Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday "This and That"

Hello! Our internet has been down since yesterday morning, but everything seems to be back to normal now. We have been busy with everyday things: schoolwork, laundry, and gardening.

Yesterday, I received a beautiful notecard from my friend, Farrah at Light in the Sphere.

She also sent me this lovely key. Of course this got me thinking about my favorite book, The Secret Garden and some other special keys I have around my house.

Four keys for a spring display in my kitchen window. I found them at an antique store last fall, but the rest of my keys are from Hobby Lobby's decorating/garden section.

A couple of keys tucked away on my teacup shelf.

Some of you may remember my Secret Garden robin.

It was hard to see the key, so I replaced it with the one that Farrah sent me! Thank you for the lovely letter and gift, Farrah!

I also have some keys outside by our back gate.

And one leading the way into our secret garden.

Everything is growing nicely and I'm hoping for some more Bleeding Heart blooms!

My bloglines are full, so I will be by to visit soon. I hope you all are having a great Thursday!


Jenn said...

Oh kelli,
There is certainly something mysterious and special about those old keys, what a thoughtful friend!! Hope you are enjoying some Spring weather in the garden! I need to start some digging very very soon.


Nancy M. said...

I enjoyed your this and that and your mothers day idea. Thank you. Enjoy this warm weather.

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) Hugs and Happy Thursday! I love the way you've used keys in your decorating - what a neat springtime thing. Love, Q

Mike Golch said...

Kelli,I really enjoy you photo and posting.Hugs and blessing to you and your family.

Just Mom said...

"The Secret Garden" is one of my favorite books. This post makes me want to read it again.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Beautiful! I received the same key from Farrah and just loved it! She wrote about "The Secret Garden" and how it reminds her of Spring. I haven't read that in ages, and am now reading it with my girls. They love it! It's such a magical book! Love your photos! Have a beautiful day!!

.. said...

Hi Kelli, I love all of your keys. They are so vintage. I used to watch the secret garden alot as a child. Have a great rest of the week :)

Needled Mom said...

The card and key are such thoughtful gifts. Old keys have such character to them.

It looks like the robin is waiting "impatiently" for that egg to hatch. Cute!

Can't wait to see a picture of the bleeding hearts blooming.

Adrienne said...

I love keys. Especially old keys. Yours are so nice and you've done a great job decorating with them. I have to repair a 'key picture' my mother made for me. When I do I'll share it on my blog.

I need a secret garden! I know where to put it but the shed is in the way!

Debra said...

OH I love the old keys! What beautiful photos you shared.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kelli, I never thought of using keys in my decor! What a wonderful idea! And your vignettes are absolutely precious! I love birds! The one in your window is my favorite! I hope you will post more of your vignettes around your have a true gift for creating unique, awesome displays!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Kathi said...

I've loved your keys since I first saw them on your blog. If there is a way you could market them, I think all your blog friends would buy them. I'd be the first. They are so special are really a reminder of the book, The Secret Garden. I like all your ideas. Happy Thursday, Kathi

Charlotte said...

I love the keys. I have a few keys around too. I hadn't thought about featuring them on my blog, but now I think I will sometime.

Simply Heart And Home said...


I love keys too. When you hold old keys like that you can almost feel the history in them. Does that make sense?

I can't believe April is almost over. The weather here has been lovely.



Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love keys too, and have several around. But I like your idea about the keys to the secret garden and especially the ones on the gate...I may flatter you by copying that!!

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
Love all the touches with keys that you've shared throughout your home and garden :)
Hope you're enjoying beautiful springy days!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love old keys and I love how you have used them. "The Secret Garden" is a favorite book of mine, also! I have to figure out how to plant my very own!

:-) Rosie

Farrah said...

I am so happy you liked it, Kelli! Old looking keys are just wonderful and fun! I enjoyed seeing all the places you have them. :-)

Katy said...

I love all your pics!!! :) You have such a fun way of decorating! :)

Thanks so much for the sweet comment about my daughter's haircut!!! i appreciate it! :)

Hope you have a GREAT friday! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the keys. I bought some new ones that look old,but would love to have some old ones. I remember when my childhood home had those old keys.

Anonymous said...

I love all of the keys! And, your secret garden is so sweet--what a nice little retreat!

Linda said...

I Kelli, I love all your's so funny I just bought three old keys...I thought they would be fun to collect too.
Love your new header. Hugs, Linda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your key collection! I like keys, but don't really have any!


dot said...

I like that ring of keys hanging on the wall!
I talked to Tina today. She doesn't have any internet service at present. Long story. She said she really missed reading your blog.

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Linda said...

I am thoroughly enjoying visiting your blog. I see we both have the same favourite book as a child, The Secret Garden. There are other similarities as well ... keys, fairy gardens, crafting. I've been visiting your Show & Tell Friday participants and I think I will start to join in as well. Hope you can stop by and visit The Crafty Side or The Gardener Side of me.