Friday, May 27, 2011


is blooming in the garden... old english roses on a silver tray.

I adore the many petaled cabbage rose.

A closer look.

Here's a smidge of shabby chic~ness. Another variety of english rose in a peachy pink tone. These roses smell heavenly !

Old fashioned hollihocks are sweet too!

What's blooming in your garden, hmmmmmn ?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Alas... not meant to be...

these yellow straws were supposed to accompany Sanpellgrino bottles for my daughter, Joy's, wedding reception. But, the venue would not allow outside bevereges to come in. I ordered the straws from Shop sweet LuLu. These lil beauties make me smile.

The packaging was even happy!

Onehundred-twenty yellow striped straws! On the bright side, we can still use them with the other drinks.

But, I don't think they will look as sweet or pretty.

Cest la the meantime, I will enjoy a tasty little sip!

Friday, May 6, 2011


Whether via circumstances, relationships, or emotions life can seem like a tangled mess... but, with a little time, effort, and thoughtfullness the mess can be straightened out... because some things in life are to valuable to discard...

and eventually the beauty that results is worth the trouble.

Sort of like the cashmere yarn that became tangled; it was too valuable to throw out. After four frustrating hours I was able to get it untangled and into a workable form. Do you like the results?