Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Worth the Wait

When the irises bloom it is a sure sign that spring is here to stay.

Something else worth waiting for was this green pottery jug. I spotted it a couple of weeks ago, and luckily it was still there by the time I made up my mind. I couldn't resist the green shade of this one.

And finally a good book is worth the wait for that last chapter and satisfying conclusion.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gardening Journals

In the past I found these small journals and used them to record gardening notes and pictures. I looked back through them and thought I'd share one or two pages from each one.

The first one was from our old 3898 address.



This tree would be gone the next year, and this flowerbed would become a patio area.






I don't have any more of these journals, but they are nice reminders of past gardening experiences and memories.

Thanks for dropping by. So happy that warm springlike weather is coming tomorrow.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where Is Spring?

Today I wanted to plant these seeds I've been saving from cereal boxes, but a cold snap delayed gardening plans. Instead I painted flowers.

 Also reading this book about three very different sisters.

And finally a spring display 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


It's April's turn to surprise us. Returning perennials are such a delight. We have yet to make it to a gardening center to buy a few new plants for the front porch containers. Unpredictable weather may be one of the reasons. So in the meantime I painted some swirly springlike blossoms on a blank canvas.

I also spent some time on my booth rearranging displays.

And I usually find something at another booth for myself to bring home, like this tall vase of Blue Mountain Pottery, Ontario, Canada.

After putting away Easter  decorations I chose a few family photos to display.

One of these days I will probably tire of this squirrel, but for now I like him holding the wooden tulip. A touch of whimsy never hurts.

Wishing you a wonderful's still cool enough in my neighborhood for a sweater...really am ready for some warmth.

Friday, March 30, 2018


I think in my case it took getting older to understand the importance of Good Friday. Wishing all a wonderful day and Happy Easter.

Saturday, March 24, 2018


Three sweet boys

A piece of pottery for a few quarters

 One more candle votive for the how they look 
in the evening 

Smearing paint around on a journal page

Getting a ministry card ready to mail 

Flowers making their return

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Rabbits and Lambs

A few seasonal things are coming out of hiding.

The flat green basket holds a collection of wood, tin, and plastic eggs.
Many of these were once in my children's Easter baskets.
I have this egg display on the seat of the hall tree in the front entry.

One guest bedroom gets almost all of the Easter decorations by using the dresser, writing desk, and side table.

 This child's cabinet gets used once again.
It's holding miniature children's books, old blocks, and sweet lambs. 

A flower frog holds the drawing that Nicolas once did.
The rabbits are a Teena Flanner design. The larger rabbits 
up above were also a Teena Flanner design.

Another favorite for this time of year, 
using marble eggs

Some decorations stay on a closet shelf...
bittersweet reminders of when my children were very young.

Time is going forward. It seems to go faster every year.


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