I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the middle 70's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before it closed in November of 2018 and have been a nurse for almost 41 years, with most of that time being full time!!! I recently had my knee replacement surgery done after putting it off for 6 years... I am NOW officially retired!!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Monday, May 8, 2017

A View from the Den Windows


We have been having unseasonably cold temps.and a lot of rain here lately.........
 Yes, that is almost 3 inches of rain in 3 days!!
So we have had to put our yard work on hold until we have some better weather.....

And because of that, I have been washing windows and taking down the curtains that I use for the Winter months and hanging curtains for the  Spring and Summer.......

But first, I want to Thank Linda, over at Crafts a la Mode, for featuring my post, Things are Starting to Bloom, from last week's What to do Weekends Party!!
Thanks so much, Linda!!

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In a previous post, I showed you the wreaths that I made and hung on the Den windows outside in our little Patio off the back of our townhouse......
Today, I will be sharing the View from the Den Windows inside the house......
Have you noticed all the lace that is popping up in women's fashion lately???

I have seen many lace dresses and tops advertised for Spring and Summer.........

Usually, changes in home decor follow fashion so I am sure it will only be a matter of time before we start to see lace again in the form of curtains, pillows , etc..........

Lace has NEVER gone out of style in my home because I know what style I love and I do not care if it is not "The Style" of the day because it is the style that makes my heart sing!!

I switched out the curtains that I had hanging in the Den for the Fall and Winter months.....
You can see that there was 2 different colors of lace curtains......

I have now switched over to simple ivory lace swags for the windows in the Den........
 I do apologize that these photos are a bit dark but I took them on one of the days where we had rain all day long!!

This gives us a view of our back yard Cottage Garden from the Den during the Summer months......
I hung a simple ivory lace valance on the back door......
You can see the back yard through the window on the door......
The 2 windows in the Den.........
This picture was taken looking through the pass through from the Kitchen......
You see the Den was once a porch, open to the back yard.

When we bought the house before we were married, my Dad made it into an enclosed porch and later when we had our sons, he then made it into another room , taking off the back door and the window in the Kitchen, creating a play room for the boys.....
And now it is my room where I watch TV when Joe is watching his hockey and football games in the Living Room and it is where my main computer is located........
You can see the back yard through these windows.......
This is the view from the window next to the back door.......
You can see that the Tree that was here on this table, decorated for Christmas, Winter and St. Patrick's Day has been replaced with the Tiffany lamp that normally sits here.......
Let's take a look out this window......
This is the view from the chair where I sit and read some times......
The window right by the computer armoire where my main computer is........
I love to sit here by this window and look out into the garden.....
I enjoy watching the birds in the bird bath from this window!!
Of course, when we finally do have some warm seasonal weather and all my perennials start to bloom and I can plant all my flower pots with annuals and not be afraid of the threat of frost.......
I will enjoy seeing all the flowers in my back yard Cottage Garden, looking out through these windows!!

In upcoming posts, I will be sharing the Spring/Summer light peach lace curtains in the Living Room......
 Yes, the white tree is waiting to be decorated for the Patriotic Summer Holidays!!!
How I spruced up some existing wreaths that I  made a few years ago......
How the azaleas in the front yard look once they are in full bloom.....
And the Reveal of Joe's side of the Patio!!
So I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. I love the lace curtains and that wreath is adorable. I need that on my front door. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Beautiful curtains... and the view outside the window is great also. :)

  3. wonderful view to outdoors. lovely curtains too.

  4. I just love the light and airy lace curtains. They frame the magnificent view of your yard perfectly. I hope you will have a lovely Mother's Day.

  5. Ohh... I fell in love with your lace curtains!!! Your windows are wonderful
    Hugs Alessandra

  6. The lace curtains are pretty, and the view of the backyard through the den windows will be most enjoyable during the summer. You'll be able to watch the birds as they fly in and out of your yard.

  7. Debbie, You have a beautiful view from your den windows and the lace curtains are very pretty! I love how you stick to the style you love, it's as it should be! No doubt lace will make a comeback. I too have seen a lot of it in fashion lately :) Thanks so much for sharing with us! Pinned :) Take care of you and Joe!

  8. It is so springy now with just your white lace curtains, and I totally agree, I don't decorate for what is the in thing I surround myself with things that make me happy :) How wonderful to sit in your room and look out at the flowering tree and all the goodies in your beautiful backyard!!

  9. How beautiful Debbie. Lace is just perfect for framing Spring and Summer. I'm so sorry your weather has been rotten. I really hope it clears up soon so you can enjoy the beautiful outsoors

  10. I love all the lace curtains too Deb, they are wonderful!!!I used to use them a lot!
    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week!
    Have a nice weekend-Happy Mothers Day!

  11. Happy Mother Day, love the lace curtains!

  12. What an inviting view through your pretty lace curtains! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  13. That blooming tree is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  14. Debbie I too love your lace curtains. They are so elegant and I believe lace never goes out of style.

  15. You have a beautiful view from your den and your reading chair. I love lace curtains too and have a beautiful pair in my dining room. Your Tiffany lamp is gorgeous! #merrymonday


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