Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lily of the Valley ... Options

First of all, I want to say thank you for all your well wishes.
You guys are the best! 
After a few days of bed rest...
I am happy to report that I am on the move again.

The sun was shining this morning and I couldn't resist
 picking a few Lily of the Valley...
...even though they are not quite in full bloom yet.

Their fragrance is so nostalgic and sweet.
I grabbed every sort of tiny container 
and made little bouquets to spread about the house.

Mr. Flea was amused when I used this old glass shaker
 from the Hoosier cabinet.


It really doesn't matter what you put your Lily of the Valley in...
...they are always so pretty and delicate.

No flea market for me this weekend...
...just a lot of rest.

But that's OK... is going to be a busy week ahead and besides...
I must be in tip top shape for my trek to Brimfield.
It's coming up soon!

How about you?
Did you get out to the flea market or do any thrifting this weekend?
Find anything wonderful?
Do tell!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pink Fluff


Pink Fluff.
Our Japanese cherry tree is already losing it's pretty pink petals...
they seemed a bit different this year...more papery and ruffly.
 (not sure those are real words :))
Never the less, they were still so beautiful
 a few days ago when I took these photos.

A big hello and warm welcome to new readers and followers.
Many thanks for all your lovely comments.
It is so nice to meet new friends.

I did something really stupid yesterday...
...forgetting that even though I feel 20 something in my mind...
I'm fifty something and well...
...not exactly in the same great shape I once was.
Anyway...I pulled something in my back and it's rendered me helpless...motionless...bored and frustrated.
I'm so mad at myself!
Hoping things will improve soon!

Hope you are having a good week.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Heavenly Promise

The rains came last night.
Today was dark, dreary and cold.

But earlier this week...the sun shone brightly
 and the dogwoods in our yard put on a show.

Isn't it comforting to know the sun will come out again?
And things will seem brighter.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Found a Gold Metal Box at the Flea

This little gold metal box was a recent find at the flea market.
I have a small collection of these small jewelry boxes...
...three or four.
Maybe five now.

Anyway...I love the pale blue silk lining.

It is developing a bit of patina...
(Dad would call it corrosion.)

I wonder whose bureau this used to sit on?
I wonder what treasures it once held...

Drinking in the blue sky, soaking up the sunshine...
The rain is coming in tonight...
...we need the rain.
And I, for hoping there's so much rain
 that all the pollen is washed away!

Rain or shine...
wherever you are...
enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Playing With Lilacs

So beautiful.
I spent an hour or so playing with my lilacs yesterday.

Have I told you about my allergies?


It was worth every minute!
There's a flea market close by tomorrow morning...
...if it doesn't rain, Mr. Flea and I may take a look.
Hope you have a great weekend!