Friday, June 19, 2009

Dreaming of the Beach...

...maybe we can get away soon, but looking at these photos will have to do for now!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sweet Home Alabama

One of my pillows has a new home in Alabama. Ginger, at was so excited about it that she made a blog post! It really tickles me when buyers love my pillows! She has a fabulous chair that it is sitting in. Take a look! Thanks, Ginger!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Passion Flower

You never know what you will find growing on your back fence. I noticed these lovely blooms today and it is winding up my fence...

Hope you week holds a little passion for something or someone you love!!

Thanks Sharon, at Sharon's Cottage Quilts, for letting me know that there is a story about these flowers. Here is an edited version I found on the web...

The Passion Flower - Unusually for such a story it has a well-documented and undisputed origin. Jacomo Bosio, a scholar, lived in Rome in 1609. He was working on a treatise upon the crucifixion when an Augustinian friar of Mexican birth showed him drawings of a remarkable flower. After much prevarication (and a rather liberal interpretation of the facts) he agreed to include the drawings of the flower in his book. The symbols of the Passion of Christ were many and varied. The unique corona represented the crown of thorns. The ten sepals and petals represented the Apostles (except Judas and Peter, who both distanced themselves from Christ prior to the crucifixion). The five anthers were the five wounds on Christ’s body, and the three stigmas the nails. The leaves were the spear that pierced His side, and the tendrils the scourges that flayed His flesh. Click here to read the full article. (source

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The White Squirrel

This beautiful white squirrel visits my husband's childhood home in South Georgia frequently to gather seeds and nuts from around the bird feeder. This color is quite rare - Hope you enjoy the pics!

I believe these were taken with hubby's camera phone, so they may be kind of blurry - but I thought I would share them anyway. How many of you have seen a white squirrel before? It is quite a site!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Becky in Venice

Oh to be a 25 year old single woman living in Europe! The next best thing to being that is having a daughter who is doing it! Becky vacationed in Italy last week and shared with me these wonderful pictures and I want to share them with you! Hope you enjoy them...

It took me a while, it was hard to pare it down from the 87 pics she sent me!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Etsy Front Page - CSSTeam

This morning I woke up way too early and put the "bold" coffee in the filter and pressed "bold" on the pot display and opened up etsy. To my surprise, I recognized an item on the front page, and then another. I rubbed my eyes and tried to focus on the shop names and then said....OMG it is the CSSTeam on the front page. I was so excited, I did not even notice my vintage barkcloth pincushion on the bottom row until I got my first cup. Thanks to Bramble and Vine for creating this wonderful treasury and all the commenters and clickers out there in etsy land!!! Craft Cult has this neat way to get the screenshot of etsy front page treasuries. And, last but not least, thanks to The Seasonal Cottage for helping me to get it published!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Shabby Chic Vintage China

I was out of town this past weekend, so I missed the Dixie Highway Yardsale - over 100 miles of yard sales. I was just itchin' to go "junkin" and I did manage to find a smaller version of it in South Georgia - from Pavo to Boston. Tiny little towns with no McDonalds, mostly just country, cows and fresh veggies for sale. I did score this vintage china in the Hostess Pattern by Gold Castle. I believe it is from the 1940s. This set has a wonderful "shabby chic" look to it, nicely worn. Too bad the teacups were chippy, but I just love the rose pattern, the gold trim and the pink and yellow...

4 Salad/Dessert Plates

2 Dinner Plates

1 Perfect Sugar Bowl

4 Saucers
These are for sale in my shop - I will combine the shipping! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Nest Full...

...of baby Eastern Phoebes. Count them, if you can. There are five of them nesting in a mudded nest on top of one of our porch columns. They are the first of the flycatchers to nest in Spring mudding their nests to the wall and tops of columns, especially under bridges. They have two nest fulls every Spring, guess that is because they start so early. Our first nest full of five just up and died, it was weird, but all these little babies seem to be healthy and will soon be leaving the nest. Mom and dad work tirelessly sitting on tree branches catching bugs as they fly by and they take turns flying to the nest to feed the little birds. Needless to say, they have made a huge mess on my porch, but I can clean it up when they are gone. Happy Sunday to you All!!