Monday, June 3, 2013

Country Style....

Good Evening everyone.. 
So glad you dropped by the Blessed Hearth .. 
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend..

There has been a lot of rain and thunder showers here in Maritime Canada the last bit but we are so thankful that it is only thunder and lightning.. 
Our hearts go out to all the dear folks who have lost not only their homes but also their loved ones.. 

This is just a short posting tonight.. 
 I wanted to share the pics of our new floors.
I mentioned them a few weeks ago.. 
Hope you are interested.. 
I took the pics later on in the day so they are not as bright as they should be..

It takes us a bit of time to get things done as Terry does it by himself and I am not much help.. 
We just putter away at our chores of late, I noticed.. 
I guess it must be our age but anyway the pantry, laundry room and closet are not finished yet as he wants to make some other improvements with the back door and such.. 
But at least you get the gist of them ... 

Besides he has been busy trying to get the cottage up and running and doing the little things for the shop, too .. 
Poor man.. 

I really like them and have waited several years so I am very thankful.. 
We are just country as you can tell by our home.. 
We live here.. 
I love rustic and primitive but am not a purist at anything.. smile.. 

It has always been a comfortable feel and I am not the world's best housekeeper.. 
I find so many more interesting things to do then clean the same things all the time.. 
If you dropped by you generally would find me in a mess of some sort.. 
I wake in the morning and after the routine things I usually plunge into something that is messy.. smile... 
To be honest... 
I can't even clean without making a mess.. smile.. 

I love it tidy and clean, don't get me wrong but it seems to work it's way down the list of things to do.. smile..

The laundry, dishes and normal stuff generally gets done but in their own good time..  
I have always wanted to be a clean freak but it just is not in the genes.. grin.. 
My sister got those.. 

I am thankful for my home and so glad that the Lord has planted us here.. 
Although, for the next while it will soon be at our old cottage.. smile. 
Home is where you hang your heart, I guess.. 

Oh.. that rice dish is just what we had for lunch.. 
Rice, veggies and a lemon parsley vinaigrette .. 
Nothing fancy.. smile.. 

Well, dear ladies, I am so glad you dropped by and I look forward to hearing from you all.. 

Sorry that I did not reply to the last post but as soon as I get back from a wee trip we are going on for a few days then  
I will get right back to you.. 

Please keep us in your prayers and I will pray for you.. 
God bless.. 



  1. Safe travels, Faye. The flooring is beautiful, you are going to love the ease of keeping it clean, too. I love mine. Hate the carpet on my stairs, though. xo

  2. I love the flooring. And I love your photos of your room.
    We have wood floors too. I am so thankful, because I think they are easy to clean. Just grab the swiffer. :-)
    Have a safe day...prayers!

  3. I love your floors, and have always wanted to do mine, but one of these days it will get done! I remind myself of this, Often! Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  4. I really like your new floors Faye! The colour is beautiful and rich looking. You home looks so comfortable and cozy and I noticed you have a beautiful fireplace in the living room too. Praying for safe travels on your little trip. Hugs, Pamela

  5. I love your floors right along with that room :)

  6. Love, Love the floor! It just pulls the two rooms together into a larger space. I love the color, too.

    Be safe on your trip and we will hear from you upon your return.

    Saying prayers.......God be with you and yours,

  7. Love your new floors Faye. Your home is so cozy looking. Have a safe trip.


  8. Love the flooring:) Have a safe trip!


  9. Hi Faye,
    When you are creating, a Mess is the best kind of place to be!! Your floors look great, you will enjoy them for a long time. cheers!

  10. The flooring looks great :)

  11. Morning Faye, I love the flooring so much, so country cozy for sure......Wishing you safe travels, Blessings Francine.

  12. Love your dining room furniture!! Looks great!!

  13. Your home is very lovely and inviting.

    Be glad you are no clean freak, as it hinders one from living filly...or so I think, since I suffer from being a clean freak and a perfectionist! In my 20's and early 30's I allowed cleanliness and such to run my days. Thankfully the Lord called me out on this and opened my eyes...I was so missing out on living and enjoying life with my sweet family. For the past 8 or so years I have sought to live daily enjoying projects, and soaking in my family. The Lord has showed me a balance in both areas of life of cleaning and enjoying a mess...for this I am thankful. As I know my family is as well :)

    Have a wonderful trip, and praying your transition to the bay goes smoothly.

  14. The floor is really pretty! I just love your country style. It looks cozy, inviting, and comfortable. No need for it to be totally clean all the time! I think it's more homey when it looks like someone actually lives there :)

  15. We are kindreds. My sister too got the clean gene. I got the country, lived in gene... :) The floors are perfect.

    Blessings, Debbie

  16. your floors look wonderful, faye!! we all know how much you'll love them as you've waited a long time to get them!! patience is a great virtue!!

    i've got 20" tile in the front entrance/kitchen! same easy cleaning as wood floors... thank goodness to whoever invented the swiffer mop!! my dog, wriggly, slides across the floor, scrambling to the the toy i throw, so tile is tough and won't show scratches!

    have a safe trip...

    ^)^ linda

  17. I think your home is a lovely country cozy home. Great job on the floors Terry . Home is where your heart is and where you hang your hat ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  18. lovely floors...we are still carpet people!! enjoy...

  19. I love your new pretty. Your home looks so cozy and welcoming. I'd love to bring my knitting and a loaf of banana bread over and sit and have a chat! My sister got the clean gene too, it used to bother me but not so much anymore!

  20. Faye, the floors are beautiful and I love your style. I'm the same way. There is always some kind of mess going on. I clean because I need to but certainly not because I love to do it! There are too many other interesting things going on. :-)

    Have a blessed day!

  21. The floors look great! Your home looks so comfy and inviting. I didn't get he clean genes either - wait, I don't even think they "run" in my family. Hoarding genes - that one is there. Yes, home is where you hang your heart! Blessings from Wisconsin.

  22. Hi Faye,
    I love your floors!!! They are beautiful.
    Also, I LOVE YOUR's perfect!!! Wishing we would not have gotten the leather one as the arms are not high enough for Doug when he lays down...he needs several pillows to prop his head up and the reason for the arms like that was to lay down...lost on that one!!! lol

    Our homes are what we want them to be...we enjoy them no matter what and I don't think you are as messy to us as you seem to be in your own mind...candid photos are always lovely and spiffy! You are too hard on yourself dear lady!


  23. I love your beautiful floors, they look wonderful and you must so happy to have them finished. Can I use the photos here when I feature you on the post I do about you?
    Perhaps what I should do is what some have done with my blog, I will just talk about your blog and show some of your photos, but I will only do it with your permission.
    Have a wonderful little trip away!
    Hugs, Cindy

  24. Oh Faye...I did not get those genes either :D but I don't mind. They do get done eventually :) m.

  25. what a beautiful home you have! Also think your lunch looks amazing, if you like simple rice recipes i think you would get lots of inspiration from Tilda Basmati at - enjoy

  26. Dear Faye,
    You have a wonderful home! Looks to me like you do great housekeeping!
    Love Ya,