Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wordless Wednesday~Still life

Thanks to Dixie over at http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/ for hosting Wordless Wednesday!

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to another great Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan over at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ After looking here, hop on over there and take a look at all the others..

On Friday evening, about 5 minutes after my dear husband arrived home from work, the sky opened and we were hit with a hail storm! It was loud and ugly, but along with our gift was another cool front. YEAH!

So Saturday we spent the day I mean the entire day outside by the pool. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner poolside and loved every minute of it. Look how beautiful the sky was..

While we were sitting and enjoying the weather, we noticed these two squirrels also enjoying the day. They hung out on this one branch for about 5 hours. Guess they were as lazy as we were!

You might need to click the photos to make them bigger..

Here is our pup Candiland enjoying the day. Forgive the yard, we did not mow until Sunday..lol..I told you we were being lazy.
Here is Sammy our baby, he will be 1 in May, he loves hanging out by the pool. I hope he will enjoy being in the pool this summer.

Hope you have enjoyed our weekend as much as we did. Happy Wednesday!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday..I would like to thank Kelli over at There's no place like home for hosting this. Wander on over there and take a tour of all the other Show and Tell blogs. http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/show-and-tell-friday_26.html

I started collecting compotes several years ago and here are a few..a very few..lol

Here I have used one to nest a few of my eggs I painted last week..

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Go sign up for a chance for a giveaway!!!

Hop on over and visit Nancy at Loves to Create http://lovestocreate.blogspot.com/ she is hosting a wonderful Giveaway! If you love mirrors you will lover hers..think of what you could do with one. How fab is she for doing something like this... Good Luck!!

Wordless Wednesday!

I love wordless Wednesday hosted by Dixie over at http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/

This vidoe just makes me happy..wonder why..lol

Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan over at: http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ hop on over to her blog to see more tablescapes.

I came across these great table decor ideas and thought I would pass them along. I plan on making the flower balls for my Easter table..

Carnation balls are a fresh take on a humble flower. They add a fun burst of color to your Fourth of July table, and they're easy to make. Thoroughly saturate a 3-inch sphere of floral foam with cool water, then insert short carnation stems — cut to an inch below the calyx — in a concentric, coiling pattern until the sphere is almost covered. Each of these spheres holds about 50 carnations. Display carnation balls individually, or cluster balls of varying sizes — and color — on a favorite vase or tray to create a distinctive and dramatic centerpiece. Place sphere with its "bald spot" in a saucer of cool water; refresh daily and it will last a week.

This quick-and-easy place setting also makes a sweet party favor for guests. Cut a bandanna into fourths. Fill squares with candy, gather edges, and tie with ribbon. For the name tag, make color photocopies of bandannas. Cut into rectangles, punch a hole at one end, and string on ribbon.

Improvise a "cloth" tablecloth by criss-crossing strips of burlap from a garden-supply store, then layering lengths of crinkly white gauze over them. The effect is reminiscent of antique linen culled from Grandma's attic.

Multiple tables can be covered with simple, inexpensive burlap to create one long table for a large dinner party. Railroad lanterns provide illumination as night falls. Sunflowers in almost any type of container are informal — and affordable — floral centerpieces.

A medley of old china and chairs gathered under a tree creates a laid-back setting for a summer meal.

A giant umbrella shields party guests from the blazing afternoon sun, and hanging lanterns will illuminate the table come nightfall. Mix citronella candles with other colorful tea lights to keep away pests, and offer diners light cotton shawls to ward off a chill in the evening.

To make these bold centerpieces, trim the bottom off a floral foam sphere so that it can sit on a cake stand, and soak in water for at least 30 minutes. Clip dahlia stems short; insert into the foam until covered.

Bales of hay make great seating for a country table...

Add a cheerful touch to the summer table with this patchwork-style runner. Line up enough bandannas to fit the length of a table, leaving some overhang, and stitch together. To back the runner, cut an old cotton tablecloth (any light-colored one will do) to match its width and length. Sew together along the edges or attach with iron-on bonding.

In the center of the table, single philodendron leaves partner with clusters of delicate 'Limelight' hydrangea in simple glass containers. Sprigs of fresh mint in the glasses nod to the garden theme, while vibrant pink napkins add a pop of color to the white place settings.

A refreshing palette of golden yellow and robin's-egg blue sets the scene. For a casual yet stylish affair, mix upscale elements with down-home details. Burlap, bandannas, and disposable pleats mingle effortlessly with fresh flowers and herbs.

Mix vivid flowers, saturated colors, and patterns to set an exotic scene.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Thank you Susan at - http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ for hosting another great Outdoor Wednesday!

Who isn't dreaming of some great outdoor time..here are a few of my dream places..of course scale down a bit and create your own space in your backyard..

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Met. Monday!

Thanks to Susan for hosting Met Monday. Visit her over at: http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

As my dear husband went through the attic he came upon a bag full of ceramic eggs, half were brown the other half white. They looked like the photo below except over time the brown looked more orange and the white looked grey. After long thought I decided to paint them up for Easter.

I took some, painted them white first, than bright colors and added dots to some while I left the others solid.

I than took the rest and pained them light blue, green and yellow..

They still did not look the way I wanted them to I speckled them..now I love my orange and grey eggs!

I love this bowl it was my great grandmothers...I usually just have it on a shelf, but it really brought the eggs to life.