Monday, October 13, 2014

Feathering the Nest

As most of you know, one of my great joys is preparing my home for the winter.  I love to pull things together for the winter and make everything cozy.  I dress the garage door with drop cloths and curtains, switch out the tablecloths and prepare the oil lanterns.  In short - I nest.  And here, my friends, is a little peek into the Shouse....

Until next time,


I use dry erase markers on an old window to write a new proverb every week

Master Hand Grenade and I cut galvanized metal and made a wall in the loft-

We left a portion of the loft open - I hung another antique window
that had the panes painted in chalkboard paint, to add a bit
of privacy upstairs.  In the three panes I wrote

My favorite corner in our bedroom

Dressed for winter

I used an old tank cartridge box to create a centerpiece for the table (it's more red than pink)


  1. Hi Enola

    Your nest reminds me of 50 years ago when my dearly departed wife tended our nest in what was then an old 10 x 40 mobile home along with our 5 kids – Beautiful memories. Thanks for sharing.

    Hangtown Frank

  2. What an inspiration to me this grey, grey morning! Thank you for sharing. I was feeling especially grumpy about our home this morning. I'd been looking for an idea to add privacy to a bathroom window and had been thinking of an opaque window spray but I think I like the idea of an old window with the panes painted in chalkboard paint hung over the existing window. As a bonus, we have all the materials needed. Thank you for the idea. You are so creative!

  3. How lovely. It's welcoming to both the most feminine and masculine! You may have been a representative liaison in your professional life, but you have the natural talent to have been a true professional home decorator.

  4. Your home is so warm and cozy. I especially like the pink flowered china (I'm a china person!).

  5. Love your blog. I always look forward to your posts.
    You home looks so inviting, comfortable, and warm.
    Many blessings to you and your family.

  6. I spy Babylon 5 DVDs! I'm a FANatic myself! Love your little nest!

  7. The Lord provides so much that we over look in life -
    When I remember scripture;
    Your ability to utilize the gifts given free to us & in abundance we can make our homes so warm & full of love , life , The Lords Beauty ....

    Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

    One of the endearing images of the “birds of the air” is when Jesus used them as an illustration of why not to worry. He said, “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26). Helpless creatures, birds, are held up by our Lord, as being objects of concern for the loving care of God. If God takes care of the birds, God will take care of us.

    When we surrender our lives , homes to Jesus he has clearly showed us he will always provide ..
    Beautiful ...