Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
...you are wandering along a narrow tree shaded street in a village in the south of France. Lined with character-filled buildings and shops, you spy among them a wee shopfront with a gently peeling painted white wooden door. Irresistably drawn to it, you open the door, peer inside...and what do your eyes behold? A wonderland of soft vintage lace and fabrics, nature-inspired embroidery, and delightful creations that simply ooze comfort, light, softness and balm for your inner child!
Why don't you take a walk down that street and peer in her door as well...
Monday, May 25, 2009
I planted this apple tree in the front yard at our cottage in 1988 ~ a tiny branch I unceremoniously tugged from the roots of a large tree on the beach. Today, at almost 20 feet tall, it shades our front porch and is a playground for dozens of bees, bluejays, yellow finches and chickadees...not to mention the chipmunks and Little Brown Squirrel. It is in full, glorious bloom this weekend ~ fuzzy blue-green leaves, sweet pink and white flowers and a fragrance that makes a person (me!) come to a full stop and just breathe!
There is some risk that we will lose this lovely tree when we dig the foundation for our new cottage this summer...so, I am particularly enjoying it's sweetness right now. And, I will be standing guard when that excavator arrives!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Recently I discovered Picasa, free software used to manipulate and work with photos. Maybe I've been living on another planet but I have never encountered it before and it is absolutely amazing! It's been so much fun, I've made new banners for both my Esty and Zibbet shops....hmmmmm....maybe a new photo for 'reserved' items...and a new gift certificate...between 'fixing' my photos and making treasuries and keeping the shops current, my husband thinks the computer is just another of my very attractive (I must say) body parts...(heeheeehehe) Happy Friday all....have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I usually supplement the soil with composted sheep manure but used leaf compost this year instead. It is a deep, rich brown ~ beautiful stuff!
It poured rain on Sunday and I'm home today, so not much else was done ~ the messy garden shed and the rest of the garden (which is most of it!) still need alot of love. Maybe tomorrow...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Check out this fantastic selection of vintage luggage, clothing, housewares and kid's stuff...I HAD one of those Easy Bake ovens in that exact color!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Hanging like tiny lanterns in one corner of my garden, they are checkboards of purple and pink, or lime green and white. What games to do they inspire the fairies play?
Just as we were leaving the cottage yesterday, I caught a glimpse of my grape hyacinth and miniature daffodils swaying in the breeze. Knowing they will most likely be 'done' by next weekend, I scurried to pick a wee bouquet to bring home. Each little hyacinth bell is wearing a frilly white petticoat! Here they are in a little jam jar on the kitchen windowsill, this morning's early sunlight streaming through...
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Her French Pet Lobster tee is fabulous!
ADORABLE describes these children's size Collective Names of Animals tees
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
It was my plan to get organized after yesterday's craft sale at our local market...but I'm going to get some pansies and head for the garden instead!!!
We had a good day at the first Spring Market Craft Sale! In the past, it's only been held at Christmas. The bright spring weather and so many talented artisans and crafters drew a good crowd. Thanks to everyone who dropped by my booth to have a look, a chat or to make a purchase! You are all much appreciated!
Friday, May 1, 2009
I haven't been to Paris, yet. I do have a lovely vision of myself lounging in a cafe along the banks of the Seine, sipping coffee and admiring the Eiffel Tower...this bracelet is a tribute to that wish. Visit WildWomanJewelry for the details!