Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lamp Redo

Hello Ladies....I found this sitting in a yard for $5.00.  SOLD!  I just had to show you!
I could not wait to get it to the car and home as I could see it all white and with a pretty did not have this shade on it, it had this one....
which I love....It is silk, but sadly was very dirty and had a rip.....I love the simple style of it. The elegant little way they trimmed the edges.
I have never tried making a lamp shade, ( That will be a future project ) so I brought out one I had is a pretty taupe with faded cream and pink roses.... 
And here it is all white and Cottage perfect....
I am, with a friend, opening up a booth next week, at a new antique and craft mall in downtown Port Huron....this lamp will not be for sale, but will add a soft light to our booth....When I find another lamp to redo, this one is coming home to mama!!!
Oh and the bonus....the lamp worked perfectly.  That was the first thing hubby checked and I never even thought of!  So good that I have this man!

Have a wonderful and happy day!  Hope you are creating away!
♥ Jil

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday♥Pink Saturday

Happy Happy 4th Pink Saturday, all passionate about pink, friends!  I have to thank Beverly for this fun weekly get together as I have met so many lovely ladies and admired and been awe of their creative and beautiful blogs.  Without this venue, I would never have met all of you!

I have laughed and sometimes cried with you and found so many of you to be gifted writers, something I greatly has been an amazing adventure and all thanks to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound....thank you, thank you sweet friend, for all you do for us.  You are an amazing lady!
♥ Jil

Friday, May 18, 2012

Warm And Sunny Pink Saturday

Hello Friends....I hope your week was peaceful and perfect! Mine? It was good with a couple of small bumps. Such is life! Today we are having our weekly pink party, thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Hop over and find all the other wonderful ladies celebrating pink on their blogs....

*The heavenly flowers and glass vase are from my Texas family and sweet card from my NY daughter.... I hope your Mothers Day was all it should be. Mine was happy. It was just hubby and Miss A and myself. There were happy phone calls and I chose pizza for dinner, which our granddaughter treated me to...There was one little glitch, though. I went out to work in the gardens and enjoy the sunshine when I felt a sharp stab to my knee. It was p-a-i-n-f-u-l! I could not help but let out a yelp and dropping my hoe, I grabbed my jeans trying to squash whatever stung me and WHAM! I got stung again. Grabbing my pant legs harder I hobbled to the house only to find that hubby dearest had locked the back door. Our little neighbor boy, who is a clone of the little boy in Jerry McGuire, walked up the driveway to retrieve a ball that flew over the fence only to see me pounding on the door, ( I must have looked like a crazy lady hanging onto my jeans and banging on the door. I gave up the back door and hastily went to the front...IT WAS LOCKED, TOO! Finally, Hubby came downstairs. (I always leave both doors unlocked when I am working outside and made a point of unlocking the front door before I went out.) It was just automatic reflex that he locked the doors and I knew that, but I was not a happy camper at all and as I threw off my jeans to see my knee. I was rather was bright red and huge! The frozen penny was retrieved from the freezer with a sack of ice. My worry was that since I am diabetic, I could go into shock...I have never been allergic to stings, but there was that concern....well, to end this overly long tale, after an hour I was fine and went back to my gardening. There were two little holes side by side on my knee as if it had been a snake....when I got back to the garden there were a couple of yellow jackets with their legs dangling as they flew and then I knew...they will sting twice and a bee can not with his barbed stinger... So, that little incident was the excitement of my otherwise very happy Mothers Day!
Have a glorious week enjoying all that is blooming courtesy of Mother Nature. ♥ Jil
PS As I write this, a very happy robin is singing gayly by my window...the icing on a beautiful day!