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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 27, 2012

Fall in the Dining Room and Kitchen!

Hello everyone!
What a blessed day. Every day is a gift....are you enjoying your day?
I hope so....
We have been back and forth to the hospital with my mom, and I'm grateful and thankful....we just brought her home and she is in very good spirits!

 Even though time is limited in between dr. and hospital visits, I managed to decorate my dining room for fall.  Sort of a celebration for me.  I'm making myself appreciate EVERY DAY! Most days I rush, trying to get things done, hurrying here and there, hoping I get finished with this and that.....
 But there is usually no peace or joy in those days...just endless frustration that I didn't get things done...
Do you ever feel that way?
 In my mind I'm doing one thing, but in reality I'm sitting impatiently at a Doctor's office, or in the car...trying to get to my destination...always frustrated because I'm not there yet! hahaha...

I just returned from a conference for women, and it made me take stock of all my blessings, made
me realize I need to enjoy the journey, and quit fussing about difficult days...
quit complaining...
change what I can change...
and pray for help....haha....lots of help!

The vintage pie safe made in Amish country got a new look with paint, stain and some distressing...

The vintage Hoosier in our kitchen is perfect for loading up baskets, and
pitchers with pumpkins, fall flowers, 
moss, fall leaves
....I love it as a backdrop!
 Trust in the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART, do not lean on your own understanding (which is always frustrating to me), but in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight(peaceful, easy to follow-my words here...) Proverbs 3:5,6
The shelves below were solid white,
I did a DIY on them and stained them, then sanded them to give them a distressed look to match my newly painted kitchen cabinets!


Blondie's Journal said...

I totally hear you, Debbie! It seems I am in one place and my mind is a million miles away. It's hard to get anything accomplished when your thoughts are so scattered.

I'm glad to hear your mom is home. You can better settle down in a routine now. Sending many prayers.

I love the picture looking into your kitchen...it's so pretty. And your decorations are perfect, very festive. Love the table setting, too!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!


Sunny Simple Life said...

As always it is so beautifully done. Your attention to detail always inspires me. I love that corner with your hutch. Oh just gorgeous!!

Ralaine, Author of Burden of Promise: When Tragedy Becomes A Teacher said...

I love autumn too. I have more joy decorating for this season than Christmas. Plus, I keep my fall decor up from beginning Sept. to the end of Nov. Love it!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your decorations are glorious! and your words inspiration. If you remember my word for this year is Rest...and I struggle with that. Sitting at a doctor's office...even going to a movie...I feel like I am wasting time...so you are not alone!

Bernideen said...

Please, please come link this to "Open House" as everything is so lovely!

Okio B Designs said...

I love all of your fall touches! And hope your mom is feeling better!


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Everything looks beautiful, Debbie! Love that hoosier cabinet!


Unknown said...

I hear you loud & clear! I think sometimes God gives us many things to do to remember He is here for us....keep praying and He does answer! Your fall decorations are so pretty! I keep telling myself to do what I can do and let God handle the rest!
Blessings My Friend,

cynthia lee designs said...

Love Fall in your dining room and kitchen...everything is so pretty!!
Yes...sometimes we just have to give everything over to God. Hope your mom is feeling better.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm so glad that your Mom is home and doing so well!

Everything looks just lovely (as always). I LOVE that rose wallpaper!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Debbie, love all your wonderful Fall decor and those shelves are just so perfect! such a great post. finding joy in the everyday is a great reminder!!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
The Chicken Chick

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