I'm not one to do things quickly. I ponder, ruminate, contemplate and cogitate. I weigh the pros and the cons. And I tend to procrastinate….I'm still working on thank you notes from
When I started thinking about writing a blog, I was worried that I would drive myself crazy with it. If every t wasn't crossed or i wasn't dotted, I would probably stay awake for hours worrying about it. I would write, rewrite, edit and begin all over again dozens of times before I was satisfied. All of this is to say that I knew that it might be a very long time from the moment I decided to write a blog to the moment when I actually published my first post.
But I've decided to just go on and get my feet wet. I want to have fun with this blog; I don't want to fret about it or wring my hands. It's okay if it's not perfect.
Here's a preview of some things that I love. Bear with me because I've just gotten a new camera and I'm trying to figure it out. Out of my comfort zone a little, but here goes….
I've been collecting tartan books, Staffordshire and bamboo for years. These are on the mantel in the family room.
I think that the rich colors in my Imari china pop against the navy blue walls in the dining room.
I bought these ice skates on eBay. Love the blue plaid case and the fur lining.
At this point, you might be wondering why I felt like I needed a pair of ice skates. Not too many frozen ponds in Texas. My husband had a puzzled look in his eyes when he saw them, but it quickly turned to resignation. "Here she goes again…the beginning of a new collection."
Brown transferware is another one of my many china
obsessions collections. I love the wall color (Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage) in the master bedroom.
What could be more relaxing than a glimpse of the beautiful azure Caribbean while sipping a
martini glass of iced tea from the balcony?
This pretty house in Dallas caught my eye. Love the lush green of the landscaping.
We always have ducks checking out our backyard in the spring.
Love this silver charm necklace, especially coupled with the carnelian beads. Forestwood Antique Mall in Dallas has something for everyone. (Sorry, I haven't been able to figure out the link thingy yet, so it may not work.)
I love to go shopping in Atlanta. These gorgeous lamps and beautiful mirrors are just a sampling of what Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts has to offer.
Even after our record-breaking heat wave in the summer of 2011, some plants in Dallas did manage to stay green.
Love this BE&D turquoise purse from the fabulous consignment store Clotheshorse Anonymous in Dallas.
Another collection….wedding cake toppers. I couldn't resist this unusual one with the tartan kilt and sash.
Oh dear, another collection...
This ultra-cool shop, Ballard and Blakely, is one of my favorites in Dallas.
Of course, my little dog Bitsy is quite possibly the cutest dog in the world. You'll be seeing a lot of her around Tartan Terrace.
So there you have it. It's not perfect, but it's done. I didn't get cold feet, but I did get my feet wet. And the water's not bad at all.
Come back for a swim anytime.