The Unseasonable South

A Delightsome Life coffee and juice

We’re in another season of rain in Georgia – Yesterday, Dearest was at his parent’s farm helping the family prepare for our annual Family Reunion. Usually it is so hot and dry, yesterday they were happy to get the clean up done despite the rain! I spent the day indoors painting in the kitchen. I think I could paint in my sleep!

A Delightsome Life kitchen chandelier


BEFORE - yellow walls and cream trim. No beadboard

BEFORE – yellow walls and cream trim. No beadboard

Family reaction to the kitchen renovation:

Wow, the room is so big! (most everything is moved out!) Yes, it is and I am wondering how I can keep that bigness feel.

I am not sure about this color. What color is it? A creamy beigy cream, my reply. I have to admit in different light it takes on different hues. I kind of like this.

There’s a lot of white! Yes, over 10 years ago when we bought the house – EVERYTHING was painted white – even the brass light fixtures in the living room. I had always wanted a red dining room, so thus began the multi-colored adventure of painting each room a different color. Now, I am seeking more serene environments.

I like it! Yes! I do too.

A Delightsome Life kitchen hanging candleholder Southern Living At Home

Progress made, but miles to go before I sleep…miles to go before I sleep.

A Delightsome Life teapot wind chime

The view from here

I am liking the wide open view of my kitchen window without the curtains. Dare I leave them off? (Dearest says No! That will be a big NO!) This sweet teapot-teacup wind chime completely charms me.

A Delightsome Life Lily

The Faux Fall

Walking through my garden, sigh, I have to admit – the weeds are winning. But, the battle is far from over! I am pleased to see the constant flowers of this time of year. The temperatures are quite unseasonably cool – I am in heaven!

A Delightsome Life Sweet Autumn Clematis

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Is a beautiful vine, sweet in it’s fragrance and delightful in the tiny star-like flowers. But it is invasive! It is popping up everywhere! A testimony that I haven’t been cleaning like I should.

A Delightsome Life Rain Saturated Rose

Rain Saturated

blooms have a charm of their own.

A Delightsome Life spider

The time of the spiders

Fall is definitely a time to watch where you’re walking in the garden! There are many, many of these and their friends!

painting hutch and beadboard up

painting hutch and beadboard up

raindrops on geraniums

raindrops on geraniums

Sweet Autumn Clematis - everywhere!

Sweet Autumn Clematis – everywhere!

early Autumn in the garden

early Autumn in the garden


My Bliss for this week

Red Grapefruit juice with Tangerine – from Publix – divine!

Foggy mornings

Old Wavy Glass in windows

Having my hair highlighted for the first time ever!  And loving it. (yep, have never colored or highlighted my hair)

Red nail polish (always on my toenails)

Onions – and crock pots – two very versatile and much used things in my kitchen lately.

Appreciating a nap even if it is a 15-minute power nap- children just don’t get it.

Music that feeds the heart, mind and soul

Seeing the power of God’s grace

I hope you’re having a marvelous day and have a most Delightsome week,

I am sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Ranch, Farmhouse Porch, Confessions of a Plate Addict
 White Lace Cottage
Teatime Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Teacup Tuesday @ Martha’s Favorites and Artful Affirmation
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Blissfully White Wednesday @ Timewashed 
Cottage Garden @ Fishtail Cottage
Friends Sharing Tea – Tea in the Garden @ Bernideens Teatime Blog
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Homemaking Party @ Hope in Every Season
You’re Gonna Love It @ Kathe with an E
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Be Inspired @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet The Sound
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