It has been just a little over one year since we downsized into this little spot of ours. A year of both sadness and multiple blessings. We have made a few changes to the inside of the house and the yard. Wanted to show some of the changes we came up with by using old stuff in a new way.
I believe the most difficult aspect of moving is how you will use your existing things since we certainly could not afford to go out and buy all new. As I indicated in a previous post, I only kept what I LOVE and that in itself was a huge undertaking. Using old things in new ways to bring back memories and smiles. In the photo above I hung all my Chinese Lanterns and umbrellas from my porch ceiling. It is a fairly high ceiling for a porch and I figured they could be installed there with little effort. That way they can be put to use instead of being stored away; reminding me of the many trips we have made around our country and the little treasurers I found along the way
Right now the weather in AZ is spectacular...we have this wonderful window after our long, hot summer. Everyone is out planting and visiting nurseries to be able to enjoy their yards over the winter. We actually planted a plant in that YELLOW pot called Tecoma 'Sparky'....love, love that name. Had a lovely plant there last summer but it simply burned up with our heat. So we try again, with something different.
I know many of you are entering the fall and winter season where you are, BTW, which I do miss. Here in AZ we seem to have an eternal summer which allows us to enjoy all the wonderful bounty God has provided to us.
Keep smiling dear friends.