Have a wonderful Christmas, dear friends!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
The cake is the fruitcake I bake every year.…(we happen to like fruitcake!)
I have been a follower of Pat’s blog for a long time, and appreciate her beautiful photos, and the poems she often quotes.
Monday, December 13, 2010
I can certainly relate…can you?
Our granddaughter had the part of one of the children in the family, and did a great job. We were so proud!
She plays the part of the eldest daughter.
So today, my wish for you is that you enjoy the season for it’s real meaning, and let’s not let the shopping, decorating, cooking, etc., get in the way!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I am once again joining in with Mary’s little Red House for her weekly look at lovely mosaics.
Yesterday we attended the annual Pineridge Hollow Christmas Home Tour. Besides seeing lots of beautifully decorated homes, the five of had a really fun time. One of us is a professional decorator, but that didn’t stop the rest of us from chiming in with our ideas and comments! The youngest among us was my 12 year old granddaughter who especially enjoyed carrying around the pet cat at one of the homes.
Burlap, lanterns, and mercury glass votives:
A tablescape using fresh pink flowers, and burlap again…
Notice the two trees flanking the fireplace… the candles in the fireplace were placed on slices of birch wood (very pretty!)
I loved this bed…a birch bower was built around the four poster, and hung with evergreen and crystal…we all chuckled at the mental image of our husbands crawling into this bed!
Outside a home which featured retro furnishings and accessories, this yellow Volkswagen was decorated with skis, a plaid blanket, snowshoes, and a Christmas tree, all dusted with our new fallen snow…so cute!
Most photos were taken by my daughter LaVerne
Now , let’s all go over and see the other mosaics at Mary’s….
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I don’t ever remember picking flowers from my garden in November, but this year is very unusual. There are still a few brave petunias, daisies, and rosebuds. Of course dusty miller and ornamental cabbages are quite hardy, so they are still nice. I made a little arrangement for my kitchen.
Over the summer I picked hydrangeas and dried them by leaving them in a vase with just a small amount of water, which evaporated as they dried. I have gathered them together in a silver pedestal bowl.
And finally, a very pretty purple mum, in an arrangement given to me by a dear friend:
Now , pop over to Tootsie’s blog, the gal who hosts “Flaunting your Flowers” every Friday.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I loved the colourful peppers arranged in wreaths and swags
We stopped for lunch at Ivar’s, a waterfront restaurant we had visited about 30 years ago when our children were young. The food is still great!
To “top” it off, some of us went up on the space needle…not me! (can’t do heights)
If you want to see more of Pike Place Market, Judy at My Front Porch has some great photos in her interesting post today.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Even though these aren't my flowers. I am taking the liberty of flaunting them over at Tootsies anyway.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I had no idea I would have any flowers to show this week…we are having an unusual fall season. After an abundance of rain this last summer, and then a light frost, we had lovely warm weather followed by cool sunny days. I am so happy I didn’t rush to pull up the annuals as some , like the petunias, are nicer now than they were all summer.
There are many more flowers to see at Tootsie’s place, and thanks Tootsie, for hosting again.