Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Hello everyone and welcome to my Pink Saturday. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite pink collages made from photos I took last summer of pink peonies,a pink rose and a soft pink hollyhock.
Tulips are so beautiful and I love treating myself to a bouquet this time of the year.
Hints of pink!
I took this photo yesterday morning as the snow was really coming down. I love to sit here on a snowy day with a cup of tea, all snug and warm!
Aren't these the most beautiful shade of pink?
I thought I would end with another small collage.
Thank you for visiting me and I hope you are enjoying Pink Saturday at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound.Thank you Beverly for hosting again.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Yesterday I mentioned that I have been working on some projects around the house. Today I am sharing some photos of one of the projects. I have been wanting to give our bathroom a bit of a makeover for awhile so this week I finally got started.
I painted all the woodwork and trim and the shelf above.
Love my candles
add some fresh flowers
We have an old iron claw foot tub
I painted the tub too.
I made a skirt to go around the old sink.The previous one was flowered-I couldn't find a photo of it.
This is the before photo no major changes but I am really happy with the new lighter look for very little cost.
Now for the beyond-we have returned to winter here.Several inches of snow came down in the last 18 hours and I think the winds are picking up. I do like the cleaner look of snow but does this mean I am done" spring' cleaning for awhile.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Please come quietly in,
There is a beautiful fox sleeping on my doorstep!
Ophs! I think he heard us but he is not afraid so that is good.
This fox stayed on our veranda for a couple of hours yesterday while it was raining-wasn't he the sly fox!
Now while you are here I will show you this very old needlepoint pillow I found in an antique shop-it was in need of a new back,stuffing and trim and so I spruced it up. I only paid $5 for it.I love to find handmade treasures.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We are having a wet and windy day here this morning. I can't believe it is January. However,i wanted to show you a little project that I have finished.
I bought three of these chairs at a thrift shop for $5 each and painted them 'almond paste' which is a creamy white paint.
I covered the seats with a black and cream toile that I had in my fabric trunk.
Isn't this a cute little bag-another thrift find.
This is what the chairs looked like when I bought them.
Now this is the view out our door this morning.practical especially if you are the one to shovel!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The last few days I have been trying to improve my photography skills by taking some shots of the birds in our garden. I find taking photos of these little guys hard to do as they move so quickly if they see any movement etc. and I am not used to using my zoom lens yet so practice,practice and more practice!
The bluejays are so pretty and fun to watch. Last year my bird photos were blurry so I am pleased to see that these are better. I read some good tips on Robins Nesting Place and enjoyed seeing the beautiful bird photos that she took.
A few days ago there were dozens of robins here in our garden. That has never happened here before in January. We count it as the first sign of spring here when we see the robins bopping around the garden! What would a bird feeder be without a squirrel?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Another week has gone by and it is time for Pink Saturday again.
So I am sharing a few of my pinks again .
If you have visited me before,you know I love china!
The tea is ready!