Around my home....the November version....{aka} the holiday 'before'!

Almost 2 years ago, I dropped my good 50mm camera
lens and it broke.  I was so frustrated with myself, I put
the lens in a drawer and tried to forget it.  However, the 
photos of my home that I was taking and putting on the blog
were harsh reminders of how much I missed that 
sweet lens....the one lens that helped me take beautiful photos
despite my lack of camera knowledge.....

Last week I sucked it up and went and purchased a 
new 50mm lens and have since been enjoying
taking photos around my 'November' home.

Let's consider these the 'before' photos for the forthcoming
'after' holiday version photos, shall we?

My paperwhites are doing what they do best this month and
sprouting happily on my kitchen window sill.

See that pretty rusty metal olive bucket?  She's gonna have 
a skinny natural tree in her by mid-December....

Whenever I show a photo of this table I get lots of questions
about where it's from....It's a big vintage pedestal
table I bought at a Farm Chicks Show about 3 years
ago.  I bought it within the first 5 minutes of walking into
the show for $120 - I know a bargain when I see it.
This is EXACTLY how it looked when I bought it.
It's super hard to find good BIG round tables.

The photo in upper right corner of this collage outs my growing vintage cane collection.
For some things there is no explanation.  But this I do know -
when me and hubs are in need, we will be well stocked!

And this photo above is of my 'little fiddle leaf fig that could'.
I am proud this original Ikea plant is still going strong!
It has potential to be big and strong one day.
My pooches got haircuts {they are both mini-goldendoodles} and
momma has gone with a black and white pillow arrangement on the
couch - {alert the media, people!}

The French hatrack could use some attention, but I am enjoying the 
view of my new grain sack stockings that will make their 
debut on my mantel this year!

Paperwhites.....what can I say, their growth is MY advent calendar.....

I apologize for my lack of blogging lately....I felt bad enough that
I put together this one big, fat, juicy post.  I hope you enjoyed it.

21 comments on "Around my home....the November version....{aka} the holiday 'before'! "
  1. Your home is so beautiful, I love your style! I have a large white goldendoodle around 95lbs. Great dog, please show more photos of your home. It will inspire me.

    1. Awww, thank you! Our other doodle is about 50 pounds but our girl Zoe in this photo is very mini - 28 lbs! She is our sweetheart - so much more poodle than golden.


  2. Don't you just love a good camera and lens. Your home is beautiful and the pics are just great. Have a great one! Blessings!

  3. I just love to see pictures of your home. You have such wonderful style.

    1. Hi Stacey - well with my new lens you will have to STOP me from taking photos!

  4. LOVE the olive bucket! I also smiled when I caught a glimpse of that little brass container:). Brass sisters unite!! Have a great week friend!

    1. Yes - you know me well!

      Exciting days ahead from you - me and my camera will come a-calling! Your house is next!

  5. I love every picture! I try to take pictures of my home and they always turn out well, awful. Maybe I need a new lens? Maybe I need to figure out how to use my camera correctly;) it's been too long since my last visit to your blog. I'll be checking in again soon:)

    1. Hi Julie!
      Yes, get a 50mm lens - they are so forgiving!

  6. Gorgeous before pictures - such sweetness in every photo. Looking forward to the Holiday after pics.

    1. Hi Mindy!
      Well now the pressure is on for those holiday photos.....

  7. I adore your home. It's so fun to get this mini before tour.

  8. You have a beautiful home Ms. Jill! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your ideas. I was wondering about your brass floor lamps? Who makes them? They are very classic yet fun.I appreciate you sharing your home and talent with us. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday!

  9. I went to the Farm Chicks show once 3 years ago too. I loved it! Your styled bookshelf is the best I've ever seen. I think I have it pinned a dozen times on my Pinterest boards. Love your blog ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  10. Love your damn house….period. Great shots and yes…that table is the bomb.

  11. I love the monogrammed pillow in the top photo. Do you remember where you purchased that?
    I like how you use so many textures - the woven basket, the urn with the greenery, the metal basket...I see how that makes a room look richer.
    I just subscribed to your blog, too:) Thanks so much!

  12. I love your white sofa, what is the brand/style? Love your home!


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