Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It is good to be back home. . .

Hello, dear friends, I have been on a trip to visit my youngest son, Aaron, and his family in Roswell, NM. Aaron just recently graduated with his law degree from the University of Texas and was hired by a law firm in Roswell. My oldest son, Jeremy, and his children and I went to visit them this past weekend. We had so much fun, and I will tell more about our trip soon. My garden survived the few days that I was away, and it is always good to sleep in my own bed once again. The first picture is the dresser in my bedroom filled with some of my favorite things. The next three pictures are purple coneflowers, daylilies and a hardy hibiscus bloom in my cottage garden. I purchased the three sweet plates from the antique mall in Roswell. They are marked Haviland, France, and I love the combination of tiny pink roses with a blue border. I purchased the little pretty basket from Rhea of "Sweet and Shabby Roses". I purchased the wonderful embellished bottle from Lynn of "Teacup Stitches". Both of these ladies are sweet, kind and super talented. The next picture is a perennial morning glory vine that grows in a corner of my garden. And of course, I always love to share a vintage image in closing. I am getting around to visiting each and every one of you kind friends to catch up on all the news since I have been gone. I have missed you and our visits. I hope you are having a beautiful week!
"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"~ George Elliot


Tanza said...

Hi Vicki,
Soo happy you are back safely home !! you are right, there is noo place like home and our own beddie !! These pictures are beautiful !! I'm soo dying over the Haviland plates .. I really LoVe the blue border too .. And PiNk roses, you know I'm in LoVe !! Very sweet !!

Hoping you are well, and your week wonderful .. thanks for stopping in to say hello, I always enjoy your sweet notes ~
HuGs ~tea~ xo

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Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... I have missed you! I was going to email you tonight and make sure you were ok... so glad you were on vacation and now safely back home... Gee, I miss New Mexico every time you and I talk about it! LOVE Roswell! Your garden looks soo beautiful! Your purple coneflowers are especially pretty. Also love your new treasures from Roswell... I am sure you missed your gorgeous home and gardens, and your own little bed! Happy summertime my friend! xoxo Julie Marie

Terri said...

Congratulations to your son!
Your photos are so pretty. The flowers are wonderful. Those plates are really special. I love the flowers around the edge.

Julie Harward said...

Your son sounds like a great man...love your new things too and the beautiful flowers, they are so pretty! A trip is nice but home...there is no place like it is there?! Come say hi :D

Pom Pom said...

Hi Vicki!
It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. How proud you must be of your good son.
Thank you for your hello over at my blog. Yes, it is WONDERFUL to have time to think, plan, pray, create, and pay attention to the joys of home. Love it!

Terra said...

I love all your delicate china and especially the basket. How good to visit your son, and now be safely back home.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Congrats to your son! I hope he enjoys his new job and new home! I love the plates you picked up!


Sares said...

Such beautiful pinks and blues! I bet it was fun to shop in a new area with new shops! Welcome home and have a wonderful week!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What lovely things, Vicki! I'm so happy you had a good visit with your son and that he has a job he's starting. That's great news! :-) Mr. Magpie is a lawyer, and I can remember his first job out of law school (he's still with that same firm) and going on that interview with him. They interviewed the wives in those days, too.

Glad you're back safe and sound...



Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Vic, such pretties AGAIN! Your dresser is mighty sweet! I always love everything that Rhea makes and Lynn, too. Gotta email you soon.....

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lori said...

Vicki, i hope you had a wonderful time on your visit with your sons...your garden is looking beautiful...i can't believe your coneflower is blooming already...mine is not even close to having flowers...the plates that you found are gorgeous!!!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Your blog is so full of loveliness today! First of all wonderful news ~ congratulations to you and your son! Your photos are gifts to all of us ~ I adore the cone flowers! And your treasures are so beautiful ~ I am loving the vintage linens they are arranges upon. Wishing you lots of blessings! <3 katie

Creative Carmelina said...

OH that is so sweet...it's nice to take a trip out..esp. to see your son!

all of your things at home on your dresser are so pretty....i can see why being back at home is a good thing too...and yes, there is nothing like the comfort of your own bed! i totally agree with you there!

have a great wednesday!
stay happy, stay creative

ciao bella
creative carmelina

lilian said...

Hello Vicki! glad you are round here again! beautiful plates and flowers,and of course congrats for your son!Have a nice week. besos Lilián.-

Leann said...

Oh how fun, a visit with you sons and shopping to boot!

Glad that you had a wonderful time!


Debby said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit. Congrats to your son! Your post today is beautiful, always like to visit here.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: So glad you had a wonderful time with your family. I love the Limoges plates. They are so pretty. Glad you are home and all is well. Blessings, Martha

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Vicki, congrats to your son. Glad to hear you had a nice visit to NM with family. Lovely flowers and pretty purchases. :) I love your new blog header. Best wishes to you, Tammy

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
Welcome back and congratulations to your son. Happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. And what lovely treasures you brought back. Love, love, love the little embellished bottle, just too cute. Hope you are having a wonderful week my dear friend.

If you have a moment could you come over for a visit...I want to show you something :-)

Much love to you,

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
I am glad you were able to visit with family! We have been visiting with family over the last week.

Your garden survived well it seems. As we drove into Texas I was thinking of you. We will be here in Temple until about 5 o'clock tomorrow morning when we will take off for Oklahoma again. My oldest son and his family live here.

You found some pretty things recently. Love those plates! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Vicki,
There is something about sleeping in your own bed! We were made so comfortable while we were on our winter journey, but coming home and crawling under our own covers was so sweet!

Your plates are just lovely...I have always loved sweet blues with pink...they do so much for each other!

Your garden is beautiful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Vicki,
I am so happy you stopped by today! I always enjoy your visits. Congratulations to your son! I am so happy that you had a wonderful vist with your family. Nothing more important than family! Your treasures are lovely; love the pinks! When you get rested up, I would love to have you join me again for Tea Time Tuesday. In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely weekend.



So glad to hear you had a nice trip. Oh, you must be so very proud of Aron! That is quite an accomplishment. Your flowers are so lovely, and the plates you picked up are perfect for you. I know what you mean about sleeping in your own bed. I hope you are having a blessed weekend.

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Vicki, I don't know why, but it seems to have been a long time since we visited. I have missed you my friend. I am glad to see you had a great time and are back home safe and sound. Your post today is very pretty, lots to see and beautiful creations too. Rhea has so much talent and does such a great job of painting and designing. Lynn gives everything a special touch also. Very pretty. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great week, Char

June said...

I am glad to see that your beautiful garden held it's own while you were gone Vicki. If you're like me, it's hard to leave the garden for fear that you'll miss something wonderful. I am so glad to hear that you had a good visit with family. That is wonderful news about your son Aaron, and his accomplishments!!!
I can hardly believe that you have coneflowers blooming already, and daylillies! My lilacs are just blooming now and the roses are still a few weeks away. Isn't it interesting to see how the different parts of the country make gardening so diverse?
I love those beautiful plates. They are so sweet and dainty, just like I love!
Big hugs from here my dear friend.

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Vicki! Congratulations to your son! I hope you had a wonderful visit...what beautiful plates to remember your trip by! I spy a heart in that first picture! You've made it look so pretty! I Always Love your garden pictures..your flowers are just gorgeous! Glad you are safely home! Take Care~ Love&Hugs, ANn