My thoughts are with Corey Amaro from Tongue in Cheek Blog. Corey’s father passed away last night surrounded by his family and was welcomed into the arms of family waiting for him on the other side. Please, if you have time today to visit Corey and leave an encouraging word, I’m sure she would love to hear from you. Here is the link for Tongue in Cheek.
There is a small little neighborhood adjacent to mine that is an amazing place to take a walk. The homes are incredible. I dream as I walk past these homes of arched doorways and beautiful gardens.
I thought this flower display looked like something you would see in a vase. I couldn't believe there were sunflowers already. It seems early for them.
I love arched doorways!
This gorgeous dove flew down to say hello.
This is my dream home. I've been eyeing this house for years. Way out of my price range, but one can dream.
This tree reminded me of cotton candy. Just as I passed beneath it a swirl of wind blew the petals into the air. They floated down on me like a gentle rain.
If I can't have the first house pictured, this one will do. The mass amount of forget me nots made this yard look like a fairyland.
I've never seen birds like these before. The trees were filled with them.
I loved this hedge. When the sun hit it, it looked like it was glowing.
I love the idea of the small flowerbed within a lawn, very pretty!
I hope you enjoyed the walk. I'm hoping to take many more in the future. I've been telling a fellow blogger, who has become a wonderful friend that I'm going to join Curves Gym too! I'm hoping to rebulid some of the strength I've lost.
Have a blessed day!
This antiquing trip I'm about to share, took place 3 weeks ago. I love this store. It is one of my favorite places to go if I am searching for something truly special. The dealers are wonderful and each one of them has an incredible sense of style. Each space is a mini-world, but there is a lovely flow throughout the store. You want to dream and meander about this lovely place for hours.
This was a ghosted mirror right at the entryway. It was beautiful in its peeling and decrepit state.
This hand painted bed was too gorgeous for words
At the front desk you will always find a beautiful flower arrangement. This one is amazing.
A beautiful antique chandelier, dripping with crystals!
I have always dreamed of owning a table like this. I'll have to keep dreaming for now.
I had to shut my eyes tight and keep walking when I saw this baby. Isn't she beautiful!
I loved the spring theme they had throughout the store. There were flowers every where.
Even the chandeliers had flowers
The walls were adorned with oil paintings of flowers
This was a metal tole flower decoration. Lovely!
I found these sunflowers upstairs.
I have a confession to make. I am completely addicted to antique chairs. My dream is to own a pair of French bergere chairs with down cushions. . . someday . . .
This delicate vase is a wonderful example of French antique porcelain
Could it be Marie? I think she looks more like Madame de Lamballe.
Small teacups artfully displayed.
Anyone need a violin?
An intriguing mix of of things
This next display was my favorite, though it was a little strange. These headless dolls were adorable with the flowers in them. This is a great idea for all those headless dolls you may own. ;~)
Can you see how much the light has changed? I was wandering for quite sometime, lost in the history of these beautiful items.
The view as I left
I hope you enjoyed!
Please don't think this is my real life (a woman of leisure eating bonbons and drinking tea). This really isn’t like me. I don’t enjoy naps and I love to be up and running around. I do this rarely and only when I’m feeling the need to re-group after hectic times. And quite frankly, it has been hectic times for two months now, and I was ready to get off the train and rest for a day.
As I sat there, I began to think about this blog and what I’m doing in my life now, and how much my life has changed since I began blogging. I’ve met some incredibly wonderful people. I’ve turned a corner artistically in my life. I’ve sustained losses that have been difficult, but I have also had many joys in this time too.
In each post I’ve written, I’ve deposited a bit of myself. Blogging helps me to focus my thoughts on what is truly important, and I hope it will touch those who happen to find me.
Wishing You All A Beautiful Day!
Pictures from my garden…
An evergreen clematis. . .It blooms only once a year for two weeks. The blooms are worth the wait.
These daisy-like flowers are becoming a favorite with me. They are outstanding bloomers!
Breath of Heaven
A German Rose
More of my favorite in a deep purple
Karla over at Karla’s Cottage has a Great Aunt Caroline who is turning 100 years old on June 26th! Karla would like to gift her Great Aunt on her very special day with 100 hand made birthday cards!
Here is a photo of Great Aunt Caroline in her youth.
Doesn’t she look like a starlet?
When I saw this photo of Great Aunt Caroline, I was struck by her elegance and beauty. I made the card below to help Great Aunt Caroline celebrate her day.
Inside of the card
If you are interested in this lovely project visit this post here.
This link here is for the flicker group that Karla is creating as the cards come in.
I only wish I could be there to see Great Aunt Caroline’s face when Karla gives her the cards.