Feb 28, 2017

The Garden Book Collection Winner is....

 
Congratulations to
DEB
It's A Cheery Cheeries World!!!
 
please contact me!!
 
 
you are the winner of the Firefly Book Giveaway!
 
I hope you will enjoy these books as much as I have....
(the David Austin Book is DREAMY!)
 
 
 
I want to once again thank Firefly Books
for partnering with me on this giveaway!
 
and if you didn't win,
I encourage you to go check out the books on their web sight,
they have really been great to work with!
 
See You in March...

Feb 27, 2017

China Cabinet....

 Well Happy Monday!  
 
I do love Mondays...
 
they are filled with fresh inspiration!
 
I always start my Mondays with a Fresh page
 in my notebook,
a list of things
 I would like to accomplish...
 
it all just feels so positive to me
so hopeful!
 
 
today,
I thought I'd take you for a stroll around my china cabinet...
 
since the garden
 is basically a mud hole today... lol
 

 
It sits in a little nook
in my dining room...
 
beside the second front door to my house,
having two front door is a very Victorian thing...
 



 
 
Vintage Limoge
with sprays tiny pink roses is my very favorite
 style of china...
 
 
its so dainty, so whimsical...
so completely feminine...
 



I also keep my small tiara collection here...
 



this single silver napkin ring,
is the beginning of a collection
 that hasn't taken off yet...
 

 
there is a fun story about this
chocolate set
in an old post here...
 

 
thanks for strolling  (lol)
with me...
 
Stay warm and cozy,
or dry if you live in my neighborhood...
 
 Spring is just around the corner!
 
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Don't forget today is the last day to enter my Book Giveaway!!!
 
 
 
I have partnered with Firefly Books
to bring a lucky winner
this great assortment of gardening books!
 
Just the inspiration
we gardeners need as we await Spring!
Click here to come and enter!
 
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I am linking up to...
 
 Seize the Monday!

Feb 25, 2017

Big Shabby Candle Jar...


In this almost Spring time of the year,
when snowflakes keep falling
and the nights are still cold...
 
I hold on to the coziness of it all...


 
I have been enjoying
 the other shabby candle jars I made...
(here)
 
 
I kept thinking it would nice
to have a really big shabby candle jar...
 
one that could hold a full size fragrance candle...
 


 


covered and trimmed in lace....
 

 
millinery blooms...
 
 



these matches,
thrill me...
 
I know how silly huh?
but, they are pink!
 

 
 
I bought them on an auction site
and paid a silly amount of money for them!
 
but, 
sometimes the heart needs silly things...
 





 
I hope your staying cozy too...
 
I try to enjoy this quiet time,
be present in this moment...
 
but I find my mind wanders to thoughts of the garden that is stirring...
I long for warm summer nights
with the windows standing open...
I lust for the smell of fresh garden roses....
 
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don't forget to come and enter my giveaway!
 
I have partnered with Firefly Books
to bring a lucky winner
this great assortment of gardening books!
 
Just the inspiration
we gardeners need as we await Spring!
Click here to come and enter!
 
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I am linking up to
 
 


Happy Weekend!

Feb 22, 2017

Snowdrops...

 
I am always so thankful for the snowdrops...
 
they come just when you need them,
when you really need to see a sign
 that Spring is coming...
 
 
having garden fresh flowers one again in my home,
delights me to no end...
 
the little snowdrops
fill this demitasse tea cup...
 
so small
and yet such a big thing!
 
 
"I wonder if the sap is stirring yet,
 If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate,
If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun
And crocus fires are kindling one by one:
Sing robin, sing:
 I still am sore in doubt concerning Spring."
~Christina Rossetti.





 
don't forget to come and enter my giveaway!
 
I have partnered with Firefly Books
to bring a lucky winner
this great assortment of gardening books!
 
Just the inspiration
we gardeners need as we await Spring!
Click here to come and enter!
 
Thanks For Stopping By....

Feb 21, 2017

A Gardeners Giveaway!!!

I am having another giveaway!
 
I am excited to share that I am partnering with
to bring to you a great giveaway!
 
 I am super happy to share that this giveaway
is open to my American and Canadian readers!!!
(I have so many North of the border gardening friends!)
 
This one is just perfect for all of us gardeners
who can't wait for Spring to begin!
 
 
a big stack of inspiration!!!
 
 
the perfect way to spend the last of these chilly Winter Days...
 
Day dreaming about our gardens!
 
 
 
A great selection of books!
 
provided to me by FIREFLY BOOKS
they also carry dozens of other gardening books...
 
they also have books
 on any of your other favorite subjects
 

 
Garden Design
a book of ideas
 
 

 
this book is filled with gorgeous gardens
that will send your imagination into overdrive!!
 

don't you just want to picnic here?
 


 
Big Idea
for Small Spaces...
 
(LINK)



the perfect book for
small gardens
or small spaces,
like a patio or porch...
 


 
full of inspiration
for creative planters!
 

 
even a mini pond!
 


 
OK,
you know this is my favorite!
 
this book seriously has me swooning!
 
 
David Austin
the English Roses
 



pages of
to die for bouquets...
 

 
beautiful illustrations
of the gardens at Albrighton...
 
 
gorgeous gardens...

 
and of course some up close shots of the roses!
 
this book
 will be on my coffee table for a long time!
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So are you ready to win?
to be filled with garden daydreams!
 
I am going to offer lots of ways for you to enter...
 
each comment you leave needs to include something from below
and each comment is an entry
 
so make sure you divide your comments up!
 
 
follow me in these places...
My Blog by E-Mail (on my sidebar)
My Blog Folllowers List (on my sidebar)
 
 
for even more entries!
share my giveaway on any of your social media platforms
tweet it,  Facebook about it... anything you like,
just tell your friends about my Garden Book Giveaway!
(feel free to grab any image above)
 
and then come back here
 and in comments tell me where you shared!
each place you share
is another entry for you...
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Deb from
It's A Cheery Cheeries World
your the winner!!!
 
 
 
Good Luck to You!

Feb 17, 2017

In My Garden Today....

We had a Beautiful Day Today...
 
 
a day that had a hint of Spring in it...
 
the early Crocus
are a sight for sore eyes each year...
 

the first day
I have gotten outside to start the Spring Clean up...
 




 And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

 ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"


 
 
big clumps of hyacinth
pushing upward...
 

 
 
Sweet Box
plain and nondescript...
 
smells amazing,
smells like Spring....
 
the scent fills the garden...
 

 
 
the Winter Daphne
almost open...
 
its another early bloomer
with amazing scent...
 

 
 
Snowdrops...
 


dazzling in the sun...
 
 
what a delight
to spend the afternoon,
in the garden
with dirty hands!
 
I am linking up to....
 
thanks for joining me...
Happy Weekend!