Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Hello, dear friends!

Yes, we survived the stress of packing, loading, driving, unloading, unpacking and setting up!!


Our new home is now Peoria, Arizona!!!  

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  You are most welcome!!

Won't you "Sit a spell?"

Our new living room!!

Really high ceilings to hang lots of stuff!!!

Yellow ware cupboard in the dining room!

Someone is waiting patiently for her milk!!

Pantry boxes and firkins!


Breakfast room off the kitchen!

The perfect wall for my old basket collection
and my wonderful hooked rug made by my sweet friend
Lori Rippey!!

My Studio, in progress!  

All organized and ready!


It has been extremely tiring to set up a house in a short time, but somehow everything just seems to fit and belong!!!    

Thank you for the prayers and thoughts during this transition time!!  They have meant so much to us!!

I want to take this time to wish each of you a Wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving, 

filled with 

Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times and Good Memories!!

With a Thankful Heart~



Julia said...

Oh my, Julie. You are unbelievably creative and talented to have set up house so fast with all your beautiful treasures.
The rug looks perfect in that spot. Your home sure looks like "Home Sweet Home" I hope you'll be so happy there and continue to be very creative.
Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for a tour of your new home.

Stay safe and happy.

The Eveningstitcher said...

WOW!!! Julie...you must have been working day and night...when did you rest?? It is just beautiful!! I love the way you have it all decorated...so neat! Your sewing room is just awesome! I wish I could make mine look so neat and organized! Glad you found a beautiful home that suits you!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Oh Julie, Bless your heart. You have accomplished so much. This would have taken me a year or more... So happy for you when everything fits and has a place. I will continue to follow you and look for your creative inspirations. In the mean time Have a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Ass always, Peace to all & GOD BLESS AMERICA,

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are amazing. It looks like you've been in your home forever. Just beautiful. That dry sink with the high shelf is wonderful. I LOVE it.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs :)

Chris said...

Hi Julie... it seems like a few days ago that I read you were moving and from what I now see, you have transformed a house into the most lovely and welcoming prim home. From Maryland to Arizona and from one Mrs. Z to another, Happy Thanksgiving, my friend to you and your family. Take care, Chris

marly said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you're all settled.

Jessica said...

It looks so wonderful! That is so awesome that you got settled in so quickly. I hope you have a happy & blessed Thanksgiving too!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Glad you have moved safely and are settled. Wow so many nice treasures and so nicely arranged! I am amazed that you have accomplised so much!! It would have taken me months. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Well done, my friend! Everything looks so warm and welcoming. Love the long peg rack with all your wonderful baskets hanging from it!!! Your certainly have been busy!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving...and put your feet up and relax a bit!

Saundra said...

Good heavens girl, you sure set up house keeping really fast! Everything looks cozy, and totally beautiful! Welcome to your new home.

moosecraft said...

Congrats on your new home! You set everything up so quick and it's all so pretty! All ready for a magazine photo shoot! :-) Love your new studio area! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

WOW!!!! Looks as though you have lived in your new home for a long time! Everything is so cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing your collection of treasures with us!

Now, "Julie"--relax and enjoy the upcoming "Special Time of the Year"!

Hugs, Carolyn

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Sweet Friend, happy to hear your all settled in your new home and I must say it looks so welcoming and cozy. All your collections are so comforting around, you have done a great job decorating.Hugs Francine.

Gayle said...

Oh MY - what a beautiful new place you have! Glad to hear that you're all settled in and feeling right at home. Congrats!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Julie! Wow - you've been busy. Your new home looks wonderful. Now time to make lots of memories there. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your terrific blog! Jane

Penny said...

Wow! I'm super impressed!! What a beautiful home, and you have it done so nicely. And it must have been done in record time!! Back in the day (we moved a LOT!)I could put a house together rather quickly, but not any more! Hopefully we are in this house to stay....
Wishing you lots of love and luck in your new home, and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Terri said...

Welcome to Arizona! We moved here 4 years ago and I love it here.