Seasons of Joy

Seasons of Joy: Homemade and Homegrown Beauty

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In my quest for a more homey home, Gary and I have been busy making sure all our bits and pieces which we have collected over the years are up on the walls rather than being stuck in a box.  Last Saturday, Gary retrieved his drill from a very disorganised shed and began drilling away to put up my patchwork.  Try to ignore the wonkiness in the patchworking, I’m not terribly good at it 🙂


Regardless of the wonkiness, I still love it!  We also had a large wooden plaque which we had bought the last time we were in Northern Ireland.  Gary found the perfect place for it and for our old tapestry:

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He also hung up our stars from the window frame, which spell out F A I T H:


He also put up our mugs which we had bought a few months ago.  We are beginning to host a weekly youth group for years ten and above.  Apparently there are 22 in this particular group so, in preparation, we stocked up on mugs (we didn’t have enough mugs for even half that amount!).  We won’t have anywhere to seat them but at least they will have a hot drink!  I love the mugs, and really love how they look in our kitchen:

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Whilst Gary was busy drilling holes, I was outside picking flowers.  I love flowers but I adore wild flowers:

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Aren’t they just beautiful?  We decorated the table with them (we were having guests round):


and I also picked a few more for our mantel piece:


Beautiful and free…



How have you made life beautiful this week?

14 comments on “Seasons of Joy: Homemade and Homegrown Beauty

  1. thank you for showing simple ways of making a home beautiful.

  2. Beautiful! I try to always bring some sort of greenary in from our garden. It always cheers me up!

  3. I think your patchwork looks great! It’s the imperfect bits of projects that make them personal instead of cookie cutter, in my opinion.

  4. Hmmmm….. That’s a good question that I don’t know an answer to offhand. I’ve got ideas tumbling about in the back of my head for beautifying our house, but havne’t gone through with them yet.

    • You’ve been a bit too busy just recently though! I’ve been off for the past few weeks which has been glorious!

  5. I just love photos of your home. It’s so beautiful and cozy.

  6. Everything is looking just lovely. Your quilt is a treasure.:)

  7. anislandfamilybygrace

    I have been busy, and haven’t done a lot of ‘beautifying’ of our home recently, but our children did make some really nice pictures and poems for our unit study, so they are making the kitchen wall look good! Your home is looking lovely 🙂

    • Children’s pictures are always the best kind of decoration to have on your walls. I have some put away which I keep meaning to hang up on the walls in frames but I just never seem to get round to it!

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