Welcome to Snap-Peas!
This blog was created based on my longing to be part of Tablescape Thursdays – goodness,,,,dish collecting, table setting, cooking the meal for the set table…I just had to be part of that! It was a family effort to get this thing going….my hubby made the bench for my tablescape settings, my mother painted the faux topiaries, one son drew the snap peas and another put the website together. My contribution….I shopped for dishes…we all have our fields of expertise, after all.
We moved to Virginia from Southern California in 1989 – I don’t know exactly what made us decide to do it….one day I mentioned it in passing to hubby and the next thing I knew he was back here taking videos of houses. One house in particular. The only Realtor to take my inquiries seriously mailed me a “Homes” magazine and our house was on the first page. One little tiny faded photo of a tired “pre-civil war” home and I was hooked.
A movie could be made of our move here – if anything could go wrong moving kids, horses, and dogs in three big trucks/trailers – it did and then some. We made it though.
The initial renovations needed were huge, lucky for me….Hubby is the most fabulously skilled renovation contractor – YAY!! The house wasn’t wonderful overnight, for instance, I didn’t have a closet for 5 years. However, he restored our home back to it’s original splendor, thankfully with modern amenities since it was built in 1798. He creates and I accessorize – it works.
What do I do to keep busy, being a retired stay-at-home mom? I breed doodles. I’ve actually bred dogs for 26 years, but I made the transition from purebreds to hybrids about 10 years ago. My life is filled with silly fluffy puppies and the pure pleasure I get from seeing the joy on their new family’s faces the day they go to their forever homes. Yes, my life is good.
The sons are now grown and scattered so we enjoy our free time with “you and me, babe” activities such as riding with the top down in our ’64 mustang in the warmer months and enjoying movies when it’s too chilly outside.
I hope you’ll visit again for a little bit of table setting, cooking, and fun – thanks for stopping by!