new things at home

We've been faithfully watering our front and backyard trying to get the soil to loosen up so that we can replant my garden, and cory can get his lawn looking nice and green. In the meantime (since I couldn't wait), I went to Home Depot and got a 16 inch pot with some organic soil, and set up a little herb garden of oregano, basil, and thyme.

I also put together my own flower arrangement (faux for now) using an assortment I picked out from Tai Pan Trading Co. I started off with a beautiful red/yellow/orange mix, and realized it wouldn't really go with my dining room. So my mom and I put it all back, and started over. I love red, and since the holidays will be here before we know it, I decided to stick with red and white. Don't you just love the little apples since everyone is going back to school these days?
Here is a quick peek at my china cabinet. Starting from the left top are my hand-painted Christmas wine glasses given to me by my good friend Kelly. Next in the top right is a wide variety of Christmas plates. Since I was a little girl, my grandmother (we just call her Lou Lou) has given me a different Christmas plate each year under the tree. When the holidays get closer I'll show you all the different styles. On the middle shelves I have all my Ballet Ribbon Waterford China that we got from the Wedding, along with our Waterford bubbling toasting glasses from the wedding. The bottom shelf is just for pictures and photo albums.
I originally bought this rug to go in my bedroom at my parents house, well now we are using it under our kitchen table. I just love plaid, regardless of the season.
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