Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Last Lilac Season

Hello friends...
Thought you might like a peek at our lovely lilacs
 as this is our last spring here in the Hudson River Valley.

Once again, these faithful lilacs bring back happy memories,
 especially of my Mom and Nana.

We have transplanted some shoots up to the lake house and
 hopefully will be able to enjoy these family blooms for many years
 to come in the Adirondacks.

 Lilacs do well there as they love the cool mountain weather.

Doesn't my antique bee skep look even more fantastic
 adorned with these lovely lilacs?

Wishing you all a beautiful season
 of pretty blossoms and fun flea markets!

I am off on an exciting adventure with my Dad, sister and brother in law. We are headed to Paris tomorrow for a few days, and then will cruise on the Seine to Normandy. It is Dad's 88th birthday!

...I know, unbelievably lucky!
...feeling blessed and very grateful.
Will take photos! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Paula's Christmas Cottage 2014

 Here are some photos from my visit to Paula's cottage
 in Connecticut a few weeks ago.
She was 90% decorated at the time...
... everything was so charming and festive!

She found this branch in the back gardens
 and mounted it in a vintage iron tree holder. 

That white cord on the floor is my Iphone sorry Paula! 

Anyway, she painstakingly wrapped copper wire LED lights around the tree and Voila! 

I took a ton of photos and will limit my comments
 so you can enjoy the images.

We found those tall iron springs in October at Elephant's Trunk
 and each bought $1 each.
The super tall candles Paula bought at Terrain.

The pillow Paula made from a grain sack
 and yes, she knit all those mittens! 

While we were out and about shopping Paula bought this angel from Michele at Taken For Granite in Stony Creek.
 As soon as we got back to the cottage,
 she was up on a stool, on top of the table,
 up on her tippy toes to hang it here! 

This old porch rail also came from TFG this fall.
 Paula hung it on the wall and decorated it the holidays! 

These little vagabond mice came from Terrain.
...too cute! 

I hope you liked this year's tour
 of my very creative friend Paula's Christmas cottage!

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

...and a special thank you to those friends who have written to say that they have missed my blog posts or simply wished me well. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated!


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not sure if this will work but giving it a go!