Saturday, July 25, 2009



The name of this lovely rose is Old Paris. I can only speculate as why it was given this particular name........maybe because the vivid shade of pink is reminiscent of the wonderfully rich colors used on the vintage porcelain pieces, which are also called Old Paris.

This rose is a very prolific bloomer, so I'm constantly cutting little bouquets. I found this little vintage bottle at an antique store........I think Old Paris roses should feel right at home in a bottle that says Paris down the side, don't you agree ?

I plan to print gift tags from this photo of the Eiffel Tower, that I altered in Photoshop. I love the pink glow of the setting sun against the blue sky.

I had to include this photo of Molly that I took after one of her recitals. We looked around and there she was, white tutu and all, sitting in a bed of clover! The girl just can't pass up an opportunity to pick a bloom.

Many thanks to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for hosting PINK SATURDAY. Be sure to visit her HERE for links to other participants.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Monday, July 20, 2009


Eighteen years ago today, a young widow, who was raising two children on her own, married her soul’s truest mate. For eighteen years he has been her partner in love and life, her refuge, the sharer of her dreams, the keeper of her heart, and her very best friend on this earth.


Saturday, July 11, 2009


I love pretty serving pieces.
I found these little etched beauties on a recent antiquing trip.

What’s that? Yes, I know they’re not pink!
Just stay with me, I’m getting there.

I also found this sweet pink berry basket, and filled it with cherries.
I’m crazy for cherries! I love cherry lifesavers, and cherry limeades from Sonic, but my absolute favorite cherry treat, is Cherry Garcia ice cream. Hmmmm……

I’m thinking……dessert in the garden tonight.

See! Here are my pretty etched dessert dishes, filled with delicious (pink) cherry ice cream.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Many thanks to Beverly of HOW SWEET THE SOUND for hosting, yet another, PINK SATURDAY. Be sure to visit her blog for links to more wonderful pink posts. 

Saturday, July 4, 2009


It's been said that good things come to those that wait.

It's been a year since I first saw these adorable pink baby slippers at one of the antique stores that I frequent.

It was the color, that first caught my eye. I loved how the white fur, over time, had turned a soft grey, which perfectly complimented the quilted pink satin. The little shoes had soft leather soles, as well. I was smitten. I lingered in front of the glass case where the shoes were displayed, and agonized over the price tag...........but, in the end, decided that I couldn't justify the price.

I've been back to the store several times over the past year. Each time I was elated to find the slippers were still there, behind the glass........................waiting.
No one had purchased my pink slippers.

Last week I visited the store where I first saw the dear little shoes. When I rounded the corner I saw a sign that read......................................... EVERYTHING IN THIS BOOTH -HALF PRICE.

My pace quickened, as the question formed in my head. Would they still be there?

As I approached the glass case, my question was answered.

There they were, the little pink slippers, behind the glass......waiting......for me!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Independence Day,


Please visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound, for more wonderful PINK SATURDAY posts.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


If you hear something that sounds like a mighty wind, don't be alarmed.

It's only me exhaling!

I've managed to get through, what has to be, by all accounts, the busiest six weeks of my life. There were five graduations.........none of them local. There were two bridal showers, a baby shower, a cocktail party, a moving away party, three graduation parties, and a birthday party. Some of them I hosted/co-hosted, and some I simply attended. Some of the events were scheduled for the same weekend, so my husband and I found ourselves going in different directions in order to meet our obligations.........................But, today I'm taking time to smell the roses.

The garden looks lovely, even though I've hardly had time to pot a plant or pop a seed into the ground.

Thank goodness I have good structural plants to carry me through.

The thing that I'm most looking forward to, is catching up on my reading.


I've assembled a nice stack of possible candidates for sharing my afternoon. I know, this is the age of technology and many people prefer to do their reading on line. Not me! I love the smell of paper, the tactile quality of holding a book in my hand, and the feeling of anticipation as I turn the page. Even as a girl, I loved the fact that the long days of summer translated into more time for recreational reading.

I love history, but I also enjoy, historically based fiction is what I'm drawn to, although not exclusively.

What do you like to read?

I've plumped up the pillow in my old wicker arm chair and placed it in a shady nook.

If anyone asks, I'll be in the garden......................with my books.

Have a peaceful day,