Thursday, August 18, 2011


Most of you can probably relate...when i am over stressed i rearrange.
I love throwing myself into rearranging a room or even a shelf.
I've been known to do this at friend's homes when visiting!

My first day off and there i went changing everything around...
glad i had the house to myself.

I love this painting by Arthur J. Elsley. All his paintings were of children and pets.

This one my mom bought from an estate auction when i was a little girl. I remember

vividly when she proudly brought it home. I fell in love with it as a young child.

It was from a mansion in gorgeous Niagara-on-the-Lake. Anyone familiar with this area

knows it is home to magneficent homes and what Winston Churchill claimed to be the

prettiest town in Canada.

Everytime my husband and i have moved he knows this is the one thing to be handled

with extreme care!!! I decided to place it in the living room so i can enjoy it everyday.

I'm feeling no stress now and soon will be sharing photos

of our lovely day trip to Coombs!

Thanks for visiting!!

Pamela xo


  1. Your painting is beautiful and so is your cone of hydrangeas!

  2. thanks for these pics. i need some de-stressing:) seriously!

  3. I love those paintings/prints but didn't know much about them. Imagine that it came from a wonderful estate home in Niagara on the Lake! It is a treasure for sure. I have been tweaking lately too - one of my favorite things to do. ;-) Enjoy your next day off! Hugs, Pamela

  4. Hey girl, your living room is beautiful!!! I love that painting, too! So precious.
    Guess what! I may be coming to the Island in September!!! Perhaps we can get together! What do you think?!?!
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. You make me laugh sweet girl.....I do exactly the same thing solving problems and coming up with solutions to things while moving the sofa around the living room. LOL

    You finished room is lovely.



  6. Pamela that painting is beautiful just like the rest of your room!! I too love being home alone rearranging and tweaking. Martina

  7. Such a beautiful and bright room. Thanks for sharing it again with us.

  8. Merci, when i visit your blog, I take a deep breath and then just love the visual experience.

  9. Pamela,
    I was an art docent when the kids were in grade school and we studied Arthur Elsley. I asked the children draw a self portrait with their pet or favorite animal...they loved it! I respect him so as he had very poor eyesight. I believe it was due to a childhood illness. I am so impressed that you have one of his works. I may just have to start calling your home "The Chrystal Palace"! I am so pleased that you had a few days off to de~stress!

  10. There is nothing better than a day home alone to fluff your nest. It just makes a girl feel good. Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Such a pretty room Pamela. I love to rearrange too, and yes it does destress!

  12. Love your home Pamela, and those nesting tables look lovely under that window. The painting is georgous!

  13. So glad to hear that you are de-stressing, Pamela! Your home is gorgeous, and that painting is wonderful. I have great memories of Niagara on the Lake. You are so right, it is a stunningly beautiful town. I happened to find my wedding dress there 11 years ago, just by chance, when we visited for the day! Enjoy the rest of your time off:)

  14. Your painting looks perfect there! I can so relate - I also rearrange things for therapy. I like nothing better than an empty house when I can play around to my hearts content! x Sharon

  15. Very pretty painting and room! I like to rearrange things when I get stressed out too!!

  16. Hi Pamela! Stressed our ~ what's that? I have reached a point where if I was not stressed out life would no longer be normal. I so agree with you ~ feathering the nest is the best medicine for our hectic lives. Your room is lovely and your painting is too. Love to Sam.

    Susan and Bentley

  17. I LOVE SHOES TOO! What a beautiful rearranged room!!! Thank you for visiting me and do come again!!! Anita

  18. that SO works for me too! your room is absolutely lovely.

  19. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on Castles, Crowns, and Cottages. Isn't Anita's posts wonderful? Your blog is so pretty and charming. While I was reading, I noticed what you said about your son. I, too, have a son who is a gentle old soul that makes me laugh everyday. He is a Leo too. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your beautiful ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a lovely weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  20. Isn't it amazing what a little cleaning, rearranging and organizing can do for the soul! Your house always looks as tidy as can be Pamela. Where's your dust? Don't you have any way out in the West? Want me to send you some? I can! ;)

    xo Catherine

  21. Fluffing my nest always makes me feel better too! Loving your photos!

  22. I enjoy moving things around also. I just love that room. The windows are gorgeous!

  23. Your room is so lovely. I adore the wall pocket! *pretty*

    I am back from my break and I wanted to pop in and say HI !


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo