Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bluebirds and Roses Cheese Dish
I've wanted a pretty cheese dish/keeper for awhile now, but I never imagined finding one with bluebirds and roses on it!
I cannot take credit for finding this beauty though; a friend found it for me! I guess that's a wonderful benefit of letting your "likes" be so well known ~ going as far as to even name your blog after them ~ ;)
It's a perfect addition to my cottage kitchen!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The day before my birthday (last month), my mom and I did our traditional birthday outing... lunch at our favorite cafe, and a little shopping in a nearby antique town. In one of the shops, I spotted a pretty rose print in a gorgeous frame. I admired it as it hung on the wall, but time and money were short that day, so there it stayed.
The very next day, my sister-in-law stopped by, bearing a birthday gift. You guessed it. It was the beautifully-framed roses..... What is unbelievable though, is my mom had not told her about my admiring it. Coincidentally, my sis-in-law went to the shoppe later, saw it, and knew I would love it! She was right, I do!!

She also brought me this "bath bomb" which I used promptly. It smelled like strawberry bubblegum -- yum! And made lots of bubbles! :)

Don't you just love sweet surprises?

P.S. Thank you SO much for your kind comments on my rose article, and for taking the time to read it. It is greatly appreciated!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Choosing Roses for Your Home
Please click on the link to read about choosing roses ~ written by.... yours truly! My first published article ~ well, the first published under my own name. I've done some "ghost-writing", but I'm proud to have my name and photo attached to this one.
Thank you for stopping by, and I would really appreciate it if you check out the article too; it will go a long way towards my being chosen to write more! :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Remember the pink shabby pillowcase that the seller thought needed starching? Here it is on my bed, in all it's unstarched shabbiness! It has become my favorite pillow for sleeping; it's soooo soft!

Yesterday my mom and I went to the catalog surplus sale at SpringHill Nursery, which is located nearby. This is our cart of roses (we bought five between us).... $1.99 each! Yep! Can't wait to get these beauties added to my rose "wall".

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day
A vintage mug, with that sweet word "Father".... holds old photos of my dad.... precious.....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The clematis is blooming!
Here's a pic of a wee visitor to our hummingbird feeder.
It's so beautiful out today, I'm going to go enjoy it some more! Have a great day!! :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

~Of Bluebirds & Roses~

Dear little vintage creamer, a birthday present from a special friend. It looks to me as though it were made just for me!Who knows, perhaps it was! :)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Birdie Makeover

This is what it looked like before....
Bright gold... ugh!!
(a Goodwill find :)

The after is MUCH better, don't you think?! :)

Friday, June 03, 2011

Pink Roses

brought in from my garden today
with a couple of peonies added for good measure

in front of the living room window, where more roses grow....

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Knockout Roses are a Knockout
These are my knockout roses this year....

This is a picture of when we planted the first one, only three years ago!

.... that same rose bush today.....

They certainly live up to their name! :)