{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing Contentment in the Everyday…


I mentioned in a previous post that I’m a nut for sewing notions, so I tried to take a picture of a portion of my button collection.

Kind of blurry, sorry.  Anyway, I love finding fun and pretty buttons.  An Etsy store like this one, for instance, is quite dangerous for me. 😉

I keep my buttons safe in these Shaker boxes that Haus Meister made for me as a birthday present one year before we were married.  They sit on the bookcase (that he also made for me) next to a 90+ year old statue of the Infant of Prague that belonged to another great-grandmother.


I promise you, dear reader, that my precious Sunshine does fall asleep normally for her nap six days out of seven.  It’s just on the seventh day that she chooses to do something unusual.

Like fall asleep on the bedroom floor underneath the Bilibo.  I put her in bed directly afterward, then texted Haus Meister that she looked as if she’d been beaned by one of those tortoise-shells in Super Mario.


This is my dryer (or the latest version of it–mine is 3yrs old).  It is working again.

This is my washer.  It is leaking again.  In the words of Inigo Montoya: “This is not fair.”

7 thoughts on “{pretty, happy, funny, real}

  1. Actually, I don’t think we’ve considered that yet. He made those things for me when he had access to a real “shop”–i.e. his dad’s garage. When we lived in our cottage, we had a shed in the back that occasionally permitted woodworking in nice weather. Now that we have a garage again, who knows? Thanks for the thought. 🙂

  2. The Shaker boxes are beautiful. We saw a life sized infant of Prague when we were at Madonna House in Combermere. It was beautiful. I love old buttons too. I have a cigar box full of old bone/shell ones from my Grandma.

    Sunshine looks adorable. Ella never fell asleep any where but bed, and most days not there (willingly)


  3. Sorry about your washer. That stinks. The photo of your daughter is too precious for words. I totally and completely love those buttons. And what treasures, the boxes, the bookshelf and the statue are all lovely.

  4. My youngest boy, now four, still passes out in the weirdest places. I actually have a photo of him asleep hanging upside-down off the sofa!

    I gotta love someone who quotes Inigo Montoya!

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