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Truth. #kindness #keys #finds

A ledge on my back porch had been a dove maternity ward ever since spring. This plump mama was sticking close to her chicks today and tolerated me tiptoeing close enough to snap the pic. (I think you could tell she was not amused.)

Tonight, when I pulled in my driveway, the chicks were flapping their wings, and in a blink of an eye, mama seemed to know they were ready and flew off. #nature #doves #aroundthehouse #spreadyourwingsandfly

#tablethursday. Vintage yardsticks + White’s sewing machine cast iron treadle base = too adorable for words. #aliceadair #shoplife #newmerch #freshfinds #vintage (at Alice Adair & Co.)

Ta-da! #shoplife #storefront #renovation #love (at Alice Adair & Co.)

I know I’ve been gone. And that I’m so behind on all of your news and posts and updates that it isn’t even funny….

I’m sorry for that. I know how it feels when y’all heart my crazy photos or shop news or silly reblogs, so I’m sorry that I haven’t at least been present to click a heart and say, “I’m here. I see you. I love you.”

But I do love you and I’m working on getting back in a rhythm that isn’t dictated by stress and pneumonia. I just feel adrift, with a thousand things I could be doing, a dozen things I want to be doing, six things I MUST do, and no energy for any of it.

If you find any energy or chutzpah, mine’s MIA. Feel free to forward some along.

Dodging fat raindrops and high humidity, but a cheery yellow table makes a gloomy day better, if you ask me. #aliceadair #shoplife #freshfinds #newmerch #farmhousefresh #vintage #antique (at Alice Adair & Co.)

Oh marbled book pages, I do love you so… #aliceadair #shoplife #freshfinds #newmerch #vintage #antique #dictionary #swoonworthy (at Alice Adair & Co.)

"It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make the big things happen." - John Wooden

Amazing how all the details come into focus when you are sick. Thanks for all the wishes and prayers while I have been so ill these past three weeks. I’m thrilled to report that I’m on the mend, am regaining my strength, and finally back in the shop.

Stop and marvel at something today!

#aliceadair #shoplife #details #quotes #health #onthemend #intheshop #newmerch (at Alice Adair & Co. )

Homemade microwaveable popcorn.

Brown paper lunch bag
1/2 c. raw popcorn kernels
Sea salt
Butter and/or coconut oil

Place kernels inside bag and add salt to taste. Fold bag down and lay on side in microwave. The preset popcorn sensor button on my microwave works perfectly, but it microwaves for about 3 minutes.

Melt a little butter or coconut oil (I like a little of each) and pour over freshly popped popcorn once you’ve put it in a large serving bowl.

Enjoy!

#delicious #healthyoptions #popcorn #goodfats #inthekitchen #justthewaymymommamakesit #nochemicals #latenightsnack #instafood

"The future is something which everyone reached at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." - C. S. Lewis

Loving this recent #freshfinds score: a large lot of vintage clock hands. What would you do with them?

#aliceadair #shoplife #freshfinds #newmerch #clocks #time #vintage (at Alice Adair & Co. )