Friday, July 29, 2016

A Peaceful Place

I found a new thrift shop that I have fallen in love with. It's a ministry of a local Church where the store workers are all volunteer, the items are all donations and all proceeds except utilities of course go to local families/people in need. I have been several times now and have been so 'wowed' by the things I have seen. The store is set up like an actual home...as it is in an older home in the historic part of the town. The volunteers have really out done themselves in setting an inviting atmosphere. There have been very few times that I have visited and not bought something

Here are a few of the beauties I found that I couldn't pass up...


I thought these metal decorator items were too pretty to not to take home





I love the linens they had...mantel scarves, table doilies...


 







Beautiful quilts...

 Floral pieces....
My big item was this chair and ottoman....it's not only beautiful but it's the most comfortable reading chair I've had...
One thing is for sure, it doesn't have to cost a lot to make your home "A Peaceful Place."

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Nature's Market

 
I get so excited when it's time to visit the Co-Op. There's nothing better than freshly grown organic vegetables and fruits. It never ceases to amaze me at the beauty of GOD's hand. None of this would be possible without HIM.
Locally grown and harvested

Beautiful

I adore the open market area. This is where non members can shop as well.

This is one of the most gorgeous pieces of heavenly growth ever!

Some of my bounty

Check out the elephant garlic in the back

Patty Pan Squash and other organic goodies

Fresh organic mushrooms

Check out those green tomatoes

I definitely see a batch of green tomato bread in my future

Fresh organic fruit

Cherries and raspberries, oh my!

I love the red pears

Friday, May 20, 2016

Floral Heirloom

One of my Althea's is blooming. I so love this tree. The other is due to bloom anytime now. They're just as gorgeous as the one that Mom had when I was a child.
 
 

Herbal-essence

The LORD provides us with so much, that we really take for granted. I have felt like HE has been prompting me to start studying on how to better my health naturally. My interest in the healing properties of herbs has been there for quite some time now, but I just didn't know where to start. Have you looked online and the bookstore for herbal guides? Let me tell you...there is a TON of information out there. So picking a starting place isn't the easiest to say the least. 
I was so blessed that my Mom let me borrow some of her books. Here is one that is not only beautiful, but full of great information....I can't wait to delve into it.
My local co-op carries all kinds of naturally grown and harvested organic herbs....everything from Acaci to Yohimbe. Some of the herbs I have heard of and lots that I haven't. The owner o the co-op is so knowledgeable and a great helpful spring of information.Isn't it amazing how the LORD always provides for you!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Drive By Shooting

Everyday I drive by these beautiful flowers, so today I stopped and did a little drive by shooting... Camera shooting that is. Aren't they gorgeous!