Thursday, August 25, 2011

A light to my path...


Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love

and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger,

and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear

not the "nay" in your own mind,

nor do you withhold the "ay".

 And when he is silent your heart ceases

not to listen to his heart;

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts,

all desires, all expectations are born and shared,

with joy that is unacclaimed.

 When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most

in him may be clearer in his absence,

as the mountain to the climber

is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship

save the deepening of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure

of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth:

and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures

for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed

Kahlil Gibran

these past few weeks I have learned

more about the human spirit, the gift of love

and the meaning of true friendship...

My deepest gratitude to all of you

who have prayed and kept us close in your hearts

my mother's tumor has shrank to almost nothing

and the cancer did not reach her bone

the doctor said " he had no words "

We are truly so very blessed for this miracle...

Each day is a beautiful gift...

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path

Psalms 119:105

much love from my heart to yours


Monday, August 8, 2011

Sea Fan Ideas and My Winner

Thank you to all of you lovelies who entered my giveaway

I enjoyed reading what inspires your heart...

I love the beach and decided to

play with some sea fans this weekend

and of course my friend JB weld

which I had no patience to let dry

I used various items and bonded my

sea fans to make decorative pieces...

this project I found in the August 2011

Martha Stewart Living Magazine

it was simple and easy

I  placed the scraps that had broken off

on vintage frogs to use as display

I had an old plate stand that I used to

display a much larger piece...

I took old broken window and

added a sea fan to the corner

now I can add something in between

the cross bars

I hung a piece of sea fan from the wire

of this vintage chipped frame that I love

and now for the winner...

Mama drew the lovely Anne Marie

I spent hours reading post after post and truly

she is such a precious one..

Have a beautiful week

my love to all of you...


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Salvage Dior Giveway " Burlap Luxe "

Three words come to mind when I think of my friend Dore Callaway


To celebrate my birthday with all of you I have chosen one of Dore's

gorgeous bird cage creations...

a French beauty...

my lucky girl will have this creation shipped to her

home from Dore herself...

More of Dore's stunning pieces

are in her Etsy Shoppe

to enter my giveaway

just leave me a comment on how you find inspiration...

Dore's work and her beautiful Blog

truly inspires me...

The entries will close Friday at midnight

and the winner will also receive

a surprise package

 from Salvage Dior as well...

 I truly was blessed this birthday...

I love being a July 31st baby...

utterly spoiled me rotten...

I was smitten with her coral creation on

the vintage candlestick with keys and crystals

 then I received the most beautiful

cuff that she made with vintage pieces as well

 even a pillow in my color pallette

We had the most wonderful time celebrating

at the Newport Coast

when we stumbled upon these two fellas and

thought maybe each of us should take one home

so we did... My love and gratitude to our dear friends

we love you both so much

my cup runneth over...

and a thankful note to my friend Rita

who sent me this lovely package

Just because... from Mammabellarte

besos Rita

ok ladies get your comments in

and I will annouce the lucky gal this weekend

my love to all of you

and an abundance of love to Dore