Monday, February 18, 2013

A little of this and a bit of that. . .

Isn't this vintage image sweet?  She seems to be saying, "Welcome, spring!!"  I got her from a site on Pinterest.  I enjoy Pinterest, and I have put up a few boards.  However, it can sometimes be overwhelming to me.  I can definitely say I am not addicted to it, but I do enjoy it.
When I moved from my last home to my cottage apartment, I left behind a very large cottage garden full of antique and old garden roses.  I must admit this was quite hard to leave behind.  However, I determined to surround myself with roses at my new home.
I have purchased several of Christy Repasy's beautiful roses.  I absolutely adore her art and the vintage tin frames in which she displays them.  The textures on these frames are wonderful.  So when I get to missing my rose garden, I just look at my walls and enjoy Christy's roses to my heart's content.
My friend, Jean, recently gave me some vintage linens for my birthday.  She knows I love bluebirds.  These bluebirds are singing about springtime and blue skies.  Do you see the tiny music notes?  I am 62 years young now.  I can't believe I am this age, but I can assure you, I am happy to continue having birthdays!!
This is my little balcony garden.  I have many flowers here including three pots of roses.  The roses are putting on new growth like crazy and should bloom around Easter. 
I bought this pot of geraniums recently, also a pot of petunias.  I have had to cover them some at night, but I really don't mind.  They make me smile just looking at them.
If you could join me for breakfast some morning, I would let you sit here in one of my comfy patio chairs.  We would have toast with pear preserves (made by my sister, Myra), bacon, and some delicious steaming hot coffee.  We would have a lot to visit about I am sure.  Well, dear friends, this has been a very "jumbly" sort of post today.  Probably because it came from a "jumbly" sort of mind.  I do hope you have a very happy day.  Wishing you the very best always!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 14th was a very important date. . .

in the small southeastern NM town that I grew up in. . .We always had a party at school.  What fun as we exchanged Valentines with our schoolmates!  I always loved this!
At home, the night before the party, my momma would always help me decorate a shoebox for keeping my Valentines. . .We would add crepe paper ruffles, glitter, ribbons and lace to "fancy up" the box.  I would proudly carry my box along with the Valentines for my teacher and friends to school the next morning.
When the party was over, I could hardly wait to get home with my Valentines to show my momma.  Together we would look at each one and "ooh" and "aah" over it.  I still have some of those cards from my classmates.    Dear friends, I want to wish you a very happy Valentine's Day and hope that you have sweet memories of days gone by. . .It seems the older I become, the more nostalgic I become. . .but that is not a bad thing, is it?