Monday, May 30, 2011

Things That Have A Bit Of Sweet Yellow

I am late, late, late. We were away and when we returned it seems that there have just been many things to get caught up with.....this fun party is one of them.

Etsy Cottage Style has a Colors Of The Month Party going this year and I love to see what everyone has each month for that color. This month is the color of yellow. I love yellow as it makes so many colors "Pop", but I have to say I am a "yellow snob." It just has to be the right hue of yellow or I turn away and do not want anything to do with it..soft, barely there, buttery, better late than never, are some yellows I have.....

LADY MOUSE FROM THE BEATRICE POTTER COLLECTION..... I have had this well over thirty years....she has a bit of soft yellow on the skirt of her gown....

A bit of yellow in one of the dainy crocheted falling flowers....I have this since we lived in Blaine, WA. upteen years ago!

Beautiful handpainted of my favorites just because the yellow is that devine shade I love!

A sunflower frame with a darling and precious little granddaughter who is 16 now and horrors of horrors....driving! ( Have you noticed we worry as much about ours grands as we did and do about our own children? Thing is, we are not supposed to let this be known, though! lol )
Note the little terra cotta pot....when this darling girl was five years old, she already knew that her "Mo" loves flowers! When she lived close we would craft together and she cut shapes from paper and drew flowers on them and pasted them in the pot. She gave me the little pot and told me, "Now you will always have flowers." Believe me words were hard to find for this sweetest of sweet thoughts and the cleverness of it all. Love you precious Allie!

And lastly...some pretty hankies that can be found in my Etsy Shop....

Enjoy and have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sweet Tulips And Other Things....

Hello sweet blogger friends....How have you all been this week? For me it is a quiet week...lots and lots of rain and chilly temps here. Today is the first warmth we have felt in a very long time! The tulips are just gorgeous and I love just looking at them! I know they can't last too much longer and how I will miss them when they are gone. The bunches of lilac blossoms are growing bigger every day and on the West side of the porch a few are opening and Ohhhhh the fragrance is to die for! Heavenly! The Lily Of The Valley are starting to send up their bloom shoots of exquisite little creamy white bells and their fragrance is heavenly as well and their leaves so big and green....just gorgeous....

I decided to add among the flowers from the gardens, the sachets I have been working on....You can see more of them at THE RUFFLED ROSE I invite you will visit SHABBY COTTAGE SHOPS for Thursday Marketplace.....we have so many new members and lovely and unique shops for almost anything your heart desires....

Yes, this is a dandelion....not in our yard! They wouldn't dare! When we were walking I took my camera to get a shot of one because this year, the blooms are so big! The whole plant large and healthy...I am sure it is all the snow we had!

This beautiful pink rock is one I brought back from Arizona. I found it under a bridge on a back road outside of Prescott....

I won't be doing Pink Saturday this week as we are going to be busy, but I will catch up the next Saturday.....
Blowing you hugs and kisses!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hello Pink Saturday

Hello sweet pink loving peeps! It is Pink Saturday already and you can find lots and lots of delicious pink blogs by visiting our beloved hostess Beverly Be sure and leave her a comment....she likes to know you have visited.

The mosaic, above, is a bit of what is finally going on in our yard....the Lily Of The Valley have their gorgeous full green leaves with stems of tiny closed white bells soon to open.....the lilacs have small tight clusters of purple and I think that within two weeks we will have their beauty and their heavenly that it looks like warm weather is here to stay for a bit, I will be off getting hanging baskets and lots and lots of bedding plants and enjoy sitting on the porch with a glass of sweet tea and a good book!

And here is what is happening on one corner of our front porch roof.....I hope I will be able to capture pictures of the little case you did not know, Robins can be vicious when they have young....I know by experience! We had one nest in a hanging basket and in order to water the flowers, a visiting granddaughter would madly wave the broom around to keep mama away.....Oh, the scolding that went on from the nearby tree and some dive bombing, anyway! I was glad to see that bunch fly away as there was no sitting on the porch during the little ones growing up!

And, Please remember, with prayers, the suffering of many with the horrific floods and the tornados and fires to say nothing of those out of work.....our country is in such a sad place right now!
Smiles and Hugs,

Friday, May 6, 2011

~Two Sweet Days~ Pink Saturday And Mothers Day

Welcome to Pink Saturday and A Happy Mothers Day to all you Mama's! To make our Pink Saturday rounds of luscious blogs celebrating these two special events, just go to Beverly's and there you can roam to your hearts content! Just scroll down to where all the little buttons/links are. Thank you, Beverly, for being hostess to our favorite event!

These days have been full haven't they? Pink Saturday is to be a fun day with no heavy troubling drama, but we can't forget those who have lost so much in the wake of horrendous tornados and now massive, crippling floods. They need our support in any way we can give and they need our prayers to stay strong. I have been happy to hear that the Red Cross and the people in the area that were not affected by the tornado have come out strong with everything from water to p.j.'s.

Our daughter is in an area that is not getting much attention, but the flooding is great. They are by Lake Champlain on the NY side....they are elevated so flood is not a threat. I know the area from visits and she has sent pictures and it is so hard to believe the lake came ashore and has surrounded houses, businesses and ruined so many lives and that it has gone so far beyond the lake. The Chazy River and the Great Chazy River like the lake, are at flood stages not seen for many years.

She did have her own unexpected emergency, tho.... they woke up one morning to find their sump pump had failed and several feet of water in their basement ruining all that was stored down there plus washer and dryer, hot water heater and I don't know about their furnace.....the basement was a horrible mess to clean up, so can you imagine if it were your whole house.....I would not know where to begin! And, it is still raining there!!

And Hurrah to our Navy Seals for taking out the monster...Thank You! Thank You! I can not imagine what it must have been like to face such enormous danger, but I thank you for your devotion to this country and the enormous sacrifices you make as well as all the training that pushes one beyond all limits. You are my heroes! May God bless each and every one of you as well as all our servicemen and women and keep you safe!!

My loving Mom and her parents, my beloved Grandpa and Granna....They have all been gone many years, but will always live in my heart and put a smile on my face! Happy Mothers Day, Mama!

Isn't this egg adorable. This was a Christmas present from my oldest granddaughter, Adrianna. This is one of my favorite treasures and I just wanted to share it...yes,it is a real egg.

And a bit of pink in a little arrangement on a shabby shelf....the old glasses? Well they were salesman samples and came from Grandfathers office. He was an eye, ear and nose specialist. They, too, are a real treasure and I will write more, why, on another post.

God Bless and have a wonderful happy and safe weekend and week!