Well my post yesterday was cut short, I am sure due to user error, but these are the rest of the pictures from my Tabletop Tuesday post. Love these Primroses, these always remind of spring. My cloche over a my Beatrix Potter tea cup. I did post some of these yesterday, but today I have a close up, keep scrolling down.
Ahh here is the close up isn't it beautiful, it is Royal Doulton from England.
Here is my Beatrix Potter family under glass in front their eggplant home. This is a PartyLite tea light holder. Such a sweet little vignette, don't you think?
I must confess I don't know all the character's and their names, but I used to know.
This picture below shows a PartyLite candle holder my SIL gave me a few years ago. This last year I found a large rubbermade container of Christmas Ornaments at GW and in that box there were these little Beatrix Potter characters, they are really ornaments to hang, but I think they are adorable, and if I could add another picture you would see I have them under a cloche, but removed it for this pic.
This china cup also a Beatrix Potter found at GW recently. The nest is from our yard last summer.
Please don't look at the dust in this one, these are up high on my bookcase.
This is my coffee table vignette, I love the moss in the the silver bowls.
This butterfly bell is from my very dearest friend Sheri, I have had it for almost 30 years/
After Easter last year I found some rediculously cute Easter items at rediculously low prices at Pier 1 and HomeGoods. At the time I was blog stalker and had been seeing all the spectacular Easter and Spring Vignette's on all my favorite blogs. So naturally I began to think like you all and started gathering for the next year, that is this year. I have been anxiously awaiting the time to pull my new treasures out and that was today. I am sharing some of the things I played around with today, but I have a feeling I will be continuing to tweak in the days and weeks ahead.
With one of the coldest Florida winter's on record this year, I had heard gloomy reports about the orange crops here. I am not in the business of growing citrus, but when my hubby and I traveled south last weekend we saw multiple groves of Oranges and the trees were loaded. This was in the Lake Wales area.
I am joining A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday, go here to see more Outdoor Posts
I can still smell them, when I look at this picure.
We passed this truck hauling oranges.
Hope you all enjoyed these pictures, sorry there are so many. But I have a hard time choosing my favorites.
Well it's been a long time, but I got the old sewing machine out and made a couple of heart pillows. For, oh I don't know maybe 26 years I have had this old worn and stained quilt that my husbands grandmother had made. I mean it is old and it is worn, but I have loved it. I love quilts. See my previous post on quilts here.
Anyway I decided I needed to make a pillow from it. It was hard to find a spot that wasn't messed up or stained, so I didn't feel too bad about cutting it up, because I have thought about doing something like this for years with this old quilt. I honestly couldn't cut up any of my other quilts, but this one seems to be appropriate. Anyway it is the same pattern front and back. Whatcha think? I have this great big quilt book and I looked this pattern up. It is an Amish pieced quilt, called Solomon's Puzzle. Outside of the Amish circles it is known as Drunkard's Path. I like the first name better, but anyway how cool is this? Love it even more now that I know the name. Wish I had met my husbands grandmother before she passed away in the late 70's. I thought the old scale next to the pillow made a nice vignette.
Now this is a smaller heart pillow that I made to mail to Kim at Daisy Cottage, she is collecting heart pillows to give to a widow of one of her followers, Tabitha, who lost her battle with cancer recently. If you have never seen Kim's blog you will understand how this woman gained strength and encouragement from Kim's skillful, thoughtful posts. See the letter that her husband shared with Kim here and the pillow sharing idea here.
So in thinking about what I needed to put this pillow together, I thought of the GW. So while there I found a quilted placemat that had a heart in the middle of it. So I cut it out and used the backing from the placemat too.
Yummy Lemon Pound Cake. Today is Foody Friday, and this is my first post for this weekly event. So click on Foody Friday, here and see what everyone is cooking up!
This is hands down the best Lemon Pound Cake ever! My mom started this tradition in our family and everyone who has this cake raves about it. It is so easy and always turns out perfect.
The ingredients are shown below and the recipe you will find on the side of every Duncan Hines Lemon Cake mix box.
See the recipe on the side? I will list it at the end of this post. I only use about 1/2 of this container. After removing the amount I need I put it in a small microwavable bowl and nuke it for 5-10 seconds, stir it until even consistency and then pour slowly around the top of the cooled cake,
So here are the ingredients. The Lemon Pudding must be the Instant kind. If you forget what you need just refer to the Lemon Cake box, hey it's always gonna be in the store.
This blog is about my passion's for decorating my home, growing things, and photography. I work full time as an RN. My husband and I have been married for 26 fun-filled wonderful years. Our two son's are in their 20's and we are beginning to have more time to enjoy each other and our hobbies and interests. Having this blog for about a year now has been a wonderful adventure.