Happy Thanksgiving!

This is an oldie but a bright and happy depiction of our Happy Thanksgiving thoughts from us… to you!

Catch you back here tomorrow!


A few favorite things…

A few favorite things on a table near Fred’s chair – an old table that was a cool find – well used with a rich patina. A gold cross by artist Barbara Biel (purchased locally at Elizabeth Stuart Designs) – and a home fragrance reed diffuser that is perfect for this time of year by Thymes (Frasier Fur) – smells just like Christmas (and refills are available, woohoo)!


Photos this week – Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!

November Sky!

Fall skies are so amazing to me. Just look at these clouds with the light filtering through. Out walking when I snapped this photo. The sky was FULL of these stunning clouds. Take time to look up and enjoy the beautiful view!


Catch you back here tomorrow!

Monhegan Flowers in the Dining Room

The flowers at the Island Inn (Monhegan, Maine) were stunning this year! These flowers in the dining room caught my eye and I had to sneak over and snap a photo.

Flowers add so much and these were beauties! Enjoy your Saturday – and remember to change the clock tonight before you go to bed!


Set your clock back one hour (for those of you who observe Daylight Savings Time) – woohoo, this is the time of year where we GAIN an hour of sleep.

🔋 This is also the time to change the batteries in your Smoke Detectors/Carbon Monoxide Detectors – if you change them now you won’t have to worry about being woken in the middle of the night with it chirping AND you’ll be sure you are safer.


Catch you back here tomorrow!

Popular Tideland Haven Plan – House For Sale – Charleston, SC Area

Front View

Tideland Haven house plan – this is a Southern Living plan. One of the most popular on this website. This is a plan available via Our Town Plans – there are now two versions as well as a garage plan that accompanies it nicely. If you have loved this plan and don’t have a lot picked out and aren’t truly fond of building, there is a house for sale in the Charleston, SC area and it’s a beauty. This home is situated on a tidal creek where you will have spectacular views! Great porches (and one with a fireplace!!) makes it quite a dream!

Open House THIS Sunday, November 5 & again on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 1-4 pm

Directions to 4300 Lady Banks Lane, Ravenel, SC 29470: Take Us 17S, turn right on Davison Rd/State Rd S-10-317, turn right on Ten Shillings Way, turn right on Carriage House Road, turn left on Lady Banks Lane, located on left.

Looking into Kitchen and Dining – View of Tidal Creek

Pretty spectacular, isn’t it? I love this view from outside the kitchen looking through to the dining room on the opposite side with views of that stunning tidal creek. Take note of that beautiful cypress ceiling! And the way the light pours in those windows at the top – How nice!

Back View – Where you will likely live!

This view is of the back of this home – what a fabulous back porch with view of side porch on the left. That’s where the amazing fireplace is! Also a screened porch off the master (on right). Perfection!

Some details on this home: This one story plan is approximately 2,418 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. There is also an office/sitting room space that could easily become another bedroom in my eyes… As you will see in the numerous photos this home boasts fabulous porches – front, side and back. This home is situated on .87 acres along a tidal creek with a dock – (can you imagine sitting on your new porch with THAT view?!!).  This home has heart pine floors and shiplap cypress ceiling. There are two fireplaces (inside and out) – it’s a beauty for sure! The current owners who built the house love to cook, so there is an amazing kitchen.

THIS VIEW! So relaxing!

THE VIEW! I know! Can you imagine? To live on water soothes, relaxes and calms the mind and body. Can you picture a more perfect spot?

Take a peek at the 64 photos – absolutely beautiful!

Description on flyer:

“Rare opportunity to own Southern Living’s #1 Best Selling “Tideland Haven”! Nestled on .87 acres along gorgeous tidal creek, this custom built ten in Poplar Grove Preserve offers unparalleled tranquility from the moment you enter! Bathed in light, Anderson windows and mahogany doors welcome the outdoors in from every room. Home boasts an open floor plan with heart pine floors, soaring stained shiplap cypress ceilings and views galore. Spacious master suite opens to private screened porch overlooking creek. Master bath includes dual vanities, travertine shower and claw foot tub. Centrally located kitchen offers white painted maple cabinetry, 36″ refrigerator, Decor gas range with downdraft, and porcelain farm sink. Relax on 1,213 square feet of gracious wrap-around porches with large stone fireplace or linger on your crabbing dock with 16′ jet dock! Home also features outdoor sound system, low maintenance metal roof and detached carport with enclosed storage. Must see to truly appreciate this stunning property!”

For more info on this property for sale, click one of these links:

Mobile Site  or  Standard Site to access the For Sale link. This home is MLS #17029266

Also check out the Tideland Haven Charleston Facebook page for more info!

If interested or if you have any questions, contact:

Contact Robin Heustess with any questions:
Email: Robin.Heustess@comcast.net   |  Phone: 864-364-4913

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Happy Halloween! A Sea Pumpkin by Jamie Wyeth

A Sea Pumpkin by Jamie Wyeth (print) via Chadds Ford Gallery

Nothing says HAPPY HALLOWEEN like this painting! (Well, this is a print, but someone has the actual painting) – this stunning painting blows me away. The vibrance of the pumpkin with the light and the stem that twists and turns and is quite delicate at the end AS IS THE SHADOW.

I have this thing with shadows. When done perfectly they make a painting so much more dynamic. I love a stark contrast, and this painting shows just that. Vibrant, moving, mysterious, fun, magical. I love it!

Visit the Chadds Ford Gallery website for more work by Jamie Wyeth (as well as his father and grandfather – what a talented family!) – he paints with such passion. Wow. 

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Image via AWyethGallery.com

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Special Wishes…

Special wishes today to the love of my life…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband, FRED!!

I love this photo of Fred – Monhegan, Maine – A man in his happy place.

Wishing you a lifetime of happy places – Love you more than ever!


Catch you back here tomorrow!