So, it's been awhile.  We have moved from a very large house to an older cottage...so far I am loving it.  I do not miss the wasted space the previous house had with it's vaulted ceilings and open concept living area.  I know lots of people would love to have an open floor plan but really, unless you are a very immaculate house keeper......you can always see the dirty dishes from the living room. :)
This house is an older house and reminds me of a cottage, it has plantation shutters throughout...which I love.  All of my vintage and antiques fit much nicer in this home, our previous home was built in 2004 and was very new construction looking...it's kinda hard to make old things fit into a newly built home that doesn't have such characteristics as chair rails, wainscoting, or crown molding.....but we got by...I made my shabby, chippy and peeling furniture fit the best I could.

We've been in this house for less than 6 months and are still settling in.  Recently, my brother sent me a few boxes of Bittersweet vines from New England that I am still working into my decor.
I adore Bittersweet...I really do. The last time I received bittersweet was about 10 years ago so I was so thankful to receive a freshly harvested supply.

I recently made a label for my vintage cream can that I've had for many years.  i printed an image off the web and then aged it with Krylon paper Finishes Antiquing Spray and a permanent marker (a tip I found on Pinterest)
I LOVE Pinterest...I have come across so many clever folks and lots of great blogs in the process!
I am going to try to keep my little bloggy going as I realize I've missed it...as well as visiting my neighbors here on the web.
Blessings to all.
~Robin