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Monday, December 5, 2016

In these stressful times we all need a place where we can go and find a sense of peace. 

A place where we can go and find serenity. 

That place differs for each of us.

It may be a spot in your home. The stillness of the woods. Standing by the ocean. A park bench. 

For me it is the florist and greenhouses that my grandfather built in 1902. As I have written about before, it is a place, 10 minutes from my home, that I can visit as often as I want.

It is a place that after so many years is showing its age, and that means that there is constant work to be done. Recently it was found that the front greenhouse, the show house, had structural issues. So major renovations were in order. 

Yesterday, on my way home from church, I stopped in to browse the annual artist and craft show that is held there. I also wanted to see the finished show house. 

I call this greenhouse Aunt Rose's greenhouse. It was Great Aunt Rose, who loved me so dearly as a child and instilled in me a love of antiques, who kept her birds here. 

It must have been warmer in there back in the day, but in recent years it has not been so warm in the cold months.

Now it is full of beautiful plants and flowers. The floor is heated and it is a cozy and inviting spot once again. I will be visiting often this winter when I need a break from the gray cold days.

My peaceful place. Come join me.


  1. We all need such a space. Mine is right here in my apartment or out on the patio.

  2. I love spending time at places like this too! Holiday hugs, Diane

  3. That is beautiful, Laura. I can't think of a much more serene indoor space than a greenhouse full of warmth and plants. xo Diana

  4. What a wonderful place to visit. I envy your time here.

  5. I would visit there too if it was close to me like it is to you and with such wonderful family history. Thanks for sharing.

    Your photos make me want to work again on my screened area behind my little cottage.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

  6. What a lovely place! I find I need quiet and peace also and haven't found that perfect place for it yet. Hugs.

  7. Oh Laura what a wonderful serene and beautiful place to visit especially with all the fond memories attached.
    Enjoy every minute you spend there.

  8. I love spending time in greenhouses - I've always yearned for one, but I guess it's not in the cards! Love your peaceful place, Laura -just charming!

  9. Laura what a wonderful place to have in your life that brings some wonderful memories. Happy to hear it's get continual love



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