|Kitchen lace- Dutch lace peeking out from under a valance|
I'm on the road to recovery, my ear just aches now instead of the shooting pain I felt for a couple of days. My glands are still swollen and I'm uncomfortable enough that I should be on the sofa watching cooking shows on the Create Channel. Instead...
I guess it is the gorgeous day outside or perhaps the call of the parched garden but it is so much harder to stay still in late spring and summer than say... January. We didn't get any rain yesterday, the storm system carrying heavy showers literally dissolved before our eyes before reaching our garden... sigh.
Fortunately, we have well water so the only cost for watering the garden is time, and when it isn't hot the time spent in the garden is food for the soul as well as the body.
There is so much I want to do today but (except for necessary garden work) I am going to take care of myself, fluff up my pillow, and perhaps do some garden research... or cooking research... or decorating research... or whatever name wants to apply to reading favorite magazines and re-reading books. ;)
|Lace in the my "new" room - given by a friend who had extra panels|
The pictures I'm sharing today are just a few of the windows in our home which have either lace curtains or sheers. Living at the edge of a forest as we do, light inside the home can be hard to come by even on a sunny day so lace helps the sunshine visit (much to Victoria's pleasure).
I also decorate with lace because I love the way it looks. Long ago, while reading one of Alexandra Stoddard's books, I learned to consider the decorating of favorite restaurants when thinking of choosing items for my own home.
Instantly I thought of a quaint restaurant at Dutch Village where we loved to go for a meal when living in Holland, Michigan (I understand it is no longer an actual restaurant open to the public).
The Dutch Lace at the windows made it so cozy, along with the painted furniture and other furnishings. Actually... there were many places in Holland, Michigan that decorated with Dutch Lace and I came to embrace the Old Europe look in our nearly nine years of living there (BC - Before Christopher). ;)
The above curtains started out their life as bedroom curtains in a former home, then bedroom curtains here, and then I got smart and moved them to the dining area where they really bring a smile.
Ouch... smiling is not recommended right now. I need to put together an easy lunch... it has been peanut butter on toast sandwiches for a few days... and then back to recovery mode.
Yes, for my bloggy friends who are nurses... I know any infection is cause for concern and I promise to take good care of myself. But I do think the warmth of the sun in the garden will also be a good thing later in the day. :)