Greenhouse plants

Late March days, especially this year, with its long winter, are days of transition. I have been buying seeds, but have not sewn any yet, as the soil is not warm (of defrosted for that matter!) enough. It is warm, then it is snowing, then it is warm again, before it freezes overnight. I was…

Vintage style finds for the home

An early afternoon Sunday stroll through a neighborhood brought me to a charming local vintage shop. I am still avoiding buying things until the basement reorganization is complete, and I am making every effort to channel things in the direction out of the house, not in…You can read here why. But, this book caught my…

Declutter and organize Marie Kondo style

Clearly, I must have been living under a rock, it turns out. While the rest of the world fell in love with Marie Kondo and her “life-changing magic of tidying up” making her latest book a bestseller with 2 million copies sold, I just discovered her book last week. Thanks to C, who found it…

Styling with pale yellow

It might also be called: desperately seeking sunshine. Today was the first day with temperatures above freezing in a long time…The warmth will not stick around, yet, but the sunshine is strong and encouraging. Usually about this time of the year I am drawn to color yellow, pale, meadow primrose type.  Here is a quick…

Kitchen Makeover

We had a beautiful winter light today. Mid February sun is already above neighbors’ house flooding the kitchen for hours. That called for two things: clean up and photos. I never posted the story of our kitchen makeover, waiting for it to be finished. I would call it 80% done…We still need art, more shelves…

Winter Color Blooms

Getting freesia in February is an old tradition for me. February 6th is my Name’s Day, as it is celebrated in Poland, St. Dorothy. Way back getting a single, scented freesia stem (any color!) from friends or family was such a treat. This year I got myself a bunch ahead of time and enjoyed them…

Color story in blue – Navy NYC

While visiting NYC recently, I made sure to visit a place that I spotted on Instagram few times and intrigued me very much. I fell for the interiors, although judging by lovely breakfast we had and the online reviews, the place is wildly popular and would love to check out its lunch or dinner menu…

All about color blue

Jen from Poppytalk made my day (more like entire week!) publishing my photo yesterday not only on her Instagram but also on her blog. All week long readers and followers of her super inspiring design and DIY mega blog competed in hashtag color challenge, every day different pre-designated color. I was already over the moon when…

Wallpapers for country in the city

Few weeks back I came across a wallpaper that is a perfect mix of charming rustic, but not dated,  floral but not too cottage. Here is a gem of a wallpaper from Finland: Sugarplum Tree by Photowall. I searched out a few more that I would love to try out in our house, maybe in the…

My photo on Poppytalk today

This is for anyone lamenting the end of summer, like me. Jan of Poppytalk has a fun Instagram challenge going – yesterday’s color theme: sand. I cannot stop smiling this morning, since she included my photo of scallop shells in her collage.