Tag : The Joyful House

Meeting the Messrs.

 "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."So begins one of our

For My Father

 In a few days I'll be able to tell my father happy birthday in person, but I had to settle for the phone on his actual birthday.   When I called

Annie Embroiders

 Annie learned to do a basic embroidery stitch last week: backstitch. It's my favorite stitch because it's so tidy.  She wanted to make a tote bag

Old-Fashioned Flowers

 I like old-fashioned things: doilies, milk glass, embroidered linens, tablecloths.....and I like old-fashioned flowers, too! I was thinking the

Scenes from the Sky

 Don't you love those little pictures that you can take out of airplane windows? Just a snippet or a sliver of the real world below. On leaving

Easter Skirts

 I've had this pale blue linen for years (I mean, years). My original plan was probably a wrap dress for summer.  But that plan never was executed,

Ten Thousand a Year

 The children and I are fresh off of yet another viewing of Pride and Prejudice. To me, this film never gets old.  Every time I watch it--and I've

My Secret Doily Life

I've probably never mentioned this before, but I have a deep and longstanding love of doilies.  In fact, a couple of years ago my uncles insisted