After the flurry of activity last week and anticipating the flurry of activity next week, I have been reveling in the brief respite of this week and enjoying all things domestic. Cooking, baking, cleaning, puttering and flower arranging.
I do love being home.
A quick trip to the thrift store resulted in a few treasures.
Brendan has been glued to that book ever since.
Some fresh coffee and a vintage tin of sweets
Chocolate chips. A small stash of which found itself upstairs hidden for Dave.
Cheery strawberries to dress a summer table.
Our Lady of the Smiles has a tiny bouquet.
Roses from my garden adorn Our Lady of Guadalupe. This little pink statuette is actually a plastic holy water bottle that my friend Rocio brought me from the Basilica in Mexico. She makes an easy and pretty way to hold the holy water. This window is just to the left o the front door as you enter the house, where our font is located.
Our Lady of Grace is on my dresser. She was a gift of the Gunther family when Ryan died. Those are more roses from my flower garden. The card is from the Franciscan sisters in England thanking us for donating a Chalice that was given to us when Ryan died. It resides in their chapel and everytime Mass is celebrated with it Ryan's name is mentioned.
Was a mother ever more blessed?
On a lighter note, banana chocolate chip muffins on a tea towel.
One of two blueberry cobblers today. I took one to a dear friend yesterday morning. Another friend received this one in the evening. Quick and easy to make and they make a pretty summer treat for a friend who might need a little pick me up.
I love the tour of your statues. Our Lady must feel very loved and honored.
Love the statues and all the flowers beside them!
What a wonderful home! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one keeping a lot of statues in the house.