What is better than a nice surprise? -- A nice surprise from special internet friends you've never actually met in person ( but we are kindred spirits!) This gorgeous tea cup arrived in the mail totally unexpected! These two sweet ladies are in a yahoo decorating group with me. They actually just met each other in person recently when they each drove to a town near each of them and had a great shopping trip and lunch at a fabulous restaurant. While shopping they were discussing each member in our group. They saw this beautiful cup and saucer and decided they would buy it for me since I collect them!! When I opened the package, the beauty of the yellow rose tea cup and saucer just took my breath away! It has iridescent glaze, three-footed tea cup, and open cut-work on the saucer. It is now my favorite yellow rose tea cup and saucer!!
How blessed I am to have friends like this! Thank you both so much, Becca and Gwen!! I can never tell you how much this is appreciated!
This old-fashioned square woven egg basket is filled with silk sunflowers, a scarecrow, and a black crow hidden among them. The vintage tea towel is too worn to be used, but is perfect to complete this centerpiece, along with the little scarecrow salt and pepper shakers. This is the current centerpiece on the breakfast nook table.
I've been spending a lot of my spare time working on the babies photo albums. I also have a weekly workshop for a group to come work on their photo albums with me. A special internet friend suggested I show a picture of this workshop, here it is Mary Fran! The table looks clean now, but gets in a big mess fast! The paper bags are for the scraps. That's Caden's album I'm working on, blue background on the page with the birth announcement and a photo of him in the hospital. I do simple pages that are faster and not too overpowering that the photos don't show up. I believe the photos should be the main focus, not the decorating.
This could be my favorite scarecrow! I just love how skinny he is and he poses in many different ways! He is a little more than 36 inches tall. I bought him at JoAnn's Fabrics about five years ago, they had three different styles and I couldn't decide which one to buy. I finally decided on this one and now I wish I had bought all three of them!
Welcome to our pumpkin patch where I have my scarecrow collection displayed in the fall. I like this sign the little scarecrow is on. This basket of sunflowers is on our breakfast nook table. I'll post it at a later time.
I'm about half way with posting the scarecrow collection. I hope to finish this weekend.
I love wheelbarrows. Takes me back to my days of decorating "country." I still love seeing wheelbarrows filled with different flowers during different seasons. I also remember my children playing with our wheelbarrow, pushing each other in it! When I saw this scarecrow and wheelbarrow at Hobby Lobby in SC, I knew I had to have it.
While at a resort in Wisconsin several years ago I attended a craft class and we made these scarecrows from dowels, etc. I wanted to be different and paint the overalls green instead of the usual blue. I was surprised when they said green and yellow was the Wisconsin football team colors! Every year one arm breaks off, but I glue him back together since I keep him for sentimental reasons!