Serendipity . . . and Silence

It stopped me in my tracks. That rarely happens.   The space was HUGE with gorgeous light streaming through the windows. Beautiful bedding, quirky collections, and age. Lots of age.   I was so happy to be alone with my camera. Exploration only. No words.   Scroll slowly. Look closely.   Try to imagine . . .  These pics simply don't do it justice.       Have you ever walked into a space and been totally enchanted? Do tell!   ... Keep Reading...

The Hunt for Texas Bluebonnets: A 24-hour vacation

Happy Monday! If, like me, you're still trying to recover from your weekend, here's a chair.   Sit a spell.   If you follow My Place to Yours on Instagram, you know Renaissance Man and I were "wheels up" before dawn last Friday and headed to Texas.   We were hunting for bluebonnets.   Best we recall, it had been twenty years since we'd last laid eyes "up close and personal" on the state flower of Texas. And since we're both native Texans, there's something seriously wrong about that!   We flew into Austin, rented a car, and started working our way west.   First order of business was lunch in Fredericksburg with a couple who supports our work with orphans in Brazil. They actually ... Keep Reading...

Finally Farmhouse update – and a 24-hour question

The bad news: The builder we chose for our Finally Farmhouse was diagnosed with cancer. We're broken hearted for him. If you pray, I hope you'll pray for Danny as he spends the foreseeable future focusing on his health.     The good news: We met with another builder this morning; someone Danny recommended. His name is Jeff.   I really liked him!   He immediately caught the vision we have for our home and, like Danny, he's very familiar with using reclaimed wood and salvaged pieces.   We have a lot of those!   He's willing to work with subs with whom we already have really good relationships — and and y'all, he's worked with my all-time favorite painter and has the same respect ... Keep Reading...