Thursday, September 29, 2011

J Cafe Opens Today!

I have exciting news for our local readers ...

J Cafe in downtown Westminster opens today!

J Cafe is located at 172 East Main Street,

right on the corner of Main Street and Center Street.

You can't miss this beautiful Victorian house!

You can have a seat outside on the porch.

Or come on in and check out this bright and cheery cafe.

I love this cozy little spot for two in front of the fireplace.

And here's the perfect spot to gather some friends. Don't you love sitting right in front of the window so you can watch the world go by?

J Cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch from

8:00am to 2:30pm.

There will be waffles and omelets, soups and salads and

all sorts of wonderful creations from our friend Julie!

I love the mix of modern and vintage!

It's very fresh and fun!

Even the bathroom is adorable!

Love that wallpaper!

And yes, I believe I've already mentioned the cupcakes.

But let's just mention them again!

The girls at Elizabeth & Co. will be frequent visitors!

We're rooting for you girlfriend!

If you live in the Westminster area,

be sure to stop by and say hello to Julie!

And I highly recommend a cupcake for dessert!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Transitioning Into Fall

I love all the seasons. I really don't have a favorite. Each one brings it's own special qualities and everything feels fresh and new. And I just love that! But I have learned that compared to most of the blog world, I need a little more time to transition from one season to another. Many of you were already in fall mode back in August. I tend to take my cues from Mother Nature. Here in Maryland, the trees are just barely beginning to change. And the weather has been rainy and humid. But last week I decided that with the first day of fall coming, it really was time to make some changes!

And the very best place to start is always with the mantel.

Along with all the traditional fall elements, I used a combination of milk glass and a bit of silver for sparkle.

The clocks are a new addition. Karla bought a whole box full at an auction and I picked a few favorites at our tag sale.

We grow pumpkins and gourds in our garden, but they did not do very well this year, so I have a mix of real and faux.

I picked up the Maple St. sign at Lucketts in the spring. It's the name of the street where I grew up. I think it's pretty appropriate for fall, don't you?

These cool nubby gourds came from the farmer's market.

And even if you don't love to eat it, candy corn is a must!

This is the area above my desk and a fun little spot to decorate with more milk glass and fall elements.

Four thirty eight is the address of the house where my husband's grandparents lived. And it's the little house where we hold our sales. And I just love mixing typography into the mix wherever possible.

Acorns were also a bit sparse this year. Or maybe the squirrels just beat me to them!
Collecting elements from your own yard is fun and easy!

You can always count on a bowl of kisses (or two) at my house!

And this is the very last sunflower from our garden.

So there you have it, a little taste of fall at my house. I'll be fluffing and tweaking right up until the moment I decide I'm ready to break out the holiday decorations! ... I'm sure most of you will be way ahead of me on that one too! ... Happy fall everyone. And thanks so much for being here!

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