May 15, 2017

Tea...

 
Well,
you know I love flowers
and
you know I love pretty tea things....
 

when you combine the two
 it is magic!
 
We have shared a lot of tea
together these past seven years....
 
 
so today I have pulled some of my favorites photos out
to re-share!















 
I hope
I have inspired you
to grab a cup,
a cookie
and a pretty bloom...
 
to take a moment for yourself...
 
love yourself today!
you deserve it!
 
Happy Tea Time...

May 9, 2017

Dash Point....

When the sun shines
and its a Sunday...
 
well,
you got to take a little road trip...
 
 
This is the view from Dash Point State Park...
 
I hadn't been here in years...
 
I was actually married on this exact spot,
many years ago...
 
we were young,
it was a short marriage...
he was a genuinely nice guy,
just not the guy for me...


 
lets head down to the water!
I LOVE the Beach!
 


frilly waves lapping the shore...
 


 
lots of people had the same Sunday Drive
destination as me...
 



the beaches are so clean,
so full of life...
 


 
Lucky Dog!
 
 
thanks for coming along,
don't forget to wipe the sand off your feet ;)
 
Have a Beautiful Day!

May 8, 2017

Lilacs for Monday...

I love Mondays...
usually...
 
this week I am dragging already,
I joined a fitness competition,
and am already feeling the pain
 of my harder workouts...
 
that said...
I needed a little Monday cheer,
there is no better place to get that than the garden...
 
so come along with me,
 the Lilacs are blooming!
 

 
can you smell them?
 
I know you can
we all hold in our memory the smell of Lilacs...
 
they are so divine...





snippets of woody hyacinths
perched on the edge of my dry birdbath...
 



 
a bundle of lilacs
 in a small white watering can
to cheer my desk....
 

 
the first bud of the tree peony
begins to unfurl...
 
soon...
 
 
 
Happy New Week!!
I hope great things happen for you!
 
 
Thanks for joining me today...

May 3, 2017

Just a Day...

It was just a day,
as most are...
 
nothing special happened,
as happens most days...
 
but...
the moments of simple beauty
are easily found....
 
appreciated
and admired...
 
 
I love the view
 of the cherry tree outside the window...
 
through the wavy old glass
it is distorted and dreamy...
 



 
I have been doing a little rearranging
Spring Cleaning...
 
I was moving my hat boxes,
when I remembered the contents...
 
yes hats!
 

 
vintage hats
covered in millinery flowers...
 
oh....
 to have lived in a day
to have worn such hats!
 
 
the wet garden
is busting with flowers..
 
I love the way the tips of the
Woody Hyacinths
fade from blue to white
 as they sit too long in the vase...
 


 
cheery cherry blossoms
only made more cheery in white china...
 


simple and perfect...
 
so much beauty slips by our eyes
when we don't take the time to see it...
 


my favorite mug...
 


 
the sun peeks from the rain clouds
pouring through my windows...
 
after such a gloomy Seattle Winter,
I bask in it,
revitalized...


nature,
bright and elegant...
 

 
every time I photograph
Cherry Blossoms..
I am freshly in awe of their delicate beauty...
 
 
Have  a Great Day,
look for the beauty,
it surround you!

May 1, 2017

Happy May Day!

 
Happy May Day!
 
I have always loved May Day...
so simple
so sweet!
 
this year my basket and flowers are just that...
a cone made of sheet music
and a bundle of Sweet Violets...
 


 
 
Wreaths for the May!
for happy Spring
 Today shall all her dowry bring...
excerpt from May Day
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
Happy May Day!

Apr 29, 2017

I am having a Sale in my ETSY SHOP....

I am going to be doing some Spring Cleaning
this weekend...
 
and I will be adding a lot of new item to my shop
in the coming weeks...
 
so I need to make room for these new items!!
 
So I am having a sale!!!
 
through the end of the April 2017
 just enter SPRINGCLEANING
in at check out and receive 20% off your order!
 
 
 


I have several sets of these Rachel Ashwell paper lanterns,
they are a retired product
and I have them in several colors...
 

 
a luscious pancake server...
 
 
 a do it yourself
reusable / customizable sign...
this is also a retired Rachel Ashwell product...
 
 


this sweet Carnation tea pot,
with its delicate porcelain flower handle...
 
I have one like it that features roses...
 


 
patterns for several embroidery
and sewing projects...
 


 
this sweet baby scale,
and also a green one...
 


 
shabby candle stick holders...
 

 
maybe,
if you have a powder room
that needs a special touch
this Rose Sink is a must have for you :-)
 
Happy Spring Cleaning...