Friday, August 12, 2016

Better Late Than Never??

I had the best intentions of posting these back in June...
Even July would have been acceptable...
And now it is August.

I don't know what happened.
Truth be told, I don't know what has happened to the past several years.
I think it may have been a touch of stage fright....
Or just wondering how to pick up where I left off when so much has intervened.
Things that cannot be summed up in a single blog post...

And although someone very wise once said it is usually to start at the beginning, I'm not sure where "the beginning" is even anymore.  So I will just start...and try to fill in gaps and pieces as I go.

I have not decorated for the holidays the past several years like I normally do...
Mostly because 2 years ago, all my things were packed in a storage unit awaiting an extensive remodel project (fondly referred to as "WWR"...i.e., "When We Remodeled.")  Last year, the remodel was fairly complete, but, alas...I was...and am still struggling with the boxes left in its (and the major flooding we experienced in the process) wake.

So...long story short...I finally managed to make it through the boxes that held my Americana decor, and surprised myself by actually putting some things out.

(Top of my jail cupboard)

And, what goes up at my house, doesn't easily come down....


Actually, I start putting up the Americana in May in honor of Memorial Day...and then leave it up until Labor Day...which I consider a very Americana kind of holiday....

(In my laundry room....)









So there you have it....
A start....
Better late than never.

(PS...I've missed you all terribly!)

18 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

I missed you, too!
Great pictures! Your decorating is impeccable as always.
Great collection of document sanders. I'm jealous.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

Welcome back.. It's not the same without our favorite crow

Dicky Bird said...

Wow really nice collections!

Felicia said...

Love all your Americana Robin. I think it can be left out all year long.

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you are back. I love your decorating. You don't know how this encourages me. We have been painting the inside of our house all summer. I keep thinking I will never get it decorated again. For one thing my mind just goes blank. So I sit and stare a lot. I haven't hooked almost all summer.
I love looking at everything in your house. Its just perfect. I kept checking your blog and wondered where you had been.
I am so happy to see you. Have a lovely weekend too. You were missed.

Penny said...

Happy to see you back, too! Your decorating is truly inspirational!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love it Robin! Nice to see your post.Time sure does get away from us. You think it has been just a short while and then you suddenly discover the weeks and months have flown by!

Christine said...

Hello again !
So enjoyed seeing your Americana decor & it is better late than never!

marly said...

You were on my feeble mind the other day and here you are!! I am uncomfortable emailing blogger buds to ask if they are OK because I feel like I'm intruding into personal space. So I'm happy to see a post and hope you say hello more often!

Patti said...

So glad to see you back!!! Love your feedsack dress :) thanks for sharing your beautiful summer decorating
Blessings, Patti

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Robin,
So happy to see your post, my friend! I was thinking about you the other day and hoping all was well!! Your Americana decor is lovely and I love how you have added it here and there!!
The great thing about a blog is that it is right where you left it....always ready for a new post!!
Sending Big Hugs from AZ~
Julie

Prims By The Water said...

So missed you Robin. Your Americana decor looks amazing. We are going to redo our bedroom in a few weeks, so it will be a mess around here for a bit. I am so looking forward to Autumn. We have been in a drought for months and temps high and yesterday it finally rained and we got 2.5 inches all at once. Made for some wet low spots and it is raining on and off now today. Janice

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Nice pics Robin! I haven't done a blog post since April apparently...wow. It's never too late for Americana! I love the fireplace pic sooo much♥ (just started on fall prims, haven't crafted in so long, just around the corner you know...hee hee) ~*~Lisa

Vicki Jo said...

So glad to see your post! Love your decorations!

Karen Anne said...

A girl after my own heart! I love Americana and keep some of it out all year! Just love your style!

Karen Martinsen said...

You have some wonderful decorations and I especially love the long dress.
I have been as remiss as you have with blogging but when I came back I didn't get near the comments you got! LOL
Glad to see you back my friend...we said we were going to come back and we did!!!
Karen

Maywyn said...

Happy Blogging!
Love the music you chose

Seasons Time said...

Many pretties