Saturday, May 30, 2009


My post is short today, in fact, I'm surprised that I've found time to post anything at all. You see, every waking moment for the next two weeks will be devoted to enjoying my granddaughter, who has come for a visit.

Molly and I pondered , and agonized over what to post for Pink Saturday?????????????????????

Then, just as we were about to give up, that proverbial LIGHT BULB came on over Molly's head. Lets see if we can find some pink animals, she said.......because Molly is a gentle soul who loves all creatures.


Newly hatched robins

A Papilio Romanzovia Butterfly

A pink flamingo, with it's head tucked under it's wing.

A pink pig, whose best friend is a tiger.


A cute little pink poodle, named Molly.

Molly was two years old, and not interested in wearing a Halloween costume. My daughter and I decided that if we could doll-up a nice comfy pair of sweats she might agree to dress up. So we bought several yards of pink tulle and free handed our way to a pink poodle. I even made her a silver sequined collar with the name FIFI printed on it.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Be sure to visit Beverly , where you will find links to many more Pink Saturday posts. Today is a special day for Beverly. She is celebrating her one year anniversary hosting Pink Saturday, and we've all been invited to the party.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Yesterday’s trip to the flea market was a successful one. I found several treasures, including the two items I’m sharing this morning.

The first was found in a box of baby clothes. I almost overlooked it, because it was so crumpled and dirty that I thought it was a scrap of fabric left over from cutting out a pattern…….but when I smoothed out the folds, here is what I found.

Don’t you just love the rows of lacy ruffles.

The second was neatly displayed on a shelf among other baby items. It’s sweet, almost rosy, color and simple lines captured my heart, and I knew I had to buy it.

It’s ribbon ties are missing, so until I can find a length of ribbon in the right color, I have attached two small, millinery flowers at each side.

I brought the items home and gently hand washed them. Then, I very carefully pressed them. They are very delicate………but very beautiful!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend,

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pink Saturday --- Pink Peonies & Limoges

Pink, with all it’s various shades and hues, is the dominant color in my garden. I do have accents of blue, yellow and lavender, but there’s no mistaking my fondness for the color pink. As the roses burst forth with their first wave of blooms, my garden looks like it’s covered in pink frosting. The second wave of pink arrives in May when the peonies bloom. Who can resist these delicate blooms with their rows and rows of ruffled petals.

I cut a bouquet of frilly pink peonies to photograph with
this small Limoges plate that I bought at the Nashville Flea Market, from one of my favorite vendors.

Her booth is always filled with things I can't resist, and this Limoges plate was one of them. I love the colors in the painting and the beautiful scalloped edge, rimmed in gold.

I made a little mosaic of pink peonies and Limoges.

Everything looks good when paired with a little pink…..don’t you think?

Have a wonderful weekend,

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Home Again

Just a quick hello.
I've been away visiting my favorite ballerina, Molly....... who is pictured here, standing between two of her BFFs.

The girls had just finished rehearsing for their ballet recital the next day.

They are just too cute!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pink Saturday---First Roses

Good morning and happy Pink Saturday.
Moderate temperatures and an abundance of rain have transformed the garden.

The arbor is heavy with beautiful blooms. The name of this wonderful rose is Zephirine Drouhin. It is a great choice for any spot that gets a lot of traffic, because it is completely pricks as you walk by, and that's especially important if you have young children. I cut the blooms by the hands full, and place them in vases all around the house.....their fragrance is very lovely.

I hope that spring has arrived at your house, and Mother Nature has put on her finest display in your back yard, as well.

Have a wonderful weekend,


I'd like to thank Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her here for links to all participants.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Beautiful Blogging Party

I'd like to thank Joy at CUPIDS CHARM for hosting today's
Beautiful Blogging Party.
Visit her here for links to all participants.


Even though a blog is a very personal thing, and we all create our blogs to reflect our viewpoint….I think the two things that I love most about blogging are the sense of community and sharing.

I’ll never forget the day that I stumbled upon a blog, while doing a search on the web. I knew nothing about blogging. I’d heard the term batted around during political campaigns, but had never read one. I clicked my mouse and there before my eyes was the most amazing "article," for lack of a better description, complete with beautiful photos. I was speechless! I lingered........
There was a Flickr slideshow.
“I love taking photos and creating slideshows!”
There were beautiful handmade paper and fabric items.
“I’ve always loved making things!”
There were collections of vintage items.
“I’ve been collecting vintage items my entire adult life!”
I added the site to my favorites…and made return visits. I discovered links to other blogs with interests similar to mine. I read them all, pouring over the beautiful photographs.
“Photography is a hobby of mine, as well!”

I began to feel that a real sense of community existed among these women. In days past, we worked, played, worshiped, were educated, and grew up in our immediate surroundings. Women chatted over fences, formed friendships, and helped one another.

Today our lives are more insular. We are a very busy society. The constraints of distance and time have rendered the “chat over the back fence” improbable, at best…….and yet, here were women chatting over virtual fences. Sharing their latest endeavors, as well as, snippets of their personal lives.

I wanted to be a part of that community. I wanted to chat over the fence with all those interesting women……but, I would be the new kid on the block. Would they be interested in anything that I had to say?…..and would my interpretation of our “shared interests” be worthy of anyone’s attention? I needed to find out. I sorted through the process of setting up my blog, and jumped in. I didn’t know what to write about. I was apprehensive. I typed some words, added a photo, and hit POST. I waited….would anyone really read this? How would anyone know I was there? I’m a grain of sand on a beach! I posted a few more times…….nothing! And then…..someone read my posts and left me a lovely poem, in return. I was thrilled and amazed at the same time.
I wondered how anyone had ever found my needle in that great virtual haystack.

I’m still relatively new at this. I’m still figuring it out, but I’ve made some wonderful friends. Yes, I do consider them friends, even though we’ve never met face-to-face. I’ve discovered that in addition to being a place to showcase your ideas, artwork, latest vintage finds, collections and photography…..this virtual community, has a great deal in common with the communities of old. People genuinely care about one another. They support and encourage each other. They offer an ear , if you need to vent…..a shoulder, to cry on…..always ready to have ideas bounced off them…..they offer a place to laugh….a place to play, and a place to learn. Our common interests bring us together where time and distance are no longer obstacles.

OK, When I joined this community, no one showed up on my doorstep with a freshly baked pie……but many have shared their favorite recipes. The key word here is…….shared.

Everything in life is more meaningful, when shared.
Best Wishes,