As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday Potpourri

Kati continues to hone her photography skills, and has to look no further than her own family for subjects.  She has five adorable nieces and nephew who live nearby, and, of course, younger sister Bekah "in house"!  

A recent afternoon found Bekah posing and Kati shooting.  This is one of my favorites, because it showcases Bekah's beautiful big brown eyes and those enchantingly long eyelashes.  (Is it okay for a mom to gush?)  If you'd like to see more photos from this shoot, click on the picture of Bekah.  

Brown transferware makes me swoon.  

I have been on the lookout for more to add to my collection ever since I found these plates.  Finding the right thing at the right price has been a challenge, although I really don't mind the search.  It's kind of like a treasure hunt.  

One day this summer, I found a great set of Johnson Brothers' Friendly Village dishes, six five-piece place settings, in an antiques and collectibles shop.  The price was quite reasonable, but more than I had to spend at the time.  But...on Monday, birthday money clutched in my hand, I returned to the shop.  There were the dishes, I was still in love, and home they came!  Swoon!  

We enjoyed our evening coffee in these gorgeous cups and saucers, and I (almost) forgot that, in real life, it was like the tropics outside.

This dear girl, my granddaughter Eve, had her very first day of (home)school this week.  If anyone is more excited than Eve or Eve's mom, it must be me!  They have not been far from my thoughts this week.  (Well, they're not far from my thoughts any week, but you know what I mean.)

It's so hard for me to believe that this schoolgirl Eve is the same tiny baby who left my driveway five years ago on that hot, hot August morning.  The baby is in kindergarten!

Happy beginnings, Eve!  


  1. Mamas are allowed to gush and be enchanted by their progeny both children and grandchildren. What's not to love?! You've got two sweeties in this post alone and more in the wings.

    Must agree with Friendly Village dishes, which I find totally charming and not limited to winter dining. Some of my dinner plates feature spring, summer, and autumn scenes as well.

    Happy homeschooling to one and all!

  2. Gush away friend! Kati did a great job with Bekah's photos!

    Eve is adorable! So great to have your kids homeschooling their kids! Wonderful!

    I am beginning to love brown transferware! I will have to be on the look out for some!


  3. You certainly have lots to gush about, so go for it! Beautiful girls you have there. I've always loved the brown transferware, but have never owned any. It would look really great in my dining room!


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