Thank you for visiting!
Porch scenes & other photos are mine/ our home. I often stage it for you-Grab a chair. Let's visit.

~Dabbling in Decorating, Remodeling, fruit & vegetable gardening, herbs, flowering anything. Family always has reserved seating with a place set for friends and blog followers.

It's all about Faith, Family, Friends and Fabulous Flowers.

April 01, 2015

And the W I N N E R is - ME

SYC the party where you share the things that make you HAPPY

Jann's Blog Anniversary Giveaway

It's Here!!
Let's try it on a front porch rocker first-
What do you think?

SURPRISE- Such an elegant sweet contrast

A New HOME on the PINK Chair in a guest bedroom at the Harrison House

Thank you Jann-
Yes, I will ENJOY it-I hope you agree with the spot I chose for your lovely handwork!


March 30, 2015

A Garden Tour Anyone?

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE- Some of these are my photos- Some are from
The Harrison House Yardens
Others are contributions of family / friends

2015 blooms from the Harrison House Yarden

Close up camera shots don't intimidate these gorgeous clusters of fragrant blooms-

The closer we get the more intense the beauty-


Of course these natural beauties never last long enough-we always want more!
Notice that the earliest color of the purple clusters peek out and never wait for the seed pods and leaves to catch up but then the wonderful green vines have a much longer season

Don't hold me to this but I THINK these photos are courtesy of  a lovely niece and were taken in the New Orleans Area-

March 27, 2015

Let's Do This AGAIN~ While the Bridal Wreath is Blooming~

A scene as pretty as this should not be called a Spring Re-Run
Spring 2010


Decorator secrets- I never, never buy new table cloths, napkins etc.  I always keep an eye out for basic supplies that someone else has paid the new price for and usually only gently worn.  Flaws & imperfections- signs of use are not an issue for me.  My old and new Fiestaware is the most all purpose stash of supplies in my home.  They are not fragile and mix with literally any dishes I enjoy using.  I never have a real plan for coordinating dishes, pottery, linens- "I just make it up as I go."


2015 early spring blooms The Irises came from Jackson, Alabama


March 25, 2015

-Home & Yarden 2015


The Harrison House Backyard Wisteria Arbor - Early Early Spring 2015
Front Porch Scene March 2015

Spring Scenes

March 22, 2015

Some Things Just Make Me S M I L E ~

The birds singing-
butterflies flitting ~ Children Playing~


  • Pretties- the icing -  the fluff -   the extras -
Source  Southern Living Magazine

  • Gifted bloggers...all ages, backgrounds, personalities, styles and motivation
  • Realizing I can  keep my own  blogging style -  not trying to be someone else - no matter how I admire her work,  the person or her online persona

    A Family Tuning out the world while
..they READ in the isle at SAM'S


- having another baby~
Sights & sounds of Children at PLAY


Hearing testimonies of the

Miraculous and the Ordinary

 God is doing in someone's life

  • Friends  so bubbling over with the joy of our lord....
  • A 5 minute on the run chat or a 2 hour sit and soak it in.....
  • I leave overflowing with her joy and HIS

Remembering friends..
far and near-or  moved on to heaven  ...
What a lady -
 filled to the brim with

Pam in South Carolina ..or is it N.C.?

-My Girls in Texas -
[they know who they are]

Angela in Texas
Shirley & Brenda in Texas

Monty & Anela    -
sisters from another generation
The Lydia Ladies
 A Few of  Lydia Sunday School class

Now let's all go visit and share What Is Inspiring Us

Justa Swinging

March 20, 2015

Easter-Spring Tablescape

You Are Invited


Sweet Seasonal Reminders

Spring 2013

These scenes from a season ago motivate me-
I hope it gives you a nudge and brings a smile to your face too!
We just don't always use these pretties often enough but I will say they are all meant to be used at the Harrison House-

March 18, 2015

Yes, He Is Risen Indeed ~

 I listen to Faith Radio with my kitchen radio companion from wake up until evening- literally every day. 
I hear reminders of the Season..
 I agree it's more than colorful eggs and bunnies but~
I just came from my always favorite best place to shop and came out with


Let's Share a CUPPA of Something G O O D -

 For Today Lord


March 17, 2015

Rememberings~ About Milestones - Mile Markers [#19]

Milestones are specific points along the route you're traveling [life]. They got your attention-you recognize their importance continuing  on your journey...oftentimes in another direction.

Mile Markers are visual Markers along the way that tell you the distance you have come traveling from  a specific place...behind you, [in the past].

A New Season Indeed~

A New Season

As I stood behind my Pastor's pulpit on August 21, 2013 with only the barest bit of written outline I had no idea what the first words to come out of my mouth would be.  I composed myself ever so briefly- maybe two seconds and just as if I had at that moment created the words in my own head this is what came forth:

"This is ANOTHER day which the Lord has made

and we will CONTINUE to rejoice

and be glad in it."

Amen -

March 13, 2015

Aiken House & Gardens: Shades of Aqua

Aiken House & Gardens: Shades of Aqua

To say that Carolyn always inspires and challenges with her style, photos and beautiful displays indoors and an understatement!

Now go visit and tell her Gramma sent you

March 12, 2015

Could I interest You in Growing SUNFLOWERS?

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  • Because they are such natural beauties
  • Because they are easy to grow
  • Feed the Birds
  • Use in Both Fresh and Dried Floral Arrangements
  • Potpourri

Is there anything difficult about successfully growing to harvest Sunflowers?

March 10, 2015

My Personal Recommendation ~

For Your Reading Pleasure ~ And Much More!

When you weary of Vanilla Christianity

Personal Note:  I have no desire to use Like Gramma's House for selling  but I eagerly and without reservation will give up space to share GOOD THINGS from Great People
& promote what they do.
[ btw they don't ask for or need my promotion]

Wishing You GOURD Friends ~

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Do you not have gourd friends? 

I would definitely wish for you to have gourd friends.

That's okay, just allow me to bend your ear about my own creative, quirky, artistic, wonderful gourd friends.

I always remember and love to share about my GOURD FRIENDS during our Texas Years. My first unique and incredibly gifted friend [ gourd friend]  was Hattie.  I kinda, sorta think I recall that Hattie's life experience included teaching very young children-perhaps preschoolers.  That was another time of her life though.  When she came into my life I knew her as my artistic friend who did fabulous yard art with saved objects like old rusty garden tools.  That's just the beginning. Yes she turned unusual things about to be put out for pickup on first Mondays into amazing and often strange creations for your flower beds, wherever they spoke to her. 

March 03, 2015

In Time for E. A .S .T .E. R. ~If You Hurry

Gardening picture

Plant this NOW for Easter cuteness!

By Carrie Lamont (carrielamontMarch 3, 2015

Read more:

The actual date of Easter varies from year to year.
In 2015, it will be April 5.

If you have time, start this project a few weeks before Easter to have plenty of time for germinating your seeds.

March 02, 2015

I Didn't Forget~

No, I did not forget the #18 mile marker but am just thinking you may be a little weary of my tracking every step along the way of this new and different life since August 18, 2013.

I'm trying to focus on life around me and be alert to things of interest  I can share with you.  I have not taken a month long nap and forgotten about Like Gramma's House and the readers. I'm just trying to find ways of breathing new life into this 6+ year long project I'm sharing with the world.
Someone reminded me in the past week that I have had many experiences and been involved with lots of interesting things...and as I look far back into all I have written I am reminded of many of those. 
Drop by regularly and perhaps you'll spot something to inspire, amuse or perhaps encourage you.

Looking Forward....Again~