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Friday, August 20, 2021

Simple Pleasures week #3

Over time I have passed on many family items along with other vintage and antique things to my two daughters.

As a seller of vintage and antiques, I am so happy that they also love and appreciate them the way that I do. 

My older daughter lives in a house in Atlanta that dates to around 1840. My younger daughter lives in a duplex that is part of an Atlanta bungalow that I believe dates to the 1930s. 

Royal Doulton China

Several days ago I looked around my apartment and thought about how I need to pare down some more and how I would love to share more with my daughters. 

I have my mother's Royal Doulton service for twelve china that has been just sitting in my old pine cupboard. I asked Cary if she would like to have it and she said yes, so I packed it up. 

I also have my grandmother's antique fern stand and decided to pass that on to Katy. 

antique fern stand

I call it sharing the love.

Simple Inspiration

Each of us brings our own energy to this world. Don't forget that you are unique and special.
you are amazing

Lovely Reads I Found This Week

As I settle into another round of isolating at home, I am enjoying not only my own home but also seeing the homes of others. There really is no place like home.

I'm all in on Fresh Ideas For Your Apartment, and you don't have to be an apartment dweller to love these.

Who knew you could DIY your own Shiplap Simple Table and it would be absolutely perfect?

Loving this English Country Cottage tour I found this week, but we all know how I love an English country cottage.

A Simple Country Kitchen In A Farmworker's Cottage combines deep beautiful colors with a wonderful collection of objects.

I may be a couple of years late to the party on this, but I liked this Farmhouse Tour so much that I had to include it.

Favorite Gluten-Free Recipe This Week

Because I eat gluten-free I am always excited to find new gluten-free recipes, and so this little space is for all of my gluten-free friends and anyone else who loves good food. 

I have never met a strawberry or a strawberry jam that I didn't like so this seems pretty much perfect to me. 

gluten free strawberry jam bars

Catching Up

Did you miss reading these recent posts?

Week Three of Healthy Habits for a Happier Life is about letting go of grudges and how to know when healthy anger has turned into an unhealthy grudge.

This week's Home Tour spotlights a 16th-century coaching inn that has been turned into a lovely home.

Amazon Finds

Now that we are finding ourselves back in our homes again I know that I am once again looking for fun activities to keep me occupied. (Yes, I know I need to clean out my closets, but I said fun activities.)

craft ideas from Amazon

What I'm Reading

I just got the latest Maisie Dobbs book by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie becomes entangled in another mystery, this time in WWII England. If you love mysteries and haven't read this series I suggest starting with her first book and working your way through the series.  

What I'm Watching

I've just started watching Professor T on Masterpiece Theater. The eccentric but brilliant criminology professor is an advisor to the Belgian federal police. Although a valuable contributor, he drives everyone nuts because of his strange behavior. 

Fall Decor Finds On Etsy

Yes, I am resisting the fact that fall is on its way. I love summer, and fortunately summer weather will hang on for quite a while in Georgia. However, I know that a lot of people are ready to ramp up their fall decor so I searched Etsy and found some darling things.

fall decor finds on Etsy

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T he eccentric but brilliant criminology professor Jasper Teerlinck is an advisor to the Belgian federal police in Antwerp. Although a strange behavior


  1. Hi Laura,
    That is so great that your daughter's have homes with such character. They picked up your love for antiques and history. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend. xoxo

  2. You are so lucky that your daughters want your family heirlooms. I know so many people who can't even give their things away. Love that farmhouse tour, especially the fireplace.

  3. I have 2 cabin trunks. I know that my mother's was her grandmother's (crossed the Atlantic three times to visit her sons in Vancouver and California)
    My father's looks a similar vintage - so probably also his grandfather's.
    Two came to South Africa, and here I am.
    But no idea what will become of the family history one day.


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