My daughter found this sign at a recent bizarre and gave it to me for Christmas! She knows I love sitting on my front porch in the summertime and it is going to look great hanging over my wicker chaise. Now that the holidays are over, I'm looking forward to spring flowers, warm days and visits on the porch. I wish you all could join me for a glass of iced tea. Wouldn't that be fun?
December 30, 2010
Please take time to visit this blog if you haven't already. This lady lives in England and writes about the most fascinating things. She's a talented photographer also and her pictures are beautiful! Be sure to go back to some her summer posts of her flowers.
December 27, 2010
December 26, 2010
I can't think of anything that makes me happier than spending time with my family! Yesterday we had a wonderful dinner together. One of my daughters made cornbread and a yummy dessert from her Pampered Chef recipes. My other daughter made stuffing with crab meat and a sweet potato casserole. A friend made roast asparagus with pine nuts. I fixed the turkey breast and gravy. Everything was delicious!
We opened gifts after eating. Of course, the corgi girls were excited and all over the boxes and wrapping paper. They love my granddaughters and get so excited when they come to visit!
December 25, 2010
Remember my daughter's cat, Owen, in the lobster costume for Halloween? Well, here he is with Santa! He's such a clown.
This is Miss Kitty (my other daughter rescued her from the Wal Mart garden shop) and Buddy under the Christmas tree. I suppose they're waiting for Santa.
Cowboy and Priya, our corgi friends from Massachusetts, sent us this cute pic yesterday. Their smiles are priceless!
I hope everyone has a joyous day with family and friends! Many blessings to you and your furchildren.
December 24, 2010
If you are traveling on I95 between Richmond, VA, and Fredericksburg, be sure to take the Doswell exit and visit this wonderful country store/antique shop. I feel very comfortable saying that anything you can think of or remember from years gone by can be found here. Suzanne is the owner and very knowledgeable about antiques.
December 23, 2010
This house is so unique! The exterior is a faux stone finish. It was originally owned by a lady in Maryland who had it custom built. Unfortunately, the owner was unable to provide much information about the history of the house but it reminds of me of some of the homes I saw Savannah, GA, this summer. I helped her put lace valances on the windows and arrange her furniture last week. I wish she had before and after pictures. You would not believe what this house looked like when we picked it up in Maryland, compared to how beautiful it is now.
December 22, 2010
I had lunch with a friend at the Botanical Gardens yesterday and wanted to share some of my pictures with you.
|The glass sculpture is part of a special display going on at the garden.|
|The large flowers in the background are glass.|
The houses below are part of the working train display. The train runs through a village of houses made from natural materials and small live flowers.
|click on pictures to enlarge|
December 21, 2010
This week I discovered Verde Farm blog (by way of West Virginia Treasures) and it is one of my favorite blogs! I love the pictures of her chickens, the story of her "flying pig" and all her critters. I would love to visit her West Virginia farm someday.
If you haven't explored the world of blogs, you don't know what you're missing. There are so many beautiful ones!