Jun 27, 2016

Happy Monday....

Happy Monday!
 
I made a quick post over on Instagram
and thought I would invite you over to visit me there :-)
 
 
I am really enjoying it over there :-)
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by

Jun 21, 2016

At the End of Spring...

Spring...
 
it is my favorite season...
 
the freshness,
the anticipation,
the gentle days,
the fragrance of it all...
. . .
 
as it slips away
and we welcome Summer...
 
I thought I would share a few favorite things...
 
 
my very favorite Spring find
was this too sweet vintage millinery hat...
 
 
I don't know if its the simple innocence
of the fabric flowers....
 
or just the idea of wearing
such a whimsical hat...
 
they just
make me smile...

 
I like to start each season
with empty cloches...
 
a place to tuck and gather
small treasures...
 
 
Spring Treasures...


 
a blue Robins Egg,
and a lovely Swallowtail Butterfly...
 



 
the first flush of roses
is over...
 
but there are still plenty
of blooms to be found...
 
like this sweet smelling
 Cottage Rose,
still wet with morning dew...
 


 
Hankies,
another whimsical delight...
 
these will be hanging around well into Summer...

 
well those were a few of my favorite Spring things,
tied neatly with a bow...

At the End of Spring

Put down thy bonny head,
This is the end:
Thou wert a joyous love,
Thou wert a pleasing friend:
Soft-silken is the grass
Where thy twinkling colours blend.
 
John Shaw Neilson
 
 
Welcome to Summer....

Jun 20, 2016

Lazy Bouquet...

Well,
 I could try to look fancy,
and call this a simple bouquet...
 
but,
the truth is...
it's just plain lazy...
 
 
Sunday
was a day of yard work for me...
 
there are always a few blooms
still to nice to toss
when pruning...
 
they get tucked into whatever is quick and nearby...
 
today,
 that was my water glass...
 
 
sprigs of
    Fairy Roses...


 a trio
the Memorial Day Rose blooms...

with their ruffled petals
and sweet pink tone...

they are easily
one of my favorites..
 



 
it is lazy
and
I think it is perfect...
 
 
Happy New Week!!
 
Thanks for Stopping By...

Jun 14, 2016

Two of my Favorite Things...

Roses and Cake...
 
they are each simple
and wonderful unto themselves...
 
together perfection...
 
 
putting anything under glass,
ups its importance...
 
instant decadence...



 
tea,
keeps it humble...
 



 
tiny cakes for one...
 
OK, they are really just upside down cupcakes
shhhh  don't tell my secret :)
 



 
James Galway Roses...
 


 
ruffled and delicious....
 







 
I hope your day has been sweet
and simply decadent...
 
Thanks for stopping by....

Jun 11, 2016

My Mothers Bouquet...

 
I have been lucky
to have my mom here visiting...
 
I see her
each day walking through
the garden...
 
happily sniffing the Roses...
 
 
then,
I convinced her to build bouquets...
 
this beautiful creation is hers,
shabby perfection...


 



a tender collection...
 


drooping...
 

 
petals tumbling...
 


 
a sweet delight...
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Jun 7, 2016

Grandmothers Vase...

 We have had a string
of unseasonably hot days....
 

 
the means simplicity rules...
 

 
 
the mantle in the front parlor
is a perfect example of this...
 
bare but for a small bouquet of roses,
in a special vase..
 
when what you have is meaningful,
you need little,
to make your self happy...
 

 
the vase sits on a large vintage mirror...
 
the reflection is spotty and hazy...
 
I can get lost in its reflections,
like stepping into a dream word...
 
visions in a crystal ball...
 



 
this vase,
(which is actually a perfume bottle,  repurposed)
is the special part...
 
my Mother recently gifted it to me,
it had belonged to her mother...
 
a treasure...

 
 
I am curious if anyone
out there knows,
what this glassware is called...
 
it is hobnail...
and like milk glass,
  but with this fabulous transparency...
 
I am smitten.
 
Thanks So Much for Your Visit....