Friday, October 30, 2009

The Beauty of Faded Charm

When I won Kathleen's give away at Faded Charm  I was so thrilled!!! Then late yesterday afternoon I received my package from Kathleen...

The presentation was amazing and then...

the beauty of Faded Charm....

Kathleen made this giveaway so personal it was such a blessing to me
she sent me an email letting me know that she sent out my package and it really was the bright spot of my day. We women are all so different each with our own story, schedules, and struggles that when someone takes the time to make you feel special it is a gift within itself.

Thank you so very much Kathleen and I love the "K" that you put on my journal along with the bird gift tag. I treasure it!!!!

Even the distance between us, life connects us in unexpected ways...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

White Wednesday

Not only was I delighted to win the Giveaway over at Faded Charm but White Wednesday has become my midweek joy. Stop on over Kathleen is such a doll.

This weeks highlights for me are...

the candelier above the bed in the "retreat suite"

just found this at the thrift store this week

my favorite vintage white coat that I wear every fall...

my son Christopher & his american bull dog "Lola"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

I am so very honored to be nominated for this award by two very talented ladies first by Nothern Cottage and Cindy from Cottage Instincts. These ladies are sweethearts. Thank you both so very much!

Ok so here goes my SEVEN

1. I was adopted at age twelve, so my children are my heart...

2. I am a hopeless romantic......

3. I met my husband when I was eighteen he did not marry me until
I was forty two see post My Nottinghill I was on Long term lay away!

4 . I have been using wrinkle cream since age twenty everyone teases me about it ...

5. I cannot sing at all, but I do an amazing imitation of "Janice Litman" (the one Chandler can never get rid of ) from "Friends television series"
I do the laugh, big hair and all....

6. I draw moustaches on my children's faces with my eyeliner pencil when they are asleep they laugh when they wake up and see it
I never gave the kids a specific bed time & my sons have grown up just fine, I know what you are thinking about my parenting skills

7. And last but not least I was a late bloomer a total geek in high school I did not come into my own ( like a puppy with big paws) until I was almost thirty.

  Senior high photo

and for passing the award to the seven other amazing gals, I checked and my seven had already received this award.

Thank you to all of you lovelies who support me

my cup runneth over....


Monday, October 26, 2009

Fiona and Twig Giveaway

In case you have not stopped by Fiona and Twig she is one talented gal who is doing an awesome giveway to celebrate her 200 followers! A great giveaway  a little "anthro" and a fabulous book! Hats off to Anne!

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Anthro" Dollar Tree Bird Prints

While at the dollar store I stumbled across these "bird print tins" they were the perfect mate for some old tin tiles that I had painted and distressed a few weeks ago. I brought them home and glued them to my tin tiles and was quite pleased with the outcome. I'm sure that you could mount them to a piece of distressed wood or even put them in a frame that was chunky chippy and shabbed out! They came out so "anthro" I love them!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

White Wednesday

Another beautiful "white wednesday" I love this part that Kathleen at Faded Charm brings to us every week. I am still in awe of the beauty and talent of all the women who participate.

my special favorites, white bird nest tray from my BFF, shabby white tiles, part of my white ironstone with the scallop edge and my vintage white iron nesting tables...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Nottinghill

I met you twenty three years ago instantly we became friends...

your blue eyes melted my heart and spoke to me

hours & hours on the phone, going to lunch every week, sharing

thoughts & dreams. Then life took us on separate paths,

my heart grew

even in the distance. Life went on, the birth of each others children

  as the years passed we still remained close...

Years later our lives took turns we never expected, our hearts broken,

many tears shed

 your friendship my saving grace. You became my prayer warrior,

a shoulder to lean on, best of friends, my safe port in the storm...

two more years would pass until

July 2008

I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her....

my fairy tale begins....

 only you could mend my broken heart, wipe away my tears

and give me hope that God had a purpose for our lives, a plan that was

perfected  only in His timing....

to my husband you and me forever...