Golden Views in The Mountains

While visiting Colorado this Summer we were fortunate to meet so many friendly, happy and

congenial people and we even made some long distance friends.

They recently took some beautiful pictures of the Mountains and the magical moment when Summer

ends and Fall takes over and cloaks herself in brilliant hues of orange, yellow and red.

Their journey began along highway 550 from Durango Colorado to Telluride Colorado.

Truly, one of the most breathtaking journeys you will ever take by car any time of the year.

This route is also know as the million dollar highway, there are a variety of theories,

as to the Million Dollar name and one of them is that it cost one million dollars to build.

The town has an interesting history going back hundreds of years ago.

For centuries the Ute Indians used Telluride as a Summer camp, and it wasn't until the 1700's

that Spanish explorer's named it Telluride.

At one time Telluride was a thriving and robust gold and silver mining community,

but sadly enough silver prices crashed in 1893 and the town dwindled from a population

of thousands to hundreds.

Many years went by as it waited in the serene Rocky Mountains.

 And then,  in the 1970's Telluride reinvented itself.

Wonderful white snowfall made for glorious powder for snow skiing, which became the new gold,

for a town that had nearly dwindled away.

Today Telluride is full of energy, ambiance and world class skiing.

Telluride played such a significant role in the history of the American West that it was designated

as a National Historic Landmark District in 1964.

Today Telluride embraces historically significant architecture, open space, traditional

design elements and a small mountain town atmosphere.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse of golden views in the mountains as much as I do...


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Boo Buns

Could I interest you in a warm Boo Bun or Braided Bread?

A great and simple no fail recipe that is full of endless possibilities from

these fun Boo Buns to Cinnamon Rolls, this Basic Sweet Dough is an all time favorite.

These buns won't scare your little one, in fact they will run for more-great fresh from the oven

with a dollop of butter or slice them in half for a mini sandwich.

This recipe comes from my Mother's Southern Living Cookbook 1970.

The Basic Sweet Dough recipe is the same no matter the shape you choose.

I used half of my dough for the Boo buns and the other half for the braided loaf of bread.

I really like braided bread because instead of slicing your piece of bread you simply

break off a piece of this soft, tender sweet bread then add butter and maybe some honey too...

Mind you, you will have to knead this dough, I know that can be a deterrent to making bread,

but honestly these buns and bread were well worth the effort.

In fact on a scale of one to ten these buns got a ten!

Here is a great tutorial from Baking Bites on how to braid bread using three to five strands of bread.

Now seriously wouldn't you like some warm Boo Buns!

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Ivy and Elephants


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Dressing My Antique Hutch

You have seen her before, throughout the Seasons.

My Antique Hutch.

She is old, she is loved.

So, she and I enjoyed our time spent together, one Sunny afternoon.

I felt she would like a few roses too...

Is there anything quite as comforting as spending time with someone who knows you so well...

After all she did see me grow up.

And just because I was playing around with some burlap and silver,

I added a gray velvet pumpkin to this petite bowl.

While I was dressing my Hutch, I added a little a burlap flower to my silver.

The day sort of went like the book  If you Give a Mouse a might remember how

one thing lead to another, well this is how this afternoon went.

Completely enjoyable in every way.

The next thing I did was open up her doors, where some of my China resides and added

some porcelain painted pumpkins in shades of gold and orange.

Dressing her in items which all have memories alongside my grandmothers

beloved gold china pieces.

I go with my heart when I decorate, it may not be done "correctly," but it is done with a  ton

of feeling and walks down memory lane...

I remember painting the inside of this Hutch one evening,  because the dark stain seemed to

swallow up everything.

So, my Antique Hutch is all dressed for Fall, all the way through Thanksgiving.

Do you have special ways to dress your furniture?


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Worthing Court

Cozy Little House

A Stroll Thru LIfe

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