Monday, June 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Hello! I want to say a special thank you to Karen from Valentine Custom Blog Design. She did a wonderful job on my new blog banner, Etsy banners, and business cards. My favorite color combination is yellow/blue and I love birds and nests, so I think she did a great job putting everything together. Thank you, Karen!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
My sister-in-law and I are huge fans of estate sales and like to stop by a few every Friday morning, if they are close by. Sometimes we stop by again on Sunday if we see something, but would rather wait for the 30-50% off sale. I'll be honest...I usually can't wait. :0)
This beautiful rose needlepoint picture is a recent find for $5.00.
I have a shabby chic/vintage look going on in my work/crafting area, so it's a perfect fit.
Thank you for stopping by!
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
"The merriest month of the year arrives bringing with it sunshine, birdsong, apple blossoms, budding lilacs, and longer days to enjoy life as spring's promise is finally fulfilled. Start the month off on a high note with the celebration of May Day!" -Mrs. Sharp's Traditions
Grace and her friend made bundles of flowers and tied the stems together with pretty ribbon.
Now, they are off to deliver them to the neighbors.
Happy May Day!
'But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother,
I'm to be Queen o' the May.'
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Monday, April 30, 2012
Good morning! My sister-in-law and I went to a few Estate sales this past Friday and I found this beautiful crocheted tablecloth.
I used to have a white one that I loved, but it was too small for the new table we purchased 2 years ago. I've been on the look-out for a replacement ever since.
I made the centerpiece from a 3 tired tray I found at a local gift/candle shop, a few months ago.
I lined the layers with moss and added ceramic birds, nests, eggs, and tiny pots.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Good morning! Recently, a new cupcake shop opened near our house and yesterday we stopped by. Each day they have different flavors, which I thought was a neat idea. We got Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Coconut Cream Pie, Hunka Chunka Banana Love, Key Lime, Raspberry Buckle, Scarlett's Red Velvet, And Wedding Cake.
I'm really picky when it comes to baked goods, so I was pleasantly surprised. I cut them all into quarters, so everyone could try a variety.
Now we are waiting for Friday...Chocolate Salted Caramel!
I also found these discount roses and the grocery store.
I'll enjoy them in the kitchen for a few days and then hang them upside down to dry for a little display in my craft room.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
There is nothing like candle light to make home a little extra cozy...especially you are having a busy week. I'm still using up my Yankee Christmas cookie in the kitchen.
Another candle on the fireplace hearth.
Hope your week is going well!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Good morning! Can you spot the 3 sweet babies? My sister-in-law discovered a nest in our front bushes.
The kids and I drove down to Houston this past Thursday to visit my sister and her family for Easter. My parents and nephew flew in from Rhode Island and everyone had a wonderful time together. Phillip stayed home to be with Daisy and Leo and also to spend some extra time with his brother, who is visiting from California.
Now, everyone is back home and it's time to finish up the last 5 weeks of school. It's always hard when the spring weather is so nice! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, too.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
I enjoyed reading through the vintage cards and letters from my previous post. Most were congratulation cards for the new baby, but there were a few anniversary cards and several small cards from flower deliveries. Very sweet and romantic messages.
Friday, March 23, 2012
My sister-in-law and I enjoyed a morning out visiting a couple of estate sales, eating lunch at La Madeleine, and running errands. I found several doilies...
Hand embroidered towels...
And a big stack of baby and first birthday cards from 1949-1950. There are even a few anniversary cards. The parents were celebrating 8 years together when their 2nd daughter was born. We share the same middle name which I thought was neat. I did a little research on google and they had 63 happy years together.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Good morning! We are having a very rainy and gloomy March day. It started storming last night while we were out running errands. I found these sweet bluebird coffee cups at Marshalls and had to bring them home. One for me and one for a friend.
It was one of those March days
when the sun shines hot
and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light,
and winter in the shade.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I'm getting ready for our traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner. I've got corned beef in the crockpot (and another one in the oven!). About to peel potatoes and saute cabbage for the colcannon. Oh, and make soda bread! I found this cute utensil caddy at Costco last month. The only thing I forgot were the St. Patrick's Day napkins, but pink roses work just as well, right? :0)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Good morning! Have you ever heard of a flower frog? It's a flower arranging tool that you place in the bottom of a vase or bowl and then stick flower stems inside the pin heads. I'm not sure why it's called a flower frog though!
My sister-in-law and I went antique shopping yesterday and I had to bring this tiny one (only 1 1/2") home with me.
I'm using it as a pretty display in my work area.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Today is Grace's 14th birthday! She had her weekly Writing and Science classes and then I took her out for a special lunch and to get her make-up done at Macys. Since she is allowed to wear it now, we then went to Target to stock up on some less expensive items.
She opened a few gifts later this afternoon and now is hanging out with a friend and looking forward to a rare mid-week sleepover.
It's been a wonderful day so far and I'm looking forward to her 14th year. So far, this teenager thing isn't as scary as I thought it would be!