Friday, October 20, 2017


We have been working on our "new" distressed floor for the living room on the farm.  The beautiful antique sofa was my inspirations.  I was smarter this time.  When we did the bedroom turquoise distressed floors we laid the floor first and then I painted, distressed, stained and varnished.  It was the most difficult and painful decorating project I had ever done.  This time I was smart,  I am doing all of that including the varnishing first, thank goodness for a large workshop, and then my husband just has to cut the boards and put it together like a puzzle.......easy. peasy right?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


We lost an amazing person today.  Gordon Downie, a Canadian icon, front man of The Tragically Hip.  Wonderful human being, husband, dad and friend.  We will miss you.

Monday, October 16, 2017


If I could afford it , I would open an actual Bohemian Store for MY HIPPIE HEART. It would be tucked away on an old street somewhere, with large windows, a cool sign and a fabulous door that made you want to come inside.

There would be colourful rugs on the floor, overstuffed chairs and sofas covered in amazing pillows, little nooks to sit in and have a cup of tea and everything would be for sale , of course.

I would have a big old cabinet for a counter, raw wood floors, unusual racks for my kimonos and kaftans, and really funky displays.

Oh, but that is yet a dream, but if it ever comes true I will invite you all to join me for a cup of tea!

Sunday, October 8, 2017


It is our Canadian Thanksgiving today and my Wedding Anniversary!

We are having a lovely dinner outside on the farm.  Using my grandmothers huge Harvest Table in the Studio.  Lots of great food , pies, cakes and cookies too!

I am so blessed to have such an amazing family surrounding us with joy and love.  I am grateful for good health, love and happiness.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary to my Sweetie.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


 I have been invited to join THE GILDED CAGE BOUTIQUE MARKET for their first HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET on November 25, 2017 at their brand new second location 404 York Road in Guelph, Ontario.  Very exciting to be invited with a group of amazing Artisans.  I will keep you updated.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


It has been a very, very hot September here in Ontario, now October has lifted her sleepy head and it is still warm.  Never the less, it is Fall and time to put the gardens to bed, store the pots and summer decor and bring out the orange, red and yellow.

We always leave the old pumpkins at the end of the season in the back field for the mice, chipmunks and squirrels to enjoy.  This was all that was left from around 12 pumpkins and it is just so lovely to me.  Duffy and Penny's garden is becoming a blanket of leaves now dotted with orange, whit and kind of pink.

I love pumpkins and try to find unusual ones every season.  This warty dark green one is as close to black I will probably pretty.

Pumpkins fill every available space on the farm, fountains, planters or just on the ground.  The pink ones are called Peanut Pumpkins.  I still love the tradition orange the best though.

Monday, October 2, 2017


I just found out that Tom Petty has died at age 66.  I am so sad, he was so young, he will be so missed.