’d already throughly explored the antique mall while they played laser tag the day before.  My parents suggested we

Unbuttoned Passion

The skies were grey and a large cloud hung low, threatening to burst.  My boys were antsy for an activity, and I’d already throughly explored the antique mall while they played laser tag the day before.  My parents suggested we

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me

Let it snow, let it snow….

This past week we got 10″ of snow.  As the storm was approaching, the boys decided to head upstate and go skiing. I decided to stay home and enjoy the blanket of silence that fell.  It was beautiful, that soft

Let it snow, let it snow….

This past week we got 10″ of snow.  As the storm was approaching, the boys decided to head upstate and go skiing. I decided to stay home and enjoy the blanket of silence that fell.  It was beautiful, that soft

The First Sign of Spring

Not too long after Punxsutawney Phil checks out his shadow, large buckets of daffodils start to appear outside the florists and bodegas around the city.  They are a tease for the warm weather to come, for even now in April the

The First Sign of Spring

Not too long after Punxsutawney Phil checks out his shadow, large buckets of daffodils start to appear outside the florists and bodegas around the city.  They are a tease for the warm weather to come, for even now in April the

Prom Queen

 Stately, majestic, she sat there, a grand dowager watching over the proceedings.  One by one her old friends were snapped up and carted off to other homes.  At least, she thought wistfully, they won’t end up on the auction block

Prom Queen

 Stately, majestic, she sat there, a grand dowager watching over the proceedings.  One by one her old friends were snapped up and carted off to other homes.  At least, she thought wistfully, they won’t end up on the auction block