Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 ~ A Year in Photos

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Cindy of My Romantic Home is hosting a year in review, so I thought it would be fun to make a photo mosaic from the past year's photos, and join in. Please visit Cindy for all the other participants!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Whew, that was a fun Christmas!!
As you can see, we are recovering! Be back soon!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Today is my second-born son's birthday!! He's 19 today!! (He was almost a Christmas baby :)
Whoooo-hooooooo for Brad!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One more *sleep* 'til Christmas....May it be a sweet one........... Merry Christmas Eve!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dining Room at Christmas

I used this great old planter, filled with greenery, vintage ornaments, and bottle brush trees, as a centerpiece on the table.....

The big day is almost here!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

~I'm dreaming of a Cottage Christmas~

Christmas in our living room this year.
May your days be merry and bright.....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thank you for all your wonderfully-kind comments on our bedroom decorated for Christmas!! This is what it looks like with the lights on.....
We do feel very blessed to have a fireplace in our room..... and our own woods from which to gather firewood. I think I enjoy it the most at Christmas time, and I'm happy to share it with all of you. :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Have Yourself a Pretty Little Christmas

This is our bedroom, decorated for Christmas.

Heather is hosting a Pretty Little Christmas Blog Party today -- stop by to see all the participants.

And Have Yourself a Pretty Little Christmas!! :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Some pink & pastel Christmas decor fits right in the dining room.
The Christmas card arrived just today from a dear cousin, so I placed it atop the lace (which is atop the pink rose quilt :)

Also, Heather is hosting a Pretty Little Christmas party; so please visit again Monday to see what room of Christmas pretties I'll share, as well as stopping in Heather's blog to see all the participants.

Christmas Blessings!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pretty Pink Ornament A recent purchase ~ this one is just too sweet with the little bottle brush tree inside!!
I've displayed it in a pretty cup & saucer my Sister in Law recently gifted me with! Such soft blue with pink roses!! Love it!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Remember the little pink flocked three I bought recently? I decided it would be the perfect tree for the master bathroom!After moving it in there, it looked kind of bare, until inspiration hit, to decorate it with my vintage pink corsages.
So I went around the house, gathering them up, and placed them on the tree.
I used a vintage hankie, clipped by a pretty old earring, as the "skirt".
I'm happy with my romantic pink tree!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Lollishops, Lollishops, Oh Lolli-Lollishops!!

The new "frou-frou" marketplace has opened online, and it is Lollishops.com

You'll find hundreds of artisans offering their creations, and I am happy to be among them. To go to my shoppe, click on www.lollishops.com/of-bluebirds-and-roses
to see the creations pictured above, among other pretties. I am offering free shipping on all items in my lollishops!!

In other news, we had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I hope you all did too. We are full-fledged, without a doubt, officially in the Christmas season now; let the shopping and decorating begin!! :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!!

YAY, it's officially the Christmas season!! The most wonderful time of the year!!
Little touches of Christmas are making their way into our china hutch, finding their places among the pink rose china.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to All!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Swap with Laura Glad you all enjoyed seeing the pretties I received in my bloggy swap with Laura. Here is what I sent to her.
She likes pink, green, pale blue, silver&gold, and vintage, so I created a tussie mussie just for her with that in mind.
Added lots of my handmade pastel Christmas tags.....

Along with some vintage ornaments and a silvery vintage Christmas card...

A bluebird button card I made for her....

Some vintage trims and velvety millinery leaves and flowers in her favorite pastels....

Aren't swaps fun? And aren't bloggy friends among the sweetest most creative people you've (n)ever met? :)